What is Garcinia Cambogia?
Also known as Malabar tamarind, Garcinia cambogia is a weight-loss supplement which advocates claim blocks the body’s ability to make fat and reduces appetite. The active ingredient in Garcinia cambogia, hydroxycitric acid (HCA), works by blocking an enzyme called citrate lyase, which the body uses to make fat. Garcinia cambogia is sold at GNC and other vitamin retailers in the form of pills as well as mixed in with other ingredients in diet products.
What’s the Problem?
Studies have found that not only is Garcinia cambogia unimpressive as a weight-loss supplement, but it may also be very dangerous to certain users. A 2010 review published in the Journal of Obesity found that people who took Garcinia cambogia lost less than 2 pounds compared to those who didn’t take it, and the researchers couldn’t determine for certain that the weight loss was because of the supplement. It could have been from the lower-calorie diet and exercise programs the participants followed, the authors concluded.
Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects
- Liver disease
- Liver failure
- Manic symptoms
- Bipolar disorder
- Dangerous interactions with diabetes medications, pain pills, and psychiatric drugs
- Complications in pregnant women
- And more
FDA Warning on Garcinia Cambogia
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned in 2017 that Garcinia cambogia is unsafe. The agency warned consumers to stop using a Garcinia cambogia-containing weight-loss drug called Fruta Planta because some people taking it developed severe liver problems.
Do I Have a Garcinia Cambogia Lawsuit?
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If you or a loved one was injured by Garcinia Cambogia, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.