Recently I was asked to write about Garcinia Cambogia which, honestly I had never heard of before now. I was told that Dr Oz had recommended this to his viewers – not that I put that much faith in his recommendations but I know that millions of others do.

So, I decided to do a little research before I started writing. As with almost any product, supplement, tool, etc that claims amazing weight loss – usually there are going to be as many websites saying it’s all a scam as there are selling the product. But, in my research I hardly found any websites saying it was a scam. There were a few unhappy reviews that said they didn’t think the product did much of anything.

What I did find in my research was more information on using pure garcinia cambogia. Apparently there are some products that don’t use the pure version or it may be diluted enough that you will not really get the benefits that are reported by those that have used the product in a more pure version.
Garcinia Cambogia (HCA) is a natural extract from a plant that is native to Indonesia. The extract is a supplement that comes from the rind of the fruit which is a small pumpkin-shaped fruit. It’s been around for a long, long time.

It is supposed to help your body burn fat quicker and more efficiently by blocking fat and suppressing the appetite. It has also been found that HCA increases serotonin levels which are a neurotransmitter that makes you feel better. This can help those of us who are emotional eaters. If we feel better, we eat less or at least we don’t run for the fridge in a bad situation!

Is it safe? People who live in regions where the Garcinia Cambogia fruit grows have known about its health-giving benefits and have been safely enjoying them for centuries. I suppose all things are fine in moderation. So, I would only take the recommended amounts and with any new diet or health supplement – ask your doctor before using.

When you are looking for pure garcinia cambogia or “GCE”, make sure it has at least 50% HCA (active ingredient potassium). According to Dr. Oz, “some experts believe that the newly available HCA potassium salts are more effective than the other HCA formulations”.
Looks like it really could be a winner. Most important – make good, healthy food choices and exercise regularly!

Let me know what you think!