About Garcinia Plus 100
Garcinia Plus 100 is an “advanced” weight loss support supplement that claims to use all-natural ingredients—without artificial flavors or preservatives—to burn existing fat, block new fat from forming, and suppress your appetite. According to the company, its formulation can be rapidly absorbed to maximize healthy weight loss, and its high quality, premium ingredients are effective for all metabolisms.
The HighYa team specializes in creating actionable, step-by-step reviews that you can 1) learn from and 2) immediately put to use. So, that’s exactly how we’re going to find out whether or not Garcinia Plus 100 lives up to the hype. Square one? How fat forms (and leaves) your body.
How Does Fat Form in Your Body?
You’ve probably heard of liposuction, which literally means to suck out fat. The opposite of this term is lipogenesis, which means the creation of fat. Exactly how does this occur?
Without going outside the scope of this review, after you eat foods containing fat or sugar, they’re digested by your body and turned into fatty acids and glucose, respectively. If your body already has all the fatty acids and glucose it needs, then any excess is turned into fat and stored in the body. In general, this tends to accumulate around the buttocks and thighs for women, and around the abdomen for men.
On the flip side, metabolism is a chemical process that (among other things) helps turn stored energy into usable energy, and one of the ways this is accomplished is by burning fat. The cool thing about the human body is that you can manually increase your metabolism at will, generally through things like cardiovascular exercise. But will anything contained in Garcinia Plus 100 boost your metabolism, without the hard work?
How Does Garcinia Plus 100 Help You Burn Fat?
Garcinia cambogia is a pumpkin-shaped fruit that grows naturally across parts of southeast Asia, India, and Africa and has been used for thousands of years in traditional food preparation and medicine—specifically for things like treating worms and parasites, increasing bowel movements, and more.
It wasn’t until the 1960s, however, that the fruit’s “active” ingredient was discovered; a derivative of citric acid named hydroxycitric acid (HCA). Since that time, dozens of clinical studies have been performed on this chemical, some of which claim to indicate that it might be effective for preventing fat from forming. How? In a nutshell:
- HCA blocks an enzyme called citrate lyase from converting glucose into fat, which is then more readily available for your body to burn as energy.
- HCA also increases serotonin levels, which can boost mood and decrease appetite.
Sounds positive, right? Hold your horses, because there are a couple big caveats worth noting.
Two Important Considerations About HCA’s Effects on the Body
First, remember in the last section when we outlined which substances your body turns into fat? You’ll notice that HCA only addresses glucose, but not fatty acids. As such, even if Garcinia Plus 100 worked exactly as the manufacturer claimed, it’s not going to ‘attack’ all aspects of fat production.
Second, there’s almost no peer-reviewed and duplicated clinical evidence to support these claims, which is something we’ve outlined again and again in our garcinia cambogia series of articles and reviews.
If this is the case though, how do companies get away with making these outrageous, unsupported claims?
Pick a Claim, Don’t Back It Up: That’s How Supplements Play the Game
Are you looking to make a lot of money in a short period of time? Do you like making huge claims about overpriced products, but think that providing evidence is a total drag? If so, you might want to consider creating a nutritional supplement. Why?
In our experience, nutritional supplements occupy a fuzzy grey area in the world of consumer products. On one hand, they’re basically considered food, so they’re subject to very little regulatory oversight by the government before landing on store shelves (or on a website). On the other hand, the companies behind these supplements are free to make just about any claim they please, as long as they include a “This product has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease” disclaimer somewhere.
Customer Feedback for Garcinia Cambogia Supplements
Basically, this means customers very often have ultra-high expectations for supplements, which—if reader reviews here on HighYa are any indication—they almost never meet. As such, although there weren’t any online reviews for Garcinia Cambogia 100 at the time of our research, the most common complaints for nearly identical supplements like Garcinia Cambogia 360, Garcinia Cambogia Sensation, and Garcinia Cambogia XT include:
- Failure to work. In other words, customers didn’t experience any of the benefits claimed by manufacturers.
- High Price. Often times, these supplements approach $90, which, if they don’t work, is a lot of money to waste.
- Problems with free trials. This is a complicated topic, so let’s detail the situation in the next section.
Free Trials, Site Templates, & Automatic Shipments—Oh My!
First, you’ll pay $4.95 to get your full size bottle (60 capsules) of Garcinia Plus 100, which begins your 14-day trial. When it ends, you’ll be charged $89.95 for the full price. You’ll also keep receiving new bottles once every month through the company’s autoship program, and charged $89.95 plus $4.95 S&H each time.
Want to cancel your trial or autoship enrollment, or request a refund? You can try calling customer service at 888-795-1757, but we think the process won’t be as easy as you’re expecting. Why?
When reading our reviews for the garcinia cambogia supplements referenced in the last section, did you notice that their websites are identical to Garcinia Plus 100’s? Here’s what we think happens: Once enough customers complain, these companies take down the website for one product, relaunch another website using the exact same template (but under a different product name), and they’re back in business.
In our opinion, they do this to remain one step ahead of consumers and to scam as many people as possible. This also means that you’ll find dozens of supplements (not to mention anti-aging products) featuring identical websites.
Garcinia Plus 100: Do Past Results Dictate Future Expectations?
When you’re searching online for customer reviews, whatever the product may be, it’s important to find ones that are unbiased. On the other hand, it’s equally important to express opinions based on tangible facts.
Given this, although we’d love to be shown otherwise, it’s our opinion that Garcinia Plus 100 is no different than many of the other garcinia cambogia supplements we’ve reviewed. There’s no clinical evidence to support its efficacy, the supplement is extremely expensive, and the company uses identical marketing tactics also utilized by less-than-stellar manufacturers (with loads of negative feedback).
What can you do instead? The cold, hard truth is that the only way to lose weight and keep it off is through exercise and eating healthy, so your doctor would be the best place to start. They’ll be able to recommend specific things you can do to lose weight for the long term, while creating a healthier lifestyle.