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Does Garciniacambogia Extract Help In Weight Loss?

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Posted on Tue, 8 Apr 2014
Question: I ordered Garciniacambogia extract via E-mail for weight loss, now I'm doubting it will work. is it a scam?
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Answered by Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Not well studied yet. Detailed Answer: Hi there. Unfortunately there are no long term studies which demonstrate the SAFETY or the DANGERS of using Garcinia. With these unregulated supplements you are basically taking them at your own risk. But, let me warn you about some of the history behind this supplement. A guy named Dr. Oz promoted it awhile back and it got to be a bit of a craze. But the thing is... every study that has ever been done on it has shown that the overall weight-loss is less than 2 pounds and in 2009 one formulation of Garcinia was taken off the market because it caused Liver damage. So Garcinia is iffy. Lots of people take the supplement with no problems, but all the possible cross reactions have not been Identified or even studied. If you have liver issues I WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU NOT TAKE GARCINIA. If you do take it. Keep a diary of how you feel over the first couple of days when you take it and get back to me. We can work through it together. Sound like a plan? I hope this helps! And I hope everything goes safely for you. Feel free to follow-up with me about this or anything else here on HealthCareMagic.Com. Thanks for your question!
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Follow up: Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj (12 minutes later)
thank you so much for your reply. I agree with you, i probably wasted money on impulse buying. I'm a registered dietitian and should know better. I'm going to call the company and see if i can return it and get a refund. thanks you for your feedback.
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Answered by Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Ok, tell no one this Detailed Answer: I'm a doctor and I tried the HCG diet once. Shameful.... I know. Take care. Vin
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Follow up: Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj (1 hour later)
of course, secret safe with me, thanks so much for sharing though you're the best, 5 stars for sure. I'm sure I'll be in touch soon!! thank you
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Answered by Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj (2 hours later)
Brief Answer: Thanks Chief Detailed Answer: Appreciate it.
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Does Garciniacambogia Extract Help In Weight Loss?

Brief Answer: Not well studied yet. Detailed Answer: Hi there. Unfortunately there are no long term studies which demonstrate the SAFETY or the DANGERS of using Garcinia. With these unregulated supplements you are basically taking them at your own risk. But, let me warn you about some of the history behind this supplement. A guy named Dr. Oz promoted it awhile back and it got to be a bit of a craze. But the thing is... every study that has ever been done on it has shown that the overall weight-loss is less than 2 pounds and in 2009 one formulation of Garcinia was taken off the market because it caused Liver damage. So Garcinia is iffy. Lots of people take the supplement with no problems, but all the possible cross reactions have not been Identified or even studied. If you have liver issues I WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU NOT TAKE GARCINIA. If you do take it. Keep a diary of how you feel over the first couple of days when you take it and get back to me. We can work through it together. Sound like a plan? I hope this helps! And I hope everything goes safely for you. Feel free to follow-up with me about this or anything else here on HealthCareMagic.Com. Thanks for your question!