Some health observers are contending that garcinia cambogia may be the new weight loss wonder in the diet world.  “Garcinia cambogia extract . . . is used by those who want to slim down and become their best selves,” according to a study by  “Described by TV star Dr. Oz as the ‘Holy Grail’ of weight loss, this unique extract comes from the rind of the fruit”.

In addition to the popular Dr. Oz television show, the fruit extract has recently been featured on major media outlets such as Fox News.  Those familiar with the weight loss powers of garcinia cambogia may also be familiar with the “super fruit” mangosteen, which has been hailed by multi-level marketing companies such as Xango as a fruit possessing powerful anti-oxidants and other healing nutrients.

What are some recent findings by health researchers?

In a study conducted at Purdue University, researchers found that a 400 mg dose of garcinia cambogia extract taken 30 to 60 minutes before meals produced 3.7+/-3.1 kg in body weight reduction over the course of 12 weeks.  Such decrease translated to 8.1+/-6.8 pounds of weight reduction.


According to research analyst Cindy Walters, supplements that contain “sixty percent Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) will offer the most weight loss benefits.”  Here are some features of garcinia cambogia supplements, according to Nov. 13 article on

  • Contains a massive dose of 1000 mg of garcinia extract with 60 percent HCA
  • Increases fat burning by speeding up metabolism
  • Inhibits fat production
  • Suppresses appetite by increasing serotonin levels in the body
  • Inhibits liver’s production of cholesterol
  • Reduces weight without diet or exercise
  • Ensures double the weight loss when used with diet or exercise
  • No known side effects

“For centuries, this fruit has been lauded for the health benefits that it brings,” according to a spokesperson for  “These days, many men and women are discovering exactly how powerful this extract really is. After all, the premiere brands work to support the most rapid, stress-free weight loss, without causing any adverse side effects or symptoms.”

In a separate study at Georgetown University, garcinia cambogia produced great results as well. After 8 weeks of supplementation, study participants had a 5.4 percent reduction in body weight and 5.2 percent reduction in BMI.  Additionally, no significant adverse effects were observed.

“It’s crucial that consumers pay attention to the potency of their Garcinia Cambogia extract,” according to a review by  “The key thing to look for is HCA or Hydroxycitric acid levels. Supplements with less than 60 [percent] HCA should be avoided.” Extra ingredients like potassium, calcium and chromium are okay because they help with absorption, as observed in several clinical studies.