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Alternative Names

AHC, Acide Hydroxycitrique, Brindle Berry, Brindal Berry, Gorikapuli, HCA, Hydroxycitric Acid, Hydroxycitrate, Kankusta, Malabar Tamarind, Tamarinier de Malabar, Vrikshamla CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Mangosteen, Malabar Nut, Gamboge, Tamarind

Scientific Name

Garcinia Cambogia

Why Do People Use Garcinia?

Orally - The oral preparations of Garcinia cambogia (Garcinia), like garcinia powder, can be useful for: • Weight loss • Rheumatism • Dysentery problems • As a purgative • Parasites • Treating worm infestation In Food Items - Garcinia or garcinia powder is thought to be an active ingredient in Indian and Thai food items.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe - Appropriate and oral consumption of garcinia is considered safe. Usually 12 weeks or less oral usage of garcinia is considered safe. Moreover, regarding long term safety (more than 12 weeks) of garcinia, there is lack of authentic and reliable information available. Unsafe for Breastfeeding & Pregnant Females - Use of any preparation of Garcinia cambogia is not recommended in above mentioned conditions because there is scarce information regarding the safety of garcinia for these conditions.

How Effective Is Garcinia?

Garcinia is thought to be ineffective in following condition(s): Obesity - Oral intake of garcinia fruit rind extract may not be effective in the reduction of weight, fat oxidation, satiety and energy consumption in overweight individuals. Preliminary evidences point out that garcinia may lessen food utilization while sustaining satiety but its general usage is not recommended because of weak evidence that could support its effectiveness. Moreover, there is no data available regarding the effectiveness of Garcinia cambogia for any of the aforementioned uses.

How Garcinia Works?

The rind and fruits are the most efficient parts of Garcinia cambogia. Fruit rind extract of garcinia seems to have 50% hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is believed to alter lipogenesis. HCA is considered to be an aggressive inhibitor of ATP-citrate-lyase, which is the enzyme responsible for the conversion of citrate into acetyl-coenzyme A (acetyl-CoA). This transformation occurs when energy demands of the body exceed the energy provided. Various analysts propose that garcinia hinders the fatty acid supply without influencing the level of fat in body. Initial studies also suggest that garcinia powder decreases amount of lipid droplets in fat cells, therefore decreases lipid accumulation in the body, and also reduces the lipid levels in the liver. HCA boosts exercise perseverance due to its ability to promote carbohydrate usage and improving the oxidation of lipids. It has been also recommended that HCA might suppress appetite.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Garcinia?

Oral - Some side effects reported due to the oral consumption of garcinia powder include GI dysfunctions, headache and nausea.

How Garcinia Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Garcinia powder doesn’t seem to show negative interactions with different herbs and supplements.

How Garcinia Interacts With Drugs?

Till date, Garcinia cambogia doesn’t seem to show significant interactions with different drugs.

How Garcinia Interacts With Foods?

No interaction exists between various food items and garcinia powder.

How Garcinia Interacts With Lab Tests?

No serious interaction exists between various lab tests and Garcinia cambogia.

How Garcinia Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

There is no known interaction between garcinia powder and different conditions or diseases.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Garcinia?

In order to promote weight loss, an extract of garcinia, containing as much as 50% hydroxycitric acid, can be used in a dose of 1000 mg thrice every day. 500 mg of Hydroxycitric acid utilized four times in whole day is also considered effective for weight loss.


Don’t mix gamboge resin (Garcinia hanburyi) with garcinia.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Garcinia Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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