About Absolute Garcinia Cambogia
Absolute Garcinia Cambogia Extract is a dietary supplement that claims to help you finally achieve a “celebrity body” by stopping fat from being made and suppressing your appetite while improving your mood through increased serotonin production. In order to accomplish this, Absolute Garcinia Cambogia claims to use 100% natural, 60% hydroxycitric acid derived from the rind of the garcinia cambogia fruit.
If you’ve researched even just a few garcinia cambogia supplements, you probably know that this segment of the market is filled with big promises and a lot of marketing hype. But does Absolute Garcinia Cambogia fall in this category, or is it a legitimate weight loss solution that can help you finally burn fat?
How Does Absolute Garcinia Extract Claim to Work?
Similar to other garcinia cambogia supplements such as GC180 XT and Garcinia Cambogia 360, Absolute Garcinia Cambogia Extract claims to help you shed fat and improve your mood using 60% hydroxycitric acid (HCA) derived from the garcinia cambogia plant. Once ingested, this HCA may help your body prevent the formation of fat while also decreasing your appetite, and increased serotonin production can help you maintain a positive mood.
Absolute Garcinia Cambogia claims to contain only 100% natural garcinia cambogia extract that has been proven effective in clinical studies. The manufacturer also claims that the supplement’s ingredients (more about this in the final section) are manufactured in the USA in an FDA-registered laboratory, are tested for purity and potency, and contain no harmful ingredients or cheap fillers.
While the Absolute Garcinia Cambogia website doesn’t provide an ingredients list or product label, the supplement was chemically analyzed by ConsumerLab.com, who found it contained the following ingredients:
- Garcinia Cambogia (fruit rind) Extract (60% HCA) 500mg
- Calcium 25mg
- Chromium 100mcg
- Potassium 25mg
According to the Absolute Garcinia Cambogia website, most users will experience results after 3 months of continuous use.
Absolute Garcinia Cambogia Pricing & Refund Policy
Absolute Garcinia Cambogia is only available via a 13-day trial, which costs $4.95 for S&H charges and begins from the date your order is placed.
Once your trial has ended, you’ll then be billed $87.47 for the full 30-day supply, and will also be enrolled in the Absolute Garcinia Cambogia autoship program. This means you’ll continue receiving a new bottle of the supplement once every 30 days, and your credit card will be charged $87.47 plus S&H each time.
Absolute Garcinia Cambogia comes with a 30-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee, less S&H charges.
In order to initiate the refund process or to cancel your autoship enrollment, you’ll need to contact customer service at (800) 317-4070.
Will Absolute Garcinia Cambogia Extract Help You Lose Weight?
What’s the deal with Absolute Garcinia Cambogia? Can it really “help you start living the life you want,” while losing weight and slimming your figure? It’s technically possible, but you should keep the following in mind before handing over your credit card:
Clinical Evidence & Efficacy
First, as we noted in our recent article titled The Truth About Garcinia Cambogia, while this supplement certainly has been tested in the lab hundreds (if not thousands) of times, it still has almost no peer-reviewed clinical trials showing its efficacy. And this isn’t just for Absolute Garcinia Cambogia – it’s for all garcinia cambogia supplements.
Next, it’s important to note that the Absolute Garcinia Cambogia website does not include a product label or an ingredients list, which is disconcerting since this is something you’ll be putting in your body. Fortunately, ConsumerLab.com performed a chemical analysis of Absolute Garcinia Cambogia in May 2014, so we were able to find out its ingredients. However, any manufacturer you’re purchasing a supplement from should always provide you with a product label. If not, we’d recommend staying away.
In addition, Absolute Garcinia Cambogia contains calcium, which has actually been shown to reduce any benefits provided by HCA.
High Price & Autoship Program
Another factor to keep in mind is that Absolute Garcinia Cambogia comes with an extraordinarily high price, and based on the above information, is likely far out of line with any benefits you can expect to receive from the supplement.
Also, free trials and autoship programs are often more about getting as much of your hard-earned money as possible than they are about providing you with any kind of convenience, so we typically recommend using caution when purchasing from manufacturers who sell their products in this manner.
Finally, although the Absolute Garcinia Cambogia URL has been registered since February 2014, there are no online customer reviews available that can be used to gauge overall satisfaction levels. We did locate a Better Business Bureau listing for the company, although there are no closed complaints listed.
Considering the lack of clinical evidence showing garcinia cambogia works in the first place, Absolute Garcinia Cambogia’s very high price, and its lack of customer reviews, we might recommend speaking with your physician about more effective and price-friendly weight loss options.
4 out 4 people found this review helpful
Worst Company! Don't buy!
I didn't loose any weight. I tried to cancel before my "Trial" was over, however every time I tried, they would "put me on hold" then disconnect the call. Needless to say, they took $173.65 out of my account.
Once I finally got someone on the phone after emailing 'Customer Care', I was told they don't get the emails. It's a scam because they don't want to let you out of their 'Terms'. I am still waiting on only 75% of the full $173 to be credited back to my account because they wouldn't give me all of my money back, even though I only received one order. This is B.S.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend