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Garcinia Cambogia is a fruit native to Indonesia. The fruit itself is used for culinary and digestive aid purposes. Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) can be extracted from dried Garcinia rind and capsulized to create weight loss and endurance support. It is purported that it can be safe for use when supplementing for 12 weeks. However, Garcinia Cambogia side effects can happen.

Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects

Due to a lack of thorough study, the long term effects of Garcinia Cambogia supplementation are mostly unknown. So, it is always best to consult your physician before starting any type of new nutritional regimen, especially with supplements. Even when a supplement is natural, the extraction processes are not always natural. These can have effects on the body.

Medical Conditions

If you are diabetic, you may want to speak to your Doctor before taking Garcinia Cambogia supplements every day for several weeks. It may lower your blood sugar and have possible interactions with diabetes treatments.
As the long term effects of Garcinia Cambogia are unknown, it is best to use these products with caution. There is not a lot of research on the interactions of Garcinia Extract/HCA and certain medical conditions. If you are taking any medications, be sure to check with your Doctor before using these extracts.

Pregnancy And Nursing

There isn’t much research on pregnant and nursing women taking Garcinia Cambogia extract. Neither the short or long term effects on the mother or child quite understood. Before consuming, speak to your Doctor about it and use with caution as directed.

Under The Age Of 18

Garcinia Cambogia is not recommended children under the age of 18. Keep Garcinia Cambogia in a cool, dry and dark place away from the reach of children.

Common Side Effect Of Garcinia:

• Nausea
• Digestive Discomfort
• Headaches

Garcinia Weight Loss

There are some conflicting reports on the efficacy of Garcinia Cambogia (HCA) Extract producing weight loss. There are many factors that can change how Garcinia supplements can effect a person. Some factors that may be considered are: age, weight, height, medical conditions, genetics, diet/exercise, brand/dosage of supplements, duration of use.

Effects In Women

Some research indicates results for certain Garcinia Cambogia extracts (containing 60% HCA) taken 30-60 minutes prior to eating 3 times a day for 8 weeks with regular diet and exercise. Another report states that overweight people taking Garcinia containing 50% HCA for 8-12 weeks didn’t experience a noticeable effect on endurance or weight loss.

Effects In Men

Studies on men have not revealed a change in athletic endurance or body fat break down. Although some benefits have been reported with women, it doesn’t seem to have the same effect in men.

Is Garcinia Cambogia Safe?

Garcinia Cambogia Extract may possibly be safe for some people if taken for 12 weeks or less by mouth. There is still a lack of study on its use by people with medical conditions, taking medications, are nursing/pregnant or under the age of 18. There are some studies of toxicity in mice who were tested, but no concrete evidence in human trials.

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