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Garcinia Cambogia Review: What You Need To Know
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What’s all the fuss about? Well, this fruit rind extract has been touted as a revolutionary way to lose fat, tone up and suppress those cravings all in one natural supplement. With virtually no side effects, not like the awful buzz of too much caffeine or the nauseous feeling that many appetite suppressants can bring, this supplement was featured on the Dr Oz show, where his team of dedicated professionals explained just how this new pill could help the body to use its excess fat stores AND block the ability to build new fat reserves whilst reducing the stress level cortisone.
So if you’re like me, and hold your excess weight around your middle, this could be the perfect solution. But, the reviews out there have been mixed with some people seeing good results and others seeing very little indeed. Could it be that this secret ingredient is nothing more than a marketing ploy, or are we being cheated by unscrupulous companies while we chase our dreams of a tighter, more toned body? I thought I’d check out GCE from my favorite store and see whether this really is a miracle weight loss supplement.
What is Garcinia Cambogia?
Before we get to the supplement, dosage, side effects and so on, I thought I’d include a little information about the source of the supplement. Garcinia Cambogia Extract is taken from the rind of the malaban tamarind fruit, a fruit native to South East Asia and India. It has been used medicinally and in food preparation in its native home for centuries, because it has been said to boast the following properties:
- Souring agent, used in traditional Indian or South East Asian hot and sour curries
- Used for bowel problems and rheumatism
- Contains HCA (Hydroxycitric Acid) which has been under the spotlight for weight loss
- Food preservative, coloring agent and curing agent
- Used as a carmative to prevent or expel excess gas formed in the GI tract
How is Garcinia Cambogia linked to weight loss?
Garcinia Cambogia is said to boost weight loss in two different ways. Firstly, it blocks the enzyme in the liver that is responsible for the default function of converting sugar and carbs to fat. So instead of the fat cells getting plumper, GCE ‘plugs’ the fat cells and directs any sugar and carbs to the energy stores to be burnt off. The body is processing less fat and is under less stress, so less cortisol (the belly fat-creating hormone) is produced. The second way that it works is by sending signals to the brain that release more serotonin, our happy hormone, and this happiness stops us craving stress foods like sugar, carbs and salty foods and could have a positive impact on appetite suppression. For more information about how Garcinia Cambogia works, please visit my review of the Dr Oz show.
About Garcinia Cambogia and its clinical studies
Several clinical studies have been undertaken to assess the efficacy of Garcinia Cambogia. At the moment the research is a little patchy and generally the medical community recommends more testing. I’ve written a longer article focused on Garcinia Cambogia research and clinical trials, but have included a summary right here for you:
- In a four week trial, 150 obese subjects saw a significant, dose-dependent decrease in weight, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and an improvement in good cholesterol
- In an eight week trial, 40 subjects saw an increase in weight loss against the placebo group
- In a 12 week trial with a reduced calorie diet, the group lost nearly three times as much weight as the placebo group
- In a 4 week trial with a reduced calorie diet, 89 mildly overweight women saw an increase in weight loss against the placebo group, but noted no discernible change to appetite
- In an eight week trial with a low fat diet and at least 64oz water consumption per day, 54 overweight subjects lost an average of 11.2lb per person
- In an eight week trial with a low fat diet and moderate (three times per week) exercise, 60 obese subjects saw a greater weight loss and reduction of appetite than the placebo group
- In a 16 week trial with a low fat diet and moderate exercise, all 39 subjects saw a reduction in belly fat and gained none of it when given a placebo for four weeks
Go to any medical site and they will be the first to say that the supplement and ingredients such as HCA need a ton more research. It’s the same with any new herbal supplement I guess. But the research that’s taken place to date is certainly encouraging.
Is It Trusted And Safe To Use?
Genuine Garcinia Cambogia has been noted to have been ‘well tolerated’ for up to 12 weeks in human trials.
Thanks I ordered a free trial and it came but a week later some money has been taken out of my account and I haven’t ordered anything.
Whilst this is a little vague, it means that there are generally few adverse reactions. Be sure to read the ‘who should take Garcinia Cambogia’ section below, for a list of who should avoid the supplement.
Who Is Garcinia Cambogia For?
Being a natural supplement, there are few people that should avoid taking Garcinia Cambogia. However, until more research has been undertaken, it is recommended that the following people should avoid it, or use it under medical supervision:
- Patients with diabetes (high blood sugar) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) should avoid the supplement
- Patients taking any medication that affect blood sugar should use Garcinia Cambogia under medical supervision
- Patients with a high risk or history of rhabdomyolysis (a potentially fatal disease involving the degeneration of skeletal muscle) should use Garcinia Cambogia under medical supervision
- Patients taking statins, should exercise caution as the combined medicines may increase the risk of rhabdomyolysis
- Those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia should avoid Garcinia Cambogia because of the theoretical possibility of forming acetylcholine in the brain
- Those trying to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid until further scientific evidence can be undertaken
For my full article on Garcinia Cambogia, including dosage and potential side effects, please click here.
My Favorite Garcinia Supplement?
Once you’ve decided that you want to try Garcinia Cambogia, the most important element is finding the right supplier. I’m not pushing any particular brand as it can be difficult to know whether a brand has been replicated and is not in fact genuine. I know of at least two well-known doctors/celebs that have had to put out alerts to their users saying that they are NOT endorsing a particular brand of Garcinia Cambogia, as there are a lot of unscrupulous companies out there selling fake or poor quality goods. I strongly recommend this brand at Amazon. After buying from them, I received great customer support and they were able to provide proof that their Garcinia Cambogia had been tested by a third party lab.
In general, I would say:
- Use a trusted brand or store like Amazon
- Read online reviews about your chosen brand carefully
- Check the small print and reviews if you choose a ‘money back guarantee’ option, make sure that people that have returned the product for whatever reason have actually got refunds
- Choose a supplement that has at least 50% HCA
- Choose a supplement that contains minerals such as potassium and chromium, as these seem to have better reviews online
- Choose a supplement that contains at least 600mg per day
- Choose a supplement free from fillers or binders
Taking Garcinia Cambogia
I chose a supplement to try from my local and trusted health food store, and took 500mg three times per day.
**ULTRA-IMPORTANT** It’s critical that you take the supplements on an empty stomach, around 30-60 minutes before a meal. Food will interact with the supplement and reduce its efficacy. Also, I’m not sure of the science behind this, but I recall one study saw fewer results because the subjects were on a high fiber diet. Somehow that interfered, so eat a balanced healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruit, lean meats and good fats.
I took a supplement that also contained potassium, because I trusted Dr Oz!! I didn’t take any additional extracts as I wanted to see what this supplement did on its own.
So I took the pills three times a day, on an empty stomach. Unlike some supplements I’ve taken, I had no nausea or restlessness, you know like those buzzy caffeine pills. After drinking each one with a big glass of water, it’s common sense that an hour later you’ll be less hungry than you were, but my appetite was definitely more satiated than if I’d just had water.
The results were pretty much from day one, I was less hungry and ate slightly smaller meals, but the biggest effect I saw was in the type of food I wanted and the impact on my snacking. I know that my excess weight is down to my continual grazing, I eat pretty healthy but I can’t sleep unless I’ve had a full carb-loaded meal. And – ladies – at THAT time of the month I have an insatiable appetite for candy, chocolate, crisps, crackers…you name it! But in the three months that I took Garcinia Cambogia, my cravings all but disappeared. I ate when I was hungry (such a novelty for me, usually eating without even being aware of it) and saw the weight come off almost instantly.
I’ll be honest, we’re not talking total body transformations or anything.
Other Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia Aside from weight loss, garcinia cambogia extract has a wide array of other benefits, making many consider it to be the holy grail of weight loss nowadays.
The agency says the health risks outweigh any benefits.
But I had stubborn belly fat that all types of exercise and diet had failed to get rid of for good. I guess I was carrying an extra 10lb over my ideal weight, and the majority of that was round my stomach. Garcinia Cambogia seemed to target that fat exclusively, which was a win-win for me as I didn’t want to lose any from my bust or butt. So in three months I lost around 9lb, but it was all from where I wanted it to go, and with no discernible change to my diet or exercise regime. I’m pretty fit so kept up the jogging and yoga, and it all seemed to work in harmony! I’ve now got a tighter waistline and am eating ‘mindfully’ for the first time in a hundred years!!
The million dollar question: Does Garcinia Cambogia work?
For me, it definitely worked. I saw reduced cravings to snack, and when I did eat, I was fuller faster, and on better quality foods. During my time of the month, I had little to no cravings. In fact, one time I went to the cinema and usually gorge on popcorn, but I only dipped in and out of this time (my husband was cursing me as he ended up eating it all!).
That said, it will only work if it’s a genuine product with a minimum 50% HCA. There are a lot of stores or vendors out there selling inferior products, which is why, in my mind, some people aren’t seeing the results they hoped.
What’s great about Garcinia Cambogia?
- Natural supplement based on fruit used commonly for centuries
- Helps curb cravings for sugar/salt/carbohydrates
- Can boost weight loss, best used in conjunction with a healthy diet and moderate activity
- No horrible side effects like nausea or headaches
- Endorsed by doctors, models and celebrities
- Cheap, compared to many supplements
Anything not so great?
- Some people have seen minimal results – I say you can’t eat everything and expect to lose weight!
- Some people have seen no results – I keep saying it, but check you’re buying from a reputable source and that the supplement contains at least 50% HCA
- Can’t be used by those with blood sugar issues (see my full Side Effects of Garcinia Cambogia report)
What others are saying about Garcinia Cambogia?
I’ve researched many sources of Garcinia Cambogia users to bring you a consolidation of the most frequent opinions. In summary, there have been a lot of people ripped off and for them, they’ve lost money and not seen any results. For those that have bought reputable brands, they’ve seen moderate results which have been optimized by a healthy diet and moderate activity. Here are the views:
- “I dropped from 13.5% to 11% body fat in time for my beauty show.”
- “I have been taking for 2 weeks and have lost 8lbs, I love it!”
- “I have been taking Garcinia Cambogia for 2 months and have lost 10lbs.”
- “I have been taking it for two weeks and don’t see an extraordinary change, just 3lbs in two weeks.”
- “After 1 week, I was surprised by the dramatic results…my energy levels were up and I wasn’t even hungry…after the fifth week my results were shocking. I lost an unbelievable 23lbs.”
- “I’ve been taking it for a week and gained 3lbs!”
- “Never buy from a site that appeared 1 hour after the Dr Oz show.”
- “Took for a month and no weight loss”
- “I purchased mine at GNC after talking to the sales person. She said her husband lost 60 lbs but she has only lost 10, but she admitted he works out more.”
My opinion: A summary review of Garcinia Cambogia
It’s not often you can find something that helps you lose weight without changing your diet or exercise habits, but Garcinia Cambogia seems to do just that. I made no changes but saw a drop of 9lb over my trial period, I’m now down to my ideal weight and have lost it all from my belly. I bought from a store I trusted, and went for a supplement with over 50% HCA, and it really worked, particularly in curbing my grazing and snacking. As with any diet supplement, there will be rogue dealers out there so always check reviews before buying online, use recommended products or buy via your trusted store. Here’s to the body you’ve always wanted!
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– Muscle & Fitness… Men's Supplements Reviews
KetoSlim: Everyone is always after a quick and easy method to lose weight. Therefore, there is always some diet program, some exercise, or worse, some remedy that people promise to burn calories quickly.
One such remedy is KetoSlim, a remedy based on Garcinia cambogia that is commonly used as an antidepressant. This antidepressant works by increasing production of serotonin in body, which is used to combat some psychological disorders.
Despite this specific use, some people consume this supplement to lose weight. But does it really work?
What is KetoSlim?
There is a huge amount of products that promise to help you in arduous task of losing weight. Among them is KetoSlim , a supplement that many say help to lose weight. Being a natural product, it draws even more attention from those who are trying to burn off excess calories in body.
In addition to helping you lose weight, it still brings promise of many other benefits to body. Despite this, many experts argue that it brings more benefits to health than no harm, which creates some controversy around it.
In addition to assisting in weight loss with no side effect, it has other benefits. One of them is ability to lower LDL cholesterol levels in blood, decreasing need for heavy and painful medications in body.
KetoSlim increases satiety feelings
Studies were conducted to evaluate influence of this supplement on body weight loss. Results indicate that KetoSlim can have a great influence on this, as it causes a greater sensation of satiety in body, making person consume fewer calories than normal.
Best part is that over course of studies, it has been realized that effects of this supplement on weight loss are influenced whether person taking supplement is dieting or not.
KetoSlim against anxiety and depression
Studies on how it works in fight against anxiety are not yet fully confirmed, but some effect has already been noted in humans. In first tests, it was possible to notice prevention against panic attacks in healthy people due to weight loss, for example.
Because it affects mood, it is highly expected that it will play a role in treatment of depression. Some research that is already underway confirms effects of KetoSlim to treat depression in mild and moderate stages.
Benefits of KetoSlim
Within these other benefits that it offers, we can cite many different effects in body. To begin with, it has effects that help to regulate cholesterol levels in body, increasing good cholesterol and lowering bad. Other benefits of KetoSlim are in controlling anxiety and preventing constipation.
As for its most aesthetic benefits, it still decreases incidence of cellulite, and also leaves skin soft and shiny. Finally, some of benefits of this supplement are those that help you lose weight by promoting a sense of satiety and decreasing appetite of those who consume it.
As stated above, KetoSlim brings about effects such as reduced appetite. That decreases amount of calories eaten and consequently helps you to lose weight. Of course, this is only this product that contributes to fat loss so fast.
To help with fat burning, it acts directly on localized fat. It prevents fat consumed with food from coming into contact with fatty tissue, causing our body to not accumulate fat, and releasing fat through stool.
Should you consume KetoSlim?
Because of lack of knowledge about Garcinia cambogia, most doctors and nutritionists refuse to recommend it to anyone who wants to lose weight. Although miraculous products like KetoSlim are quite flashy, best way to lose weight is always through a balanced diet and a healthy exercise routine.
It’s important to take care of your body and want to have a healthier lifestyle, but often KetoSlim “shortcut” we find along bring more benefits and no harm.
How KetoSlim works?
This supplement carries high doses of Garcinia cambogia, a component known as a natural weight loss miracle.
It was my 3rd month and I my message box was filled with compliments.
It is a simple fruit, serves as a weight-loss aid supplement. It can be powerful tool for you to aid in weight loss.
This fruit is full of fibers. As a more powerful version of these fibers, it binds fat molecules in gut, preventing them from being absorbed by body. This causes fat to be eliminated from body.
Garcinia cambogia extract makes 60% portions of supplement help you lose weight at a high level. Obviously, it produces much more lasting effects if it is associated with a more balanced diet and exercise. In addition, it has better results when it is used in medium and long term in body.
KetoSlim Side effects
Despite being considered relatively safe and natural, KetoSlim, based on Garcinia cambogia, still offers some side effects to body. Among these effects is greater sensitivity of muscles.
In addition, cases of muscle problems such as burning can be observed. Other effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, disturbances in libido, aggression and gas. In case any of these symptoms, or any other unlisted, are observed, you should contact your doctor immediately and discontinue treatment.
Fears against this supplement concern lack of studies on Garcinia cambogia. It means that we do not have enough information about its action to know whether it is effective or safe.
Because of this, there is no certain dosage indicated for consumption. So it is extremely important that you see a doctor if you are thinking of using this supplement to lose weight. Only a professional will know how to help you avoid putting your health at risk by consuming this product.
Where to buy KetoSlim?
This product cannot be found in pharmacy, best way to obtain it is through its official website. Any other purchase that is made can be considered a risk, since it will not have a guarantee of its quality and originality.
Therefore, do not risk buying this product off official site. Since, in addition to buying a product that does not work, it can still cause some kind of side effect on your body, making its use dangerous and against recommended.
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Garcinia Cambogia is a small pumpkin shaped fruit with a unique rind containing an active ingredient called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA). HCA has been studied and proven in clinical trials to help people burn fat and lose weight.
Several studies conducted with Garcinia Cambogia showed that HCA helps block the formation of fat, and acts as both an appetite suppressant and a fat burner. HCA has also been shown to boost serotonin production in the brain, which has a positive impact on your mood, resulting in less stress-related eating.
Is 95% HCA more effective for weight loss?
The Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) in Garcinia Cambogia is the active ingredient which is essential for maximum weight loss. Simply having HCA as an ingredient is not enough to be effective for weight loss. It is important that the amount of HCA is at the highest available in order to maximize the full benefits of HCA. Most other supplement manufactures will attempt to cut corners and reduce their costs by using significantly lower doses of HCA.
Of course, you could jump in your car and start driving and try to guess where she was.
The lower the dose, the less effective the results.
Are there studies on Garcinia Cambogia?
There are several studies on Garcinia Cambogia. In one 12-week trial, 44 participants between the ages of 20 and 65 were split into two groups. One group took Garcinia Cambogia and a second group took a placebo. After 12 weeks, regardless of age or gender, the participants in the Garcinia Cambogia group showed substantial weight loss when compared to the placebo group. The weight loss was prominent in areas with visceral and subcutaneous fat.
To read more about the study, which tested the same potency as our Garcinia Cambogia with 95% pure HCA extract, click here and here. * will open a new window
Is Garcinia Cambogia Safe?
Yes, Garcinia Cambogia is a safe natural weight-loss supplement. We always recommend that you consult your physician if you feel Garcinia Cambogia may interfere with an existing medical condition. Pregnant and nursing women should not take Garcinia Cambogia.
How do I take Garcinia Cambogia?
Thrive Naturals’ Garcinia Cambogia comes in a 90-capsule bottle, which is a one-month supply. We recommend taking one capsule three times per day, 30 minutes before each meal with a glass of water.
What’s in Thrive Naturals Garcinia Cambogia?
Our product contains 95% HCA with 1500 mg of Garcinia Cambogia per serving. Be sure to compare our label to other products being marketed. Most other products only contain 50-60% HCA and 1000mg of Garcinia Cambogia.
When can I expect results?
While each person is different and results may vary, you can typically see results within one to four weeks. Remember, at Thrive Naturals we stand behind our product with a 1-Year Money Back Guarantee.
What if Garcinia Cambogia does not work for me?
Garcinia Cambogia in the pure and potent form found in our product has been shown in several studies to be an effective weight loss supplement for all body types. However, if for any reason you are not satisfied with our products, feel confident you can return them any time within 1-Year (365 days) of purchase for a refund.
Are there any side effects?
There are no known side effects of Garcinia Cambogia. We recommend not taking more than our recommended dosage.
If I take a few medications, can I still take Garcinia Cambogia?
Our formula of Garcinia Cambogia is all natural, pure and potent. However, it is always recommended that you consult your physician if you have any concerns about adding a new supplement to your daily regimen.
What makes Thrive Naturals’ Garcinia Cambogia different than others?
At Thrive Naturals we have earned our customers loyalty and trust by focusing strictly on quality and research. We closely inspect each of our batches to ensure we are delivering the purest and most potent ingredients.
When it comes to Garcinia Cambogia, not all formulas are the same. Often you will find that other supplement manufacturers will attempt to cut corners and reduce their costs by using synthetic fillers and binders in their products. Our Garcinia Cambogia contains only vegetable based and natural ingredients in our formula.
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