Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Dangers of Garcinia Cambogia Diet Pills

A lot of people are buzzing about garcinia cambogia diet pills-thanks in part to an Web scam that illegally used the Women's Health brand likeness and copyrighted components (and the likeness and materials of other respected health brands) to advertise the pills. We wrote about the scam at length here, in addition to how to determine if you've been scammed.

But here's something else super troubling about all this: Almost all backstory about scammers aside, this particular diet pill can be dangerous to your health.

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Garcinia cambogia, which on its own is pretty darn delicious and healthy, is a tropical fresh fruit grown in Indonesia. (It also goes by the name tamarind fruit. ) Based on Purdue University, it's rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. All good things, right?

Well, here's where things get tricky: Its rind contains a compound called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which proponents claim decreases hunger and prevents your body from storing food as fat. However , since garcinia cambogia extract diet pills are supplements, not drugs, the Food and Drug Management doesn't regulate their use or review their effectiveness or safety unless of course, as was the case with OxyElite Pro, their use becomes linked to several hospitalizations, says medical weight-loss expert Sue Decotiis, M. D. That means that it can be up to manufacturers to decide how much garcinia cambogia their pills pack, as well as that which health-impacting ingredients are added to the mix.

"Most brands of garcinia cambogia extract weight loss pills, including big names, have failed independent laboratory quality and quantity testing, inch says Decottis. "Also, there have been no large-scale trials comparing garcinia to placeboes or other supplements. There probably will never be any objective data upon garcinia. "

What's more, a 2005 study in Food and Chemical Toxicology discovered that high doses of garcinia cambogia extract caused testicular atrophy as well as toxicity in mice. Even if you don't have testicles, that's sure to make you cringe.

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