Garcinia Cambogia is a relatively new entrant in the weight loss supplement field and it gained considerable attention in 2012 when Dr. Oz showered it with accolades. We initially sought reviews on the product back in January, and the response has been quite mixed (at best). Today we’re taking a closer look at some of the known and rumored side effects of garcinia cambogia.
This article is a supplement to our first article on garcinia cambogia from January. Be sure to also read our recap of the first year of Garcinia Cambogia in the spotlight with our article entitled Garcinia Cambogia Craze: Product Survives One Year of Scams, Complaints, and Bad Reviews.
The first list below contains some of the more commonly-known side effects of garcinia cambogia. These are the more serious – and likely – of the possible side effects.
Possible Side Effects
- Blood sugar levels may drop
- Common cold
- Digestive tract discomfort
- Liver toxicity
- Skin rash
Additional (Anecdotal) Side Effects
The following list of side effects is based on anecdotal reports. There may be some overlap with the list above, and some of these side effects may decrease over time or with a smaller dosage:
- Increased hunger
Keep in mind that if you take more than the suggested dosage, the risk of unwanted effects will increase.
You may or may not experience any of the side effects listed above if you take garcinia cambogia. If you have any pre-existing health conditions (especially diabetes), you may want to check with your doctor before using it. The most commonly negative comment we’ve heard about garcinia cambogia is simply that it “does nothing” at all.
Have you experienced any side effects not listed above? Let us hear from you in the comments below.
Please see our first post on garcinia cambogia which includes dozens of user comments.
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