Garcinia Cambogia and Green Coffee Bean (GCB)


When customers often ask us which do we feel is better for weight loss, we say Garcinia Cambodia works for more people, but the hottest diet trend is… combining Garcinia and Green Coffee Bean.

The Hydrochloric Acid (HCA) in Garcinia Cambogia inhibits the formation of fat through an enzyme, while the same time the Chlorogenic Acid in Green Coffee Extract slows the release of excess carbs and promotes the production of energy from fat and glycogen.

In fact, we’ve long been fans of NewLifeBotanicals Super Fruit Diet Formulas. Their FIRST Superfruit Diet formula (SDF-1) combined Green Coffee and Garcinia back in 2008!


Combination products like SDF-1 often use more than 2 ingredients. They are more convenient, but you can also buy single ingredient Garcinia Cambogia and Green Coffee Bean Extracts and combine them yourself, often for less cost than buying proprietary formulas like SDF-1


Amazon is super convenient, and great at making sure you get what you order. But they don’t do anything to ensure the quality of a product.

Any brand that just popped up yesterday and will be gone tomorrow is NOT concerned with quality.


There are now dozens of new “Brands” of Garcinia Cambogia sold on Amazon that just make up a name and throw a label on some garbage product. And, they LIE about what is in the bottle!

60% HCA is the maximum you will find with real brands like NewLifeBotanicals, or others sold on sites like GNC, VitaminShoppe, etc. Suppliers tell us 60% is the maximum they can provide.

But in the race for short term sales, these fake “brands” started claiming 65% HCA, then, 70, 75, 80…. all the way up to 95% HCA! They just picked a higher number than the competitors and put it on the label.

Conclusion: Don’t be fooled by fake “brands” that claim 65-95% HCA. Its just not true. It sounds good, but with these fake products you’re wasting your money


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SIDE EFFECTS – Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)
Garcinia Cambodia and Green Coffee Bean Extract are both recognized as GRAS by the FDA, meaning they have “been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use”.

There have been several studies to test the effectiveness of these products and in these controlled quantities there were no significant side effects.

According to these studies:

At least 15 clinical studies involving approximately 900 patients document very mild adverse reactions. Most adverse reactions included headache, dizziness, dry mouth, and GI complaints such as nausea and diarrhea.

This research article looked at all published research and in particular focused on side effects and found garcinia to be free from any major side effects when taken at moderate dosages (up to 2800 mgs per day)

To date, there is no case study or report showing the direct adverse effect of HCA. The structure, mechanism of action, long history of the use of Garcinia/HCA and comprehensive scientific evidence had shown “no observed adverse effect level (NOAEL)” at levels up to 2800 mg/day, suggesting its safety for use.



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It  IS safe for most people. But there are a few cases where you wouldn’t want to take it:

  • Pregnant
  • Breastfeeding
  • Alzheimers or dementia

Garcinia Cambogia boosts serotonin levels in the brain (which triggers the satisfied, full feeling that helps suppress appetite). For this reason, it is not advised for patients with neurological disorders such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons, or other forms of dementia.



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Studies show the HCA helps weight loss
by suppressing appetite AND increased fat burning. You can take just one capsule an hour before you eat your food with a glass of water. Most people experience a significant reduction in your intensity of hunger, with no side effects


In a major study Garcinia Cambogia resulted in weight loss of 2.8 pounds compared to those who did not receive Garcinia.

2 other studies that showed significant weight loss were (here and here)

A review in the Journal of Obesity examined 12 separate studies found that Garcinia lead to weight loss of 2 pounds over 2 weeks .
This is the hottest weight loss supplement on the market right now.
Dr. Oz says Cambogia is:

“The newest, fastest, fat buster – Blocks fat and hunger”

If you’re familiar with Dr Oz, you might know he also likes Green Coffee Bean Extract for its fat burning capabilities.  So, if he recommends all these products, many people wonder,

What is so special about Garcinia Cambogia?

There are many benefits with Garcinia Cambogia, but we don’t believe it is a stronger fat burner than Green Coffee, or, is more effective at blocking hunger than  5htp. But what really draws so much interest and got Dr Oz so excited about it? It is the only one that:

Blocks Fat AND Stops Hunger

Many weight loss product help with one or the other, but the HCA in “Gambooge” is effective at both. That is why it is such a powerful weight loss aid.

Used in advanced weight loss formulas for many years

garcinia cambogia superfruit diet
Garcinia Cambogia is a safe and healthy weight loss aid all by itself. But where it really excels is in combination with other products. Because it is more mild than some other diet aids with no caffeine or other stimulant properties, it has been used for many years to enhance the effectiveness of other products without making users nauseous, nervous, or edgy.

Fat blocking different than fat burning
The “fat blocking” properties are different than fat burning like Green Coffee, so it is complementary to those products. They work better together.

Hunger suppressants not all the same
Even the hunger suppressant is a bit different. It raises serotonin levels in the brain, whereas 5HTP makes the serotonin more readily accessible. So both have similar effects, but may work differently for different people. And they also can work better together.

SuperFruit Diet Formulas
NewLifeBotanicals includes Cambogia in 3 of their popular Superfruit Diet Formulas. Our customers have been reporting more positive results with these products than any other we offer – in particular the SDF-1 and SDF-2.

Beware the Scams

With any popular diet product, there are lots of scams that sell crappy product at ridiculous prices, and some that dissappear with your money. You might want to review some guidelines by the FTC in spotting the crooks. It is becoming more common now with Garcinia, so beware, and read some of our reviews of brands like Ultra, Extreme, Purely Inspired, Miracle, Whole Body, Natural, and Pure Garcinia Cambogia.