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Dietary Supplements

How should I take garcinia cambogia (HCA) for weight loss?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    You can buy garcinia cambogia extract in health food stores or online. When looking for a supplement, look for “garcinia cambogia” or “GCE” with at least 50% HCA (active ingredient potassium). Some experts believe that the newly available HCA potassium salts are more effective than the other HCA formulations.

    Take 500 to 1,000 mg before each meal, and make sure to take no more than 3,000 mg total per day.

    When looking for supplements, make sure you can see and review the list of ingredients. Do not purchase if you can’t see any ingredients. Furthermore, there should be no fillers or artificial ingredients.
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