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How does Garcinia work?

Garcinia contains the chemical hydroxycitric acid. Some research suggests that HCA might prevent fat storage, control appetite, and increase exercise endurance; however, whether these effects occur in humans is unclear.

Are there safety concerns?

Garcinia is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken orally. There have been reports of serious liver problems in some people who have taken products containing garcinia; however, it is unclear if garcinia is the actual cause of liver problems in these reports or if it is due to other factors. Common, but mild side effects also include nausea, digestive tract discomfort, and headache.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking Garcinia if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Liver disease: Garcinia might harm the liver. This could worsen liver damage in people with liver disease. Don't use if you have liver disease.


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