Garcinia Cambogia Reviews

Important Criteria for evaluating Brands

Mg per SERVING or per CAPSULE?

Some brands use deception and trickery to make it seem like an ok deal.  A good value depends on purity and cost per mg (milligram) of Garcinia Cambogia.

If they list mg per SERVING on the label,  customers  don’t realize the 2 or 3 capsules they recommend per serving means, the mg per CAPSULE is 1/2 to 1/3 what they show in bold on the front of the bottle.  They do this to trick consumers.



Heavily advertised and promoted is  not necessarily Good

We are attempting to help the most people by providing guidance on brands they are finding in their research.   The chart above compares features of  some brands that are most easily found on the internet. Some good, some bad.

Some brands that are very bad values are actually the most heavily advertised.  They sell a crappy product for ridiculously inflated prices, but are experts at advertising on websites all over the internet.  So, we show some of those brands in the chart above, since they reach a lot of people that we are trying to help avoid being ripped off.

The fact is that many of these shady sellers are actually affiliates doing affiliate marketing. They spend a LOT of money advertising. It’s not uncommon for them to spend upwards of $2 per single click on their ads. But all they’re doing is sending you to free trial gimmicks (see below).

Once they do that, they’re done. They’re gone and out of the picture – you won’t ever talk to them again… The moment you fill out t he form for your free trial, they get paid from the “real” company. The real company is happy to do this, because now they have all your payment and personal information to lock you into a costly subscription. It’s a win-win for them, but you get ripped off.

Why? Because most of these companies don’t even have a true, physical location for their business. They operate entirely online… They:

        • Set up shop online
        • Recruit and pay affiliates to send them customers
        • Once they feel they’ve made enough or are close to being busted, they shut down
        • They set up a new shop online and rinse and repeat

We aren’t saying it’s bad to advertise or even advertise a lot. Not all of these companies will be scammers. Primarily look for:

        • The ads listed high on the right of search results and in the little Google ads box above search results. If they’re constantly showing up there, they’re paying a pretty penny to be there.
        • Combine that with the rest of the warning signs we cover here.


We feel very strongly about this.  For many years now, scammers have preyed upon the innocent by offering a “free trial” of whatever is the hot new diet product.  While it may seem like a good way to try a product to see if you like it – they are NEVER a good idea.

– Tricked into signing up for subscription

The scammers don’t really want to introduce you to the product.  They get your credit card number to cover “shipping”.    They then hide the terms of the “free offer” in very tiny print on one of the pages you go through and you are tricked into signing up for a subscription!

Even worse than being signed up for monthly deliveries, the terms usually start charging you $80 or more per month within days of  the free trial – sometimes before you even get the “free trial”.     The victim doesn’t even know they have to cancel, and many times the company is very hard or impossible to find, contact, and cancel the monthly payments.

– Free trials make a LOT of $$$$ – for the scammers

These “free trials” rip off so many people and are very lucrative for the companies that offer them, so, they can afford to spend tons advertising.  That is why the most heavily advertised brands are usually “free trials”.

In our experience, Free Trials are never used by legitimate brands that sell a quality product.  They KNOW the victims won’t be happy with the deceptive scams, and won’t use these tactics if they want to grow their brand, but are only interested in the short term.  So, the FIRST thing we look for in evaluating a brand is – Do they use Free Trials?

– Brands that use “Free Trials” and should be avoided
        • Miracle Garcinia Cambogia
        • Pure Garcinia Cambogia (many versions of this name)
        • Ultimate Garcinia Cambogia
        • Bio Health Garcinia Cambogia
        • Natural Garcinia Cambogia
        • SlimScience

Label Not shown

A good brand usually WANTS you to see their label, to brag about the quality of their ingredients and/or the quantity.

Of course a label may not fit in the the page layout or be the first thing you see. But if you click around and cant find the label easily, you can bet the seller has made it difficult to find for a reason.

– Look for the Label BEFORE you buy

By US law, the label on the bottle MUST list the ingredients and quantities. But there is no law that says it must be displayed on a website prior to sale.

So, shady brands will not show the label, so you won’t realize the puny quantity or quality of the product.

Of course, free trial always hide the labels of the product.

– Brands that don’t show the Labels before you buy
        • Miracle Garcinia Cambogia
        • Pure Garcinia Cambogia (many versions of this name)
        • Ultimate Garcinia Cambogia
        • Bio Health Garcinia Cambogia
        • Natural Garcinia Cambogia

MoneyBack Guarantee from a Trusted Seller

There are many brands that advertise a Moneyback Guarantee, but they make it very difficult to return their product. Even worse are those that are advertised heavily for a few months and then dissappear, so buyers have noone to contact. Those are usually the free trial brands, that don’t care about customer satisfaction, or building a good brand name for the long term.

These people have no established business or internet presence that they have to protect. So ignoring refund requests does them no harm. In fact, by the time you decide you want a refund, guess what? There’s a very good chance that you won’t be able to locate them, let alone contact them and get a refund. They’ve packed up shop and disappeared.

A good clue is if they only sell one product, you know they just made up the brand name to take advantage of the hot product and will be here today and gone tomorrow.


There is no set rule or guideline in place to say how many milligrams a Garcinia supplement is required to contain or how many servings. So as you look at different products you’ll likely see a range of numbers. Some may contain 90 capsules, but you have to take three capsules to equal a serving. So it’s still only a one month supply. The capsules just aren’t as powerful.


Because there’s no required guidelines for manufacturers to meet, there are some that produce HCA supplements that simply aren’t worth the money at all. In order to be effective, they should have a bare minimum of 50% HCA. Unfortunately, many suppliers (like the ones listed above in most cases) do not show you the amount of HCA that their extract has. That’s a bad sign. Before buying any garcinia supplement, you need to be able to verify the amount of HCA that it has.


If you seen Dr. Oz talk about garcinia cambogia then you’ll know that one of the reasons he was excited about it was the fact that it’s cheap. On average, you shouldn’t expect to spend more than $30 or so on a bottle of this supplement. Unfortunately, there are plenty of sellers jacking up the price and not even letting you know exactly what you’re buying (making the label available before purchase).

Price (per Milligram)

Just because something costs less doesn’t always mean that it’s a better value. If you do the math, you’ll see that you’re still spending more per milligram. How do you do that? It’s easier than you think:

        • Multiply the mg per capsule by the number of capsules in the bottle
        • Divide that number by the price

You can see that NewLifeBotanicals is by far the best deal per milligram:

        • 3 bottles x 600mg x 90 capsules = 162000
        • 162000 divided by 55.87 (price) = 2900 mg per dollar

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Pure Garcinia Cambogia is no guarantee of quality

When Dr. Oz featured Garcinia recently, as always, the scammers followed suit. Pure Garcinia Cambogia is just one of many products that you should be wary of and we put it at the top of our list for good reason. They take a crappy product and call it “Pure”, as if that is some guarantee of quality.

One of the things that Dr. Oz stressed about this new exciting discovery is that it’s cheap. It’s probably one of, if not THE cheapest diet supplement on the market. That’s great news, right? Of course it is.

So why are there suddenly Pure Garcinia products being sold for just as much as, if not more than other diet supplements? Simple. Scammers are throwing together crappy products presented in beautiful, stylish websites just to get your money. The price of “Pure Garcinia Cambogia” is just ridiculous and guess what? They don’t bother to show you the ingredients or the label because they are using a crappy product.


Garcinia Cambogia Xtreme Seems OK, but Still Costs Too Much

The next one that we found is called Garcinia Cambogia Xtreme. There isn’t a whole lot of fault that we could find here. To be honest, it doesn’t look half bad. They seem very set on making sure their extract meets the minimum recommendations and fits in line with what Dr. Oz recommends. They are up front about the ingredients used and they’re clearly letting you review the label before purchasing or handing over any personal information. The main reason we decided to go ahead and include this in the list is the price. Garcinia Cambogia Xtreme isn’t nearly as crazy as the two above, but it’s still a bit more than we feel you should pay: just under $40. As we said, you should be able to find a quality product in the $20-$30 range.

garcinia scamsSteer Clear Of Advanced Garcinia Cambogia

All right, this one just leaves us thinking “Wow…. really?” Advanced Garcinia Cambogia – there are so many things wrong here we just don’t even know where to start. First of all, if you read the page you’ll quickly realize that this has obviously been thrown together – either by someone who simply can’t write or someone who doesn’t speak English as their first language. The second red flag is the offer of a free bottle. Never fall for this.

You will not be getting a free bottle with no strings attached – ever.

But just out of curiosity, and to see how much they’re charging and get to the fine print, I clicked their order button. Guess what? Nothing. A blank page. A blank page that is supposed to be redirecting to an affiliate offer so they can make money. So this isn’t even their product. They’re simply an affiliate trying to make money.

Don’t Get Scammed By Ultimate Garcinia Cambogia

Like we mentioned above, you will never get a free bottle of Garcinia (or any other health supplement) completely free with no strings attached. Ultimate Garcinia Cambogia is the perfect example. Their site is stunningly beautiful with professionally designed graphics. It looks amazing! But that’s where the amazing stops. If you click on any of the order buttons, it will lead you right back to the submission form to get all of your personal info. Without giving them this, you don’t get to see the real terms behind their offer.

… You can bet one of two things will happen.

Either you fill in the form (giving them access and permission to email and push their product on you) and then, and ONLY then, do you find out your free bottle only comes with a purchase. Or secondly, they gladly send you one bottle and then you fight tooth-n-nail to get out of a subscription for recurring billing for future bottles. Two words: Stay away.

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