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Should you sign up for the Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim trial?

Sales of Garcinia Cambogia supplements are continuing to grow, unfortunately so are the complaints from people who feel as though they have been ripped off.

Often supplements will be made available on a trial that once signed up to will lead to future extortionate charges being made to your account.

Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim is offered as a trial, but does that automatically mean that you should avoid signing up?

Let us look at this supplement in more detail before we come to any conclusion.

Claims made by Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim

The following claims have been made on the Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim website:

These claims are what you would expect to see on a Garcinia Cambogia supplement.

We would need to look at what ingredients are found in the formula before we can comment on whether we believe them.

Ingredients of Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim

Each serving of Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim is claimed to contain 500 mg of Garcinia Cambogia, which is a little low.

However, when you read the ingredients page on the website this claim is not quite accurate as it states that each serving contains a proprietary blend of 450 mg of Garcinia Cambogia extract, Calcium and Potassium.

This is disappointing and means that the claimed benefits of Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim are unlikely to be true.

Price of Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim

The biggest issue with Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim is its price as the trial will cost £9.95, although this is for a 28 day period, which at least gives you a little more time than a normal trial to try out the supplement.

If you do not cancel within this time you will be charged £89.84, which is a quite ridiculous price.

You can also buy Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim individually, although this is even more expensive as each bottle will cost £129.93.

Is Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim a scam?

Although Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim have covered their sales tactics in their terms and conditions the lies about the ingredients and extortionate cost of the supplement leads us to one conclusion.

Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim should be avoided, do not sign up for the trial as you will likely be disappointed.

How to contact Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim?

You can contact Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim by phone from the UK on +44 (0) 20 3514 2250

If you have signed up for this trial then we would love to hear your story. Please share this review so that others know what to expect from this trial offer.

The following video could help you get a refund too:

Alternative to Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim

To buy an affordable Garcinia Cambogia supplement we recommend that you check out Garcinia Pure. This supplement is offering 500 mg of the fat burning ingredient in each capsule, with 60% HCA.

Unlike Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim this supplement will not cost the earth as a months supply will cost just £39.99.

I was not aware that after the 28day trial that i would be charged $104 NZ dollars..if i did not cancel. RIP OFF SCAM IF U ASK ME. currently in the process of cancelling authorisation on my VISA.

Definite scam. Charged me twice for each initially, then went to $113 each next month, then $124 each.

I signed up for the “FREE TRIAL” offer (just pay shipping)… Got billed for $167.00, then they auto shipped the next month right after. Total charged to my CC was $330.50! I called and asked to return the UNOPENED product, they told me it was going to take up to twelve weeks and there would be a $20 EACH restocking fee… Or, I can keep the product (which didn’t work anyway) and be credited $120.00. But, NO CREDIT for the “FREE TRIAL” bc it was opened. UMMM. How to you TRY a product without opening it. PLEASE… DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT FALL FOR THEIR SCAM.

I was not aware that to sign up for a trial would mean that they would keep sending me this stuff.

How do I cancel this.

How do I cancel and/or get a refund? Unaware of the shady advertising and deception! Thank you!

hi do you know how can i cancel this product, i was charged too and i dont know how to cancel this shit….. is second time that i was charged without any advice, any help will be awesome. thanks!

Hi Alex just call the number I am about to give you and you can cancel your order I did. They took the money out of my account before I even got the trial just call 02 8015 2426 between 8am and 12am monday to Friday and 6 till 6pm Saturday this is their customer service for Australia

The phone giving to me from bank is 8882495205..the record.that I spoke with from bank told me she used to work in the frauds division. She sees is alot and says she deals with that more than you would think. First of all if it’s a free trial you should probably run that it is always set up to keep sending products. But if you still want to try products as soon as you receive it.Cancel Cancel product as soon as you get it yes I’m saying even before you try it. And then if it works than you can always call Company and reorder.. But whenever you order something that you’ve never tried Google it first and really read the terms and conditions. The trial site never gives you the details of reviews, that why to need to Google the product. And then read more than one review.. I’ve been scammed before but luckily my bank stepped in it took ,10 wks. But the. Money was put back in my account. If you want to get results they talk about buy the supplement Garcinia supplement separately just make sure it is standardized. If you don’t standardized insures you are getting the real deal. GOD Bless

If you guys don’t get anywhere have your bank ship you a new card,let them know what happened and tell them you didn’t authorize these charges,most banks will back you up. If they don’t you should change banks too.

So I thought it was a steal, one months trial for the postage price, no strings attached…. no check my bank today and 108.30 is missing gone to these guys. Call my bank to cancel the payment get it reversed etc, no sorry cant do that, but they can cancel my card… great fun. Oh and apparently they had tried to access my funds on three seperate days, but failed as I only keep 100 in that account, unless ive been paied and thats how It happend, I read the fine print etc, there was nothing about a automatic payment going straight out each month, it was just pay for the trial products postage

Where on the advert does it say they will charge you £89.94 after the trial bottle has been sent out? I have checked my bank account and they have taken money I did not authorise but as its a debit card I will undoubtedly not get my money back. I haven’t even used the tablets. I will be on to the bank first thing tomorrow so the scheming cheating liars cannot get anymore money out of me

How it works: Garcinia Max Slim is a 28-day risk-free trial offer (*14 days if they are in the UK). Customers begin by placing their order for the Garcinia Max Slim, only paying shipping and handling ($9.95) and they would have 28 days (*14 days if they are in the UK) from that date to call if they are not satisfied with the 30-day supply (90 Capsules) of product. If customers go beyond the trial they then purchase the 30 day supply (90 Capsules) they received for the price of $89.84 and are enrolled into the auto-shipment program for a 30 day supply (90 Capsules) which costs $89.84 plus $9.95 S/H every 30 days.

Nature’s Pure Cleanse is a 30-day risk-free trial offer (*18 days if they are in the UK). Customers begin by placing their order for the Nature’s Pure Cleanse, only paying shipping and handling ($9.99) and they would have 30 days (*18 days if they are in the UK) from that date to call if they are not satisfied with the 30-day supply (60 Capsules) of product. If customers go beyond the trial they then purchase the 30 day supply (60 Capsules) they received for the price of $88.78 and are enrolled into the auto-shipment program for a 30 day supply (60 Capsules) which costs $88.78 plus $9.99 S/H every 30 days – $98.77.

What a have! Its not clear so it is intentional theft!

so what you do to get your money back because all this information didnt come with the product

I’m sorry, but it CLEARLY states when and how much you will be charged, if people would actually read the terms and conditions.

This is how they make so much money, because people don’t read and then bitch about getting charged.

I suggest that next time you read the terms and conditions I its entirety

I have also been scamed. Sighned up for trail and then was charge another $97.14 these funds were not autherised

There is no email to dispute this only a Uk phone which does not answer

DO NOT GET THIS TRAIL IT IS A SCAM

if anyone knows the email so i can contact them to get my money back please let me know

Well I WAS considering getting me a free trial of these but after all the comments I’ve been reading, the makers of this stuff can shove it up their rear. Does it even work is my thought! !!

Hi there, i signed up to the free trial and then saw all this here. I phoned them up two days ago and spoke to a lovely lady in USA and i explained the situation over here and that we are lead to believe this is a scam. I said to her that i did not want to purchase another bottle at the end of my 28day trial, which for those that dont know, the 28day trial is from the day you order it, not when you receive it in the mail. So when i phoned she said i only had 18 days left before phoning them and asking not to be billed for anymore, Once she realised i had only received the product the day before phoning, she extended my trial til 31st December which allows me plenty of time to try the product and then cancel it which i will as i would rather pay $29.95 from the chemist and get it than over $100 online. I am satisfied that this will work out ok as ive phoned already and i will be phoning them a week before xmas as i dont want to get caught out in the xmas rush and not get through to cancel the next payment. The reviews are right the HCA is only 50% where most brands are up to 80% which is stronger and may have more affect and the blend is only 450mg instead of the advertised 500mg. So ive been on these for a few days now and have noticed a slight difference in the amount im eating mainly lunch and dinner time which is at least something, will try the next cple weeks and if not really working will consider a higher dose brand from our shops here in NZ, Definitely read everything before you buy

hi, so how should I cancel it?

Can anyone tell me what to do now? I’m in Ireland as a foreigner now and have just ordered the stuff! I have received it yesterday and have had no Chance to check on my bank account. How can I Access their page again to reread the contract? Pls. help – whoever knows what to do. Thanks in advance

You cant, i tried, you have to phone them and talk to them about it, they will just tell you to phone before the trial period is up, make sure you tell them when you received as they count the shipping time into your trial thats how they make the money, the trial ends about 10 days before you finish the product so you miss the cut off time to call and cancel the next batch.

So I’m back: I have cancelled my credit-card, so noone will be able to withdraw Money from my account by the number I gave them. Luckily the only withdrawal to date was the postage. So that is hopefully settled.

This company is an absolute disgrace they pray on venerable people . I ordered free trial in good faith and I check my account today and they have deducted 113.00 and another 111.00 Euro I called my bank they advised me it was this company tried ringing them several times to no avail no one answers the phone cant even find an e-mail address for them. My bank can not cancel subscription for me so what do I do. I am disgusted they have left me with no money for the week.

You cancel your bank card that you used to order and request for a new bank card OK then you call to the bank service for fraud and they will trace your money for you.

I didn’t realise that there was any of these extra charges.

Preuss and others then concluded that optimal doses of HCA can serve as a potentially safe and effective weight loss formula that can facilitate effective reductions in both excess body weight and body mass index.

I signed up 6 months ago for a trial and found I was sent another 3 bottles. However, I had no charged show up on my online bank statements whatsoever, just times where $50-$100 would be missing and I couldn’t account for no matter how many times I went over my spending very carefully. I am very unimpressed. I have sent an email, but if this doesn’t work. What have others done to stop this scam?

You have to cancel your bank card that used for your order then the bank will issue you with a new one, then ring your bank service for fraud so they can trace it for you.

I placed an order in September, order # 1013055 and I have not yet received my order, as I was told that the shipment will be by Sept 27 2014. I need to know when the shipment of this order arrives.

Awaiting for the product to arrive.

Andrew, you will need to contact them yourself. This website has nothing to do with Garcinia Cambogia Max Slim, this is purely a review.

get their number from the website and cancel this is a total ripoff I sent for the free trial actually cost $22 then I found that $107 had been deducted from my Account free trial my a…e. I have changed my bank account number and the bank reckon they will help get my money back. I tried to email twice and both emails did not go through they also charge in American dollars which seems strange for a company that is in the UK

Hi signed up for the free product they said I just have to pay postage but it is a scam. They sent me an email that talked about future payments so i cancelled as I only signed up for the free bottle then they sent me an email saying I had to return the bottle to the United States. I sent back an email saying it was supposed to be free. Don’t sign up its a scam!

Went for the FREE 1 month trial for what I thought would involve just the price of postage and processing believing I could try it and if it worked order more.

After it arrived I saw various posts online saying what a scam it was. Looked back at the website I ordered it from and was able to finally see that the Free Trial wasn’t really free and you had to cancel your subscription to avoid outrageous charges (didn’t realize I had a subscription!).

Cancelled immediately and then had an email saying I had to send back what they had sent me and that I would not be refunded the original postage and processing fees or my return postage.

Phoned them and really kicked up a fuss and in the end they cancelled my subscription without my having to send back what they had sent.

Took the added precaution of having my bank refuse any future payments to this company.

What they are doing is technically legal but highly misleading and I’m not someone who is easily taken in but I was this time.

What was the number that you rang? The same as happened to me! How do you cancel it? 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. How do I get my money back?

VERY NASTY PEOPLE PRAYING ON INNOCENT VICTIMS!

PRODUCT IS BOGUS ANYWAY

I recently ordered the product. I read the fine print. I was aware that I only pay postage then monthly starting from purchase date I am debited an amount that pays for the first product plus the next one. The invoice says how much it is plus postage. You only take the product for 2 wks (amount in bottle), rest and start again with next order. Personally prefer the slower weight loss at 60 hca then 80 hca. on the invoice there are other ways to contact them besides phone. So either I am on a genuine one or you need to read the fine print to know what you are in for 😉

I agree with you amy (as per your comment dated 22 Nov 2014 at 9:06pm) … I was careful to read everything and it DID explain about the cost of the trial period plus afterward if you don’t cancel by the end of the trial period that the full amount would be Debited from your Credit Card. I even rang them to also double check dates, got the name of the person who I was talking to (for future reference just incase), even asked for an extension on my trial period (seeing postage for trial period products took nearly a month to arrive to me in Australia), and they extended my trial period so I get the full benefit of trying out this for 1 whole month (both Garcinia Cambogia + Nature’s Pure Cleanse) … they have locked in a permanent discount for me at 50% if after the trial period that I choose to continue. They explained exactly which date would be safe to ring “IF” I choose to cancel before my 50% discounted amount would be Debited, and which date they would do the Debit “IF” I choose to continue with it. They were gracious to work around my monthly pay day so it fits in with my pay schedule…. All I have to do now is see if this product works for my body type. I think if people carefully read and do their homework before assuming or rushing into things, even ring first and get someone to fully explain also, then others won’t have to jump to conclusions that everything in life is always a scam or a rip off or an injustice 😀

I ordered my trial knowing that I only pay postage then $89.95 after 30 days but they still scammed me. Here’s how.. I got an email a couple of days after I ordered this product saying that my order has been cancelled. I didn’t cancel anything! They said I sent an email doing so but that’s bull crap! The thing is you can’t refund your trial after it’s been cancelled. They scammed me!

I didnt even get an invoice with my free trial. i was worried after i placed the order that i cancelled my credit card immediately. I actually wasnt expecting to get the product but i did. Always thought this was too good to be true

stop taking money from my account I only ordered once on the 5th of the 11th at $6.00 a bottle now there is two more bottles on the 2nd and 4th of 12th at $100 a bottle

Cheryl, the above is a REVIEW. This website does not sell any diet products.

SCAM they are not interested in your wieght lose only your money.

On the packaging the Customs Declaration states value of product is

2.50 GBP so why are you charging $109.99 AUD.

Get you bank to cancel your card and get a new one reissued as its

not easy to make contact with them

why cant you contact this mob via email. if anyone has email contact please let me know had over $200 taken un authorized scam scam scam

I have had $122 taken out of my account on three separate occasions!! I did not authorise these payments!

Do not use this!! It is a SCAM!! I have had to cancel my card and will not be able to get my money back!

Hi stasia just call their customer service and demand they put your money back I did and within 2 days they money was put back in my account and I cancelled my order the number for Australia is 02. 8015 2426

This is a rip of. I got charged $114.70 for goods I never received after the FREE TRAIL which is 3 times more than I can buy the same or a better product in the shop retail. As far as getting my money back it is a drama this company is a fraud and should be kept well away from .

I had 122 taken out of my account and 127 taken out every months your every 2 weeks.this is so rip off.

I seen the ad for the trial on Facebook and started filling out the forms the changed my mind when got to the part with giving card details. I should have gone with gut instinct as then got a call from a lovely man explaining it’s just a trial and I only pay the freight so I went ahead and gave my details. Since then I have been charged 4 more times totalling over $500. I tried tracking down a number to call and the computer voice said welcome to garcinia blah blah blah so was right place but women went on to tell me she didn’t know what product I was talking about and there was no record of me as a customer….well liars as they are taking my money. So I sent an email instead and went to the bank the next day to change bank account. Sneaky buggers obviously got my email as they tried to process another payment. Lady at bank told me I wouldn’t get my money back but the man I just spoke to on the phone for my bank said he’s put in a dispute for and I should get my money back. Don’t do trials. What a headache

I recently bought the trial and just today I have checked my account, there have been three transaction for over $100 within a week. I’m so angry, I definitely did not read anywhere, that money would be taken without authorization. I even remember unchecking subscription boxes.

This is an absolute scam. It’s passed the 28 days so there is no way to get my money back. Tried calling and emailing and no response.

Even if I did sign up for it, why would I need 3 times the amount for one month?! Had to cancel my card, bank won’t do anything, account overdrawn and left with no money left for the week. Everyone needs to go to fair trading .

This product is a total scam. Every customer service agent I talked to was very rude. They interrupt you and call you a liar. They hang up on you because they don’t understand English and try to bully you on the phone. I would not recommend this product to anyone. Please don’t waste your time or money.

Do you have an address that the tablets can be returned to or an email or telephone number.

My credit card company is now blocking this company.

Please stop delivery of this supplement. I have instructed my bank to refuse any further payments to this company.

This page is a review. We do not endorse trial offers. Have you tried the contact details provided above?

This ABSOLUTELY a scam. The information on their ad is totally misleading. They state they will give you 14 days to test the product. You must contact them to cancel or be bill. When in fact they delay shipment until you only have one to two days to cancel.The shipment arrives without an invoice or any contact information. It is impossible to contact them. They do not provide any contact information and then charge you when you do not contact them within a specific time frame that is deceptively disclosed in very small print in the statement about a totally separate product. The only way to obtain a contact number is after they have fraudulently charged your account approximately $89.00. When I called to dispute the charge, the hold wait was over 20 minutes. The representative who finally answered is unable to do anything but read from a script. They state they must transfer you to a supervisor that apparently does not exist. After remaining on hold again for over 15 minutes, they post a recording that you may remain on hold for the next available supervisor or press 2 to leave a message for a call back in your same queue order. If you continue to wait, a second recording advises you to push 1 to leave such a message. If you do not push 1, you call is immediately transferred to a message that states you have called after business hours and are forced to leave a message. I call at 1130 AM which is definitely during business hours on either US coast. NO ONE EVER CALLS. it is an obvious scam and intent to defraud. Their actions violate the Fair Trade Act regulations against deceptive trade practices. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. THIS IS 100% A SCAM AND THE PRODUCT DOES NOT WORKS. NOTHING BUT SNAKE OIL IN POWDERED FIRM.

I have contacted this merchant multiple times with the same result. They refuse to issue a refund and will not provide a confirmation number for cancellation. Which leaves them open to continue charging you each month. Nor will your bank take any action against them because you provided the merchant with your debit card information.

38 Singulair (or leukotriene receptor antagonists) One case report documented fatal liver failure in a patient taking Singulair and 2 dietary supplements, one of which included G.

GARCINIA Side Effects & Safety Garcinia is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth for 12 weeks or less.

By all accounts, your only option to prevent them from continuing to charge your account is to cancel your debit card at your bank. A TOTAL SCAM and POITA.

Pure Garcinia Cambogia Reviews And Buyer’s Guide [2018 UPDATED Edition]

Top Garcinia Cambogia Reviews 2018

Which Brand Of Garcinia Cambogia Is Right For You – And Why You Should Stay Away From Free Trail Offers.

The fact that you are on this page means you already know that Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract is one of the MOST popular weight loss supplements on the market.

This is partly due to an endorsement given by the famous Dr Oz on his TV show a few years ago.

Since then Garcinia supplements have been flying off shelves and Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract reviews have been spreading all over the internet like wild fire.

— and that’s for good reason; It Works!

So now, It is no longer a question of ‘does pure Garcinia Cambogia work’ because many studies have confirmed the efficacy of HCA (the main active ingredient in Garcinia supplements) as being an effective appetite suppressant that can help anyone to achieve their weight loss goals.

This of course depends on the ‘brand’ of GCE used, and whether or not it is taken at the right times and coupled with a healthy lifestyle.

If you are new to Garcinia and found our website by accident, we have also written numerous articles to explain exactly:

  • how this supplement works to enhance fat loss,
  • the correct dosage requirements
  • Combining Garcinia With ACV (A weight loss recipe)
  • as well as some of the amazing results by former users.

With that being said, you are probably on the edge of your seat and wondering where to buy Pure Garcinia Cambogia extract so that you can give this natural appetite suppressant and fat blocker a try.

The problem however, is that there are so many brands available on the market that it can become an impossible task for you to choose which brand is right for you.

What’s even worse is that there are so many fake brands, with fake promises and fake celebrity endorsements that you have no idea who or what to trust.

But We Have Great News!

Not only have we used Pure Garcinia Cambogia ourselves, but we have also done extensive research on most of the popular brands listed in the marketplace.

In doing so, we have factored in user reviews, complaints and common red-flags with regards to pricing, ingredients and overall quality of these products.

This has led us to compile a list of the best Garcinia Cambogia Reviews for you to read and choose from.

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Don’t Buy A Brand Of Garcinia Cambogia That May Not Work For You!

Being the top selling weight loss supplement, Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract also has its downside:

The truth is, there are a reputable manufacturers and companies that you can trust to get high quality supplements. On the flip side however, there are also a few companies that are both shady and are also using shady marketing tactics.

Therefore you have to be careful of these companies that just want to make a quick buck from your hard earned dollars.

You need to choose a brand that has been adequately reviewed and is proven to be effective at a reasonable price.

So while conducting our Garcinia Cambogia reviews (updated 2018), we made sure to include every factor that you should consider when making your purchase decision.

Here Are Some Of The Factors We Looked At:

(1) Popular Free Trial Offers – That Are NOT Free

You may have come across a few offers that promises you a free trial bottle of Garcinia Cambogia supplements if you pay a small shipping and handling fee of $4.95.

But is it really free?

You see, what most of these companies do is to automatically sign you up for a continuity program.

So you pay for the shipping upfront and you get your supplements but unknowingly you also signed up to be billed a recurring fee in 14 days. (Some of these companies even rebill you in 7 days)

Normally this is a charge of $79 or more.

The sad thing is that most people never read the fine prints until after they see the exorbitant payments on their credit cards. Most (not all) of these trial offers will have a terms and condition page that look something like this:

Even worse, most of these companies that are involved in this shady marketing tactic on Garcinia Cambogia free trials offers often make it next to impossible to cancel.

In fact, we get lots of emails from persons that have been scammed with these Garcinia Cambogia Free Trial Offers. Take a look at some of the emails we receive:

… And that’s just a sample of the MANY emails that we receive from persons that unfortunately have been duped into buying free trial offers.

These are really frustrated customers that have been scammed out of their hard earned money. Some of them don’t even know or remember which company they signed up to.

So they are sending us email to get help because those companies make it so darn hard to cancel.

Worse case scenario, if you signed up for one of these offers you may have to cancel your credit card. That’s not ideal especially when you have other important payments coming from that card on a monthly basis.

However, rest assured that not all companies that sell Garcinia supplements are like this and so it is very important to identify trusted online stores and websites.

(2) Expensively Priced GC Products

While some companies do not offer a free trial of Garcinia Cambogia, they try to milk your pockets by charging an arm and a leg for their Garcinia supplements.

This is unacceptable and the truth is that these “over-priced” products doesn’t necessarily mean that they are better quality than cheaper ones.

Our research focused on weeding out some of these suspicious brands by finding a good balance between the quality of the product in comparison to the price.

(3) Quality And Quantity Of The Main Ingredient HCA

The main ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia that is responsible for it’s weight loss properties is Hydroxycitric Acid also known as HCA. Most experts recommend that a high quality supplement should have at least 50% HCA.

Unfortunately, not all brand of GC supplements adhere to this requirement.

Some independent tests showed that even some companies that claimed they had 60% HCA weren’t even close to that amount. In fact, one major company had less than 10% which means that taking such supplements would have no effect whatsoever.

This also explains why some persons who have been taking Garcinia for some time still haven’t experienced any positive results.

(4) Do They Offer A Money Back Guarantee?

If a company believes in their product they will have an iron clad money back guarantee.

Not only is this the right thing to do but it will set you the customer at ease knowing that if the product doesn’t work for you, you can always get your money back.

(5) Do They Contain Fillers And Binders?

Aside from the main Garcinia Cambogia ingredients, some companies tend to add other unnecessary ingredients to their supplements with the claim that they will help you to burn fat faster.

Unfortunately, this can cause the supplement to become ineffective and even worse can cause unwanted side effects.

(6) Do They Have Good Customer Service?

While conducting our research, we reached out to several companies in an attempt to get a response from their customer service. We asked basic questions about shipping and refund policy for example just to see if we would get a response.

To our surprise, Some of the companies we came across were impossible to reach by phone, in fact some numbers published on their websites are non-existent.

We also observed a unique tactic that some of these companies were doing. It seem as if once some negative news start spreading about them, they instantly take their products off the market only to re-brand them with a new name and new packaging and be back on the scene a few weeks later.

(7) How Reputable Is The Company?

If you are to follow sales copy and the sales representatives of these companies then you would fall into a trap. It’s not unusual for a company with less than stellar products to have a great marketing team with amazing sales skills to get you to buy their products.

It is important to dig deep in order to siphon reputable companies apart from the fly-by-night ones. This means that before you make that final buying decision, you must first carry out a thorough background analysis of the company you’re engaging with.

Only work with providers with a good reputation that is backed by third party monitoring.

(8) Unbiased Garcinia Cambogia Reviews From Former Customers

Word of mouth is one of the greatest marketing methods ever. If someone loves a product they will recommend it with two thumps up.

On the other hand, the opposite is true. If someone had a bad experience with a product they will also share that as well.

Considering that, we dug through a ton of Pure Garcinia Cambogia Reviews websites, discussion forums and shopping sites to analyze some of the user reviews left on some popular brands of pure Garcinia Cambogia supplements.

When we were unable to find quality user reviews, if other aspects of the product weren’t up to par, we eliminated it from our list.

How We Compiled Our List Of The Best Garcinia Cambogia Product Reviews That You Can Trust

Committing your time and resources as a consumer is the only way to ensure that you are getting good value for your hard earned money.

However, we have already done all the research for you with regards to where to buy high quality Garcinia Cambogia extract supplements.

After reviewing all of the top brands of Garcinia Cambogia on the market as well as surveying our website visitors and customers we had access to we were able to narrow down to a few Garcinia Cambogia supplement reviews.

We are 100% confident that these products are the best quality on the market and at a reasonable price to help you achieve your weight loss goal.

That Said, Below Are The Top Brands We Picked As We Found Them To Be Highly Reputable And Effective.

Below Is A More Detailed Look At Our Top Garcinia Cambogia Supplement Reviews Of 2017

Our #1 Pick: Garcinia Cambogia Extra

If you are looking for a great brand of Garcinia Cambogia Extract to help you suppress your appetite, burn fat, and get in shape then our research and findings suggest that you should give priority to Garcinia Cambogia Extra.

Here’s Why We Recommend Garcinia Cambogia Extra Over Other Brands Of Garcinia Cambogia”

Garcinia Cambogia Extra Is The Only 2+1 FORMULA ON THE MARKET

It Includes Garcinia Cambogia Extract & Raspberry Ketone ( 100% Natural Ingredients ) To Increase Fat Burn.

The serving size is two capsules and the dosage is 1000mg.

This means that each capsule is 500mg.

So, if you want to lose inches off your belly or maintain that slim figure, take Garcinia Cambogia.

Starting out you may want to take two capsules per day and then if you are not losing weight fast enough after 2-3 weeks, add another capsule to make a total daily dosage of 1,500mg.

Other Factors That Catapult Garcinia Cambogia Extra To #1

  • 100% natural ingredients and extracts
  • No Side Effects Reported
  • GREAT Customers Service Staff
  • Also Contains 200mg Raspberry Ketone
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  • TrustWave Approved – garciniaextra.com is using a high level security encryption
  • Accept Paypal Payments – You have the option to pay with a credit card or use Paypal instead.
  • 60 DAYS MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

Quality & Reputation Of Garcinia Cambogia Extra

The Garcinia Extra brand is manufactured by a company called Wolfson Berg Limited. This is a trusted company that takes pride in leading the supplements industry for over a decade.

All their products are made with 100% Natural Ingredients and go through thorough testing before being released to the market.

Customer Support

When is comes to buying products online, customer support is key. The good news is that Garcinia Extra does not lack in this department.

From the moment you visit the official website, you are greeted with a live chat support to help you should you have any questions.

We also tested this chat feature and we were very surprised to see that it was monitored by real human beings and not some software bots. So two thumbs up to GC Extra for their fantastic customer support.

You also have the option to email in or call the support number available on the website.

Conclusion

Simply put, if you are looking for an effective brand of Garcinia Cambogia to help you achieve your weight loss goals then look no further. Garcinia Cambogia Extra will not disappoint.

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Our #2 Pick : Garcinia Cambogia Plus

Coming close in second position is Garcinia Cambogia Plus. This brand just barely misses the top position. It is still one of the most cost effective brands of Garcinia supplements on the market.

Although GC Plus boasts up to 95% HCA content we still had to put it at #2 due to the serving size and the fact that our #1 pick also contains raspberry ketones.

While Garcinia Extra had a serving size of two capsules totaling 1000mg, Garcinia plus only had a serving size of 1 capsule totaling 700mg.

Like GC Extra, this brand also features:

  • 100% natural ingredients and extracts
  • Made in the US
  • No Side Effects Reported
  • GREAT Customers Service Staff

Quality & Reputation Of Garcinia Cambogia Plus

Garcinia Cambogia Plus is manufactured by the company Vita Balance which is a leading health company both in the US and UK. From our research, is clear that the company has a good reputation so far.

All their products are made with 100% Natural Ingredients in the USA within FDA approved registered facilities who operate in compliance with federal GMP guidelines.

This also means that their products usually go through thorough testing before being released to the market.

Customer Support

Navigating the GC Plus official website and placing your order is a very simple process.

The website is clean and has a high level security encryption between your web browser and their web server to ensure that your personal information can be transmitted over the Internet securely.

They also have a live chat box should you need to speak to someone and their phone number is clearly displayed on the website. Or you can send them and email and expect a very fast response.

Conclusion

All in all, we rank Garcinia Cambogia Plus as our #2 brand of choice because it has high quality ingredients, great customer support and great value for money and It also offers a 30-Days risk-free money-back guarantee.

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Our #3 Pick : Bauernutrition Garcinia Cambogia

Third on our list is the Bauernutrition Garcinia Cambogia brand. This brand like Garcinia Extra is manufactured by the company WOLFSON BERG LIMITED.

It also contains 60% HCA and is made from 100% Natural Ingredients in a FDA Registered, GMP Certified Lab!

Similar to our top two picks, this brand also ships worldwide and offers a 60 days money back guarantee.

According to the terms and condition on the official website:

If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with any of our products, simply return the unused bottles in the original container within 67 days of when you received your order. We will refund you 100% of the product price – excluding shipping charges.

Customer Support

Although Bauernutrition sells a lot of products, their support team is always on top of things. Once you visit their website, you can use the chat box to speak with a real person if you have any questions or concerns.

After using this feature when conducting our research, we find the staff to be very friendly, professional and also very knowledgeable.

It’s safe to say that they really trying to help the consumer and not just pushing to make a sale.

The main reason why Bauernutrition Garcinia Cambogia is #3 on our list is because unlike our top 2, we found less customer reviews. However, this maybe due to the fact that this brand hasn’t been on the scene as long as the others.

Overall though, this brand is a great brand with high quality ingredients and good customer service.

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Our #4 Pick : Evolution-Slimming Premium Garcinia

Evolution-Slimming Garcinia Cambogia is by a UK company based in the heart of Canterbury, Kent, England.

There are two reasons why this brand is all the way at #4 on our list.

  • It doesn’t have a live chat feature where customers can speak directly with someone to get answers without having to send an email or make a phone call.
  • Unlike the above top 3 brands, this brand doesn’t offer any free bottles regardless of how many you purchase.

Although not a huge problem, most people would rather sit at their computer and have their questions answered live without being verbal over the phone.

… Also, while this brand is not that expensive initially, by not giving away any free bottles especially for persons who buys more than one, this may be more expensive in the long run.

With that being said however, the product itself does live up to expectations which is why it is included on our top list.

Evolution-Slimming Garcinia Cambogia also contains 60% HCA and is also manufactured in a FDA and MHRA approved facility in the UK and contains no fillers, binders, or extra ingredients.

Again, this is a great brand of Garcinia supplements and safe for the lack of live chat box, its ranks just as good as our top 3.

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Our #5 Pick : Garcinia Cambogia Select

Our fifth product on our list is Garcinia Cambogia Select. The only way you should be going for this brand is if the top 4 products are not available.

This is a fully natural product containing the extract from the rind of the Garcinia fruit. However, falling short behind our top 4 picks, It only contains 50% Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is the active substance.

This means that even at the same dosage as our top 4 Garcinia Cambogia reviews above, you’ll still be getting less of the active ingredient HCA which is vital for fat loss.

The plus side is that this brand is shipped worldwide even to some of the countries not covered by the top 4 brands above.

If you live in a country not covered by our top 4 picks then Garcinia Cambogia Select will be your next best option. Keep in mind that you may want to take a higher dosage in order to see amazing results since this brand only has 50% HCA.

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How To Get The Best Results With Garcinia Cambogia

Since you are about to purchase Pure Garcinia Cambogia supplement for weight loss, it is very important that you know how to use it and what to expect. This way, you can set your weight loss goals and achieve them without falling off track.

So Here’s A Question For You…

What would you do if you are home and its about 12 am midnight and your best friend called you and asked you if you could pick her up because her car broke down and she is stranded?

The typical thing to do would be to first ask here where she was. After all, she is your best friend and the mere thought of her being stranded alone somewhere by herself in the middle of the night is driving your nuts.

But Why Would You Ask Her Where She Was?

Because if you don’t know where she was, then there’s no way in the world you’d be able to find her – RIGHT?

Of course, you could jump in your car and start driving and try to guess where she was. The problem with that though is that you would soon find yourself going in circles and you are not an inch closer to finding your friend.

On the other hand, as soon as your friend send you the address of her location, all you have to do is to do is punch it in your GPS and now you have a map of exactly how to find her.

Why Did We Share This Scenario With You?

It’s simple actually!

If you have no idea how to do something, then there’s no way you’ll be able to get it done properly. Which brings us to the topic of how to lose weight fast with Garcinia Cambogia!

Most people simply take Garcinia Cambogia and do nothing else and expect to magically lose all their unwanted fat. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t work like that. This is why a lot of persons are not getting positive results. They simply have the wrong mindset.

Here’s How To Lose Weight With Garcinia Cambogia Extract

Step #1 – Figure Out Your Daily Calorie Requirements

A simple rule of thumb is to multiply your body weight by 13 to get the total number of calories required to create a small deficit for fat loss. So let’s say you currently weight 150lbs. Then Your total daily calorie requirements would be (13 x 150) 1950.

Using a food tracker such as MyFitnessPal is the best way to know how close you are to your daily calorie requirements. The good thing about MyFitnessPal is that it has a huge database of every food you can think of. All you have to do is to enter the amount you are having and it will give you the total calories as well as the macro-nutrient breakdown.

In order to do this, you may need to invest in a food scale.

As with anything else in life, dieting in the correct way will lead to quick and effective results.

It’s a small price but it will definitely be a great tool to help you accomplish your weight loss goal.

Step #2 – Take Garcinia Cambogia At The Right Dosage Daily

Here’s how Garcinia Cambogia is going to help you lose weight. It will suppress your appetite and as a result you’ll feel less hungry throughout the day. Therefore you wont feel the urge to eat all the time making it a whole lot easier to stick to your calorie requirements.

Garcinia Cambogia Extract will also help to boost serotonin levels to help your mood stay elevated most of the time. This indirectly helps to prevent emotional eating which can sabotage your results.

Another benefit of taking Garcinia Extract supplements is the fact that the HCA also prevents the production of fat cell from carbohydrates. It does this by inhibiting the enzyme citric lyase. This allows your body to use up the energy it get from carbs instead of storing it as fats.

The best time to take your Garcinia supplement it at least 45min – 1 hour before your meals. If you are just starting out with Garcinia, take a dosage of 1500mg daily. Using our recommended top pick Garcinia Cambogia Extra, that would be 3 capsules per day. Take one before breakfast, one before lunch and one before dinner.

Step #3 – Eat Low Calorie Nutritious Foods 80% Of The Time

Dieting does NOT mean that you should avoid your favorite foods all the time. Instead you should be flexible in what you eat and do so in moderation.

Think about this:

Eating bad every now and then wont sabotage your weight loss goals just as how eating healthy every now and then wont get you slim and trim. It is all about what you do consistently.

So focus on eating lots of green leafy vegetables with lots of lean proteins at least 80% of the time and every now and then you can have a nice little treat. That’s enough for you to still achieve your fat loss goal but not that extreme for you to go crazy.

Doing this is a great way to stay motivated and persist to the end. At least you know that after a week of staying consistent you’ll have a nice little treat for yourself!

Be careful not to go overboard though because you run the risk of voiding all the work done throughout the week. So keep your treat to once per week. A good schedule is to stay on track Monday to Saturday and then treat yourself to a snack on Sunday and start all over on Monday again.

Step #4 – Be Patient

Ask yourself this question: how long did it take me to put on all this weight?

What’s your answer?

It’s quite obvious that you didn’t gain all the weight overnight. So don’t expect it to go overnight either. Healthy and long lasting weight loss takes time.

It is recommended that you aim for about 2 – 2.5 pounds weight loss per week while taking Garcinia Cambogia Extra. At the low end that’s 8 pounds per month and on the high end that’s 10 pounds. That may not seem like a lot but in three months of being consistent, that will be 24-30 pounds lost.

Conclusion

Garcinia Cambogia Reviews

Garcinia Cambogia is a very popular weight loss supplement. Based on our research these are the 5 brands that made our top list. #1 and #2 are highly recommended.

Our hope is that after you have read this Garcinia Cambogia Reviews post you are clear on which brands to choose and what to expect. If you are ready to smash your weight loss goal then choose one of the top 5 brands that is recommended and follow the simple 4 steps guide above.

All you need to do right now is to get started! If you have any questions about our Garcinia Cambogia Reviews, just leave them in the comments section below or contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Hi, I am 19 year old girl, I eat well and workout a lot. According to my BMI calculator, i am right where I need to be. But I struggle with my self control and have to workout so much more to make up for it. I wanted to lose 5 pounds, and I was hoping I could this. so, when I do this method of weightloss, I need to still eat well and workout right? And I am very active so I just wanted to make sure it’s ok to be doing all of that while doing the weightloss method with ACV and GC. Second, is this more target towards belly fat, because I tend to gain weight in my lower body than upper body and I wanted it to target the whole body. And lastly, if I use this method and get my goal weight, and continue to use it, will it keep having me lose weight or just help with fat buildup, toxins, and just speed my metabolism and settle my appetite?

Stephanie Kayle

Hey Brooklyn, I am glad you stop by and I am very happy to help you achieve your weight loss goals. So let’s get to it:

1. You say you are really active and workout so I first want to congratulate you on that. Keep it up!

2. I understand your struggle, we all have it from time to time. So don’t beat up yourself too much. The idea is to ensure that you are eating healthy and within your calorie budget (get to that next) at least 80% of the time so you can treat yourself 20% of the time. (You have to enjoy life, its not about always avoiding your favorite foods. Balance is key!

3. If you take Garcinia Cambogia and ACV, yes you STILL need to workout. This recipe is not a magic potion nor is it a substitute for proper dieting and exercise. It is more of an ‘aid’ to keep your hunger pangs down so that you can stay within your calorie limits on a daily basis. This is the key to burning fat.

4. Pay attention here: you say you want to lose at least 5lbs. From your text, you are already workout out. HOWEVER, you also mentioned that at times you do extra workout to make up for you lack of self control. Here’s the thing, it is VERY hard out exercise your diet. You could workout for an hour and burn 500 calories for example and put it back with one meal.

So how will you know how much to eat?

Well a rule of thumb is to multiply you body weight by 11 to get your daily calorie requirements. So let’s say you weigh 150lbs then your daily calories would be around 1650 calories. And you don’t have to be exact. The best thing to do is to first get yourself a food scale and download the Myfitnespal app and weigh everything you eat and input this in the app.

Then you’ll have an idea of how much you are eating. After 2-3 weeks you’ll be able to eyeball your foods without using the scale. Without knowing how much you are eating, it will be impossible to know whether or not you are in a deficit for fat loss.

5. Unfortunately, you CANNOT spot reduce fat. Regardless of the hype going on in ads, I am being 100% honest with you. How you lose fat will depend on your genetics. Some people may lose fat from their arms first, some their hips and some lose it from their belly last. Taking Garcinia and ACV helps to reduce bloating will will decrease the size of your belly. But you need to lower your overall body fat percentage, and you will get rid of your belly fat. How fast it goes will depend on your consistency.

5. Lastly, if you use this method to get to your goal weight, whether you lose more weight or gain it back will depend on how much food you eat! To maintain your goal weight when you reach their, you would multiply you body weight by a factor of 13-15. For example, if you are at 150 pounds now and wish to stay there then your daily calorie intake will be around 1950-2250. You’ll have to eat close to this for at least two weeks and then adjust accordingly. If you are gaining, cut back a little and if you are still losing, you can add more food.

Hope this helps you out Brooklyn and I would love to hear how you are doing a few weeks from now!

Garcinia Cambogia: Does This Hyped Weight Loss Supplement Really Work?

Garcinia cambogia (GC) is a small, pumpkin-shaped fruit that grows in Southeast Asia and India. The key active ingredient found in the rind of garcinia cambogia is hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which some research suggests can help certain people lose weight. (1)

Currently, there are at least 14 separate HCA-containing products sold over-the-counter to consumers labeled as “garcinia cambogia.” Most people are drawn to the idea of using GC because of the potential that it can provide near-effortless, quick weight loss without the need to change someone’s overall diet or lifestyle very much.

GC itself is not a new product; in fact, it’s been consumed in parts of Asia for many years, although not for the purpose of losing weight. Since GC (traditionally also known as the Malabar tamarind) first began to gain popularity in the U.S. several years ago — after appearing frequently in the media and on popular health-related TV shows — sales have gone up dramatically. More and more people are purchasing this so-called “weight loss miracle drug” in hopes of losing stubborn body and stomach fat they’ve been struggling with for years.

But just like most other weight-loss supplements, pills and products, studies regarding GC’s effects and safety have been mixed. While there’s some evidence that HCA might be able to aid in weight loss even when someone does not exercise often or change his or her diet very much, there’s also concerns regarding serious side effects that can occur, including liver damage or failure, anxiety, fatigue, dizziness, and digestive problems.

Remember that just because GC is derived from a natural fruit doesn’t mean it’s always completely safe. So is garcinia cambogia ultimately worth trying? What’s the truth with this purported weight-loss supplement? Let’s take a look at how HCA works, in what situations GC might be helpful, and what adverse reactions are possible when using any type of weight loss drug.

Finally, it’s worth considering the fact that time and time again we see various fad diets and products publicized to help boost weight loss — but what really works in the end is living a healthy lifestyle long term.

Does Garcinia Cambogia Work? What the Studies Tell Us

Garcinia cambogia reviews, research results and weight loss testimonials have been mixed to say the least. By far the most well-publicized benefit of using garcinia cambogia is its ability to increase weight loss. Other claims that are commonly made about garcinia cambogia’s effects include:

  • loss of appetite or less of a desire to eat than usual
  • reduced cravings for unhealthy foods, such as sugar addiction
  • a more positive mood (including feeling happier, more energetic and less tired)
  • increased energy and concentration
  • stabilized blood sugar levels
  • improved bowel movements
  • reduced joint pains
  • improved cholesterol levels
  • stronger desire to be physically active

Most of the claims above have not been backed by scientific studies, however some have. Let’s review the benefits of garcinia cambogia that actually have some merit and seem to be effective in some manner.

Some studies have found that garcinia cambogia might, in fact, be able to help with low amounts of fat loss, plus some of the other health concerns mentioned above, although its effectiveness is rarely strong or consistent.

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For example, research suggests that HCA works by blocking a certain enzyme called adenosine triphosphate-citrate-lyase, which contributes to the formation of fat cells. But studies comparing GC’s effects to controls have found that it might only increase weight loss by a mere one to two pounds on average.

These findings are exactly what researchers published in the Journal of Obesity in 2011. When they compared people who took garcinia cambogia extract to those who didn’t, the weight difference was very small (on average just about two pounds). Plus, it wasn’t even possible to conclude that GC was directly responsible for the additional pounds lost.

The meta-analysis reviewed results from 12 different trails involving GC and revealed a small, statistically significant difference in weight loss favoring use of garcinia cambogia products containing HCA slightly over use of a placebo. However, the analysis also found that some studies showed digestive side effects (“gastrointestinal adverse events”) were twice as common in HCA groups compared with placebo.

Results from various weight loss studies involving GC have been very mixed. One study in the meta-analysis reported a significant decrease in fat mass in the HCA group compared with placebo, two studies reported a significant decrease in visceral fat/subcutaneous fat/total fat areas in the HCA group compared with placebo, but two other studies found no significant difference at all between HCA and placebo. A study that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that GC used for 12 weeks (1,500 milligrams dosage) “failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo.” (2)

The conclusion of the meta-analysis regarding garcinia cambogia? Researchers summed up their findings by saying that “the magnitude of the effects are small, and the clinical relevance is uncertain. Future trials should be more rigorous and better reported.” (3) The bottom line is that if you’re struggling to lose weight, GC likely won’t be the answer, according to trial and controlled studies.

Studies have also suggested that it’s possible that HCA found in garcinia cambogia can help lower someone’s appetite by increasing production of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which is associated with calm and happy feelings — and therefore, sometimes appetite suppression, less cravings and reduced desire for comfort foods. Animal studies show it might also help increase energy expenditure. (4)

Keep in mind, however, that this isn’t the case with all people, and there are other, potentially less risky ways to better manage your appetite and boost serotonin production (such as eating balanced meals with protein foods and healthy carbs at regular times throughout the day).

There’s some support for garcinia cambogia being able to improve cholesterol levels and lower high triglycerides. It might also be able to help raise HDL “good” cholesterol. It’s not safe for anyone already taking medications that affect cholesterol, however, and its effects don’t seem to be very reliable or strong.

Studies have found that GC has “no significant effect on anthropometric parameters, REE, triglycerides or glucose levels” but might have a small effect on lowering cholesterol. (5) Keep in mind that there are also plenty of other natural ways to improve cholesterol levels, including exercising and eating more dietary fiber from high-fiber foods like veggies, nuts, seeds and beans.

Finally, what about CG’s effects on blood sugar levels? Some evidence exists showing that garcinia cambogia can help control blood sugar by improving how cells take up glucose (sugar) to be used for energy. One way in which it might improve weight loss is through inhibition of pancreatic alpha amylase enzymes, changes in intestinal alpha glucosidase and alterations in fatty acid synthesis. This might be able to change how carbohydrates are metabolized. (6)

This might possibly help your body respond to insulin better, although it can raise the risk for having low blood sugar levels in some people, too. If you have a history of blood sugar swings, you’re prediabetic, diabetic or taking medications that alter insulin’s effects, GC might make your blood sugar drop dangerously low. While this doesn’t appear to happen in everyone who takes GC, it’s something else to consider and something to discuss with your doctor.

Potential Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects

While some people claim they don’t experience any side effects at all from using GC, others have had very different experiences. Here’s one disturbing account regarding the use of garcinia cambogia extract that you might not have heard about: It’s contributed to at least several patients winding up in the hospital with liver failure and needing emergency liver transplants.

A 2016 article published by the Transplantation Center at the Mayo Clinic reports that millions of Americans regularly use herbal supplements, often in pill form, but aren’t aware of their full effects. Many weight loss drugs pose potential hidden dangers and are “associated with hepatotoxicity and acute liver injury.” (7)

In the case of garcinia cambogia, it can easily be overused and is not very well-regulated. Some manufacturers recommend taking high doses multiple times per day, for example 30 to 60 minutes before every meal for eight to 12 weeks straight. (8) Aside from liver damage, other garcinia cambogia side effects that can occur include:

  • becoming fuzzy or weak
  • fatigue and brain fog
  • skin rashes
  • an increase in catching colds/lower immune function
  • dry mouth and bad breath
  • headaches
  • digestive issues like nausea, trouble eating or diarrhea

Something else to consider about GC is the long list of its potential medical/drug interactions. Many people should avoid garcinia cambogia due to how it can affect other medications, pregnancy, nutrient levels, blood sugar and more. Garcinia cambogia can potentially interact badly with: (9)

  • pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • existing cases of liver or kidney damage
  • medications that are taken to control asthma and allergies
  • diabetes medications and insulin
  • iron supplements (usually taken by people with anemia)
  • pain medications
  • medications used to control mental disorders like anxiety and depression
  • statin drugs that lower cholesterol
  • blood thinning drugs (like warfarin)

How Much Garcinia Cambogia Should You Take?

If you decide that you still want to try taking GC for weight loss or its other benefits, here’s what you need to know about dosage recommendations for products containing HCA:

  • Studies using GC have used a wide range of doses, anywhere from one gram to 2.8 grams daily. Typical doses are ususally between 250–1,000 milligrams per day.
  • Study durations have also varied widely, ranging from using GC between two to 12 weeks at a time.
  • The optimal dose of HCA is currently still unknown. It’s not clear if a higher HCA dosage even means a higher bioavailability of HCA once consumed.
  • There does seem to be a significant correlation between the dosage of HCA and body weight loss, meaning higher doses have slightly more effects.
  • Garcinia cambogia continues to be the most widely used supplement in studies for providing HCA, however aside from GC, HCA can also be found in supplements made from the plant Hibiscus subdariffa.
  • Because most studies have investigated the effects of GC taken for about eight weeks, researchers believe this is ultimately “too short a time to assess the effects of HCA on body weight.”

To err on the safe side, avoid buying garcinia cambogia “formulas” or “supplement blends,” which might fail to report all of the other ingredients included or accurate levels of HCA. Many proprietary formulas are made by manufacturers that only use a fraction of the active ingredient or standard dose to keep costs down. Always read labels and look for the words “pure garcinia cambogia” and “hydroxycitric acid (or HCA) extract” (this should be around 50 percent to 60 percent of the product). If you purchase a blend and see an ingredient listed without an amount, that can be a red flag that you don’t know exactly what you’re getting.

11 Weight Loss Methods That Really Do Work

In just about all studies involving garcinia cambogia, researchers note that it’s hard to tell if any demonstrated benefits (weight loss, reduced cholesterol, etc.) are really due to GC or are actually influenced by other factors like the subjects eating lower-calorie diets or exercising. It’s always possible for any supplement to cause a “placebo effect,” where subjects wind up changing their outlook and habits simply because they believe the product is helping them (even if it isn’t actually doing anything).

Another interesting fact that the Journal of Obesity meta-analsis reports is that most of the included studies “failed to indicate whether or not outcome assessors were blinded, and seven studies did not even specify who funded the garcinia cambogia studies.” While it’s possible that garcinia cambogia might help you lose an additional one to two pounds if you take it regularly, most experts don’t think it’s worth the money or the risk — especially considering its effects are so small and inconsistent.

Ultimately, taking weight loss supplements won’t teach you much about eating an overall healthy diet, finding ways to enjoy exercise, or practicing “intuitive eating” and managing cravings. So what can you do to move in the right direction of losing weight safely? Weight loss efforts should always be realistic, safe and sustainable. Remember that the real goal is to reach a healthy weight and stay there for life. That’s why quick fixes and fad diets have been shown in studies to fail in the long run over 95 percent of the time.

Here are some of my favorite tips for losing weight using reliable methods that really work:

  1. Get good sleep! A lack of sleep (less than seven to nine hours nightly for most people) can mean a lack of weight loss.
  2. Eat more fiber: Adults need to aim for at least 25–30 grams daily from things like veggies, fruit, ancient grains, sprouted legumes and seeds.
  3. Use healthy fats: Coconut oil has natural fat-burning effects just like GC does, plus many more benefits like improving gut health, too. Other healthy fats that can help control your appetite include real olive oil, avocado, fats from grass-fed beef, nuts and seeds.
  4. Utilize adaptogen herbs: Adaptogen herbs like maca, ginseng and rhodiola can help control health conditions that can make it hard to lose weight (like high amounts of stress, thyroid issues, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, cellular toxicity and candida).
  5. Don’t skimp on protein: Protein foods are satisfying and essential for building muscles.