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Is Garcinia Cambogia Safe? This may be the first question that pop up for those who are interested in the wonderful fat burning and fat blocking properties of Garcinia Cambogia. Most of us would not simply put something into our mouth without first checking whether there is any adverse effects.
Laboratory studies to determine the effectiveness of Garcinia Cambogia in weight loss had produced mixed results. Some studies do not show conclusive results while others have shown that HCA contributes towards weight loss and acts as an appetite suppressant.
The active compound in Garcinia Cambogia (“the quick weight loss product”) is Hydroxycitric acid (HCA, C6H8O8) which is quite similar to the mild citric acid ( C6H8O7) found in oranges and lemon. Garcinia Cambogia Extracts are normally available in pills form with a maximum dosage of 1,500 mg/day of HCA.
According to the Burdock Safety Study Review on HCA, the safe daily dosage level of HCA is 2,800mg .
Various laboratory studies on the safety of HCA on animals and human have been carried out and there were no reported serious or untoward side-effects. Furthermore, the Garcinia Cambogia has been used in Southeast Asia and India, for centuries without any serious side-effects.
However, there are cases of users suffering from mild episodes of dizziness, dry mouth, upset stomach and diarrhea after taking Garcinia Cambogia tablets. This could be due to the individuals’ allergy to HCA or the side effects may be due to the interaction of HCA with other medications such as diabetes medication, which were consumed around the same time.
It is recommended that HCA should not be taken by pregnant women, children or those breast feeding their babies. It is better to be safe than sorry, in the absence of conclusive evidence of the safety of HCA for such users.