What is Garcinia Cambogia? Garcinia Cambogia is a fruit that resembles a small pumpkin. 
Does Garcinia Cambogia help with weight loss? Contrary to popular belief Garcinia Cambogia DOES NOT help with weight loss. Its effects on weight loss, as reported by different studies, are not significant. 
Garcinia Cambogia contains (-)-hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is the active ingredient believed to aid with weight loss. Garcinia Cambogia has been around for several years but it wasn’t until recently that a lot of attention was drawn to it thanks to Dr. Oz promoting it. Since then anyone can come across the words “Garcinia Cambogia” almost everywhere. This is not the first time “magic weight loss pills” go viral but this time the frenzy has been getting out of hand. The reason I’m making this is to expose people with the truth because I’m truly irritated that people will use their blogs’ fame to promote a scam only because it means business to them. Don’t be naive, don’t fall for the lies, before deciding on anything look at the facts. 
Does Glycine max leaves or Garcinia Cambogia promote weight-loss or lower plasma cholesterol in overweight individuals: a randomized control trial.
The research mentioned above was published in the Nutrition Journal on September 11,2011. The study consisted of 86 overweight subjects, male and female, who were divided into groups and given either HCA or a placebo for 10 weeks. The researchers concluded that 10 weeks of HCA failed to promote weight loss or any clinically significant change in body fat percent. In simple words, Garcinia Cambogia DOES NOT PROMOTE WEIGHT LOSS. Full report here [x]. 
Potential applications for alternative medicine to treat obesity in an aging population
The research mentioned above was published in the Alternative Medicine Review on March 2008. The study consisted of 89 women who were given either HCA or placebo. In addition the women had to follow a 1,200 kcal, 30% fat diet. The results showed that the individuals who took HCA lost slightly more than those who took the placebo (p=0.026). In simple words, the correlation between HCA and weight loss it’s weak/not significant enough to attribute the weight loss to the HCA. I want to point out that opposite to the first research this one also implemented a low fat diet which could be seen as a possible explanation for the weight loss. Full report here [x].  (This report was accessed through an academic database, if you are denied access to it but wish to look at it feel free to contact me). 
Effects of (-)-hydroxycitrate on net fat synthesis as de novo lipogenesis. 
The research mentioned above was published in Psychology & Behavior on July 30, 2006. The study consisted of lean males and the purpose was to find if HCA had an effect on weight maintenance. The subjects were given either HCA or a placebo and underwent several days of “overfeeding” in which their diets were high in fat and high in carbohydrates. The results showed that subjects gained weight during the overfeeding phase. And most importantly, no intra-individual relationship was found between the change in body weight with HCA. In simple words, HCA itself did not had an impact on the weight. The title of the study mentions de novo lipogenesis (DLN) but I omitted the information on it here since it’s a pretty complicated concept to grasp. However, I will mention that HCA, according to the study, reduced DLN (conversion of glucose into fatty acids). I know how confusing that is but the main reason I included this research is because the results showed that HCA had NO RELATIONSHIP with weight change. HCA did not help to maintain or even gain less weight compared to a placebo. Full report here [x]. 
There are more studies out there, but I feel like these three are enough to prove the point that Garcinia Cambogia is not a magic pill for weight loss. Garcinia Cambogia does contain HCA which is an enzyme that inhibits fat cell production but taking pills will not take the weight off. I am fully aware that a lot of people believe it because Dr. Oz endorsed it. However, my advice to all of you is to think of that guy as a celebrity because when he is on that show that’s what he is, a celebrity and that’s what celebrities do, endorse products they barely know or know don’t work because they are paid to do so. Educate yourself and stop spreading the lies.
I truly believe that those people, who like me, have an average blog are spreading the Garcinia Cambogia information because they think it’s legit. I have nothing against you, I want to make that very clear. But I do have one thing to say and ask to those people who run a blog with thousands of followers: I know you are not naive, so tell me, how much are you getting paid for endorsing and spreading such scam? 
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