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shootingstar67
08-22-2006, 08:39 AM
Hi. I understand that that the Brazilian diet pill(the legal ones)claim to use a herb called Garcinea Cambogia as the main active ingredient to control appetite.

So rather then pay 100 a month for these pills, I decided to do a search for this herb.And I did find this herb for about 8 buck a bottle at various websites.

However I am in a really cheap mood right now and I don't want to buy something that doesn't work. I don't want to spend even 8 bucks.

So has anyone here tried it or know of anyone who has tried it?

Also, I finally got the weight tracker. But is there any way I can make it so I don't have to cut and paste the code every time I post? I figure there has to be some way to add a sig line? Normally I am good with tech stuff but not this morning I guess lol.


Post update: after posting this message I did go to other threads to read and did run into some stuff about Garcinea Cambogia but it had not come up in the search when I tried it. So I think It won't hurt to leave this post as it is more likely to come up in search.

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Suzanne 3FC
08-22-2006, 09:57 AM
Save your money :) From our supplement guide:
Garcinia, or Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA), is commonly sold as a weight loss supplement. It is available alone, but is usually sold in a combination pill that includes other supplements such as ephedra or chromium. It is often sold as CitriMax or CitraLean. It is claimed to reduce appetite, burn fat, or prevent the formation of fat.

Studies on animals suggested that HCA might affect the way the body burns carbohydrates and stores fat. However, no studies have shown similar effects on humans. An extensive study by JAMA (http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/280/18/1596?lookupType=volpage&vol=280&fp=1596&view=short) concluded: Garcinia cambogia failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo.

Is HCA safe? According to Berkeley Wellness: no one knows if HCA has any long-term adverse effects; some animal research found that it's toxic. It may be combined with other diet compounds, and the safety of such products—witch's brews of herbs and chemicals—is certainly questionable. The PDR for Nutritional Supplements states that pregnant or nursing mothers, and those with dementia syndromes such as Alzheimer's disease should avoid HCA. They also state that those with diabetes should be cautious with it.

Conclusion:
There is no evidence to show that HCA is beneficial for weight loss, and it can be harmful in some cases. It is better to wait and see what future research shows before taking it.

Regarding the ticker, go to your UserCP and click 'edit signature' from the menu on the left and paste the code there, and it will appear on future posts for you :)

shootingstar67
08-22-2006, 10:27 AM
Thanks! How do these marketers live with themselves?