Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical fruit that grows in Asia and Africa. Recently many websites, including FoodSecurity.org, and even celebrities have begun to buy garcinia on Amazon and endorse the properties of this fruit as a sort of miracle weight loss supplement. The supplement is derived from grinding down the fruit’s rind and is typically sold in pill capsule formats in pharmacies all over the world. The fruit reached its pinnacle in popularity when endorsed by Dr. Oz on his website and other media outlets. Since then sales for the fruit based supplement have boomed and now people, rightfully so, are curious about side effects.
Many people in pharmaceuticals are quick to dismiss natural remedies or supplements for problems because they are so used to what is created in a lab. Fortunately the world was supporting itself before we came along and, in that time, managed to create some great natural remedies to be re-purposed for human use. The Garcinia Cambogia, or Gambooge, is used for weight loss and is actually effective in its intent. The fruit contains a type of acid, abbreviated HCA, which inhibits the conversion of carbohydrates into fat. Unlike most “woo” medicine this is substantiated in science and can be tested in a lab.
So if it is all natural then we don’t need to worry about Garcinia Cambogia side effects, right? Well, right and wrong. Though the fruit is all natural and the supplement remains that way there are still small side effects that are worth noting. Use of the Garcinia Cambogia has coincided with minor nausea, stomach cramps, and headaches. Sounds pretty bad, right? Well, if you were to look at weight loss supplements that were not derived naturally and then investigate their side effects you would see much worse than what the Garcinia Cambogia has caused in a very small selection of people.
In summation we can see that the Garcinia Cambogia is a safe and healthy alternative to more dangerous and expensive weight loss supplements. The fruit-derived supplement offers great benefit while minimizing side effects. Garcinia Cambogia can be purchased from most local pharmacies and many supplements now showcase the fruit. It is worth noting that, for maximum efficacy, prospective dieters should look for a Cambogia supplement containing at LEAST 60% of the acid: HCA.