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If I take garcinia cambogia supplements, how much should I take?

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  • Adults (18 years and older):

    • Dosing evidence is conflicting, and there is no proven effective dose for garcinia. There is sufficient available scientific evidence suggesting that intake of hydroxycitric acid at levels up to 2,800 milligrams per day is safe for human consumption. Garcinia has been well tolerated for up to 12 weeks in available human trials.
    • For exercise performance, 250 milligrams of hydroxycitric acid capsules administered for five days may be beneficial. However, a dose of 3,000 milligrams was not effective in three doses daily for three days in adult untrained males. For weight loss, 1,500 milligrams of hydroxycitric acid per day (three times daily as 500-milligram-caplets) given in combination with a high-fiber, low-energy diet has been studied with no effect on weight loss. However, hydroxycitric acid given three times daily 30-60 minutes before meals for a total of 4,667 milligrams per day reduced body weight index and body mass index in 60 moderately obese subjects.

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  • AJulie T. Chen, MD, Integrative Medicine, answered
    If I take garcinia supplements, how much should I take?

    Garcinia cambogia supplements can help with weight loss, says integrative medicine specialist Julie Chen, MD, but dosage is important -- and people with certain health conditions should be cautious. In this video, Dr. Chen gives guidelines.


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