General Advice

When taking Garcinia it is always smart to do so at the recommended doses which can vary widely but are most acceptable to the digestive track at doses not exceeding 1,000 to 1,500 mg daily and of course these are to be divided over three doses before meals.

Because of the exposure on the Dr.branson show a couple of years ago, the demand for the supplement has exploded, although he did not directly endorse the product, he just reported on it. As the pill’s popularity grew, so did the demand for its production which has led to concern by the Food and Drug Administration that there is not enough regulation as to what exactly goes into many of these products.

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It is important to note that many of the makers of Garcinia Cambogia place many other ingredients in their products such as caffeine and other stimulant herbs. Some products have even been found to contain talc and other laxative ingredients. This is why it is so important to read the labels on the product’s label. There have been side effects reported such as gastric upset and headaches which have reportedly lasted up to twelve weeks at this point in research.


The newest research reports identify pure GC extract as being one of the most potent and nearly fail proof methods of helping men and women lose weight. The issue is how to tell which Cambogia extract is the right one the help with healthy weight loss. The newest research has also included the study of exactly how the pure extract actually helps the body to shed the pounds. There are several synergistic properties when it comes to the exact mechanism of how the pure extract works.

For example, pure cambogia extract was shown to increase leptin levels. A hormone known to help suppress the appetite. A decrease in the gastric acidic levels as well as the actual acidity was shown. Of the more important discoveries, there was an increase in serotonin levels which is responsible in helping to control emotional eating and elevating mood. Finally, one of the most important functions found with consuming the pure extract was the increased capacity to turn glucose and blood sugars into energy for the body instead of turning it into fat for the body.

The pure Cambogia extract is taken from the rind of the tropical fruit which is not especially tasty. Since the fruit itself is not palatable, the rind is used as a cooking spice or additive in place of the lemon. It is this rind, known as Hydroxycitric acid that has the diet industry on fire right now.

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The most effective method of ingestion is the actual pure extract of the rind. Extensive studies have shown that even at enormous doses the only side effect, which was minimal, was a bit of gastric upset. Gastric upset can come from large doses of anything, especially food. But since the upset did occur during a study, it has to be reported.

There are many ways to incorporate Hydroxycitric acid into the diet for use for weight loss. It is most effective using a low-fat and low-calorie dietary plan to help accelerate metabolism of sugars and for weight loss. The actual pure extract of Cambogia has been shown to increase the signals to the brain in indication that it is full.

Because there are minerals lacking from Hydroxycitric acid that are lacking, it’s best to take the pure extract with an added supplement such as Chromium. Chromium helps to regulate blood sugar levels and that helps to avoid spikes in cravings for things such as chips and sweets. When taken with GC, this can help when the Garcinia effects start to wane before your next dosage is due.

If you are the type of person who likes to emotionally eat, pure extract is for you. It has the added benefit of increasing serotonin levels which help the brain with feelings of well-being and sends signals to the brain to stave off emotional eating.

Eat a sensible diet. Nothing can help you lose weight when you are loading up on junk food like fast food, ice cream or potato chips. So to help the GC do its job, do your job, too.

In addition, if you take a Garcinia cambogia supplement 30 minutes or so before ordering your burger, fries, and milkshake, you’ll probably find it difficult to finish all three. You’ll more likely than not leave part of the burger and a number of fries in the basket or on your plate, and you’ll probably struggle to finish the milkshake.

As you continue to take Garcinia cambogia supplements, you’ll eventually find yourself skipping the fries, and ordering a plain hamburger instead of a Quarter Pounder with Cheese, or a Whopper. A glass of water or a cup of coffee may soon become a substitute for the milkshake, and if you stick with the Garcinia cambogia supplements long enough, your visits to fast food establishments may eventually be confined to visiting the salad bars.