We take a look at this one ingredient supplement to see if this is enough to shift those pounds.
Diet Works Garcinia Cambogia contains just one ingredient, a branded supplement called SuperCitrimax. It looks similar to the many other Garcinia supplements on the market but contains added potassium and calcium. So is there any reason why you should choose this supplement over another? And more importantly does Garcinia even work?
Diet Works Garcinia Cambogia is on sale from CostCo and taps into the current popularity of this ingredient as an inexpensive and safe way to support weight loss.
The principle ingredient Garcinia has recently become very popular with people looking to lose weight it and has been featured on Dr Oz where it received a very positive review. Apparently, the weight loss effects come down to a chemical in the natural fruit called Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA).
HCA is found in the peel of the fruit and according some research can help double or triple weight loss. It is believed to create two effects upon the body. The first is that it inhibits an enzyme called citrate lyase that turns unused carbs and dietary fats into body fats. This means that fat gain is stopped and as a result your production of LDH cholesterol is reduced.
The second benefit for weight loss is that HCA increases the levels of serotonin in your brain. Serotonin – the brains feel good chemical is associated with weight gain and low serotonin often leads to emotional comfort eating. Boosting your serotonin will make you feel happier and less inclined to turn to food at low moments.
According to product advertising, Diet Works Garcinia Cambogia contains Super Citrimax as its sole ingredient. This is a patented and trademarked version of Garcinia Cambogia, which has undergone 10 clinical studies.
Super Citrimax is manufactured in the USA by Inter Health a California based company who supply ingredients to the nutrition industry. Super Citrimax is describes as unique, patented calcium/potassium-hydroxycitric acid (HCA).
Although Super Citrimax is the sole ingredient, this supplement comes under the Diet Works name a distribution company based in New Jersey.
This looks like simple rebranding but Inter Health products are not available for the public to buy and are only available to the diet industry.
To take Diet Works Garcinia Cambogia, take one capsule with a full glass of water three times a day before eating (1/2 an hour up to 2 hours). Follow a healthy diet and exercise programme for best results.
Diet Works Garcinia Cambogia contains just this one ingredient.
However the big question must be whether Garcinia Cambogia is as good as it is cracked up to be and there is no real answer to that yet.
Although some research suggests that Garcinia may prevent fat storage and control the appetite it requires further testing to find out whether these effects occur in humans.
Animal testing does not always show the same results as human testing and a lot of the Garcinia research has been carried out in this way.
According to the product advertising;
DietWorks Garcinia Cambogia is formulated using a form of Garcinia Cambogia called Super Citrimax — a patented version of this ingredient that has been scientifically validated for both efficacy and activity in ten different studies.
There are four points about this supplement.
DietWorks Garcinia Cambogia contains just one ingredient Super Citrimax.
Each capsule contains 600mg, which is broken down into the following ingredients.
Super Citrimax has undergone 10 clinical tests carried out by the makers Inter Health and results have been positive for weight loss. However, these tests are not independent and many of them via animal experimentation.
Although the formula has shown to have potentially positive effects, this may not cross over to humans.
One test reported results that suggested that;
Super Citrimax supplementation in obese Zucker rats reduces food-intake, body weight gain, and also attenuates the increases in inflammation, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance observed in untreated animals
The calcium and potassium appears to play a role in the efficacy of HCA,
One test concluded that;
studies show that when calcium and potassium are bound to HCA, solubility, bioavailability and effectiveness are significantly enhanced.
In another clinical trial, the group taking Garcinia lost more weight than the placebo group but appeared unaffected by the supposed appetite suppressing effect.
When it comes to independent research carried out on the principle ingredient Garcinia Cambogia /Hydroxycitric acid, results are not conclusive and there are concerns about the methods used in some of the clinical tests.
The Journal of Obesity evaluated all the evidence. They concluded that Garcinia extracts/HCA could cause short-term weight loss. However, the effect is small and the clinical relevance is uncertain. They advised,
Future trials should be more rigorous and better reported.
The scientific jury is still out on this one.
There has been a lot of hype around Garcinia Cambogia and its benefits for weight loss and although it may have some positive benefits the independent scientific opinion is that it requires further testing.
Super Citrimax has undergone 10 clinical tests but all these were carried out by Inter Health and the Journal of Obesity has questioned some of these findings.
It may help you lose weight but it certainly is not proven.
There isn’t a vast amount of customer feedback available for DietWorks Garcinia Cambogia.
Surprisingly, the main complaint from customers is that this diet pill increases weight:
I followed the directions and also incorporated exercise & well balanced diet and no results. In fact I put weight on!
This is a typical comment and one customer complained of bloating as well.
Potential side effects may include headaches, skin rashes, and gastrointestinal problems, according to results of clinical trials.
Caution: Do not take if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not take for longer than 12 weeks because long-term safety has not been evaluated. There do not appear to be any drug interactions but this has not been fully tested yet.
Yes, a few. Results appear to be mixed. Some people have lost weight successfully
One customer reported;
I brought this diet pill about a few days ago and I drop 6 lbs already but It still works just like Dr. Oz said it do. It suppressed the cravings and burn the fat at the same time if you want to lose weight without trying to diet and exercise this product is one of the things that will do the trick
This stuff is really good and really works to surpress your appetite.
However not everyone is pleased.
I consider this product to be a false promotion; It didn’t do absolutely nothing as it is advertise for me.
It has not reduced my craving for food. Instead, I eat more….I will have to stop taking GC due to the weight gain.
Not a great recommendation for a diet pill!
It might work a bit. This is one of the better Garcinia supplements on the market and SuperCitrimax its only ingredient has undergone clinical testing.
DietWorks Garcinia Cambogia has helped some people and there is evidence that it may help you reduce your appetite and burn off some fat.
However it doesn’t work for everyone and has caused appetite and weight gain in some people.
You can find DietWorks Garcinia Cambogia in some local Cost Co stores subject to availability but it is not currently available to buy on line from this company. You may find it on sale from your local chemist or pharmacy.
DietWorks Garcinia Cambogia is also available from Amazon.com. 1 bottle of 90 capsules (1 month’s supply) costs $11.99 from Diet Works via Amazon. It is also on sale from other sellers for around the same price.
No money back guarantee on offer.
HCA Garcinia Cambogia is popular right now. There is some promising scientific evidence but according to experts, including the Journal of Obesity, this ingredient could promote some weight loss but needs further evaluation and testing.
If you fancy giving Garcinia Cambogia a try, DietWorks Garcinia Cambogia (SuperCitrimax) may be a good choice. It has been tested and the added potassium and calcium may help increase bioavailability. The price is good too so even if it does not work you won’t waste too much money finding out.
Despite this, we are still unconvinced with the whole HCA Garcinia Cambogia thing and in our opinion, this ingredient has been drastically over hyped. Perhaps we will change our opinion after clinical proof is conclusive but for now we reject this supplement.
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