The minimum duration for using it is six weeks. The also make me feel really good, I am using them as a meal replacement for one meal a day and they do keep me feeling full. The Beachbody folks were very supportive and understanding in canceling my auto ship order. The chocolate is the best flavor, and when mixed with ice it tastes like a milkshake. I had an allergic reaction to something in the ingredients of this product and I am now seeing an allergist. I like your effort here but your reporting seems biased until you talk apples to apples. Most are full of sugar, refined carbs and artificial ingredients, in addition to lacking beneficial nutrients.
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Woman Smiling and Holding a Supplement I managed to find several research studies on Garcinia Cambogia, in both animals and humans. According to some studies in rats, it can inhibit a fat producing enzyme called Citrate Lyase, making it more difficult for the body to produce fat out of carbohydrates (1).
Other rat studies show increased levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. This could theoretically lead to reduced appetite and cravings (2). There are actually a whole bunch of studies in rats showing that Garcinia Cambogia consistently leads to significant weight loss (3, 4, 5, 6).