Side Effects Of Garcinia Cambogia Supplement

Garcinia Cambogia has lately been touted as the best weight loss supplement in the market. It is made from the rind of a fruit with the same name that grows naturally in parts of South Asia; the rind of the fruit is collected, dried and ground into the extract which is what is sold today as a weight loss supplement. In fact, natives of the areas where Garcinia Cambogia grows use it as a condiment to make meat and seafood tastier and they also use it to treat minor stomach ailments such as period cramps, constipation and diarrhea.
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As effective as this supplement is, there have been reports that it can cause side effects. While some parties maintain that the supplement is perfectly okay, others insist that it can be harmful. The truth is that Garcinia Cambogia has been consumed for centuries both as a fruit and it powder form without any harm to the human body. In order to understand that this great weight loss supplement is now said to have effects, you have to go back to how it became known in the US.
The first most people heard of  Miracle Garcinia Cambogia was from Dr. Oz. It is well known that when he is enthusiastic about a product the public usually trust him and they want to buy it and try it out. This is where scammers come in; they make fakes of the real thing and market it to unsuspecting users and these are the ones who report side effects such as headaches, upset stomach, nausea and so on. These side effects are caused by what is called “filler” which the scammers use to “fill” the supplement. They use very little pure Garcinia Cambogia and the rest of the supplement is simply filler and this is what causes people to feel ill.
This means that you have to be smart about the way you buy Garcinia Cambogia. Manufacturers are required by law to indicate what is contained in a supplement on the packaging so look for the following:
  • 60% or more HCA. HCA is the component that helps with weight loss.
  • A dosage of 800mg or more per day
  • Manufactured under approved standards
  • In addition to these things, you should make sure to check reviews of any brand that you are considering.


There are some instances when taking Garcinia Cambogia isn’t recommended. This isn’t because there is any evidence that it is harmful, only that there hasn’t been enough research to confirm that it is safe.
  • If you are pregnant or lactating.
  • If you have any memory related diseases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.
  • If you are on cholesterol lowering medication.
  • If you have a chronic condition for which you are taking medication, you must speak to your doctor first.
There have been concerns that teenagers and even children are taking Garcinia Cambogia to lose weight; this isn’t recommended. Anyone under the age of 18 who wants to lose weight should try the more natural methods first like eating better and exercise. This is because they are still developing and there hasn’t been any research done on whether weight loss supplements have an effect on development.
Finally, and this is very important, you should never take Garcinia Cambogia for more than 12 weeks in a row. There hasn’t been any research into how the body reacts to the supplements after this period. In any case, you will have lost enough weight and you should now resort to exercise and better diet to remain in good health.

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