Garcinia Cambogia is all the rage nowadays after a few celebrities mentioned their secret behind instant weight loss and flat bellies. But there's something very super troubling about this magic supplement: All the backstories about scammers put aside, rumor has it that this particular weight loss pill can be very dangerous to health. The Garcinia cambogia, also called the tamarind fruit, is a tropical fruit that is grown in Indonesia. Studies have shown that it is rich in iron, phosphorus, niacin, riboflavin, calcium etc. The rind of the fruit which consists of the Hydroxycitric Acid claims to help in weight loss. The appetite is easily decreased and the body is prevented from storing food fat.
However since this is only taken as a supplement and not as drugs therefore the Drug Administration has not regulated the use of this product, neither have they reviewed the effectiveness and safety of this product. One of the main problems or concerns related to this product is that it has not been properly tested for quality and quantity. Nobody knows the exact implications, positive or negative, of the supplement apart from weight loss.
Some of the well-known side effects of this supplement are headache, nausea, testicular atrophy (caused by high doses), and intestine discomfort. Tests have also shown toxicity in mice. It is advised to stop consumption if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. The dosage of the supplement varies, however intake through the mouth is encouraged if you are taking it for less than 12 weeks.
Although weight loss and obesity is a major issue among women nowadays but care should be taken as to do proper background check of the product you are choosing to aid you in weight loss. Check for the side effects, whether it is clinically approved or not, if it consists of any toxic substance or not, if so then what is the quantity, is it safe etc.