I’m not an expert, and I’m always skeptical when something promises extreme results easily. You can get some results easily, or extreme results with a lot of effort, but the two generally don’t mix.

Here’s the TL;DR excerpts from the WebMD article┬╣:

-Does it live up to its hype? Maybe a little, but it might not be worth it.

-A review published in the Journal of Obesity found that people who took garcinia cambogia in studies lost about 2 pounds more than people who didn’t take it. The reviewers couldn’t say for sure that the weight loss was because of the supplement.

-When you take garcinia cambogia, you might get:

  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach or diarrhea

-Garcinia cambogia may interact badly with:

  • Asthma and allergy medicines such as Accolate and Singulair
  • Diabetes medicines, including pills and insulin
  • Iron, for anemia
  • Pain medicines
  • Prescriptions for psychiatric conditions
  • Statins, drugs that lower cholesterol
  • Warfarin, a blood thinner

-While some research suggests the supplement is safe for your liver, other research says no.

-Even if it’s safe, it may not help you lose much weight. It’s probably wiser to spend your money on healthy food or an exercise DVD. (Edit mine: AMEN!)

(End of Web MD Excerpts.)

The Women’s Health Magazine Summary is: “Our advice? Ditch the fads…”

Consumer Reports Says: “Pill is no miracle…the claims (are) untrue.”

Rob’s thought: If you are on any meds, I’d always consult a physician. In the case of this supplement, it doesn’t appear to do much for the expense and there are a lot of potential downsides if it’s not from a reputable company. IN THE MAIN: it’s going to boil down to calorie burn vs. what you take in. It’s just math. Math is good. Math WORKS.

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┬╣ http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/garcinia-cambogia-weight-loss