Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects
The Truth About Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects
Before discussing Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects, it is first important to know exactly what is Garcinia Cambogia and how Garcinia Cambogia works. Touted by Dr. Oz as the “Holy Grail of Weight Loss”, Garcinia Cambogia has been dubbed the weight-loss phenomenon of 2012-2013. Many experts and consumers alike have acknowledged Garcinia Cambogia as being one of the most effective, as well as one of the most inexpensive fat burning supplements on the market today. The active ingredient of Garcinia Cambogia Extract is hydroxycitric acid (HCA)and is known to double or triple one’s weight loss efforts when combined with healthy diet and moderate exercise.
Garcinia Cambogia is a fruit whose rind, when harvested, produces a powerful resin used in the formulation of a weight loss supplement when extracted from the fruit in concentrated form; typically standardized to 60% HCA. One manner in which this supplement functions within the body is by obstructing fat cell production and reducing an individual’s appetite. The Garcinia Cambogia Extract does not remove fat cells thus reducing one’s weight however it is reported to keep the body from producing more fat cells which does contribute to an individual’s weight loss efforts overall.
Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects Raises Its Ugly Head – But How Ugly Is It?
Obviously every individual is different and as such people respond differently to different things. So as more and more individuals began taking Garcinia Cambogia supplements, the general public became more aware of possible Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects. Increasing sales spawned by several TV programs regarding this new found weight loss supplement has prompted a few garcinia cambogia side effects being reported. Medical watchers from around the internet have been noticing reports being centered around several rather common side effects that tend to be more of a nuisance than a side effect; those most notably being:
- Mild nausea
- Digestive tract discomfort and/or more frequent bowel movements
- Mild headaches and/or dizziness
Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects – Who Should Steer Clear
Garcinia Cambogia Extract is not recommended for women who are nursing or pregnant as has been widely written of around the net. Also it has been notated that taking Garcinia Cambogia supplements may lower blood sugar levels and caution is advised to patients with Type I & Type II diabetes (high blood sugar) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Additionally, other individuals who are taking prescription drugs, natural herbs, or other supplements which have an affect on blood sugar should also be cautious.
Any patients who have a history of rhabdomyolysis (a serious and potentially fatal disease involving degeneration of skeletal muscle) in their family’s background or patients who have been prescribed a “statin” (a cholesterol-lowering drug) should also consult their medical professional before taking this supplement as it may increase their risk of rhabdomyolysis. Additionally, other information circling the web is that patients with any form of dementia should avoid taking this supplement altogether.
Although the aforementioned individual types are advised to steer clear of this supplement, each individual is different and as such should consult their medical professional on an individual-by-individual basis.
So What is All of the Hype Regarding Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects?
Given all of the above information already abounding the internet, it is interesting to note of the minuscule number of reported incidences compared to/with the overwhelming satisfaction of customers using the product when investigating claims of Garcinia Cambogia side effects. Aside from the Garcinia Cambogia side effects listed above, most other complaints or reports have been found to be just plainly malicious in intent or directed at harming sales and therefore have been excluded for lack of merit.
In summary, in order for customers to be happy with the use and purchase of Garcinia Cambogia, customers should look for some basic guidelines when purchasing this supplement. Those guidelines should include as follows:
- The manufacturer should clearly state on their bottle its ingredients and have 60% HCA (with potassium)
- There should not be any artificial fillers, binders or ingredients included in the product
- It should list a daily recommended dose of no more than 4500 mg
- It should not be taken for periods longer than 12 weeks and followed by a few months of pause between treatments
- If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, suffer from diabetes or high cholesterol, consult your doctor before taking
- Do not take if you suffer from any form of dementia
- Improve your results by incorporating a healthy diet with a moderate exercise regimen
Finally, the reality about Garcinia Cambogia side effects is they are minimally occurring in the overall usage by the general public although anyone should consult a healthcare provider immediately if they experience any side effects. Also please note, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not strictly regulate all natural herbal nutrients and supplements made from them. Additionally, since there is no guarantee of purity, strength or safety from supplier to supplier, their side effects could vary so consumers should always read product labels before purchasing.
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