It was just the other day when the email landed in my inbox: “With Garcinia Cambogia, studies have shown that weight loss is 2-3x more effective than diet and exercise alone.”
That’s a pretty audacious claim, I thought to myself…Especially since I didn’t even know what Garcinia Cambogia was at the time.
This is when I decided to dive into the research for myself and what I found was nothing short of shocking…
Not only did it have studies to back its claims, but it had TONS of them. If you have not tried this fat burner yet and are looking to lose weight, keep reading…
What is Garcinia Cambogia?
Here is a helpful, 2-minute video that explains how Garcinia Cambogia works:
Here are the basics:
Garcinia Cambogia is a weight loss supplement extracted from the fruit known as the Malabar tamarind.
It is currently the most popular weight loss supplement on the internet with over 1 million searches per month. We have included some of the product testimonials at the END of this article.
The REAL thing that we care about when reviewing health and fitness products is: are there studies to back these claims up?
The answer is YES, and we have cited them in this article.
Proven Health Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia
1. Blocks Fat Production
Garcinia Cambogia has been proven to block the fat producing enzyme, Citrate Lyase.
Scientists proved that blocking this enzyme makes it almost impossible for the body to produce fat (1).
Obviously, this is great news. The harder it is for fat to accumulate on your body, the easier losing weight becomes.
In fact, REPEATED studies show that taking Garcinia Cambogia causes a reduction in belly fat (2). Belly fat is the hardest kind of fat to lose so if you struggle removing fat from that area, this could be an added benefit for you.
2. Helps Emotional Eaters Fight Cravings
If you find yourself eating whenever you feel emotional or bored, there’s more good news for you!
Garcinia Cambogia causes increased production of serotonin in the brain. Scientists have shown that this increase in serotonin leads to reduced appetite and cravings for emotional eaters (3).
So, not only will you burn more fat, you’ll spend less time thinking and craving food.
We all have stress in our lives, and it’s great news that GC can help you in those times when you’re feeling weak and your willpower is low!
3. Lowers Bad Cholesterol & Raises Good Cholesterol
Do you have problems with your cholesterol? Garcinia Cambogia can help with that too!
One study showed that it can raise HDL Cholesterol (the good kind), lower triglycerides, and lower LDL Cholesterol (the bad kind)(4).
Even if you’re not worried about this right now, lowering your bad cholesterol can reduce your risks for heart disease later on in life!
4. Reduces Dangerous Inflammation on the Body
Most people walk around in a constant state of inflammation. This can be seen in the puffy faces, red skin, puffy hands (arthritis), and belly bloat.
I know what you’re thinking: Garcinia Cambogia helps with that too?
Yep! Studies found that it reduces inflammation on the whole body and which should cause you to look and feel MUCH better (5).
5. Contains Antioxidants
Garcinia Cambogia comes from a fruit, so it contains healthy antioxidants as well (6).
Antioxidants have a whole host of benefits including:
- Fighting off dangerous free radicals in your blood stream
- Helping to improve skin quality and elasticity, keeping you looking younger
- Supporting the immune system keeping you from getting sick
- Other cancer-fighting properties
- Added protection against heart problems, memory problems, eye problems, and mood disorders
Needless to say, this is yet another reason why you should be taking Garcinia Cambogia!
Often with fat burners, you will find there are some potential side effects, but that is more good news about GC…
6. Has Minimal Side Effects
As you know, a common trend with weight loss supplements is that they come with a whole host of side effects.
A small amount of people report feeling dizzy, having dry mouth, or occasional stomach issues from Garcinia Cambogia (7).
Everything has side effects. Some people get light headed and dry mouth just from drinking coffee.
This, for us, is another great plus for Garcinia Cambogia. These are minimal side effects for the level of results you will see.
The final reason you should be taking this supplement is…
7. Garcinia Cambogia causes significant weight loss found over multiple studies. Period.
Here are the weight loss results from 9 different human studies.
As you see, a few studies didn’t find a difference, but most of them found a large difference.
Garcinia Cambogia is on average of 2x – 3x more effective than the placebo.
How much does it typically cost?
Usually from around $25 to $45 a bottle depending on the brand.
How do I take it and where do I get it?
Unfortunately, there are many products out there not using the recommended doses or intake based on the studies.
From what we have found, you will want to:
- Get a brand with 95% HCA.
- Take 500 mg, 3 times per day.
- The best times are 30-60 minutes before meals.
There are a lot of brands to choose from on Amazon, but you can also look for it at your local health food store!