Garcinia Cambogia 5:1 Extract
I have concerns about this supplement
I have always been happy with supplements from Swanson Vitamins, so I did not think to look too closely at this newer product. I have been taking it for about a week, so it is probably too early to observe any substantive results.
I just read up a little more on garcinia cambogia, and now I am puzzled. The general recommendation seems to be for a capsule or tablet that contains at least 1500 mg. of the active ingredient, at least 50% HCA (hydroxycitric acid), no fillers, and possibly added calcium and potassium.
The product I ordered does not seem to meet any of these requirements! It is said to contain 80 mg (of what?) The meaning of "5:1" is not at all clear to me, although maybe I missed an explanation somewhere.
It would really be helpful if Swanson Vitamins would explain in detail what this product actually consists of and why it does not (at least to the lay, non-nutritionist reader, and at the recommended dosage) appear to offer the minimum amount of HCA considered effective. I'm starting to wonder if I'd do better to incorporate some tamarind in my cooking!
October 4, 2014
I am using this to maintain an overall well shaped figure for a 53 year old. After less than a month, I do not believe however that it has curbed my appetite but I am not gaining weight amid a very insatiable appetite.
September 4, 2014
Not strong enough to do anything.
Unfortunately I saw no difference with this product. I originally got it because it is cheap. You get what you pay for right? But after some research I'm thinking maybe doubling up and taking 4 pills a day Instid of two. With that I might see more difference. (If you check the milligrams on this and one from Naturwise or the more expensive one on here. The milligrams and dosage seem to be the only difference.
August 5, 2014
Tried it for a couple of months
I tried this product in combination with several other Swanson products that they recommend for weight loss and did not find it helpful.
I like Swanson's products and recommendations in general
July 13, 2014
Didn't have any effects
This product had absolutely no effect whatsoever.
June 24, 2014
Been takeing this for about 6 months & it has not worked at All ...
June 19, 2014
Garcinia Cambogia 5:1 Extract
This is one of my few “Loosing some weight by killing my cravings” pills that has worked for me, so far I’ve lost over 30 pounds. I take 1 pill at a time, keeping it in my system so I don’t have cravings that is hard to control, I use so food is not on my mind all the time. It’s important to take the pills when they will do you the most good, this I keep in my system in my waking hours so I am loosing weight slow, safe but sure so 2-3 pounds a week is about right for me. Being a great cook does not help but now I can cook anything, and only enjoy a few tasty bites.
June 17, 2014
Not for dieting
I have gained 10 lbs and 2 inches on my waste in two months with this. Don't touch this product to lose weight or inches
April 21, 2014
I've been using this for a 2 months and have not noticed much change. Will keep it up for another couple but I don't think this works fast.
April 15, 2014
I wish Swanson would come back with their 400mg Garcinia Cambogia. It worked GREAT. This works, but you have to take a lot more.
March 4, 2014
Too Soon to Tell
Got this for my wife, at her request. However she has been using it only a very short time, so we really cannot comment yet on its quality, efficacy, or our satisfaction. However, as this product is currently in vogue, I CAN say the price at Swanson's is far, far superior to any other brand of Garcinia Cambogia. If it works well, I will be back to update this review. But it is definitely a less expensive option when compared to any other brand.
February 15, 2014
i use this as part of my supplement regimen and it works great to keep me on track and to make better choices. won't be without it!
February 14, 2014
Dr OZ's Recommendations
I purchased a 6 month quantity of the two products "guaranteed by Dr OZ to provide weight reduction WITHOUT exercise or change of eating habits. My wife and I took the dosage noted and CONTINUED with daily exercise and watching calories. We expected a lot more weight loss. Weight loss was what was expected WITHOUT taking the pills. Have continued with the exercise and eating regimen and NO pills and the weight loss remains the same.
February 11, 2014
Tried it for 3 months with no results. After doing more research, for this product to be effective it needs to have at least 60% HCA and requires a recommended dosage of 1500 mg daily. While the price is great, it obviously doesn't have enough HCA to be effective.
February 8, 2014
Not for me....
Sorry the very first time in 30 years I tried a Swanson Product and did not see any results.
February 4, 2014
Should have paid better attention.
I heard about Garcinia Cambogia from Dr. Oz like I'm sure many others had. My mistake was not listening clearly to what strength would be effective the first time. I listened and thought I'll just see if Swanson has it, they are generally cheaper. It is here, but while Dr. Oz recommended 800 - 1000 mg twice daily, what I bought here was only 80 mg. I'd finish a bottle in short time if I took the recommended amount. I ended up buying the stronger caps for a lot more money. I kept what I got from Swanson because I didn't want to deal with mailing it back. Pay attention to what you are looking for.
February 3, 2014
This Garcinia is pure not mixed with anything, therefore it works, since I began taking it 3 weeks ago or so, I have lost 3 pounds, and have no appetite, I take two pills in the morning and that is it, I am going to have my boyfriend take it also
February 3, 2014
Took as directed but it did absolutely nothing. I might as well have taken a placebo. Returned product.
January 31, 2014
Didn't work for me. With exercise and diet there was no change at all.
January 28, 2014
This product didn't do a thing for me -- I returned the unused bottles.
January 27, 2014
this product made me feel bloated, did not lose any inches or weight although the price was right I didn't get good results there is no listing on ingredients of hca that is the compound that will help you drop those pounds, found another garcinia that works well. sorry swanson this one is a dud,
January 26, 2014
this has help me to lost weight and remove my belly fat
January 20, 2014
Thought it was worth the try at the price. Found it ineffective though.
January 16, 2014
I've tried many products over the years without much success, this one is very different.
I tend to be a stress eater and can become easily out of control with food. The Garcinia Cambogia has helped me curb those tendancies and eat what I need, not what I want.
Big thumbs up for this product!
January 6, 2014
Problem with this is the 4 hour before or after meals time span in which this product is suppose to work best. I did not notice any difference but I will give it a couple more months.
January 2, 2014