Native Garcinia Cambogia Extract (GCE) products claim to encourage weight loss and increase energy.

What you can expect from Garcinia Cambogia fat burning pills?

Here is a quick list of benefits:

  • 4 Times more weight loss than regular diets & exercise
  • Block Carbs from becoming fat
  • Reduces appetite & emotional esting
  • Improves your overall mood

How do we quantify these claims, and how far from the truth are these?

The only way to find out is to look deep into historic, scientific, and real test data to believe if any of these claims can be trusted or not.

Below is a curated list of FACTS and RESULTS I have gathered from around the web, social media, and magazines to help you decide for yourself.

Fact #1: Dr Julie Chen Uses Native Garcinia Cambogia Extract


Dr Julie Chen Integrative Medicine

The Native Garcinia Cambogia Extract is a “Dual Action Fat Buster” that reduces appetite and stops fat from being made.

Dr Julie Chen, M.D. –  an Integrative Medical doctor in San Jose also claims that CGE (Garcinia Cambogia Extract) supplements help you sustain the weight loss you have achieved.

She has helped many patients in her clinic with the use of Garcinia Cambogia Extract.

A good healthy change in lifestyle powered with natural garcinia extract supplements is an ideal way to lose weight and sustain the weight loss.

You should not depend on supplements only. A healthy lifestyle is as important as taking fat burning pills.

Her advice is: Fat burning pills help, but you should not be expecting overnight success with them.

Fact #2: Samantha Barston Validates CNN Report



CNN is a big media channel trusted worldwide.

When it features a product on it’s website, you know it’s legit.

CNN iReport published an article in April 2014 describing Garcinia as a weight loss breakthrough.

To validate the claims, Samantha Barston from News 6 Health and Diet spent 4 weeks testing Garcinia Cambogia products.

The Results: She lost a record 25 lbs in 4 weeks and claimed Garcinia helped her sleep better and wake up more rested.

Fact #3: Oprah Uses Garcinia & Recommends It To Her Readers


oprah uses Garcinia Cambogia

The April 2013 issue of Oprah Magazine featured Natural Garcinia Extracts as the next biggest thing for the battle of the bulge. This preceded with a TV Show where Oprah herself talked about the product and said:

“Anybody can turn their health around with Garcinia Cambogia; it’s never too late to get started.”

Oprah Winfrey – Optimum Health Monthly

Oprah is a reputable television personality around the world. Her opinion is unbiased, backed with hard evidence and trusted by many celebrities.

The fact that she has backed this supplement is evidence of Garcinia Cambogia’s true potential to help you reach your weight loss goals.

Fact #4: The Journal Of Obesity Systematic Review

Journal Of Obesity

The test from the Journal Of Obesity was published in 2010. The aim of the review was to assess the efficacy of Garcinia Extract and HCA as weight loss supplements, using data from random trials.

The dosage of HCA and the duration of the tests varied to give a more realistic view of the results.

Results: A group of 48 trials with 2.8g of HCA Daily reported a 4.8% loss in body weight, and 6.8% decrease in BMI with some diet control and exercise as well.

See this publication: NCBI Article PMC3010674

Fact #5: Appetite Reduction By 15-30% Trial Results

Department of Human Biology, University of Maastricht The Netherlands, published an assessment using 2 weeks of daily administration of HCA in overweight men and women.

The trialists consumed HCA energy supplements for 2 weeks with 100 ml of tomato juice (placebo), separated by a 2 week wash-out period.

Conclusion: Appetite decreased by 15-30% without changes in appetite profile, dietary restraint, and mood.

Source: The effect of hydroxycitrate on energy intake and satiety in overweight humans