OverallHealth.org Announces Strong Caution Against Popular Weight Loss Ingredient Garcinia

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Despite the hype on daytime TV and elsewhere, Henry Rearden of OverallHealth.org is skeptical when it comes to consumption of Garcinia supplements for weight loss or any other reason. Accordingly, he makes this press release announcement for the protection of weight loss shoppers.

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Henry Rearden of OverallHealth.org would caution otherwise, however, after just a surface layer of research on the topic. Above all, there is just too little known about Garcinia at this point.

Garcinia is a plant. The fruit rind is used to make medicine. Developing research suggests that garcinia might prevent fat storage and control appetite; however, whether these effects occur in humans is unclear.

Perhaps the reader has now heard of Garcinia supplements from certain popular daytime TV programs, review sites, or elsewhere. Perhaps also there is a temptation to “give it a try.”

Henry Rearden of OverallHealth.org would caution otherwise, however, after just a surface layer of research on the topic. Above all, there is just too little known about Garcinia at this point.

Further, users often complain about the side effects. For instance, here are a couple user statements Rearden turned up on Amazon.

“I purchased mine from Walmart—has same ingredients as the one advertised—I started having breathing problems shortly after taking it; scary, so will not continue and now stuck with the purchase—lost money!”

And this one:

“I have been on this for one month, I have lost no weight. I have had terrible gas from it and it seems to sit in my esophagus for a long time. I bought a five-month supply and will continue for now. Hope for better results as time goes on.”

And then this one:

“After about two weeks on Garcinia Extract and minimal weight loss, I realized that it was causing the headaches, nausea, sweating and mental "fuzziness." The side effects began to dissipate within a few days of stopping the product. Whatever weight loss benefits the product may have will remain unrealized as the side effects are too severe to be tolerated any longer.”

As for effectiveness, WebMD has this to say:

“Taking garcinia fruit rind extract doesn't seem to decrease weight, fat breakdown, or energy expenditure in overweight people. There is some mixed evidence that garcinia might help people feel full even when eating less, but it's too early to recommend garcinia for this use.”

“Garcinia is possibly safe for most people when used for 12 weeks or less. Long-term safety is unknown. Garcinia can cause nausea, digestive tract discomfort, and headache.”

Summarily, Rearden does not recommend Garcinia purchase, based on his independent research, despite the “possible” weight loss benefits touted on daytime TV and elsewhere. Garcinia is just too "new" to be trusted, he concludes.

As for effective weight loss supplementation, OverallHealth.org does recommend RealDose Weight Loss Formula No. 1, however.

OverallHealth.org is a free-spirited site where author and chief editor Henry Rearden enjoys profiling and reviewing fresh – sometimes trendy - new products to hit the health market. Anything in the periphery of health and well-being is fair game for Henry to pull off the shelf for a look-see!

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