I'm sure most of you have hear of Garcinia Cambogia, its a weight loss supplement that was widely advertised. I received this sample from Nature Wise after some confusion cause by a 3rd party promoter. I had seen so many advertisements for this product that I was getting ready to pass it off, but when opportunity knocks I answer the door.
Lets take a look at what they claim:
•We offer a 100% pure Garcinia cambogia standardized to 60% HCA (hydroxycitric acid) with naturally occurring calcium and potassium.
•You’ll get 500 mg per capsule and 180 vegetarian capsules per bottle.
•This product contains no artificial ingredients.
•Vegan and gluten free
•Doctor formulated. All NatureWise products are formulated by our on-staff doctor and team of experts committed to delivering the finest quality products.
•Purchasing from NatureWise means you have phone access to our professionally trained and personal customer service team. They’re available to answer any questions you have about our products.
•We’re NSF certified, which means our facilities meet the highest quality and safety standards. And all our products are made in the United States in NSF/GMP certified manufacturing facilities.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Now the first thing I did was look up hydroxycitric acid since I had no idea what it was. It is a derivative of Citric Acid and that I know what is (i'm sure most of you do too, citric acid is what they put on those sour candies to make it sour!!)
So, now it was time to dive in and to see if this actually works. I started this project with a friend, and neither of us even made it through a week of taking this supplement.
I made it five days. Yes I realize that isn't a very long time and some would say that isn't long enough to write a review. However, this is why I didn't make it very long. Three days in, I suddenly felt very sick. I figured that its fall and winter is coming that perhaps I'm just getting a cold, so I passed it off as nothing. Day four and five I spent sleeping in the bathroom puking. I then decided that I had the flu, and that its just the time of year so I didn't think nothing of it.
My friend who was joining me on the journey wasn't sick. She wasn't having any problems. however, she wasn't loosing any weight either. When she had found out that I was super sick, she pointed out something. No one, not a single family member, friend, or coworker was sick. and she asked me to stop taking the supplement.
I will not blame the supplement for me being sick, however it seems more than likely. I stopped taking it on the morning of day six. and by day seven I felt 100% fine. When I texted my friend this she no longer felt comfortable with taking it and stopped as well.
Neither of us had confirmed results of weight loss, and were both turned off from trying to take this product again for a longer period of time. It could of been a fluke that I got sick while taking it, or it could of been caused by the supplement.
Knowing what hydroxycitric acid is, I do see that its possible for me to get sick from it. It can have very negative effects on some peoples stomaches, or for those that have a deficiency in Arginine Vitamin; they can have a harder time digesting those forms of acids.
To close, I wasn't impressed. Neither was my friend. I do realize that it is potentially possible for my friend to of gotten some great results if she had continued to use it. But we are both too nervous to continue on. I wouldn't say anything bad against it, I would just say that it is not for everyone, or more specifically not for me.
I wish all those luck on their weight loss journeys and feel free to email me your results and any special tricks that you think stand above the rest!!!
I would also like to thank NatureWise for the opportunity to try their product, and that I truly wished for better results. However, that have a lot of people that have shown and proven their results so please check out the other reviews on their amazon page!
I gave this product a try.. & its complete garbage! Didn't loose any weight or inches. A whole bunch of bologna!
Since taking the Garcinia Cambogia, I have noticed that I eat less. I just snack on a few raw vegetables, or a green smoothie, and feel full for hours. Garcinia Cambogia has been very helpful for me as an appetite suppressant. I have tried other herbal products, and have gotten discouraged, because there didn't seem to be any change in my appetite, energy, or weight loss. I like that there is no caffeine in the product, as I am a coffee drinker, so don't need it elsewhere. I would suggest starting with just 1 pill before your meals at first, to see how your body adjust to it. Seeing as I did experience headaches at first, but they went away after I increased my water intake.
Tried to lose weight - does not work. I bought two bottles & the results were not what they advertised. It only made me thirsty.
the HCA 80% works amazing for me the lower 60% not at all it helps with diet and exercise so which one is this?
Smells bad.... Tastes bad .... Does NOT work ..... No wonder they gave away free samples !!!!
Don't waste your time and money on this product.
I used it for about 4 weeks, combined with diet and a little exercise. It did reduce my appetite a little, but you have to take so much of it, 2 pills 3 times a day with a cup of water. and that quantity caused some tummy trouble, and constipation. Maybe that's how it reduces appetite! Who wants to eat when their nauseated? It DID NOT banish belly fat as it claims! I did loose a little weight, but not at all targeting my belly. And I really don't credit this with my weight loss ( which was only 5lbs over the 4 weeks). I exercised every day and counted calories.
This is just the latest fad and I DO NOT Recommend it.
I just love how it blends well, and a little goes a long way. I have recommended it to many of my friends and family, and they all use it now. it's a great product, i like better then some very expensive concealers and i truly will be a forever customer
Again another weight reduction pill that does not work at all, it has no effect on how full you feel or how much you eat it is the same capsual as the Raspberry Ketones...so suckered in again...don't do what I do it never works they just get my money and I get nothing in return.
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