How To Select A Garcinia Cambogia Extract

When it comes to one of the most talked about supplements to aid weight loss, the extract of the Garcinia Cambogia fruit has far outstripped the others. The buzz doesn’t seem set to die down any time soon either – people all over the world want to know how it works, why it works and what supplement is best for them.

Rewind To 2012

The buzz began when Dr Oz first discussed this the Garcinia Cambogia fruit with Dr Julie Chen on his show in 2012. According to Dr Chen, studies had proven that you would lose double or triple the amount of weight loss if using the supplement than you would have if you merely dieted and exercised.How To Select A Garcinia Cambogia Extract

According to Dr Chen, what makes the Garcinia Cambogia so effective is that it has a dual action – not only does it directly affect weight loss through revving up fat burning and decreasing your appetite, but it also indirectly assists by increases the levels of serotonin in the brain. (Important for those who eat to cope with emotions.)

She did also mention that some people never saw results on the scale but found that their bodies gained more muscle and were thus leaner and trimmer. (It is really important not to worry about the scale too much.)

Dr Oz went on to endorse the extract but not any particular brand. As with all supplements that he discusses on his show, he warns against buying products that purport to be endorsed by him directly. It is good to remember that he endorses the active ingredient but never actually a specific brand.

Here Are His Tips On Choosing The Right Garcinia Cambogia Supplement:

Start by looking at the label. To be effective, you need to see the following:

  • Either GCE or Garcinia Cambogia Extract.
  • HCA of at least 50%.
  • A product that also contains Potassium as this helps promote absorption.
  • Nothing else in terms of any fillers or unnatural ingredients.
  • This is not a product to take if you are pregnant, lactating or suffering with dementia.
  • If you have diabetes or take statins daily, you will need to consult your doctor before taking the supplement.

The Dosage And Optimal Time To Take It

How To Select A Garcinia Cambogia ExtractYou will need around about 500mg-1000mg taken on an empty stomach, at least half an hour before eating, before breakfast, lunch and supper. You should not exceed a total of daily dosage of 3000mg.

The Marketers Caught On

Dr Oz was right about the marketing push – not long after his review, the adverts started for several different brands. This made it tougher on the end consumer – how do you wade through the hundreds of brands out there?

Where To Get Your Garcinia Cambogia Supplement

Most of us do want to give the extract a try but we don’t want to throw money away on supplements that are ineffective or priced too high. Where then can you actually go?

One tip is to stick with a reputable company that has been around for a while and that has a reputation to protect such as Vitamin Shoppe or GNC. If you see a brand that claims to be endorsed by Dr Oz, you should definitely avoid them – if they are lying about that, what else are they lying about?

It is also a good idea to stay away from a vendor that uses “Garcinia” in their company name. They clearly have just opened up shop for the sale of that particular product and will not be worried about establishing a lasting brand.

If you are concerned, you can always check out when the website of the vendor was registered – this is fairly simple – go to the website and find the “Lookup” field. Type the web address of the vendor and you will see when it was set up. If this was in 2012, it is most likely that the site was only set up in response to the Dr Oz show.

So Which Is The Best Brand Out There?

What you want to do once again is to stick with a reputable vendor. A company that worries about its ongoing reputation is going to be more careful about where it sources supplies, etc. than one who only wants to make a quick buck.

How To Select A Garcinia Cambogia ExtractLook for a local supplier where possible in order to cut down on shipping costs and to make it easier to take advantage of guarantees on offer. (Think about it for a moment, international postage can be prohibitively expensive – even if you want to return the item, it might cost more than it is worth to do so.

Local companies are also easier to contact and get more information about.

Remember, a reputable company will welcome the chance to answer your questions about their product as they know that is a good way to get you to feel confident enough to buy.


There Are Tons of Reviews Online

Do take these with a pinch of salt – of course the vendor will not be posting negative reviews on their site. Even the reviews on a site like Amazon are not 100% reliable – marketers will often pay people with Amazon accounts to review their products and they don’t pay for negative reviews.

How To Select A Garcinia Cambogia ExtractReviews on a site linked directly to the selling of the product, like the company’s site or an affiliate site are generally not that reliable. Also watch out for reviews that are only positive – this supplement will not work for everyone. Look around for an independent site that reviews a range of products but doesn’t necessarily sell them for an objective opinion.

To Sum Up

The market is flooded with different brands when it comes to GCE so it can be tough to make the right choice. It also seems that the GCE may not work for everyone so you need to be more realistic in terms of your expectations.

Here are some tips for choosing the better supplements:

  • Look for a local vendor who has a reputable brand and who has more than just that product for sale.
  • If the seller claims that their particular brand was endorsed by Dr Oz, or imply that, avoid them, they are not telling the truth.
  • Steer clear of websites or companies that use “Garcinia” in their names.
  • Be careful if a site claims that there are only a few more left on offer – this is a hard sell technique meant to pressure you to buy.
  • Be careful of sites that appear to offer reviews of the product along with a link that allows you to purchase it. These are affiliate sites and they want to sell it to you.
  • The same goes for the so-called information sites that push a particular brand.