It is not out of place to be skeptical when one hears of a supplement that can make one four pounds lighter within a month. Today’s market is saturated with weight loss supplements that do not live up to their promise, bogus claims or greatly exaggerated claims. So, what about the weight loss supplement Garcinia Cambogia touted by Dr Oz? He called it a “dual action fat-buster” because it blocks fat absorption AND makes you feel more full, so you eat less.
There are several products marketed with “Pure Garcinia Cambogia” name
The problem is, scammers who specialize in slick websites to trick people into buying crappy products often use the word “Pure” in their product name. So beware. These tricksters use a lot of pretty pictures, but no facts. They hide the price until they have already captured your email address to pester you with offers, and NEVER disclose the ingredients of what they sell.
The biggest “ripoff” is the price some scam artists are charging for what is really the LEAST expensive raw ingredient of all recent diet products recommended by Dr Oz. The site pictured above charges almost $50 for a single bottle!
You should expect to pay $20-$30 a bottle for a top quality Garcinia Cambogia product – not the $40-$50 that some are charging for their Pure Garcinia Cambogia.
No ingredients listed
If the website you are looking at does not show the ingredients list or label of a product, LEAVE. They are pushing a crappy product and hide that by not publishing the ingredients.
Garcinia DOES work, but is not really a “new” weight loss product
Unlike some of the other recent “discoveries” featured on Dr Oz show like Green Coffee or Raspberry Ketones, Garcinia Cambogia has been used in weight loss products for about a dozen years now.
Some we are a fan of like the SuperFruit Diet Formulas by NewLifeBotanicals, and some others like the popular Hydroxycut that we feel are not really safe (many reports if illness and health problems of users).
In Indonesia, Malaysia, African and other countries where it grows and is know as “tamarind” it has been used for centuries in recipes to make food more “filling”.
How it works
The effectiveness of Pure Garcinia Cambogia HCA has so much to do with the way it works. Actually, there are 2 mechanisms at work – Fat blocking and hunger suppression.
It blocks fat by incapacitating a key enzyme called citrate lyase. This enzyme is responsible for converting stored carbohydrates and sugars into fat. By inhibiting citrate lyase, the fat-making process becomes inconclusive, which reduces the production of triglycerides and bad cholesterol. Ultimately, the amount of fat in the body decreases.
HCA also works by suppressing appetite. When a person eats less, the body responds by releasing stored fat in cells. Nobody enjoys consciously suppressing the urge for food. It is much easier if abstinence is involuntary, which is how HCA works.
Weight loss proven in studies
Scientists and health experts tell us you can lose weight with Pure Garcinia after close studies of its components and how it works. This is the most authoritative of the 7 studies done so far on Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss. Here and here are 2 other clinical studies.
No negative side effects
In the 7 clinical studies that have been performed to date, no major side effects have been reported. However, there have been some minor complaints of headache, skin rash, common cold, and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. It is unknown if these were related to consumption of HCA or not. HCA works by increasing the serotonin in the brain, which signals you are full and making the individual feel less interested in food. A nice, but mild side effect is that it improves the mood of users and ensures that they do not suffer total lost of appetite. Serotonin as a neurotransmitter in the brain generally makes one feel good. It is the target of most antidepressant medications. People with low levels of serotonin are susceptible to depression, anxiety and may be driven into reactive or emotional consumption of food.
Very important is the phrase “Safety First”. Products with serious side effects should be avoided no matter how effective they are in addressing specific health problems because they may end up doing more harm than good. All the studies carried out on Pure Garcinia Cambogia showed that it is devoid of side effects. However, if you are pregnant it should be avoided, and if you have any serious health problems it is important to seek expert medical advice beforehand and follow instructions that come with the supplement.
Used in advanced weight loss formulas for many years
Garcinia Cambogia is a safe and healthy weight loss aid all by itself, although not perhaps the weight loss miracle the scammers are claiming it to be. Where it really excels is in combination with other products, because it is generally more mild than some other diet aids with no caffeine or other stimulant properties so can be used to enhance the effectiveness of other products without making users nauseous, nervous, or edgy.
fat blocking different than fat burning
The “fat blocking” property is different than fat burning like Raspberry Ketone and Green Coffee, so it is complementary to those products.
hunger suppressants not all the same
Even the hunger suppressant in Garcinia Cambogia is a bit different. It raises serotonin levels in the brain, whereas 5HTP makes the serotonin more readily accessible. So both have similar effects, but may work differently for different people. And they can work better together.
NewLifeBotanicals includes Garcinia Cambogia in 3 of their popular Superfruit Diet Formulas. Our customers have been reporting more positive results with these products than any other we offer – in particular the SDF-1 and SDF-2.
How to Choose the Right Garcinia Product
The very first thing you want to do is make sure you read the label! This is especially something to note when you’re buying your supplements online.
There are several places you can buy it, but beware of anyone selling it who doesn’t give you a clear view of the actual label so you can verify the ingredients for yourself.
HCA is the active ingredient that makes Cambogia extract so powerful. If you buy a product that doesn’t have at least 50% HCA then you’re buying from someone that doesn’t care about making a quality product and you shouldn’t trust it.
There are several other things you should look for when shopping, which we’ve listed below.
|It meets all of these recommendations by Dr. Oz: