Natural Answers is a British supplements company based in Scotland. All their products are based on herbal ingredients, and are made in the UK in accordance with GMP (good manufacturing practice).
Natural Answers Perfect Garcinia Plus is a straightforward and not very strong supplement, that contains whole fruit garcinia cambogia as the sole ingredient at 400mg a serving. Some clinical evidence suggests that garcinia cambogia may help support weight loss by increasing serotonin levels and by blocking dietary carbs, but the results have not been conclusive. That said Natural Answers Perfect Garcinia Plus may help support minor weight loss. so if you combine this with a weight loss plan you may find that it slightly improves your results.
Any side effects are likely to be minor, but will still cause distress and discomfort. These may include nausea, headaches, digestive discomfort, or constipation.
Natural Answers Perfect Garcinia Plus is not expensive. It costs £9.99 for a bottle of 60 capsules (1 month’s supply), and is available on sale from the official Natural Answers website or Amazon UK. It is not available to customers outside the UK.
Natural Answers Perfect Garcinia Plus is a pretty average looking supplement. It is not as strong as some other garcinia supplements on the market, but you may find that it lends some minor support to weight loss. In truth the evidence is a bit flimsy for garcinia cambogia at the best of times, and this combined with low serving size per capsule may make this supplement ineffective. We said the same about Garcinia Slim 500, an identical supplement on sale from Natural Answers and have not changed our opinion.
The bottom line is that although Natural Answers Perfect Garcinia Plus seems to be pretty harmless, we are finding it hard to find any real plus points about this supplement.
Perfect Garcinia Plus Review
Recently some of us here at the Watchdog went out to eat in a local greasy spoon cafe. A couple of us ordered the Mixed Grill (not the healthiest choice we admit). Others went for the House Special. When the food arrived both meals were identical. The overstretched chef owner said the idea was to make the menu seem a bit more impressive and varied than it actually was.
The same thing seems to be happening with Natural Answers Perfect Garcinia Plus. Although this supplement has a different name to Garcinia Slim 500, another Natural Answers product on offer, the two supplements seem to be exactly the same apart from the name and some subtle colour differences to the packaging.
Natural Answers Perfect Garcinia Plus is billed as a carb blocker. This is because the sole ingredient garcinia cambogia is regarded by many as a natural and easy way to prevent some of the carbs that you eat from adding to body fat.
Confusingly, Perfect Garcinia Plus contains only this one ingredient so we cannot really see why this supplement is called “Plus” when it has nothing at all added to it. This seems to follow a trend with Natural Answers who have named the identical supplement Garcinia Slim 500 when it only contains 400mg per serving.
Garcinia cambogia is a fruit which derives from Asia and is high in hydroxycitric acid (HCA). As well as giving the fruit a sour taste (lemons also contain HCA) research suggests that it can prevent a digestive enzyme in your body called citrate lyase from working.
How to Take Perfect Garcinia Plus
- For best results, this dietary supplement should be used alongside a healthy and balanced diet and exercise.
- Take two capsules per day, one in the morning and one in the evening, preferably with a meal.
- Drink the recommended 8 glasses (2 litres) of water a day.
Citrate lyase is part of the digestive process, and its role is to break down dietary carbs so they can be stored by the body as fat so by blocking this process, the theory is that you will lose weight. HCA may also increase levels of serotonin in the brain, so improves mood and helps prevent comfort eating.
Garcinia cambogia may help reduce cholesterol and keeps blood sugar level, so this fruit ingredient appears to have plenty going for it when it comes to weight loss.
Although garcinia cambogia has been touted as a miracle ingredient, there are concerns about some of the clinical evidence supporting the claims. That said it seems to be safe and it is certainly popular.
Perfect Garcinia Plus Concerns:
- Many customers have mentioned minor but unpleasant side effects
- Does not come with a full money back guarantee
- Although this supplement is inexpensive, it will still be a waste of money if it does not work
Natural Answers are a British company based in Scotland, who sell exclusively online to UK customers only. Their product range comes with the natural appeal and looks pretty safe at first glance, but we have had some concerns about some of the ingredients they use as well as concerns about their marketing.
One supplement we covered in a previous review was an appetite suppressant called Raspberry Max supposedly made from raspberry ketones, but was actually made from high levels of raspberry leaf which can be dangerous as well as misleading to customers.
What Does Perfect Garcinia Plus Claim To Do?
There is not much information about how this supplement works, and no links to any clinical evidence. However the key features are short and to the point and tell you the basic facts about this supplement.
- Garcinia Whole Fruit Extract
- 1 Month Supply, 2 Capsules Daily
- Helps Contribute towards Weight Control as part of a Balanced Diet & Exercise
- Not Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
- All of Our Products are Manufactured In The UK
The whole fruit extract claim is important, although it is not explained in the advertising. Put simply, a garcinia supplement can come in two forms. It can be made from a concentrated extract that contains high levels of the active component HCA. This is illegal within the EU, because at concentrated levels HCA is classified as an illegal unapproved medicine.
Alternatively you can find it as a whole fruit extract as here. Whole fruit garcinia cambogia is safer and fully compliant with EU regulations. The HCA is still present within the whole fruit naturally, and is legal to buy and safer to take.
Does Perfect Garcinia Plus Work?
Perfect Garcinia Plus contains only garcinia cambogia as the sole ingredient, so results will depend on whether this ingredient is as good as it is cracked up to be. Scientific evidence is not impressive. Although animal testing on rats found that HCA seems to reduce food intake and body weight, the same results have not really been seen in humans. That said some isolated studies and anecdotal accounts do note weight loss, but the effects seem unpredictable and unreliable.
An overview of all the evidence was published in the Journal of Obesity, and the conclusion was that HCA may help as a weight loss aid in humans but because the effect is so small, no more than 2kg in 3 months, it is not statistically significant and so the clinical relevance is questionable. Scientists advise that future trials should be more rigorous, longer in duration, and better reported.
Natural Answers Perfect Garcinia Plus is not a very strong supplement. You can find more powerful whole fruit garcinia supplements on the market that may come with a better chance of working more effectively. But nothing is strictly proven. Source
What Are The Ingredients of Perfect Garcinia Plus?
The ingredient profile of Perfect Garcinia Plus is identical to that of Garcinia Slim 500, another Natural Answers garcinia supplement. Each capsule is equal to one serving.
- Garcinia Whole Fruit (400mg): The active component of Garcinia is hydroxycitric acid which appears to have a carb blocking effect thanks to its actions on a digestive enzyme in the body called citrate lyase. It may also help lower cholesterol levels and improve mood by increasing serotonin. However Garcinia Cambogia requires further clinical testing to prove these theories one way or another.Here as whole fruit rather than in concentrated extract form. This is the legal form of garcinia within the EU and is safer for health. However serving size is rather low so it may be ineffective. Source
- Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Silicone Dioxide, and Magnesium Stearate. This supplement is not suitable for vegetarians because the capsule is made from gelatin.
Does Perfect Garcinia Plus Have Any Side Effects?
Garcinia cambogia fruit extract seems to be safe. Minor side effects may include;
- Digestive discomfort
However its long term effects are unknown, so you certainly should not take it for more than 12 weeks maximum.
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor first if you have an underlying medical condition, or are taking prescription medication.
Are There Any Customer Reviews For Perfect Garcinia Plus?
There are customer reviews for Perfect Garcinia Plus. This supplement is sold via Amazon UK unlike sister product Slim 500, which is only available from the official Natural Answers website.
Some customers are satisfied with this supplement and feel that it helps.
This customer felt that Natural Answers Perfect Garcinia Plus is better than other garcinia supplements on the market,
I have tried many types of Garcinia and this is really effective at quelling my appetite. I have ended up taking two or three at a time of different brands and, so far, am still only taking one.
Other customers have mentioned an appetite suppressing effect,
Does suppress my appetite
Some customers have mentioned getting a free sample to try in return for an honest review,
Really is a great product great size and a long lasting supply, at a really great price. Very clear and precise instructions….. I highly recommend this product and I don’t feel that it could be improved in any way. Easily worth a five star review. Overall extremely satisfied with this product. This product was provided by Amazon for the purpose of review this does not affect my review and this is my honest and truthful opinion of the product that I received
Some people have experienced side effects,
I got stomach cramps
Made me feel very sick so I’ve stopped taking them
After taking it for 10 days, l started having this unbearable headache and was constipated too so had to stop. Just not for me.
This customer did not notice any effects but in fairness to the supplement, she did not give it much time,
Don’t work. Going to persevere for a week and if not any better will be returning
Does Perfect Garcinia Plus Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
Natural Answers does not offer a money back guarantee. There is a 28 days returns policy, but this only means you can return the unopened supplement for a full refund with this time frame.
You cannot get your money back if you do not like Perfect Garcinia Plus after trying it.
Where Can I Buy Perfect Garcinia Plus?
Natural Answers Perfect Garcinia Plus is available to buy direct from the Natural Answers website. It is also on sale via Amazon UK.