Garcinia Cambogia is a weight loss treatment manufactured and marketed by Bauer Nutrition
Garcinia Cambogia is a food supplement made from natural products that can help you lose weight. Bauer Nutrition is a brand specializing in the development and distribution of general health and sports nutrition products, or even dedicated to facilitating weight loss and improving well-being.
Garcinia Cambogia is part of a wide range intended to help women and men lose weight, regulate their appetite and better evacuate fat . It is an important market, very lucrative and, unfortunately, there are many questionable products on sale, sometimes very dangerous for the health of the users. Vigilance must therefore remain in place and being well informed is a priority. Our file is there for that reason.
Like all dietary supplements, Garcinia Cambodgia is available over the counter on the internet and does not require a prescription to obtain it . However, it is advisable to consult your doctor before any Garcinia Cambogia treatment to validate the advisability and verify that your health will not be endangered.
We also wish to inform you that this dietary supplement is exclusively available on the official website of the manufacturer , and that no physical pharmacy will (in principle) be able to provide you with Garcinia Cambogia for a slimming cure.
Who is Garcinia Cambogia from Bauer Nutrition for?
This food supplement is presented by Bauer as an aid intended to support people, men or women, who have a diet rich in carbohydrates, that is to say in sugar and fat and who wish to lose weight.
The business case presents it as helping to balance the diet , assist the body in the process of weight loss, moderate appetite, and convert carbohydrates into energy instead of fat.
In addition, Bauer Nutrition indicates that its product would improve mood and related eating behaviors, because the substances present act on the level of serotonin in the brain.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, which is a substance that allows neurons to communicate with each other. It is particularly important in the balance of the body because it allows to act and influence certain behaviors.
Information : studies have shown its role in mood or emotionality, too little serotonin can be the cause of depression, stress, eating disorders.
How does Garcinia Cambogia work?
According to the manufacturer, this food supplement makes it possible to:
- Reduce appetite , acting as an appetite suppressant . That is to say that your body, after ingestion of a tablet, would not feel the sensation of hunger, which would therefore limit the assimilation of food.
- Burn fat contained in cells thereby accelerating weight loss.
The manufacturer, however, specifies that it must be associated with appropriate food hygiene, which all nutritionists and doctors advise in the presence of a patient who wishes to lose weight. That is to say, an adapted diet as well as regular physical activity.
What weight loss can you expect?
Bauer Nutrition does not mention any expected weight loss, which makes sense as it depends on the diet followed by consumers, and their level of physical activity.
This is also true for any program intended to lose weight, and consulting a doctor or a nutritionist is preferable to assess your state of health and establish follow-up adapted to your situation.
The composition of Garcinia Cambogia from Bauer Nutrition
As can be seen by reading the product description, each capsule contains the following active ingredients: Garcinia Cambogia containing 60% HCA and Raspberry Ketone .
Let’s take a closer look at these two elements / ingredients.
The Garcinia Cambogia : a plant native to India and Southeast Asia
It is a variety of plants that contains more than 150 species that can be found between Asia, Africa and Polynesia. Garcinia Cambogia is widely used in India as a condiment in the form of oil, but also in traditional medicine. Thus, in certain regions, it is used to treat certain gastrointestinal disorders, but also rheumatism or even certain animal diseases.
This plant is found under different names: Malabar Tamarind, Brindall Bay, Kodumpulli, Gambooge, Cambugia Gutta, Goraka.
The active ingredient that interests us here is Hydroxycitric Acid , or HCA, because Garcinia Cambogia is the main source of HCA used in commerce. This active ingredient is found in the bark of the plant.
However, as we will see later in this description, Garcinia Cambogia is not the only ingredient contained in the supplement offered by Bauer Nutrition.
What is AHC?
Hydroxycitric acid attracted much attention after studies in laboratory animals showed that it may have effects on the body’s fat formation. In addition, HCA would prevent the creation of fat thanks to carbohydrates, that is to say sugars.
Other studies, unfortunately too unreliable nor scientifically established and recognized, attribute to HCA appetite suppressant effects. Observed in rats, this faculty is not (yet) fully established in humans.
This chemical compound, with promising properties to a certain extent, has sometimes been used in the composition of certain drugs to combat obesity. And we understand the enthusiasm of the food supplements industry for a substance of interest to a public very concerned by weight and appearance.
The concentration of HCA in the food supplement, if one relies on the 60% of HCA contained, it is quite honorable compared to the various products containing Garcinia Cambogia which circulate on the market.
The ketone raspberry
“Raspberry Ketone”, or raspberry ketone , is an ingredient which is on the rise in dietary supplements intended for weight loss. A growing success in the United States, but also in France where there are many products containing it. No wonder you find it in Garcinia Cambogia from Bauer Nutrition.
Initially, Raspberry Ketone is a natural antioxidant compound known as phenolic. This is what gives this characteristic scent of raspberries. Initially, raspberry ketone is used in the food industry to flavor certain foods and drinks such as ice cream or yogurt for example. It is also used in the cosmetics sector.
Although raspberry ketone is found in many fruits, such as blackberries or grapes, its extraction cost is very high. However, it can be created synthetically, in the laboratory. For information, a kilo of natural raspberry ketone costs almost 15,000 euros for less than 5 euros for the synthetic version.
This explains that quite often when you see Raspberry Ketone in a supplement, it is very rarely a natural extraction.
Raspberry ketone, a powerful and effective antioxidant for weight loss?
Antioxidants are intended to fight against the oxidation, that is, the breakdown, of certain cells and chemicals in the body. This oxidation of cells has natural or chemical causes: exposure to the sun, pollution, consumption of tobacco, alcohol, too rich foods for example.
These cells, broken down chemical elements, will become what are called free radicals. These can be harmful to health, and contribute to the development of diseases such as cancer, certain heart conditions, diabetes and can play a role in accelerating aging.
To fight free radicals, the body needs antioxidants. Their role is to slow down or even stop the action of free radicals, and to prevent the oxidation process. If the body is able to create them on its own, a diet rich and varied in fruits and vegetables is a significant and essential source of antioxidants.
However, riding the wave of success in weight loss supplements, many companies have publicized the value of antioxidants in tablet form. Very often, they are based on scientific studies carried out to prove the usefulness of these molecules in the fight against certain diseases.
This craze for antioxidants as part of slimming diets has been realized against the advice of specialists for two main reasons: on the one hand, free radicals remain important for the balance of the body which must be able to eliminate certain cells or elements harmful to it, at the risk of causing other potentially serious conditions.
On the other hand, supplementation with antioxidants can induce significant imbalances in essential vitamins, minerals or enzymes. In addition, there is no serious study, nor precise information on the long-term consequences of this type of supplementation. Caution must therefore remain essential.
In any case, it is best to consult your doctor or nutritionist before deciding to follow a course of antioxidant supplements.
As for the effectiveness of Raspberry Ketone, like any antioxidant, as part of a diet, this is more of a business case based on clinical studies that have shown that Raspberry Ketone, to the extent where it has a molecular structure similar to capsaisin found in chili peppers, can have identical benefits, namely: reduction of the feeling of hunger and increased energy expenditure .
Is this treatment effective for weight loss? The different opinions
- Effectiveness of Garcinia Cambogia Extract
If we rely on the various testimonials and research that we find on the internet, we nevertheless see that the opinions are very encouraging about the effects of Garcinia Cambogia .
However, we reiterated once again that a balanced diet and regular physical activity remain essential to obtain significant results.
The effectiveness of HCA is controversial, you will understand, and the serious studies supporting the benefits of this substance are not fully recognized by the scientific community.
Like any substance, the effectiveness of a product on humans depends on the dose that is absorbed. There is what is called a minimum threshold of effectiveness, or minimum effective dose. Again, too few serious studies exist on this product and this threshold of effectiveness. In addition, there is the question of the concentration of the active ingredient, HCA, in the supplement. It would seem, however, that the concentration of Bauer’s product is ” optimum “.
Finally, by relying only on the few scientific studies available and the many positive opinions, we can actually say that Garcinia Cambogia is an effective treatment for weight loss . Effective certainly, but we will see later that it is not necessarily safe as other ( dubious ) sites claim.
- Effectiveness of Raspberry Ketone
As mentioned above in the presentation of the active ingredients of the product, there is little evidence and scientific opinion, and few studies to date to seriously establish that raspberry ketone can have a significant beneficial effect. as part of a slimming cure , when it is consumed alone. For the loss of pounds to be significant, it is necessary to combine the raspberry ketone treatment with a suitable diet and regular physical exercises (such as running).
In the final analysis, the two components present in the dietary supplement offered by Bauer Nutrition do not seem to really allow to obtain significant positive results in terms of significant weight loss. Not to mention the potential health risks that such a composition and consumption may involve, as we will see in the section related to side effects below.
In any case, it is better to consult a doctor or a nutritionist if you want to lose weight with this kind of food supplement.
What are the side effects of Garcinia Cambogia?
Although considered as a “natural food supplement” therefore very little dangerous, it is however necessary to be wary. Indeed, certain side effects exist, especially in the event of overdose, as well as contraindications for certain organisms.
Side effects related to Garcinia Cambogia
Different side effects have been reported in several countries following the intake of Garcinia Cambogia, a consequence of the presence of hydroxycitric acid. These side effects have sometimes had serious consequences. If this is your case, it is necessary to see a healthcare professional quickly.
Among the serious risks:
- Liver toxicity (severe liver problems)
- Muscle toxicity
- Cardiac disorders
- Damage to the nervous system
More mildly, the following effects have been reported :
- Digestive disorders including diarrhea, stomach ache, nausea
Side Effects Related to Raspberry Ketone
As we have mentioned, there are only a few studies regarding the effects of Raspberry Ketone on the body. Although many researchers and scientists point the finger at this void, health authorities continue to list undesirable effects linked to its consumption:
- Feeling of trembling,
- Increased blood pressure
- Hot flashes,
- Burning sensation in the throat,
- Sensation of extreme hunger,
- Craving sugar,
- Increased nervousness,
- Increased heart rate.
If you experience one of these disorders, or others not mentioned in this list, it is essential to stop your treatment and consult your doctor.
As a reminder, scientific studies are lacking for each of the components taken separately, and are extremely rare for this product. It is therefore possible that side effects may occur, apart from any mention.
Contraindications of this drug
Bauer Nutrition does not recommend the use of Garcinia Cambogia for pregnant women and women who breastfeed their infants.
If you want to have children and you are taking a Garcinia Cambogia-based cure, caution invites you to stop your intake and consult your doctor who may prescribe analyzes, or advise you to wait for a certain period for the substance active is eliminated from your body.
The distributor also indicates that this cure is not suitable for children under 18 years old .
In general, remember that no studies exist on the effectiveness of this product, nor on the potential side effects on humans. Logically, therefore, no study exists concerning potential contraindications.
Note: this does not mean that they do not exist.
Concerning Garcinia Cambogia, several cases of serious damage to the liver have been reported by people who have consumed (probably in overdose) a supplement, Hydroxycut, based on extract of garcinia cambogia. This calls for extreme caution if you suffer from liver disease. Ask for your doctor’s opinion.
In addition, two cases of rhabdomyolysis (a disease that causes muscle damage) have been observed in patients who jointly consumed mixed supplements based on Garcinia Cambogia and caffeine. Although scientists do not know what ingredient (or combination of ingredients) is responsible for these cases, it is best to consult your doctor, and have a complete health check-up before taking any medication. food supplements.
If you have diabetes or if you have cholesterol problems, it is best to avoid consuming products that are self-medicating and without a prescription or strict prescription in which garcinia cambogia is included in the composition due to the presence of HCA (Acid hydroxycitric) whose properties are hypoglycemic and lipid-lowering.
Regarding Raspberry Ketone, if you are allergic to raspberry, you cannot consume Garcinia Cambogia from Bauer Nutrition.
The question of drug interactions
If you consume statin-based drugs, which are used to lower cholesterol levels, or drugs to fight against diabetes, consuming Garcinia Cambogia-based food supplements such as that offered by Bauer Nutrition may result in interactions negative.
It would seem that certain cases of negative and potentially serious interactions have also been reported with a joint intake of treatment for dementia or Alzheimer’s and Garcinia Cambogia-based supplements.
If in doubt, or if you are on treatment, consult your doctor.
Special warning regarding Garcinia Cambogia
The French agency for the safety of health products published a decision in April 2012 prohibiting any import, preparation, prescription and delivery of magistral, officinal and hospital preparations, including homeopathic preparations, composed of Garcinia cambogia, Hoodia gordonii, or the green fruit of Citrus aurantium.
The prescription, supply and administration to humans of the Garcinia cambodgia plant and of the green fruit of Citrus aurantium L. ssp aurantium (Citrus aurantium L. ssp amara) are also prohibited.
For more precise information on the motivations of the French Agency for the Safety of Health Products, you can consult this link .
A decision which should call any person wishing to make a cure of product containing Garcinia Cambogia to a certain vigilance.
Dosage : how to take Garcinia Cambogia?
The dosage recommended by the producer is 2 tablets per day , one before the two main meals, to be taken with a large glass of water.
If we do some research, we realize that the recommended dosage is very different depending on the manufacturers or companies offering Garcinia Cambogia-based supplements. As for the studies carried out, they do not in any way make it possible to establish a “dosage” according to the age, state of health of the person, or even his physical activity.
Again, do not hesitate to consult your doctor if you have any questions about the dosage that might be right for your body.
FAQ on the dosage of this dietary supplement
We have received many questions about this treatment, including its dosage, and here are our answers:
What duration of treatment?
No information is given on this subject by Bauer Nutrition concerning Garcinia Cambogia, which is not without problems, especially when it is known that the rare studies carried out (and not scientifically validated) vary between 5 days and 12 weeks of ‘observations. This leads us to think that the “ideal” duration of treatment is around 3 months.
What to do if you forget?
No information is available on what to do if you forget the supplement.
In any case, given the potential risks, the lack of information concerning the two active ingredients present in the product, it is strongly advised not to take two tablets at the same time .
What to do in case of overdose?
It is important to remember concerning the level of Hydroxydrine Acid present in the substances that no study exists making it possible to establish with certainty that there is no danger for humans. Some health authorities would recommend in all cases a daily dose of less than 2.8 g per day (2800 mg).
Consult your doctor in the event of an overdose, that is to say if you have taken more tablets than indicated in the description provided by Bauer Nutrition. He alone will be able to tell you what to do.
Are there any restrictions when taking Garcinia Cambogia?
Apart from the information given above concerning the risks of drug interactions and the presence of previous ailments, no information is available regarding any restrictions during a course of Garcinia Cambogia from Bauer Nutrition.
However, as it is presented as a food supplement dedicated to the fight against weight, it is specified that any cure must be accompanied by the monitoring of an adequate diet.
Consult your doctor so that he can help you put in place a diet more suited to your situation.
Do I need to drink a lot during a Garcinia Cambogia cure?
No indication is available regarding this recommendation.
Packaging of Garcinia Cambogia by Bauer Nutrition
Bauer Nutrition offers Garcinia Cambogia in box form containing 60 capsules .
How to store Garcinia Cambogia?
In all cases, as with any medication or food supplement, Garcinia Cambogia should be stored in a cool, dry place out of the reach of children.
If you find that the capsules are damaged, do not consume them.
This dietary supplement should not be consumed after the expiration date.
Where to buy Garcinia Cambogia?
As explained earlier, it is impossible to buy Garcinia Cambogia from a physical drugstore. However, it is still easy to order it online on many platforms.
Our teams advise you to order your natural Garcinia-based food supplement, only on the manufacturer’s official website (link below). Click here to buy Garcinia Cambogia online
Indeed, Garcinia Cambogia is available for purchase on other sites that do not hesitate to sell it “cheaper”, but the quality of the product leaves much to be desired. Very often, these lower-priced products are counter-manufactured or otherwise expired, which portends serious risks to the health of the patient.
Thus, to avoid all dangers, it is essential to place your order on a trusted platform such as the official Bauer Nutrition website .
In addition to the safety related to the quality of the product, you will also have other advantages such as express and free delivery (internationally), as well as a 60-day guarantee allowing you to test the pills and judge their effect, without risks.
At what cost ?
The base price for a box of Garcinia Cambogia is 49.95 € .
At the moment, it is possible to take advantage of several promotions and thus obtain:
- 1 box of Garcinia Cambogia for 39.95 € which represents a saving of 10 €
- 3 boxes of Garcinia Cambogia for 79.9 € which represents a saving of 39.95 € ( 1 free box )
- 6 boxes of Garcinia Cambogia for 119.85 € which represents a saving of 119.85 € ( 3 free boxes )
We don’t know how long this promotion will last, so feel free to take advantage of it while there is still time.