At least, Garcinia Cambogia appears to be safe. There are no serious side effects, only ske reports of mild digestive issues (14). It is best to get a brand with at least 50 Hydroxycitric acid. The most common dosage is 500 mg, 3 times per day, half an hour before meals.
The fruit is known in India as gambooge. It is apparently also an ingredient in some weight loss products as hydroxycitric acid. Oz promoted it and continues to assert that garcinia cambogia is an effective aid to weight loss. The claims for weight loss are nothing short of outlandish and there is real science that suggests the whole thing is a hoax.
Studies that claim to have found weight loss were carried out on animals. Studies involving humans are for the most part badly designed. A few quality studies have been carried out over the years, starting in 1998 with a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 135 adults over 12 weeks published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. They found no evidence that hydroxycitric acid, the active ingredient in weight loss products made from garcinia cambogia, produced significant weight loss.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2004 published a systematic review of meta-analyses and clinical trials on dietary supplements for weight loss by complementary medicine researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.
None of the over-the-counter weight loss aids worked, including garcinia cambogia. Late in 2010 the peer-reviewed Journal of Obesity published a meta-analysis of studies testing the garcinia as a weight loss aid. Of the 23 trials they identified, 12 were methodologically sound enough to include in their analysis. The analysis revealed that some statistically significant weight loss occurred, but the magnitude of the effect is small and the clinical relevance is uncertain.
They also found that gastrointestinal adverse events were twice as likely in the hydroxycitric acid group as in the placebo group. When you are considering the potential benefits of products look for meta-analysis studies that take in all the sound research available.
One-off studies that get a significant result are not evidence of anything. Only when an effect is repeated in many studies by many scientists should you believe.
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I pack my 6 pack lunch pail and try to time taking garcinia cambogia at meal 2 and 4. The time in between meals with this product is a bit longer compared to the past when I found myself dipping to my next meal after an hour and a half :) I absolutely love this supplement because for me, it did everything that it claimed to do.
I've been taking it steadily for only about two weeks now and combined with a pretty good workout routine and diet, I've already lost 5 pounds. This supplement really curbs my appetite and cravings throughout the day, which was always my biggest struggle with weight loss.
I don't find myself eating because I'm bored anymore. I find that I want to eat only very small portions. The only thing that has been difficult is getting used to my new appetite. I've been throwing out a lot of my food because I physically feel like I cannot eat that much, and if I do eat too much then I don't feel so good. However, I'm learning to keep all my meals small and frequent (just like I should have been doing all along!).
I plan to definitely buy this product again, I really love it and finally, I've successfully changed my eating lifestyle. Dieting is Out. Dieting sucks.