About Garcinia Cambogia Sensation

Garcinia Cambogia Sensation is a nutritional supplement that claims to feature 50% hydroxycitric acid, which is derived from the pumpkin-shaped rind of the garcinia cambogia fruit, to help support healthy weight loss by preventing your body from turning glucose into fat, suppressing your appetite, and improving your mood. In addition, Garcinia Cambogia Sensation claims to provide rapid absorption for maximum results, and to be naturally effective for all metabolisms.

According to the Garcinia Cambogia Sensation website, the supplement contains no artificial flavors or preservatives, and its all natural ingredients include:

  • Calcium 185mg
  • Chromium 100mcg
  • Potassium 30mg
  • GarciniViv Weight Loss Blend 600mg: Garcinia Cambogia Extract (50% HCA), Green Coffee Extract, Moringa Oleifera.

Garcinia Cambogia Sensation Pricing & Refund Policy

Garcinia Cambogia Sensation is only available through a 14-day trial, for which you’ll pay $4.94.

After your 14-day trial expires, you’ll be billed $89.99 for the 30-day supply of Garcinia Cambogia Sensation you received during your trial, and you’ll also be enrolled in the company’s autoship program. This means you’ll continue receiving a new bottle of Garcinia Cambogia Sensation once per month, and your credit card will be charged $89.99 each time. Be sure to read more about this in the final section.

Outside of the 14-day trial, all bottles of Garcinia Cambogia Sensation come with a strict no-refund policy, so keep this in mind before completing your order. However, to cancel your autoship enrollment, you’ll need to contact customer service at 877-409-4136 during business hours.

Can Garcinia Cambogia Sensation Really Provide You with Effective Weight Loss?

Even with Garcinia Cambogia Sensation’s high price, you might find it worthwhile if it actually provides the weight loss results that it claims. But is this the case? Consider the following:

Clinical Evidence

While there is no clinical evidence provided on the Garcinia Cambogia Sensation website showing that the supplement works as advertised, as we mentioned in our article The Truth About Garcinia Cambogia, there is no scientific evidence showing that garcinia cambogia or HCA can provide you with any kind of weight loss results. In fact, the product has been on the market for several years now, and despite undergoing repeated clinical trials, it has not been shown to provide any weight loss benefits in humans.

In addition, according to the disclaimer located at the bottom of Garcinia Cambogia Sensation’s home page, “For a healthy weight loss regimen, expect losing 1-2 pounds per week with diet and exercise.” And according to WebMD, this is what you would expect from exercise and diet alone, which means that garcinia cambogia supplements will very likely not improve these results.

Speaking of the disclaimer, it also notes: “The individuals shown are paid models, and not necessarily Natural Garcinia Cambogia customers.”

Product Label

In addition to lack of clinical evidence, according to the supplement’s label, half of its ingredients are part of a 600mg proprietary blend, including the primary ingredient garcinia cambogia extract. This is important because Dr. Oz recommends (who originally popularized the supplement) taking 500-1,000mg of HCA, although it’s not made clear what percentage of Garcinia Cambogia Sensation’s proprietary blend consists of HCA. Also, keep in mind that at 50% HCA content, Garcinia Cambogia Sensation provides one of the lower HCA limits among nutritional supplements we’ve reviewed.

As if this weren’t enough, calcium has been clinically shown to reduce any benefits provided by HCA, which is one of the primary ingredients contained in Garcinia Cambogia Sensation.

Psychological Pinball

As we discussed in our article How Weight Loss Ads Convince You to Buy, there are numerous psychological signals used on the Garcinia Cambogia Sensation website to convince you to buy, including a pretty, physically fit model on the left side, inferring that she looks this way because of the supplement, and the words “Tell Us Where To Send Your Trial Bottle” above the order form, inferring that it won’t cost you anything.

In addition, an image above the ordering form reads, ”Only 250 trials given per day”, as well as “Due to high demand from recent media coverage we can no longer guarantee supply,” purportedly to make you feel like you need to act quickly.

Customer Feedback

Garcinia Cambogia Sensation appears to be a very new product, as its URL was registered in August 2014, so there were no online customer reviews available at the time of our research, other than fake reviews posted on affiliate websites. We did learn that the company is based out of Lutz, FL, although they are not listed with the Better Business Bureau.

However, taking a look at the Garcinia Cambogia reader reviews on HighYa, nearly all have a 2-star or lower rating, with widespread complaints of not working as advertised, poor customer service/difficulty cancelling “free” trials and autoship programs, and excessively high price. In fact, many customers have complained that they had to cancel their credit cards in order to put a stop to the recurring charges (see here for several examples).

Trial Offer/Refund Policy

Finally, keep in mind that Garcinia Cambogia Sensation’s “free” trial begins from the date your order is placed, not the date it’s received. When we attempted to place an order through the product’s website, we were advised that it would take 5 days to arrive, which would only leave 9 days to test it out before being charged the full amount.

On top of this, Garcinia Cambogia Sensation’s policy for cancelling your trial is fairly complex. Here’s what it states in the supplement’s Terms & Conditions:

“All cancellations received by GARCINIA CAMBOGIA SENSATION will be effective upon receipt (Phone or US Mail ONLY), UNLESS in the 14 day trial period. IF in the 14 day trial period, customer must send back the unused portion of GARCINIA CAMBOGIA SENSATION, and GARCINIA CAMBOGIA SENSATION must receive it within 15 days to complete cancellation, and avoid being charged the standard monthly membership fee. If the customer rather cancel their account WITHOUT sending back the unused portion, they can keep it for a one-time charge of $38.71 and have their subscription cancelled. If customer does not cancel membership within 14 days, and their credit card declines the re-bill transaction, their account will be canceled and billed the discounted price of $29.95 to keep the bottle and cancel.”

Bottom Line

Considering the lack of clinical evidence showing garcinia cambogia or HCA can reliably help you lose weight, the inclusion of calcium in its ingredients, the complicated process required to cancel your trial, lack of customer reviews, and the supplement’s extraordinarily high price, we would recommend staying far, far away from Garcinia Cambogia Sensation.

In our professional opinion, Garcinia Cambogia Sensation is just another new company (or perhaps an existing one that’s selling GC supplements under a different name) to join the ranks of those looking to ride the wave of hype created by Dr. Oz’s promotion of garcinia cambogia back in 2012, and to take as much of your hard-earned money in the process.

However, if you’re absolutely intent on trying a Garcinia Cambogia supplement, despite the fact that it almost certainly won’t help you lose weight, similar (if not the exact same) formulations can be purchased from Costco, Walmart, and a variety of other retailers for $10 or less.

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13 Customer Reviews for Garcinia Cambogia Sensation

Average Customer Rating: 1.0
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5 stars: 0 4 stars: 0 3 stars: 0 2 stars: 0 1 stars: 13
Bottom Line: 0% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    BUYER BEWARE. NO REFUND.

    • Massapequa, NY,
    • Nov 29, 2016

    I received an inferior product, that did not wok. I returned the second shipment immediately, yet I was billed a week earlier than the product was delivered. I have now spent almost 2 months waiting, with an aggregate of 4 hours on the phone asking for my refund, and none has been delivered. This company is a sham, a hoax, a deplorable example of what has infected our business community. They have one honest employee, Nick, who genuinely seems to try. Otherwise, the customer service has been obnoxious and unruly. If you decide to place an order, you might as well burn your cash, same results.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Buyer Beware - Please Read

    • Massachusetts,
    • Oct 8, 2016

    Keep an eye on your checking account and credit cards. On 9/16/16 I ordered the product and a second one called the cleanse was added to it without my permission. When I noticed this I called within 5 minutes of ordering to cancel and was told to wait for the products and that it was too late to not charge my bank card. I sent an email and was told that they had no record of the order and they never heard of the name of either product (found out later they use several names). When I showed proof of the receipt they wrote back with acknowledgement and offered me a discount for $29.95 to keep the product.

    The email I sent to them was regarding their false advertisement and the addition to the order without my permission on 9/26/16 (10 days later) As of today, (9/28/16) a fake check was posted to my checking account from them under two names. The check was from someone named "Ketan Agarwal". The fake check was made out to Network Commercial Services, in the amount of $170.54. My bank is returning the check unpaid to them because I authorized the $7.90 to a company named Garcinia Cambogia Sensation for the two products and not the $170.54 by check.

    Now I have to cancel the card I used and my checking account so they can't access my account again. So at this point, I am returning the products and I am also out the $7.90 they didn't take off the credit card as well as the higher amount they tried to steal from me. BUYER BEWARE! I gave it one star because you have to give it one.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Bad product, deceptive marketing.

    • Seattle, WA,
    • Sep 20, 2016

    A terrible product with deceptive marketing. It's a scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    The pills caused my blood sugar to rise.

    These pills caused more problems health wise than good. I had to use the bathroom several times a day. They said that the pills would help lower your blood sugar, but it did the opposite. Also, when I ordered it there was no mention of a 15 day time limit. This company takes advantage of people who need to lose weight. I canceled my enrollment but I will keep an eye on my credit card to make sure they don't charge for what I do not receive. There should be a way people could get these companies in trouble, but they would just say it was our fault for not checking them out.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 4 people found this review helpful

    I do not recommend this product to anybody

    • Shreveport, LA,
    • Apr 5, 2016

    I do not like this product because it don't work and they still charge you the 89.99. It's supposed to be a trial. Don't waste your money on this crap.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Garcinia Cambogia Sensation

    • Aug 21, 2015

    Hated everything about this product. I got scammed over the phone after they harassed me for weeks, and they drained my account without my "say so." DO NOT sign up, because they will trick you like they did me. I never even received what I was paying for.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 8 people found this review helpful

    What is this billed on my Credit card

    • Zachary, LA,
    • Jul 8, 2015

    I have called numerous times and I have no clue on what's going on. I take Plexus Slim and have for over a year. I did not order from you and my credit card company is calling me about fraud. You can take action and delete me and never contact me again. I am also putting a block on you because I have no clue what's going on and I have been charged 4.95 and 2.95 twice from you and some other company, put my money back on my card or else I will take fraud action.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Scam, trial offers for this product

    • Edwardsville, IL,
    • Jul 8, 2015

    Scam. Do not buy this product. In the terms and conditions that no one reads, you agree to be billed $93.85 for a one month supply if you do not cancel within 14 days. This is a scam they are selling this in conjunction with their scam partners total cleanse. $2.95 trials turned into $93.85 for sensation and $93.76 for total cleanse plus. Scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Keep charging my credit card!

    • PA,
    • Jun 11, 2015

    I canceled after my trial. Next month, I was billed again. Called again and was told there was "no record" of a cancellation. This time, I was given a cancellation number and guess what? They continue to charge my credit card! I filed a dispute with CC company to get my money back. When I told the man at Garcinia that I was filing a complaint with the BBB, he said "Go for it, you wouldn't be the first!" Avoid this company at ALL COSTS! I will have to cancel my CC just to get them to stop charging me!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Highly annoyed

    • Mar 28, 2015

    So I got this product in hopes of it working. Turns out it's a total scam, took me a while to cancel, they kept charging me until I reported them and got a new card. To top it off, it actually made me gain weight. I went from being 120 to 140. No change in my diet or exercise, mind you I am a swimmer. So no, don't buy this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Jul 5, 2015

      Jenny

      So you bought a new credit card? I honestly didn't even know about this.

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  • 3 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Pill doesn't work and stopping is very difficult

    • Dickinson, TX,
    • Mar 22, 2015

    This product does not work and its not easy to stop the delivery of further shipments. They claim they have no record of your desire to stop and only want to refund you 1 bottle. It's just a pill full of expensive fillers. It does not work. $89.00 of nothing!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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