LifeExtension’s Garcinia HCA fell to the #2 spot when it didn’t quite make our cut as a top supplement. While this product does have some strong points, it really failed in our eyes for not containing the recommended daily amount of 1600mg. Its lack of real consumer reviews on the website also made us wonder if it even works.
Is Garcinia HCA Effective?
While this capsule does not meet the recommended daily dosage, we believe it should be effective. However, we cannot find any proof on the website that this product actually works. There are very little reviews to tell us whether this company is worth buying from. So after verifying the contents of the pills, we turned to a few reviews on Amazon.com and other related third-party retail sites.
We found a high number of negative reviews for this product, interspersed with only a few positive reviews. Negative reviews are not necessarily a bad thing at all; we want to see a company that fixes problems and focuses on good customer service. Without this, we are left with a lot of questions and no answers.
The issue here is that LifeExtension is offering a product that falls just short of the recommended daily dosage, which is based on clinical trials. This manufacturer has tweaked the proven formula and it is hard for us to know if this dosage will provide the same results.
Another strike against this product was the fact that it is offered only as a single bottle or four bottles- one month’s worth or four month’s worth. Sometimes, you can see results from a supplement in just 3 months and other times it can take nearly 6 months to reach and maintain the maximum fat loss results. Most other companies offer multiple package deals for several month’s worth of bottles, which can maximize results and also lower the price per bottle by quite a bit. With LifeExtension, you’re usually stuck paying the one-bottle price. Does that mean this company expects people to buy only one bottle and never buy from them again? It’s hard to say because they certainly don’t share customer experiences, but that’s what it seems like from their website.
Bottom Line: We are not sure if Garcinia HCA is effective due to the fact that the daily amount is less than the amount recommended in the clinical study and the lack of feedback on their website. It is well known that health supplements can work differently for different people, due to each body’s unique metabolism. We tried to find positive reviews and success stories on their website, but unfortunately we could not find enough information that leads us to believe that this product will definitely work.
Is Garcinia HCA Safe?
This product contains a few other ingredients in addition to 100% Pure Garcinia Cambogia extract. Garcinia Cambogia is a safe herbal supplement if it is taken according to proper recommendations. It has no reported side effects and can be taken with most medications.
The only concern with this supplement is overdosing. Since this supplement is not the full recommended strength for Garcinia Cambogia, some consumers think that they can get ahead faster and see better results by taking more than the recommended amount. It is important to keep in mind that taking more than 1600mg per day could potentially pose some health risks. If you stick with the recommended dosage and stay consistent, you should see results soon enough.
We believe this could be a good product, with higher strength capsules and an affordable price for a single bottle purchase. But without verifiable consumer reviews on the website and a daily dosage that falls short of the recommended amount, we had to place this product in our #2 spot.
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