Truth about garcinia cambogia dr oz

Truth about garcinia cambogia dr oz
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Dr Oz sued for weight loss supplement he claimed was a 'revolutionary fat buster with no exercise, no diet, no effort'

By Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com and Associated Press 15:04 GMT 03 Feb 2016, updated 06:14 GMT 04 Feb 2016

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  • Class action lawsuit claims 'all credible scientific evidence' proves Garcinia Cambogia does not work
  • Oz first promoted it on his show in 2013 and interviewed a woman who said it helped her lose 10lb in four months
  • He did not advertise a specific brand but the lawsuit singles out supplement seller Labrada, which calls it a 'fat loss aid'
  • In 2014 Oz appeared before a congressional hearing for promoting Garcinia Cambogia and other products as 'miracle pills'
  • Oz said he recognized they didn't have 'scientific muster to present as fact'

Dr Mehmet Oz is under fire once again for promoting a weight loss supplement on his television show that 'all credible scientific evidence' proves doesn't work, a new class action lawsuit claims.

The supplement in question contains Garcinia Cambogia, a tropical fruit that has been claimed to aid weight loss by burning fat quicker and curbing appetite.

Dr Oz first promoted supplements containing Garcinia Cambogia in a 2013 show in which it was called a 'revolutionary fat buster' and the 'most exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss today'.

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Garcinia Cambogia was touted as a pill that could help you shed pounds with 'no exercise, no diet and no effort', and Oz brought on a woman who said it helped her lose 10lb in four months.

Oz did not advertise a specific supplement brand on the episode, but the suit claims that his promotion caused sales of Garcinia Cambogia to skyrocket, according to TMZ.

The lawsuit has specifically singled out supplement seller Labrada, as well as Dr. Oz and Harpo Productions, and is seeking refunds for consumers as well as damages.

Labrada advertises Garcinia Cambogia as a 'fat loss aid', explaining that the Hydroxycitric Acid isolated from the fruit helps control cravings and prevents body fat from being made.

Although the site does not specifically advertise Dr Oz's endorsement, a number of the reviews mention that they decided to try the product after it was mentioned on his show.

A representative for The Dr Oz Show has since said the lawsuit is an attack on free speech.

'As we have always explained to our viewers, The Dr Oz Show does not sell these products nor does he have any financial ties to these companies,' they told TMZ.

This isn't the first time Garcinia Cambogia has landed Dr Oz in hot water.

In 2014 Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon whose television career first began on The Oprah Winfrey Show, appeared before a congressional hearing for praising Garcinia Cambogia, green coffee extract and raspberry ketone as weight-loss aids.

Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, the chairman of the Senate's consumer protection panel, scolded Oz for promoting magic pills.

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'I get that you do a lot of good on your show,' she said during the hearing. 'But I don't get why you need to say this stuff because you know it's not true. When you have this amazing megaphone, why would you cheapen your show?'

'The scientific community is almost monolithic against you in terms of the efficacy of the three products you called miracles,' she continued.

Multiple studies have concluded that Garcinia Cambioga did not noticeably help people lose weight any more than a placebo pill.

A 2013 study found that although Garcinia extract was safe to use, its effectiveness against obesity remained unproven in 'larger-scale and longer-term clinical trials'.

Oz agreed that his language about the supplements had been 'flowery' but said he believes the products can be short-term crutches and that he even gives them to his family.

'I recognize they don't have the scientific muster to present as fact but nevertheless I would give my audience the advice I give my family all the time,' he said.

Oz reiterated that he never endorsed specific supplements and said he would publish a list of specific products he believed would help Americans lose weight.

Last year a group of ten doctors sent a letter to Columbia University urging that Oz lose his faculty institution at the prestigious Ivy League university, citing his promotion of 'miracle' weight-loss aids.

'Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine,' the letter read.

It added that Oz had 'misled and endangered' the public by 'promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain'.

The university responded that it upheld Oz's right to 'freedom of expression' and that he would not be removed from the faculty.

Don’t believe the LIES about Garcinia Cambogia

Popular, but…

For more than a decade Garcinia Cambogia has been included in various weight loss products, but exploded in popularity in 2012 when Dr Julie Chen talked about it on the Dr Oz TV show.

Unfortunately, there is an avalanche of faulty information about Garcinia Cambogia on the web that we attempt to clean up here.

What The Research Says?

Several studies on rats have demonstrated significant weight loss, belly fat reduction, and lowered blood glucose levels (4, 5, 6).

We looked at all the randomized, double-blind clinical studies on humans. Some we excluded were either too short (2 weeks), used too small a dose, or had other flaws such as a low fat, high carb diet which researchers believe had a negative impact on the results.

This chart shows the results from the most relevant clinical studies on Garcinia Cambogia, encompassing 307 participants (7,8,9,10).

All of these were Double Blind,Randomized Controlled Trials, with subjects given Garcinia Cambogia or Placebo over 8-12 weeks.

The average for these 4 studies was 4.1 pounds lost vs 1.7 for those taking Placebo.

It should be noted that studies #3 and 4 used the highest dosages of 2800 mg daily, and showed the greatest amount of weight loss compared to placebo.

Studies #1 and 2 showed the least amount of weight loss benefit, and also used the lowest amount of Garcinia Cambogia, at 1200 mg per day.

Conclusion: The average for the 4 relevant clinical studies on humans showed weight loss of 3 pounds more than placebo.

Garcinia Cambogia is a pumpkin shape fruit which exclusively is indigenous to South Asia.

Studies that used higher doses of HCA recorded more weight loss.

Choose a Reputable Supplier

What brand of Garcinia Cambogia should you Buy?

You really need to read the label. Many brands are pushing inferior products. If they don’t show you the label, chances are they are trying to push you some crappy, useless stuff and don’t want you to realize it until you take it and don’t get any results.

Always Look for the HCA!

HCA, or hydroxycitric acid, is the active ingredient. You need to make sure it has at LEAST 60% HCA in it – Higher is better. Also check to make sure they don’t use a lot of added ingredients – especially if they’re hard to read, nearly impossible to pronounce ingredients.

What We Recommend

We’ve looked at all the leading brands sold on Amazon. There are several that are good, and dozens that are garbage.

Reasons why we recommend it:

  • Has 90% HCA!
  • No filler ingredients – all natural only
  • 600mg per capsule
  • Has been PROVEN to be effective
  • Has NO additives, fillers and other low-quality ingredients

Garcinia Cambogia

90% HCA 600 mg 90 V-caps

Garcinia Cambogia (3pk)

90% HCA 600 mg 90 V-caps

Pharmaceutical Companies Hate Garcinia Cambogia

According to this article in Washington Post, it cost between $800 million and $2.6 BILLION to bring a new prescription drug to market.

Once they start clinical trials, the pharmaceutical company only has 20 years of patent protection to recoup that cost, so they have to charge exorbitant prices to make that back and pay their shareholders a good return on their investment.

Of course they don’t want potential customers to think a natural product that cost a tiny fraction of what they charge can be effective at all.

Hence pharmaceutical manufacturers often fund research studies they hope will cast the competition in a bad light. A few million dollars to fund a study on a competitor is nothing compared to the billions it cost to develop a drug.

For example, this meta-review that examines existing clinical studies on Garcinia Cambogia is funded by GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of the prescription weight loss pill Orlistat, marketed under the name Alli.

For reference, Alli cost $60 for 120 capsules! The literature claims it can block 25% of the fat you eat from being absorbed.

Not surprisingly, the research they pay for often finds mixed results, with some studies showing positive effects for Garcinia Cambogia and some not.

The academic editor for that meta review was also the lead author for a few of the studies that found Garcinia to be ineffective. He also was the lead author for several studies that showed positive results for Orlistat (1,2,3).

Conclusion: Big Pharma spends hundreds of millions of $$$ funding research to cast doubt on the effectiveness of natural weight loss products like Garcinia Cambogia.

HOW DOES IT HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS?

Garcinia Cambogia is somewhat unique in that there are 2 pathways the HCA utilizes to help with weight loss

1. It May Help Reduce Hunger

Studies with rats have shown those given Garcinia Cambogia tend to eat less than those in the control group(11, 12).

How it works isn’t fully known, but those studies seem to indicate it increases levels of serotonin in the brain. (13, 14).

Likewise, some clinical studies with humans has shown it tends promote feeling of satiety (fullness), so you eat less. (15, 16, 17, 18, 19).

Serotonin is the “feel good” hormone that promotes feelings of satisfaction and is well known to be an appetite suppressant. (20).

Those studies are in contrast to some others that found no benefit for suppressing appetite vs those given placebo. (21, 22, 23, 24). Its not clear why studies have shown such a difference and more study is needed.

Conclusion: Some studies have shown garcinia cambogia increases serotonin to suppress appetite, but there have been other studies that could not replicate this effect.

2. It May Block Fat Production and Reduce Belly Fat

The effect HCA has on fatty acids in the bloodstream is the most important factor in its ability to aid weight loss.

Human and animal studies has shown HCA helps lower levels of triglycerides in the blood, reducing the oxidative stress throughout the body. (25, 26, 27, 28, 28).

It is even more attractive as a weight loss aid as it helps reduce belly. (29).

Another study gave moderately obese individuals 2,800 mg of garcinia cambogia daily for eight weeks (30).

After completion, participants had dramatically lower markers of metabolic disease such as:

  • 6.3% LOWER Total cholesterol levels
  • 12.3% LOWER LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol levels
  • 10.7% HIGHER HDL (the “good”) cholesterol levels
  • 8.6% LOWER Blood triglycerides

This is due to the inhibition of the enzyme citrate lyase, which signals the production of fat in the body (32, 33, 34, 35, 36).

By inhibiting citrate lyase, garcinia cambogia is thought to slow down or block fat production in the body. This may reduce blood fats and lower the risk of weight gain, two major disease risk factors (37).

Conclusion: Garcinia cambogia blocks the production of new fats in the body, and has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and blood triglycerides in overweight people.

OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS

Animal and test-tube studies suggest that garcinia cambogia may also have some anti-diabetic effects, including (38, 39, 40):

  • Decreasing insulin levels
  • Decreasing leptin levels
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Improving blood sugar control
  • Increasing insulin sensitivity

Garcinia cambogia may also have benefits for the digestive system.

Another reason why garcinia cambogia has gained much popularity as of late is the fact that it can lower insulin levels.

Immediately after featuring the supplement in his show, tens of thousands of individuals around the country decided to use the supplement to combat excess weight and keep the weight away.

Animal studies have suggested it helps protect against stomach ulcers and reduce damage to the inner lining of the digestive tract (41, 42).

However, these effects need to be studied further before firm conclusions can be drawn.

Conclusion:Garcinia Cambogia may help lower blood sugar levels and increase insulin sensitivity to combat diabetes

Side Effects

Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)

Garcinia Cambogia is recognized as GRAS by the FDA, meaning it has

been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use.

There have been several studies to test the effectiveness of these products and in these controlled quantities there were no significant side effects.

This meta-analysis examined all published research on Garcinia Cambogia, and found garcinia to be free from any major side effects when taken at dosages up to 2800 mgs per day (with 60% HCA)

At least 15 clinical studies involving approximately 900 patients document mild adverse reactions. Most adverse reactions included headache, dizziness, dry mouth, and GI complaints such as nausea and diarrhea.

Who Should Not Take

GARCINIA CAMBOGIA?

It IS safe for most people. But there are a few cases where you wouldn’t want to take it:

Garcinia Cambogia boosts serotonin levels in the brain (which triggers the satisfied, full feeling that helps suppress appetite).

For this reason, it is not advised for patients with neurological disorders such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons, or other forms of dementia.

DOSAGE AND WHEN TO TAKE IT

Dr Harry Preuss is a researcher and pathologist at Georgetown University past president of the American College of Nutrition who has led 2 of the studies on HCA that showed the best results (43,44).

You have to take the right dose of the right product, and you have to take it properly.

– Dr Harry Preuss

The 4 studies that were included in the meta-analysis referenced above noted that 1 to 2.8 grams daily were used in testing, and that 2.8 grams seemed more effective (45)

Different studies that have been performed to focus on side effects found no major side effects at dosages up to 2.8 grams daily (46).

Dosage recommendations from those studies are:

  • 500 to 1000mg capsules
  • 70% or higher HCA
  • 3 times a day
  • 30-60 minutes before meals
  • taken with 8 ounces of water

70% HCA means that the manufacturer has standardized the extract to be 70% Hydroxycitric Acid by volume.

50-60% was the highest purity commercially available until recently, so has been the standard used for testing.

The higher percentage provides more total HCA per capsule, but is not more effective otherwise.

In other words, the higher HCA % is not “better”, you just need less of it.

For proper dosage, you should lower the quantity if you use a product with HCA % higher than the 60% used in studies.

For example, the maximum recommended dosage of 3 grams per day of a 60% HCA product would yield 1800 mg of pure HCA – the same as 2 grams of 90% HCA.

**** DAILY MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED DOSAGE ****

3,000 mg x 60% HCA = 1800mg pure HCA

2,000 mg x 90% HCA = 1800mg pure HCA

With any popular diet product, there are lots of scams that sell crappy product at ridiculous prices, and some that disappear with your money.

It is becoming more common now with Garcinia, so beware, and read some of our reviews of brands like Ultra, Extreme, Purely Inspired, Miracle, Whole Body, Natural, and Pure Garcinia Cambogia.

Amazon is super convenient, and great at making sure you get what you order. But they don’t do anything to ensure the quality of a product.

Any brand that just popped up yesterday and will be gone tomorrow is NOT concerned with quality.

DR OZ WARNS ABOUT FAKE PRODUCTS

There are now dozens of new “Brands” of Garcinia Cambogia sold on Amazon that just make up a name and throw a label on some garbage product. And, they LIE about what is in the bottle!

The following quote is directly from the Dr Oz website where they warn about such deceptive marketing.

Sold Only On Web? Beware!

Our experience at ConsumerLab.com with herbal weight loss supplement suggests that you are more likely to get a bad product if it is sold only on web. Products sold in stores can also have problems (we have uncovered many), but this is less likely, probably because there is an extra layer of scrutiny by stores when deciding what they will carry, and the consequences of selling a bad product may be greater, for example, for a national retail chain, than a small web business. Products sold in mail catalogs also tend to have fewer problems than those sold only on the web. If you’re interested a supplement sold exclusively online, be particularly careful.

This doesn’t mean all products sold on Amazon are bad. It just warns that products sold ONLY on Amazon are a much higher risk for being very poor quality.

Conclusion: Beware any Brand or Product that is sold exclusively online and not in a brick in mortar store.

* Among several hundred Irish women infected in the '70's by bad RhoGam, half still had demonstrable virus, most of these had some inflammation, many had some fibrosis, but only two had cirrhosis (NEJM 340: 1228, 1999).

Those that exist only on Amazon and do not even have a website of their own are very likely to sell a very poor quality product.

Choose a Reputable Supplier

What brand of Garcinia Cambogia should you Buy?

You really need to read the label. Many brands are pushing inferior products. If they don’t show you the label, chances are they are trying to push you some crappy, useless stuff and don’t want you to realize it until you take it and don’t get any results.

Always Look for the HCA!

HCA, or hydroxycitric acid, is the active ingredient. You need to make sure it has at LEAST 60% HCA in it – Higher is better. Also check to make sure they don’t use a lot of added ingredients – especially if they’re hard to read, nearly impossible to pronounce ingredients.

What We Recommend

We’ve looked at all the leading brands sold on Amazon. There are several that are good, and dozens that are garbage.

Truth about garcinia cambogia and apple cider vinegar diet!

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Garcinia Cambogia and Apple Cider Vinegar: A revolutionary diet or a dangerous hype?

Garcinia cambogia became famous after Dr.Oz called it the “holy grail of fat loss” on his popular talk show.

Here’s what you can expect from this article:

  1. Quick facts about Garcinia.
  2. An in-depth overview of everything Dr.Oz said about Garcinia Cambogia.
  3. A quick check on if/how many of those claims are true.
  4. How Apple Cider Vinegar works for weight loss.
  5. Garcinia Cambogia and Apple Cider Vinegar diet recipe
  6. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Spoiler Alert: Garcinia doesn’t work. It doesn’t have human trial studies to back up its weight loss claims. Keep reading and you’ll understand it for yourselves. And that Anna Haughman CNN story is a hoax!

But before that, I really have to share this with you.

Somewhere during my research process on Garcinia, I found out that it has been used as a flavoring agent for fish curries.

Wait a second…fish curries?

I had my aha moment and decided to Google the Tamil/Sinhala name of Garcinia.

And to my surprise, it turns out this sweetypie is what we (Srilankans) call Goroka.

For those interested, Garcinia is called Kudampuli (Pot Tamarind) in Tamil.

And we are those people who traditionally use Garcinia Cambogia to flavor our fish curries.

It’s a staple in every Srilankan kitchen.

Let me tell you this, Garcinia (Goroka) flavored fish curry, also known as Ambul Thiyal is one of the best things Srilankans have discovered.

A picture of Garcinia Cambogia I took from our kitchen cupboard:

Dried fruit version of Garcinia from our kitchen…

What is Garcinia Cambogia and where is it from?

Garcinia Cambogia, also known as Malabar Tamarind, is a pumpkin shaped fruit that originates from south-east Asia and India.

The rind of this sour fruit is used as a traditional flavoring agent for fish curries.

It’s a staple in every Srilankan kitchen cupboard and that’s coming from a Srilankan (Me).

There are claims that Garcinia has been used as a home remedy for bowel problems, intestinal parasites and rheumatism [ 1 ].

As mentioned earlier, Garcinia Cambogia became super famous after Dr. Oz labeled it as the “revolutionary fat buster” in his show.

An Overview of Everything Dr. Oz said about Garcinia Cambogia

He’s the name behind the success of this viral weight loss supplement, so it only makes sense to start off with his claims right?

According to Dr.Oz, Garcinia Cambogia is the:

  1. “Holy grail” of weight loss.
  2. “Newest, fastest and least expensive fat buster”.
  3. “Revolutionary fat buster you’ve been waiting for.”

Let’s go through each claim about Garcinia from Dr.Oz show.

What does Garcinia Cambogia do for you?

These are the exact words of Doctor Julie Chen from Dr.Oz show:

It’s actually been seen in studies to help increase weight loss by 2-3 times, what people would naturally lose with just diet and exercise alone.

See the bolded words above?

Those words are what pretty much sold Garcinia Cambogia on the show.

I mean who wouldn’t like the idea of munching on KFC, sitting on the sofa all day and still lose that stubborn belly fat?

How does Garcinia Cambogia work for weight loss?

According to Dr.Oz, Garcinia cambogia works for weight loss in 2 ways:

  1. By blocking fat production and converting excess sugar into energy.
  2. By dealing with emotional eating. This works as an appetite suppressant.

What they repeatedly claimed is that Garcinia inhibits the production of fat in the body.

So if the body is not making fat, it will burn the fat it already has.

They also said that Garcinia Cambogia increases the production of serotonin in your brain.

Serotonin is a compound that helps avoid excess eating by making you feel fuller longer.

How is Garcinia different from all the other weight loss supplements out there?

Were you wondering about that?

Dr.Oz can read your mind because he asked that question to Julie Chen and she said:

Because it suppresses appetite and it helps to prevent fat from being made in the body.

Apple slices, carrot sticks, and wheat crackers are all good for noshing.

It moves it towards glycogen which is actually an energy source for the muscles to burn when you exercise.

Dr. Oz did a demonstration in which he explains how the liver turns excess sugar into fats.

He showed how Garcinia Cambogia will block the enzyme that turns the sugar into fats.

He explained that Garcinia uncorks the pathway that allows sugar to be converted into energy.

Here is another EPIC comment by Dr.Oz regarding Garcinia:

Your fat cells can begin to shrink out and convert into energy. Now even if you eat sugar, you’re unable because of Garcinia to make more of that fat cell.

That means you can eat your Ice cream, Pizza with double cheese and still get ready to brace the bikini season!

The whole focal point of their discussion is that Garcinia helps burn fat and not the muscle because it converts into energy that helps build muscle.

Other claims made on the Dr.Oz show:

  1. It doesn’t just help with weight loss, Garcinia also helps with overall body health.
  2. They saw in studies that patients had a decrease in total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL.
  3. Improvement in HDL which is a good cholesterol.
  4. Those studies saw improvements in patients with obesity.

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Where is the REAL Evidence to prove these Weight loss claims about Garcinia Cambogia?

I’m yet to find those “studies” talked about in Dr.Oz show.

If anyone gets hold of accurate studies supporting the above claim about Garcinia, please feel free to send me the link.

However, I’ve found a research paper that concludes Garcinia Cambogia works for weight loss in the short term.

It says that the magnitude of the weight loss is so small that it requires more rigorous future trials to draw any serious conclusions [2, 3].

Another research paper has also concluded about the lack of human trial evidence to support the claim about Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss [ 4 , 6 ].

It points out that most studies in humans have been conducted on small samples.

All of those studies have failed to show the long-term effect of Garcinia for weight loss.

Does Garcinia Target Belly Fat?

Now here is an interesting finding.

Earlier we read that there isn’t much evidence to support the claims of weight loss caused by Garcinia Cambogia.

Here are 2 studies stating that Garcinia can help lose visceral fat (belly fat).

The first study was carried out on mice and the second was on humans.

Study 1: This study was carried out on obesity-prone mice.

They were fed with high-fat diet for 16 weeks.

One group was given Garcinia Cambogia every day and another group was a control.

Results: No significant changes in body weight and food intake between both groups of mice.

However, they found out that the group of mice that had Garcinia had a significant reduction in their visceral fat (belly fat) [ 5 ].

Study 2: Double-blind, randomized and placebo-controlled.

This study was carried out on a group of men/women aged 20-65 years.

They all had a visceral (belly) fat area of 90cm or more [9].

  1. One group received 1000 mg HCA (Garcinia Cambogia) per day.
  2. The other group received placebo.
  3. The treatment was given for 12 weeks.
  4. After 12 weeks, both groups were given placebo for 4 weeks to assess any rebound effect.

Findings: After 16 weeks, the group that received Garcinia Cambogia had a significant reduction in visceral fat compared to the control group.

They also didn’t see any rebound effect from week 12 to 16 without Garcinia.

Regardless of their gender, both groups that received Garcinia showed belly fat reduction.

Bottom line: The belly fat loss from Garcinia was mentioned in Dr.Oz show and this is probably one of the rare studies out there to support that claim.

There still needs to be more human trial research to draw any serious conclusions.

This is primarily because of some of the rumored side effects of Garcinia.

Let’s Talk About Apple Cider Vinegar for Weightloss!

Apple Cider Vinegar is widely popular for its antifungal, antibacterial, antidiabetic and antioxidant properties [ 7 ].

As for its weight loss properties, here’s what a double-blind trial study found:

Participants: Japanese obese individuals with the same body weight, BMI and waist circumference [ 8 ].

  1. All participants were divided into 3 groups.
  2. Each group was given 500 ml of a beverage containing either 15 ml vinegar, 30 ml vinegar or 0 ml vinegar.
  3. They were given this treatment every single day for 12 weeks.

Results: The study found out that both groups that took the Vinegar beverage had significant weight reduction than the placebo group.

They also noticed more reduction in belly fat.

Bottom line: Apple Cider Vinegar actually has more reliable evidence for weight loss than Garcinia in human trial studies.

Garcinia Cambogia and Apple Cider Vinegar Diet Recipe

This is the method used and recommended by everybody to lose weight with the Garcinia Cambogia and ACV diet.

What you will need:

Pure Garcinia Cambogia Capsules: Buy a brand that’s FDA approved and has 60% HCA with no fillers etc.

Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother (Bragg’s is an excellent choice)

8 ounces of warm water in a glass.

A straw: To protect your teeth/enamel from any damage by the ACV.

  1. Mix 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar into a glass of 8 ounces of warm water.
  2. Swallow the Garcinia Cambogia and drink the ACV water.

When to do it: Once in the morning, 30 minutes before breakfast and once in the afternoon, 30 minutes before lunch.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1 .

On the flip side however, there are also a few companies that are both shady and are also using shady marketing tactics.

Which brand of Garcinia Cambogia did Dr.Oz recommend?

Dr. Oz did not recommend any brands and he clearly mentioned that on his show.

2 . Which brand of Garcinia Cambogia is the best?

Although we traditionally use it in our fish curries, Garcinia Cambogia is not something I will be using for weight loss purposes anytime soon.

I’ve done my part to educate you guys about this product for weight loss but I don’t trust it, yet.

My opinions might change in the future if/when there are enough studies to support the claims on humans.

I’m not very satisfied with the before/after pictures and videos I’ve seen so far either.

Therefore I refuse to mention or link out to any Garcinia brands.

3. What should you look out for when buying Garcinia Cambogia?

  1. Strictly watch out for online scams. Don’t bother with the free trials from random websites and Facebook pages.
  2. Look for an FDA approved brand.
  3. Make sure it has at least 60% Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) which is the active ingredient.
  4. And make sure it doesn’t have any fillers.

4 . Is Garcinia Cambogia safe for diabetics and pregnant women?

If you’re diabetic, pregnant or under any serious medications, please consult with your doctor before taking any weight loss supplements.

5 . What are the side effects of taking Garcinia Cambogia?

There’s been a lot of talks on this lately.

There have many claims of Garcinia causing Diarrhea, constipation, and insomnia.

Those, we can deal with.

However, there are also accusations of Garcinia causing liver damage, kidney and heart problems.

Now that’s something I wouldn’t want to risk myself with, which is another main reason why I’m not recommending any brands on here.

I’m still doing some research on the side effects of Garcinia Cambogia.

I’ll link my new post here when I’m done.

6 . Do you have any reliable before/after photos of Garcinia Cambogia and Apple Cider Vinegar diet results?

I have searched all over the internet and still haven’t come across any reliable before/after photos yet.

Some of these YouTube videos I saw on Garcinia reviews is just plain promotional ones.

Some have created a YouTube channel to post 1 video review of Garcinia Cambogia and that’s it.

No further updates or reliable photos whatsoever.

Even many of the comments left on these videos sound so fishy.

Request for you: If you have seen any reliable before/after photo results of Garcinia and Apple Cider vinegar diet anywhere, please send me the link so I can add it on here.

Photo credit will be given of course but I just can’t seem to find any that seem convincing.

7 . What about Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss. Does it work for real?

As mentioned earlier, Apple Cider Vinegar also lacks much evidence from human trial studies.

However, I’ve definitely seen convincing before/after photos and videos of ACV diet.

I myself have a bottle of Braggs ACV and drink it whenever I’m bothered.

Another plus is that Apple Cider Vinegar side effects are definitely don’t sound scary compared to Garcinia.

8 . So is the Garcinia Cambogia and Apple Cider Vinegar diet a scam?

All I’m saying is, ask your doctor first.

And don’t bother with the free trials of Garcinia from the Internet because your card will be charged month after month.

Have you had any results with the Garcinia Cambogia and Apple Cider Vinegar diet?

Speak your mind in the comments below and share your experience with others.

Tell us if it worked for you or not and if you’ve had any side effects from this diet.