Garcinia Cambogia Extra Review
From Garcinia Cambogia range, this supplement provides 1,000mg of Garcinia Cambogia, which is pretty impressive.
Appetite suppressors are a popular product for people who are looking to lose weight, because they help to stop the problem at the source – your motivation to eat. Granted, food intake isn’t the only factor to pay attention to when you’re trying to lose weight – but it can be admittedly difficult to beat cravings sometimes, especially if you tend to habitually snack or find yourself hungry throughout the day.
There’s no doubt about it. Hunger cravings can be a literal diet-killer.
This product, however, is supposed to help to suppress the appetite – but it’s also designed to help you burn fat at the same time.
What is it?
Garcinia Cambogia Extra is an appetite suppressant, fat burner, and overall diet aid that’s supposed to help boost weight loss for those who take it. The official website says this about the product at the top of the home page…
“Burn fat with the only 2+1 formula on the market.”
What is it supposed to do?
Garcinia Cambogia Extra is supposed to help you lose weight and shed pounds by performing three basic tasks. It’s supposed to…
- Suppress your appetite
- Burn stored fat
- Prevent additional body fat storage
Obviously, the main ingredients (Garcinia Cambogia and Raspberry Ketone) are the ‘dual action combo’ said to make the magic happen. The website does a good job of explaining how the two ingredients work together to maximize weight loss, and even cites some clinical study data to back up their formula.
Does it work?
To answer this question, we looked at not only the formula, but also customer reviews and clinical data – and here is what we found.
On the formula side of things, we really liked the main ingredients, and we liked how they seemingly worked together to maximize weight loss through appetite suppression and fat burning. We also liked how much Garcinia Cambogia was actually present in the supplement – so on this part of it, we give the product two thumbs up.
Information! The clinical data is a bit less ‘concrete’. There have been some studies done on both of the main ingredients – but unfortunately, most specialists agree that more research needs to be done to determine for sure how effective these components really are.
So on that side of things, we rate the supplement as an ‘intermediate’. We really liked the data that we saw – but it would have been nice to see a bit more to back up the main ingredients.
And on the third point, which was customer feedback, we perhaps found the least amount of evidence to be excited about yet. Not because there were a lot of negative reviews (there were a few though), but because it was difficult to find very many at all. This made it difficult to determine with any sort of absolute certainty that the supplement works for the majority of users.
With that in mind, we would like to point out that the product does seem to be somewhat new to the market – so it’s a given that it’s going to take some time to get a lot of mainstream attention. But still, we couldn’t say for sure what the majority of customers thought about it – so in the end, on this point, we have to say that Garcinia Cambogia Extra simply might not work for everyone.
Complete list of ingredients
This product only contains two main ingredients – Garcinia Cambogia, and Raspberry Ketone. Here’s a quick look at both and some information about what they do for the body.
- Garcinia Cambogia
This tropical fruit is also known as the ‘Malabar Tamarind’. It is extremely popular in weight-loss supplements as of late, and is featured in a wide range of weight-loss and appetite-suppression products.
The reason it’s so popular is because it contains an active ingredient called hydroxycitric acid (HCA). This ingredient has been shown in studies to not only boost fat-burning capabilities in the body, but also to help reduce appetite.
A lot of people swear by the ingredient, though most researchers agree that more studies need to be done to completely determine its effectiveness.
You can find out more about it on webmd.com. Here’s Webmd.com’s article on the subject: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/garcinia-cambogia-weight-loss.
- Raspberry Ketone
Raspberry Ketone can actually be found in cranberries and blackberries as well as red raspberries. The ingredient was first discovered and utilized for its potent smell. To this day, it’s used to make berry-flavored candy, as well as candles and soaps. But only trace amounts of it can be found in the fruit itself – which is why products requiring large amounts of the ingredient typically require it to be synthesized in a lab.
But soon, scientists began to notice that the molecular structure of the ingredient was very similar to the structure of an ingredient called capsaicin, which is the chemical that gives chili peppers their spicy flavor.
This ingredient was said to be beneficial for weight loss, so testing began on Raspberry Ketone to see if it, too, could contribute to fat burning and appetite suppression.
To date, there haven’t been many studies done – but the ingredient still shows promise, and many people swear by it (you can view a very good livescience.com article about it here).
What does this mean?
These ingredients certainly seem to add up to a supplement that would work. The appetite suppression capabilities, combined with the fat-burning power of both components, seem like they would be quite impressive when paired together. All things considered, we liked the ingredients and with how much of each the formula contains. It contains 200mg of Raspberry Ketone, and 1,000mg of Garcinia Cambogia (60% HCA).
Granted, it’s difficult to know how these numbers will translate to actual benefits for different users. It may not work the same way for everyone, though there does seem to be quite a bit of Garcinia Cambogia in the formulation – which would, in theory, make it more powerful – so there is, without a doubt, a lot of potential for Garcinia Cambogia Extra in this niche.
About the company
Garcinia Cambogia Extra is manufactured by a company called Wolfson Berg Limited. According to the official product website, they are ‘a trusted name that takes pride in leading the supplements industry for over a decade.’
WOLFSON BERG LIMITED
Archiep. Makariou III, 124
JOC BUSINESS CENTER
Kiti, 7550, Larnaca
As far as company history is concerned, we visited the official Wolfson Berg website (which you can find here) and learned quite a bit about the company. They’re a global contract manufacturer, private labeler of nutraceuticals, and have over 30 years of combined industry experience. They operate two different divisions – a nutraceuticals division and a consumer products division.
And as far as customer support goes, they operate an instant messenger service on their site, which is pretty cool. You can also call them over the phone at +1 646 568 9679.
And as far as their refund policy is concerned, they actually offer a no hassle 60 day money back guarantee, and say that if you’re not satisfied with it for any reason, then you can simply return what you haven’t used within 67 days for a full refund, minus shipping charges.
That’s actually a really good return policy, which we consider very important. Being able to try a product risk-free is a big, big deal – and we were pretty happy to learn that you can get this kind of assurance with it.
Online user feedback
A look at online user feedback yielded mixed results. We did find some positive reviews for it, but we also heard some stories where it didn’t work as the customers had hoped. These reviews were pretty split down the middle – so it would seem that the product may not work for everyone.
It could, however, also have something to do with diet and exercise. You often need to work out and eat healthy to get the most out of supplements like this one – so it’s possible that some of the negative reviews could be associated with a lack of diet or exercise to support it.
Have users reported any side effects?
We have seen some other websites speculate about potential side-effects based on the ingredients of the product – but in our research, we didn’t come across any actual reported side effects. Some potential side effects of the ingredient Garcinia Cambogia can include cramps, headaches, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and allergies – though these are also not tied to this specific appetite suppressant at all.
Has this brand been reported to scam sites?
No. This brand has not been reported to any scam sites that we know of.
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Pros and Cons
Here are the main pros and cons that we discovered over the course of our research…
- The ingredients seem effective and well chosen
- This supplement provides 1,000mg of Garcinia Cambogia, which is pretty impressive
- They offer a 60 day money back guarantee
- You get free shipping if you order from the official company website
- There isn’t an incredible amount of clinical data available to support either ingredient
- There are a few negative customer reviews online that say that the product didn’t work
- There was a general lack of customer review information available online, which makes it difficult to determine exactly how effective it is
GoOkayed Verdict and where to buy
As an appetite suppressant with quite a bit of fat-burning power, Garcinia Cambogia Extra certainly deserves our Go Okayed stamp of approval, and here is why…
It’s made from quality ingredients, seems supported by at least a minimal amount of clinical data, and has a fairly good reputation online. It would have been nice to see more customer reviews – but it also seems to be a newish product. So for that reason, it could take some time before we see a strong customer community develop around it.
It might not work for everyone – but we see more than enough evidence to warrant giving it a try. Combine this with the 60 day money back guarantee, and you really end up with a risk-free product that’s more than a good bet.
We rather liked Garcinia Cambogia Extra, for several reasons. It might not be the most compelling appetite suppressant on the market in terms of data or customer feedback – but it shows a lot of potential, and we are excited to see how well it works.