In November 2012, Dr. Oz talked about an exciting breakthrough for weight loss on his television show. Women all over America hurried to buy bottles of the "revolutionary fat buster" off the shelves, even though it's effectiveness and safety were questioned.
A small pumpkin-shaped fruit that grows in Southeast Asia and Australia, Dr. Oz claimed it could be the "magic ingrediant" to help a person lose weight without diet or exercise. However, clinical trials do not support claims that Garcinia cambogia is an effective weight-loss aid and the side effects, including liver damage, can be toxic.
One of the main ingredients, HCA (Hydroxycitric Acid), is a derivative of citric acid and claims to metabolize carbohydrates and curb hunger. But when HCA was used in a study of rats prone to obesity, although it did suppress fat accumulation, it had a high testicular toxicity.
A spokesperson at Garcinia Cambogia Unleashed said that consumers need to only look for the pure form of the product for noticeable results.
"100% natural product means that it contains the Garcinia Extract and maybe some minerals, without any fillers or binders which might have side effects," she said. "Pure Garcinia Cambogia capsules constitutes that it should contain at least 50% HCA, in order see significant weight-loss results."
WhyGarciniaCambogia.net, a website that helps people decide if the supplement is right for them, recently updated its recommended provider to Miracle, a company that claims to have the most pure and effective Garcinia Cambogia on the market.
Miracle pills contain 60% hydroxycitric acid, are made in the United States, and contain a two-month supply per bottle.
A Garcinia Cambogia spokesperson said, “Miracle is the best Garcinia Cambogia supplement we have tried to date. It fulfills our holy trinity of reliability requirements being made in the US and blasting the minimum HCA requirement out of the water with a massive 60% per capsule. It is our duty as an authority on the subject to help guide individuals who want to try the supplement toward a recommended provider whose quality and efficacy is assured. As such, we are proud to recommend Miracle.”
The website also says that in order to see maximum results, the supplement needs to be taken with a balanced diet and good workout plan which, interestingly enough, is the key to any weight loss.
For more information about Garcinia Cambogia, talk to your doctor or health care provider ... who will probably tell you to eat a balanced diet and exercise for healthy weight loss results.
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