What You Need to Know About Garcinia Cambogia

helenIt’s not really my style to write a lot of product reviews, but I kept hearing so much about this new supplement, Garcinia Cambogia, that I had to check it out. I don’t like to endorse products or put a stamp of approval on anything unless I really know a lot about it, so I decided to do some research of my own.

Especially when it comes to weight management, companies seem to be waiting patiently to pounce on anything that makes the news and turn it into a full-blown craze. Unfortunately, most people just end up confused as the quality of their pool of options gets watered down by cheap imitations.

To see just how far the word about this wonder drug had spread, I typed “Garcinia Cambogia” into a search engine and was astonished. More than 30 different companies are offering the supplement, and each, of course, claims that theirs is the best for one reason or another. How can the average, uninformed consumer differentiate the true from the false? The real from the fake? The genuine from the cheap, worthless imitation?  

I’ve heard a lot of my friends complain about how difficult it is to discern if what out there is actually worth the money. I’m sure the general public feels the same way – I know I do. Especially when it comes to buying products online, many people are even more wary. So I decided to start my research by making a list of some of my main concerns with buying a diet product.

  • It’s not going to be effective. More than anything, this is why people don’t take their chances with diet supplements, and the case for Garcinia Cambogia isn’t any different. I don’t blame people who shy away from the industry altogether. The truth is, there are a lot of products that don’t work. Typically, this is because they don’t contain the right ingredients or the right proportions. A lot of customers don’t realize how exact a science creating an effective supplement really is.
  • Even if it does work, it’s going to be too expensive to afford. As I conducted my search, I realized that there are a lot of companies that sell Garcinia Cambogia for $100 or more. I’m not sure I’d be willing to make that kind of investment in a product that hadn’t won my confidence. Honestly, it sounds more like a gamble to me than an investment.
  • There will be too many side effects to make taking it worth it. I went out of my way to read all the ingredients labels on the Garcinia Cambogia products carefully. A lot of them use caffeine or other synthetic fillers and stimulants that certainly won’t do anybody any good, and can actually cause side effects and be harmful for people with certain medical conditions.
  • I’m going to feel like a sucker when I find out that the company was just exploiting another fad. And no one wants to feel like a sucker! I’ve seen it with my friends – they jump on the bandwagon of the latest diet and then get duped by flashy companies who are all gimmick and no substance.

If you’ve heard of Garcinia Cambogia and it has piqued your interest like it did mine, you’re probably wondering how you can discern the real deal through all the smoke. The good news is, there are a few key factors to look for that can guarantee the product is legitimate and genuine.

As I conducted the research, I realized that one of the most important qualities for a seller is reputation. If you can, take a look at the company’s history. If they have a habit of churning out a version of every supposed “latest and greatest” product, stay away. They’re looking for nothing more than your pretty penny. What’s worse, they won’t bother developing a high-quality product to try to get it.

It’s also a good idea to go with a company that offers some sort of guarantee, such as a risk-free trial period, or your money back if you aren’t satisfied. This is important because it means the company is willing to put their money where their mouth is. If they know their product won’t work, they’re not likely to offer you a chance to try it out risk-free!

None of this would be a problem if you had unlimited time and a billionaire’s bank account. But who has the time and money to test out every product on the market in the hopes that they’ll find one that works? That’s why, in preparation for this report, I’ve taken the time to do that for you, with the help of a team of research assistants. We’ve run tests on a number of different brands and are here today to report our findings on what really is “hot” and what’s, well… not.

How I Did It

Early on in the research, I discovered something interesting. In order for Garcinia Cambogia to work well, it has to be in just the right proportion and dosage. Apparently, not all of these other companies did their research, because a lot of them seem to have combined ingredients and portions willy-nilly. It’s as if they closed their eyes, threw some things together in a lab, and opened their eyes cautiously, asking, “Think it’ll sell?”

A lot of what motivates this haphazard approach is a drive to cut expenses. To do this, many companies fill their supplements with cheap fillers, binders, and other synthetic ingredients. As with everything in the world, a high-quality product is going to cost money. It’s the reason people shell out money for a high quality car or a house that’s had a thorough home inspection. It’s because consumers the world over know that buying a shoddily made automobile or rushing into what they think is a “bargain” will leave them disappointed in the end. And it’s no different with supplements.

Another strategy is to give the consumer the illusion of quality by using the right ingredients, but messing with the proportions and altering what scientists have found effective in clinical trials. This is no better, because if you use a different level of HCA (the active ingredient) than what has been found effective in Garcinia Cambogia, the chances that it will actually work are drastically reduced. Which may not be a problem for the company, because they still get paid – but you get duped.

So for my research, I started with more than three dozen different brands of Garcinia Cambogia. By casting a wide net, I knew I’d have a better chance of finding out about the really good (and really bad) products. We studied each one to determine which had not only the right ingredients, but also the right proportions, and disqualified the ones with unnecessary, synthetic fillers.

But we didn’t stop there. After all, numbers and percentages on a bottle are only part of the story. We went on to seek out real customers who had used the products we tested. We asked them for testimonials and compared them with our notes, and then compiled this information to give you a list of the best products on the market.

What Makes a High-Quality Product?

Unfortunately, my skepticism toward many of the products being cheap and ineffective proved to be true. Of course, to determine this, I first had to figure out exactly what made a supplement high-quality and what would most likely bring results. We found that the best Garcinia Cambogia products contain 60% HCA, are offered in a 1,600mg daily dose, and include no additional ingredients other than a small portion of potassium (to help with the absorption of the HCA). The sad part is, just by setting this standard the vast majority of brands were eliminated. We eventually added one of them back to our list due to its customer service track record, but the fact remains that products with less HCA are also less effective.

To narrow the field further from the ones I had selected, I turned to customers’ experiences. When it comes down to it, nothing says “effective” like a happy, repeat customer. What I was left with was a short list of companies whose products are just about guaranteed to bring you results. Personally, I am especially a fan of our first choice (after all, it did make #1!). The company is reputable, has great customer service, and offers affordable prices – especially considering the quality their brand offers. I was floored to read some of the testimonials- some customers already started to drop pounds in the first week! Quite a few of the customers I spoke to ordered their supplements in bulk so they would never have to worry about running out. Personally, that’s when I knew I was really sold on this particular product. After finishing my research, I even ordered one of their package deals for myself, and couldn’t be happier.

Research Verified Garcinia Cambogia Bottle

Rating: Excellent
5 star rating
tick-2 High Quality Ingredients
tick-2 The Right Proportions
tick-2 Risk Free Trial
tick-2 Affordable Price
tick-2 Powerful Testimonials
tick-2 Reputable History
Editor's Top Choice

#1 Top Pick
Research Verified
Garcinia Cambogia

If you want to try Garcinia Cambogia, then Research Verified should be your first choice. If any Garcinia supplement is going to work for you, this is it.

It has the highest quality garcinia cambogia extract, in the right dose, doesn’t have any binders or fillers, and is 100% safe to use.

Quality: They have the recommended dose of 1600mg garcinia cambogia daily dose with 60% HCA. In addition, they include a small portion of potassium for maximum absorption of HCA.

Reputation: Their reputation is top notch. They have several third party monitoring services, including buySAFE, Norton, and Trustee, as well as an A+ rating from the quality monitoring company QualityTrusted.

Guarantee: All purchases or Research Verified Garcinia Cambogia are backed by a 365 day Risk Free 100% Money Back Guarantee. That is the best guarantee that we have seen from any manufacturer. This 1 year guarantee shows how confident they are in their product.

Perhaps most importantly, they’re an established company that offers excellent customer service, safe checkout and on-time delivery.

They clearly have a commitment to quality as well, and guarantee that their supplements are made in an FDA registered laboratory that is cGMP certified.

So, if you’re looking for the best Garcinia Cambogia product available from a reputable company with a rock solid 365 day money back guarantee, I’d say this is the product to try.

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   LifeExtension Garcinia

Rating: Good
4 star rating


#2 Pick
LifeExtension Garcinia HCA

This product is made by a company called LifeExtension. They have a pretty impressive and informative website on the product, and they are offering 100% Pure Garcinia Cambogia. However, there is one very important category in which they fall short – the recommended daily amount. With this product, you will receive only 1500mg per day, as opposed to the recommended dosage of 1600mg.

There are also few consumer reviews posted. The site itself will definitely catch your eye, but without consistent positive consumer reviews on the website, purchasing this product might be a bit risky. Heck, I would even look for negative reviews, to see how the company handled consumer complaints.

A good record with non-satisfied customers can also be a good thing, as it shows the company’s trustworthiness. This product had absolutely no negative reviews at all! Which makes you wonder.

Our own tests showed that it was a good product, but we all know that supplements don’t always work the same way for everyone. We would recommend choosing a product that offers you the full recommended daily amount of 1600mg.

Even though LifeExtension seems to have a very good formula, the fact that it does not meet the recommended daily amount and relatively few customer reviews knocked it down to the #2 spot. That said, if you don’t mind taking a chance, this product might work for you.

Take a better look at the actual product…

nutrigold garcinia cambogia gold

Rating: OK
3 star rating

#3 Pick
NutriGold Garcinia Cambogia Gold

Falling just short of our number two selection is NutriGold Garcinia Cambogia Gold. This product contains Pure Garcinia Cambogia, without fillers or binders that could dilute the strength of the product. However, it does have a slight amount of calcium, which is known to work against the effect of HCA.

In addition, this product contains only 500mg per capsule (1500mg daily dose), which is less than what was recommended by the clinical studies done on Garcinia Cambogia. Since the company itself has a good track record and most consumers I spoke to were pretty satisfied with it, I still consider this to be a solid product. Just remember that it has a few slight disadvantages.

Its capsules only contain 500mg apiece in comparison to the 800mg offered in the top product I recommend. This means that you’ll need to take 3 capsules to reach their daily dose of 1500mg, as opposed to 2 of the 800mg pills, for a daily dose of 1600mg.

If you don’t mind having to take more pills and getting a smaller daily dosage, then this product could be right for you. Keep in mind that their website often shows that they are in short supply or out of stock.

Take a closer look and decide for yourself…