Garcinia is a plant. The fruit rind is used to make medicine. Don’t confuse garcinia with Garcinia hanburyi (gamboge resin).
How does it work?
Developing research suggests that garcinia might prevent fat storage and control appetite; however, whether these effects occur in humans is unclear.
Possibly Ineffective for:
- Weight loss.
- Exercise performance. Taking a chemical compound found in garcinia called hydroxycitric acid (HCA) might increase how long untrained women are able to exercise.
- Weight loss. The effect of garcinia on weight loss is not clear. Some research shows that taking garcinia fruit rind extract doesn't seem to decrease fat breakdown or energy expenditure in overweight people. However, other research suggests that it might improve weight loss.
- Treating worms and parasites.
- Emptying the bowel.
- Severe diarrhea (dysentery).
- Other conditions.
Side Effects & Safety
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of garcinia during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The appropriate dose of garcinia depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time, there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for garcinia. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.