Garcinia Cambogia Select is a weight loss supplement, manufactured by a Cyprus based company called Santrinico Enterprises Ltd. Garcinia Cambogia Select is designed to help individuals lose body fat by decreasing appetite, increasing post-meal satiety, accelerating fat metabolism and enhancing athletic performance.
Garcinia Cambogia Select is made in cGMP(Good Manufacturing Practicing) compliant facilities in the United States and Europe. The company is licensed to sell the product as an over-the-counter supplement.
The manufacturer ships to Europe, USA, and Canada.
The weight loss supplement contains only natural ingredients that have been approved by the FDA for human consumption. However, the quality, effectiveness, purity, and safety of the supplement has not been approved or even studied by the FDA.
• Increases sensation of fullness after a meal
• Lowers body weight
• Increases metabolism
• Enhances Athletic Performance
How does Garcinia Cambogia Select work?
Garcinia Cambogia Select was manufactured from natural ingredients that target fat metabolism and serotonin production.
The main ingredient, which makes up 50% of the supplement, consists of Garcinia Cambogia extract.
Now Garcinia Cambogia is a medium sized tree that grows throughout Southeast Asia and India. It produces fruits that are rich in a chemical compound called Hydroxycritic acid, a derivative of citric acid. It is this compound that the weight loss supplement basis its health claims on.
Hydroxycritic acid acts as a competitive inhibitor of adenosine triphosphate citrate lyase. This enzyme plays an important role in the biosynthesis of cholesterol, fatty acids, and carbohydrate metabolism.
Studies have shown that hydroxycitric acid directly inhibits the action of citrate cleavage enzymes, thus increasing synthesis of glycogen within the liver and leading to a decrease in body weight gain.
While at the molecular level, this active ingredient does indeed impact fat metabolism, studies on human test subjects have had contradicting results.
A study conduct in 2003 by a Japanese team lead by Kohsuke Hayamizu administered Garcinia Cambogia extract for a period of 12 weeks to participants of both sexes. The study was a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial – meaning that half of the participants were randomly assigned to receive Garcinia Cambogia extract, while the other half received placebo.
Researchers measured visceral fat accumulation, body weight, body mass index, hip and waist circumference, and waist to hip ratio 2 weeks before starting the trial, at weeks 0 and 12 during the trial, as well as 2 weeks after the trial.
At the end of the study, researchers found that there was no significant difference in body weight and body mass index between participants. Interestingly enough, the group that received Garcinia Cambogia extract had reduced subcutaneous and visceral fat compared to the control group that received only placebo.
Other studies have demonstrated on rat models that Hydroxycitric acid in high doses does indeed prevent the accumulation of fat and overall body weight gain. However, at those doses, the compound has also shown to exhibit testicular toxicity.
It is also worth mentioning that no study conducted on the effects of Hydroxycitric acid has lasted for more than 12 weeks. Therefore, there is no data on the long-lasting systemic effects of the compound, its efficiency and its side effects.
Another mechanism through which Garcinia Cambogia Select aims to aid individuals lose body weight is by suppressing hunger and boosting energy levels. It claims to achieve this by boosting serotonin levels.Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that aside from being responsible for feelings of happiness and well-being, it is used to regulate intestinal movements, appetite, and sleep. By stimulating serotonin production, Garcinia Cambogia Select intends to curb food cravings and appetite, thus aiding individuals to lose weight.
The following ingredients and amounts are per serving size of 1 capsules.
• Calcium (Hydroxycitrate form) – 41 mg
• Potassium (Dydroxycitrate form) – 58 mg
• Garcinia Cambogia Extract (50% Hydroxycitric Acid) – 500 mg
• Total Hydroxycitric Acid – 250 mg
• Other ingredients: vegetable capsules
Directions for Use
The daily recommended dose is 3 capsules; one pill to be taken in the morning, one at noon and one at night time before going to bed.
The supplement does not need to be taken with food. However, if you have a sensitive stomach you can take them with food. Food does not interfere with the absorption of the product.
Side Effects and Contraindications
The product has been shown to cause mild side effects, including:
- Dry mouth
- Abdominal pain
If you are experiencing side effects, stop taking the supplement until the side effects subside. If the side effects do not subside once you have stopped taking the supplement, consult your doctor immediately.
Individuals suffering from Colitis or Inflammatory bowel disease are contraindicated to take this supplement.
The product does not contain any major food allergens. It is suitable for vegetarians. It is not intended for children, pregnant or nursing women.
If you fear that ingredients might interact with your current medication or existing physical conditions, consult your physician before taking the supplement.
Guarantee / Return Policy
When ordering directly from the manufacturer, you are offered a 90-day full refund for any unopened packages that you return to them. You will be refunded the entire price of the product minus the shipping fee, as well as a 10$ stocking fee. The refund is limited to one order per customer.
Customer Reviews and Testimonials
The active ingredients that the manufacturer claims to have added to the product have the potential to aid individuals that wish to lose weight. However, since the actual contents of the product have not been thoroughly analyzed by government specialized institutions, such as the FDA, no one can be sure of what they really contain, or in what amounts for that matter.
While the manufacturer has videos of several customers testifying the effectiveness of the supplement, customer reviews on Amazon tell a different story. Garcinia Cambogia Select has received a 1-star rating on Amazon by 51% of the customers that have bought the product.
this product does nothing, but make you drink more water. if you drink a bottle of water before you eat, it has the same effect. what a scam…
Did not do anything it said it would. Very disappointed, I did not lose any weight it didn’t boost my metabolism.
This product did not work for me at all! I completely stop eating sugar and I was already a consistent workout person, plus I cooked my own healthy meals daily. In fact, I gained three pounds. I am very disappointed because so many people praised this wonder weight loss pill including Dr. OZ. Is it possible for me to get my money back? Please let me know.
I dint not lose even a single pound by eating this stupid product for a month. Please do not buy. Just do exercise and some low-calorie food will help. Not this product.
This is a big rip off deal. My wife ordered a free bottle because of the advertising. The free bottle cost about $7 or $8 shipping. She didn’t realize that she was required to keep paying and receiving the product until she canceled. When we received the 2nd bottle of pills we checked and there was a charge on our credit card for 98.73 for this second bottle. In the meantime, my wife did a bit of research on the product and found there are some risks with using it so we are not using the product. I called Garcinia Cambogia Select and they will not do anything about this. Obviously, they are just looking at making money as long as they can and don’t care about the customer
This is a total waste of money. Ordered from Amazon and was excited about these, but they didn’t do anything for me. Pls, don’t waste time or money on these pills. Nothing good about these pills. I don’t believe anyone lost weight on them.
That is astounding in itself, as I believe that a product based on placebo, entitled “Placebo for weight loss” would receive a better rating.