Garcinia Cambogia Extract – there ARE side effects

When taken in very large quantities, garcinia may have mild side effects such as nausea, headaches, and some laxative effects.However, these instances are very rare, and occurr only when the amount taken is way above the recommended dose.There have been several studies to test Pure Garcinia and there were never any side effects reported during testing with controlled quantities and quality products

It DOES help with weight loss

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 , and Raspberry Ketones for their fat burning capabilities. He also likes African Mango for hunger suppression. 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 African Mango or 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.

It isn’t really “new” to the weight loss industry, but is just recently made popular by Dr Oz.

Fat blocking different than fat burning
The “fat blocking” properties are different than fat burning like Raspberry Ketone and 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.

what is garcinia question markWhat IS Garcinia Extract?

It’s a truly natural product that is made from the rind of the tamarind fruit, which resembles tiny pumpkin. This fruit is full of tons of anti-oxidants, and ingredients that help in combating fat and also reduce the effects of aging.

Anti-oxidants are very important and they attack free radicals in the body that cause disease and build fat cells that are otherwise so hard to get rid of.

What are the benefits of Cambogia supplements?

* Fat burner
* Appetite suppressant
* Energy booster

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

Warnings About Garcinia Extract

garcinia warning

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

You should not use this supplement if you suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other similar cases of dementia, as it can increase the negative effects of that disease.

Lastly, if you take cholesterol-lowering drugs like a statin then you should avoid using Garcinia. The likelihood of muscle degeneration and rhabdomyolysis are just a few of the dangers you could face if you do – so definitely steer clear.

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. It is becoming more common now with Garcinia, so beware, and read some of our reviews of brands like Miracle, Whole Body, Natural, and Pure Garcinia Cambogia.


How to Choose the Right Garcinia Product

The very first thing you want to do is make sure you read the label! This is especially something to note when you’re buying your supplements online.

There are several places you can buy Garcinia, but beware of anyone selling it who doesn’t give you a clear view of the actual label so you can verify the ingredients for yourself.
bying garcinia online

50% HCA

HCA is the active ingredient that makes Cambogia extract so powerful. If you buy a product that doesn’t have at least 50% HCA then you’re buying from someone that doesn’t care about making a quality product and you shouldn’t trust it.

There are several other things you should look for when shopping, which we’ve listed below.


We do recommend you research, this brand of Garcinia Cambogia capsules by NewLifeBotanical. You can find it on Amazon, too.


It meets all of these recommendations by Dr. Oz:

  • Contains at least of 50% HCA
  • Is completely natural – NO filler ingredients
  • Provides a minimum of 400mg per capsule
  • Has been PROVEN to be effective
  • Has ZERO additives, fillers and other low-quality ingredients
  • Is backed by a, no-hassle money-back guarantee


Click image for larger size to read label.




About Tina Wolverton

Tina Wolverton, a healthy living enthusiast, has received her certification in the food for fitness program and personal trainer certification. She loves helping others find the light through healthy living that's fulfilling instead of a burden or struggle.

She has a Bachelors degree in Nutrition Science and is a freelance writer and author. Tina strives to share what she's learned, as well as new, real and effective ways to live healthier. Whether that's through fitness, cooking, natural supplements or something else. Discover the Best Version of YOU!

583 Responses to “Garcinia Cambogia Extract – there ARE side effects”

  1. I am on my 2nd day of taking Garcinia Cambogia 500mg. It is said to take 1 x3 a day. But I feel bloated and with a slight head ache and a sort of hotness in my face. I was thinking of taking less? Maybe x2 a day? What do you suggest? I did not take it today and I am still so bloated even though I used the loo twice…..Gacinia Cambogia Extract 500mg and other ingredients; Gelatin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate and Silicon Dioxide.

    • Hello,
      I am sorry you are feeling bloated. Did you buy our supplements from us?

      Also, if you are still feeling bloated and you are not taking the supplements it might not be from the supplements.

  2. I am on my 2nd day of taking Garcinia Cambogia 500mg. It is said to take 1 x3 a day. But I feel bloated and with a slight head ache and a sort of hotness in my face. I was thinking of taking less? Maybe x2 a day? What do you suggest?

  3. I wanted to know when is the best time to take the GC pill. I want to lose at least 30 pounds but need to know the best time to take it and what foods should i avoid.
    Thank you

    • Most supplements that contain Garcinia Cambogia say to take it an hour before meals, but it can very between products, so you have to read the label for the particular product you are using. Also, what foods you should be eating or not eating will depend on what your goals are and if you have any medical conditions. Since I was taking a number of medications when starting Garcinia Cambogia and had already been on a low cholesterol, low fat, low calorie diet for 8 months, I reverted to a weight maintenance diet during the time I was taking the pills. It all depends on what foods and what diet your personal physician recommends.

  4. Just wondering if this is ok to take with epilim, it is epilusy medication I am taking to combat my vestibular migraines.

    • I am not sure what the effects would be so I would suggest consulting your doctor before taking any of our supplements

  5. I have been taking Pure Cambogia Ultra for 18 days and haven’t seen too much effect in weight lost. Can I take my money back?

    • Well that company is really expensive. It looks like you can get your money back though. And if you can than take that and order TWO bottles from this company. Way better deal with a better product.

  6. Can I mix Garcinia Cambogia with Green tea extract? or can I mix it with Green coffee bean extract?? what are the effects of both, and which combonation would work better?

    • Yes, you can mix Green Coffee Bean with Garcinia. One is a fat blocker while one is a fat burner so we do suggest doing that or you can look into our SDF products where they are already combined into one supplement for your convenience.

  7. I stated taking this for weight loss but am experiencing diarrhea. Is this normal and will it dissipate?

  8. Hii…i have been consuming GC from a brand called just potent with 65 % HCA twice a day half an hr before main meals from the past 10 days..but hv not lost evem a single gram of weight.. Also i m trying to eat healty with 4-5 times a weak of exercise..
    When will i start seeing results, or is there anything i m doing just potent a reliable brand??
    Pls reply i m really dishearted and broken

    • Well if you are doing all of that and not losing weight I would suggest trying another company because I am not even exercising and I have lost weight from this companies brand.

  9. Hello!
    I bought Garnicia Diet Max from
    It was a so called “free trial” where at the end of the month you have to pay £80 something if you were satisfied (if you are not you can return the bottle within 14 days of ordering and don’t pay for it). I haven’t really tried it out yet, but after reading a lot about this on the internet I am now afraid that this may have been a scam. What do you think?


    • I ordered this product through the link that was on the youtube video, it was only 6 bucks…i wasnt sure if i made the right choice by ordering it from there simply because i was determined to get it already but did i order it from the right place?

  10. I ordered on 1st November but still waiting 4 my order Standard Bank: R1600.05 purchased from Acc. 7211 at SLIM THAT FAT. 2013-11-01 please help ? Its been a month already?

    • No I am sorry, but I have never heard of that company. If you haven’t found them I would suggest canceling your card because that sounds like a scam.

  11. Hi i was wondering.. If i take garcinia cambogia will it affect the effectiveness on my birthcontrol? I have the implant.

  12. I am using garcinia Cambogia atm and made sure it has 60% HCA I take two in the morning and 2 at night as well as 2 safer colon tablets and have been taking it for almost a month and have see no results???

    • Which Garcinia brand are you using?

      Do you feel any bloating?

      If you need to burn fat you may want to look into the Fat burners or the SDF products.

  13. I have been searching and searching and STILL cannot find an answer to my question. When do you stop with this diet? is it something you have to continue on with forever? If not, then when you stop, what are the chances of gaining the weight back. The reason why I have never taken diet pills or anything like that, is because they NEVER say when you should stop. Is it after you’ve gotten to your target weight? I just don’t want to be taking pills like that for the rest of my life just to stay fit. I exercise and all, but this new diet would help greatly. I’m just looking for an answer. Please help. Thank you

    • Hello,
      Yes you are correct. You can stop taking the supplement when you reach your target weight.

      However, if you stop taking Garcinia and continue to have bad eating habits you will gain weight again. Garcinia is a fat blocker so if you are still eating fat and not taking Garcinia there will be nothing to continue blocking the fat.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.


      • I have just completed one full bottle of garcinia cambogia 60%HCA. It has helped me a lot to control snacking and I am rarely hungry but still eat 3 main meal. I take 2 pills before breakfast, lunch and dinner. I do light walking every day roughly.. I feel slimmer but have not seen any weight drop. I was wondering how long do I need to wait till its actually noticeable…?

  14. Hi I bought Garcinia Cambogia from a company in the USA called Clean Health Nutrition.Is this a reliable company.The ingredients are calcium 50 mg 5% Chromium 200 mcg 167 % , potassium 50 mg 1% Garcinia Cambogia 1000 mg Extract (60%).Thank you.

  15. Hi,

    Are there any side effects of Garcinia Cambogia with ITP (idiopathic thrombo cytopaenia). I am not taking any regular medication for it but ocassionally I take prednisolone for any medical procedure with a risk of bleeding.



    • I am not too familiar with that prescription. I would suggest consulting with your doctor before taking any of our supplements in conjunction with your prescribed medications.

  16. Hi,

    Need to loose 15 kgs.. But one question is that I party a lot and also drink alcohol and smoke on a regular basis.. Can i still take GC and loose weight if I control on my drinking habit???

    • The only real issue is that the alcohol contains a lot of calories.

      We have not heard of any issues with taking Green Coffee and alcohol.

  17. I am current taking the Raspberry Ketone and Green Coffeen Bean. Must I take these with the Garcinia Cambogia Extract, or can I take the Garcinia on its own?


    • You can take the supplements on its own if you want to. Raspberry Ketones and Green Coffee Bean are both fat burners and Garcinia is a fat blocker so if you feel you want a fat blocker than you can add that supplement in as well.

  18. Hi I was just wondering if this was safe for children my daughter wants to try it she is 10 n weighes 58 kilos n hasn’t been happy with it for a long time please let me no I’d this is safe thanks

    • wondering the same as Jack. I have a 10 yr old son who stands around 4’6″ and is 52 kilos roughly. He’s a sensitive child with emotional eating.. Looking for something short term to help kick start his system. We’re actively involved in a fitness/nutrition group at the local childrens hospital and are learning tips to proper feeding , Monthly check ups etc… He’s always on the go and pretty active. (the rest of us are rake placing the whole house on a diet wouldn’t work) Poor guy needs something to help him feel full and see some improvement

      sincerely ~ Beth