Garcinia Cambogia is a well known weight loss supplement that has promising results. But with all of the information on TV, the internet and in magazines, you may be wondering 'What is the right garcinia cambogia dosage for me?"
What Do the Experts Say?
Dr. Mehmet Oz recently discussed the weight loss effects of garcinia on his TV show in a segment on notable weight loss supplements. In this segment, he referred to garcinia as 'the holy grail of weight loss'. Even though Dr. Oz was pretty enthusiastic about garcinia's fat destroying abilities, he was also very particular about which type of garcinia he endorsed. He posted a set of guidelines on his website to follow when looking for a quality supplement.
- Make sure the package boldly displays the name 'garcinia cambogia' as the only ingredient.
- Make sure the product contains at least 50% HCA.
- Make sure the prodict is manufactured in a cGMP and FDA approved facility.
- Make sure the product has its manufacturing guidelines printed on the package.
Experts have stressed the importance of always checking the ingredients label of any herbal supplement before purchasing to ensure they do not contain any fillers such as wheat, sugar and artificial binders. These inferior supplements will contain less than the recommended dosage of HCA and will not produce the desired results.
Factors that Affect Dosage
The active ingredient in garcinia is Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA). Supplements that contain higher levels of HCA are known to be more effective than ones that contain lower levels. For a garcinia supplement to be effective, the recommended HCA content is between 50-60%.
A recommended dosage of garcinia is anywhere between 500 to 1,000mg taken before each meal, with a total recommended daily allowance of 3,000mg, make sure to take no more than 3000 mg total per day.
When taking garcinia, it is crucial to know that timing your dosages is very important. To reap the full benefits of this supplement, you must take it with a full glass of water, 1 hour before a meal. This give the active ingredient enough time to enter your digestive tract and begin suppressing your appetite. If taken earlier, the effects may start to wear off midway during your meal. If taken any later, the effects will not begin until after you have finished eating.
Studies have shown garcinia to be safe in dosages of up to 5,000mg per day. Because of this, it has a relatively high safety margin. However, to achieve optimal results, it is pertinent to follow the manufacturer's recommended dosage as described on the package.