Garcinia Cambogia

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mummydee

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Posted: 08 Apr 2014, 07:03
In late 2012, Dr. Oz, promoted Garcinia cambogia extract as a "magic" weight-loss aid. Dr. Oz's previous endorsements have often led to a substantial increase in consumer interest in the promoted products. However, there is a dearth of scientific evidence, and clinical trials do not support claims that Garcinia cambogia is an effective weight-loss aid. A meta-analysis found a possible small, short-term weight loss effect (under 1 kilogram). However, side effects—namely hepatotoxicity (chemical-driven liver damage)—led to one preparation being withdrawn from the market.

A 1998 randomized controlled trial looked at the effects of hydroxycitric acid, the purported active component in Garcinia gummi-gutta, as a potential antiobesity agent in 135 people. The conclusion from this trial was that "Garcinia cambogia failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo".

So , similar to the HCG drops and the Raspberry Ketones put out there, there is no clinical evidence that it works.

What usually happens is that along with the drops or pills you have to do a reduced diet and this is what causes the weight loss , not the magic pills.

Garcinia is actually a purgative, or laxative so that is possibly another reason why some think it works.

Save your money, learn to eat only real natural foods that are nutritional for you. Cut out processed foods and all things 'white', sugar being the worst.
Eat under your RDI and this should help.

best of luck.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
mummydee

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Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 03:07
You are so welcome Farmer Lee, and I think you are on the right track. I believe the drops (of any kind) are useless but if they make you believe that you are less hungry, then go ahead as long as the product does you no harm.

Nothing beats real natural fruits and veggies and ethically and naturally raised meats.

Keep it up !!
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
Sierra122

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Posted: 13 Apr 2014, 03:11
Yes, that's what I think too, although there is scientific evidence to suggest that the HCA does help you to shed weight. When I used Garcinia, I found that I did lose weight, but I put that more down to the fact that I believed I was going to lose weight with the help of the supplement. I'm still sKeptical that it works in any other way.
mummydee

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Posted: 13 Apr 2014, 04:14
Scientific evidence? By who? probably the so called scientists that work for the company that produces the products.

People did lose with the HCG drops but was it the drops? or was it the fact that they also had to follow a 500 cal a day diet?

and once again, when you reach your goal weight and stop the drops and go back to your normal calorie intake, back on will come the lbs and then some.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
Farmerlee1

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Posted: 17 Apr 2014, 00:51
Sierra122 wrote:
Yes, that's what I think too, although there is scientific evidence to suggest that the HCA does help you to shed weight. When I used Garcinia, I found that I did lose weight, but I put that more down to the fact that I believed I was going to lose weight with the help of the supplement. I'm still sKeptical that it works in any other way.
Thank you for the feed back
farmer Lee
Farmerlee1

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Posted: 17 Apr 2014, 00:53
mummydee wrote:
Scientific evidence? By who? probably the so called scientists that work for the company that produces the products.

People did lose with the HCG drops but was it the drops? or was it the fact that they also had to follow a 500 cal a day diet?

and once again, when you reach your goal weight and stop the drops and go back to your normal calorie intake, back on will come the lbs and then some.
Thank you for the information.
Farmer Lee
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 17 Apr 2014, 05:15
The people I know show have taken it are on a very restricted diet. They were really hungry through most of it, I remember one person at work saying she could eat 2 apples during the work day and nothing else. She had menus given to her by some doctor who had her on this.

"A health claim on a food product is a good indication that it is not really food" Michael Pollan

Jeri
mummydee

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Posted: 17 Apr 2014, 05:34
ridiculous..... isn't it wholefoodnut? dr's have about 1 week of nutrition training and then dole out crap like this.... We all know that if it's not sustainable for life then it's useless .
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
GittinThin

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Posted: 17 Apr 2014, 18:23
I'm on a 40 day round of the Hcg diet. I have lost 22 lbs in 30 days. I really feel that I couldn't have done it w/out the help of the injections. As with any weight loss, keeping the weight off is the biggest challenge.
mummydee

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Posted: 17 Apr 2014, 18:43
I would be really interested in following you Gittin thin and see if when you stop the injections and go back to 'normal' eating how you do... you've only posted one day of food intake and it's less than 1/2 of your RDI, do you think you can sustain that for life?
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 17 Apr 2014, 20:37
Several people in our department went to him after one person lost 30 pounds really fast. One person keeps going back to him doing the yoyo dance. She has spent several thousands of dollars, our insurance does not cover her treatment. Everyone gained it back. Making changes for life means that you get healthier and remain that way. Not everyone has the same path that works for them. Slow is better on your body for your overall health. Fast weight loss increases other health risks. Research is good.

"A health claim on a food product is a good indication that it is not really food" Michael Pollan

Jeri



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