Almost every other month, it seems that the Internet becomes obsessed with another obscure ingredient of natural provenience claiming to lead to miraculous effects regarding the body’s health and its affections. And with obesity becoming a worldwide problem, it comes as no surprise that more and more people become obsessed with losing weight and are desperate enough to try pretty much everything on the market, no matter how dark or reluctant may seem.
A few years back when the Garcinia Cambogia first started, this product was marketed as one of the most innovative and efficient methods to lose weight naturally. Obviously, plenty of people bought the chimera promising to help lose a significant amount of weight without any effort.
The product was then marketed as safe and even associated with numerous clinical studies that proved its efficiency. It was even associated with the reputed and well-known American celebrity, Dr. Oz, so that more people would trust this choice of supplements.
What is Garcinia Cambogia and why all the fuss about it?
Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical fruit originating from Indonesia and known for its multitude of vitamins and minerals contained. The fruit is even tasty and makes for an important diet addition to locals from Indonesia. However, what stroke the interest of pills manufacturers across the globe was the fruit’s rather high content of hydroxycitric acid of HCA. Some preliminary studies conducted link the high intakes of hydroxycitric acid contained in the extract from Garcinia Cambogia with inhibiting appetite which may lead to weight loss. This acid also prevents fat from depositing on the body, thus it was seen as the new miraculous form to lose weight without efforts.
What are the potential side effects of Garcinia Cambogia?
Although potentially benefic for the body due to its generous intakes of calcium, phosphorus and iron, the Garcinia Cambogia extract is not relevant at all when it comes to its doubtful link to weight loss. There aren’t sufficient studies conducted in the field for a professional and unanimous opinion and, most like all other supplements marketed for weight loss, it was not approved by the FDA.
Unfortunately, there is one downside when considering using Garcinia Cambogia extract supplement pills for weight loss, especially since these products go on the market without a license from FDA.
There are also some of downfalls regarding these supplements from a legal point of view, as there is no relevant data about the company producing these pills. And there is no official website of any company selling Garcinia Cambogia supplements, or any relevant information or company address to testify the authenticity and professionalism of the company selling or of the supplements themselves. In addition, the assumed company which markets pills based on Garcinia Cambogia extracts was already involved in some of complains. But, there are plenty of online testimonials from persons who bought the products and claimed they experienced positive effects by using these pills for weight loss. So it’s worth to try.