The Side Effects Of Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia is a fruit grown in tropical Asia. Its rind is the extract that is a common supplement of weight loss. Garcinia Cambogia like any other product has side effects, and it is good to know them before you give it a try. Many people have used it without having any side effects while others claim it has serious side effects.

Facts behind the side effects of Garcinia Cambogia

The people in tropical Asia use it as a spice to add taste to dishes, especially meet and fish. They also use it for treatment. This implies that they only grind little Cambogia rinds for their own personal use. For commercial use large amounts of the extract are obtained and preserved using chemicals before making them into the various brands. That could be the answer as to why brands closer to the source are known for no side effects. Tests carried out on various brands of Cambogia suggest that they are prepared from different chemicals synthetically since they contain 20% or 30% of the HCA (boosted fat-burning ingredient) required.

Reported side effects

When taken as required, Garcinia Cambogia has no side effects. The side effects told are associated with over dosage. They are:

Mild headaches and/or dizziness

Occur within the first few days of intake as a reaction to change. It is said that the extract chunks your body’s capability of manufacturing fat and also reduces your appetite. For a healthy person the headache should end after a limited time.

Oily stool and diarrhea cases

For those who use genuine brands, Cambogia extract decreases the amount of fat absorbed into the body. The fat is later removed as stool making you feel different bowel movements.

Restiveness and lack of sleep

This effect is experienced by users who don’t exercise as a result of energy accumulation in their bodies at time for bed. Fat is an energy source. When using Cambogia extract, you eat less and the little you eat is exposed to fat. The body senses low energy levels and breaks down more fat to sustain the body energy supply. If you fail to exercise chances are you will not be tired enough to sleep.

Nausea and upset stomach

Pale rush


The recommended dosage is for persons above 18 years of age. According to lab research, it is safe for a healthy person to take 2800 milligrams of HCA a day. Taking 1500 milligrams in doses of 500 milligrams each can adequately help you lose weight. Obese people should take the suggested dosage and avoid excessive dosages. 


The following people should NOT consume the Cambogia extract:

  • The expectant women and lactating mothers
  • Diabetics, as usage of the extract can lower the blood sugar level
  • People with a history of rhabdomyolysis or using the cholesterol lowering drugs should refer to their doctor before taking this extract as it might increase their risk of rhabdomyolysis
  • People suffering from dementia should not use the extract

In conclusion, in case you suffer from any condition that requires continuous prescription, consult your doctor before giving Garcinia Cambogia a try.

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