About Dr Approved Garcinia Cambogia

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Dec 31, 2014

Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia claims to be a doctor-approved supplement that’s clinically proven to block an enzyme called citrate lyase from turning carbohydrates and sugars into fat. Because of this, Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia’s manufacturer claims your body will begin burning its existing fat, thereby helping you to lose weight. In fact, Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia is claimed to help you burn up to 3X as much fat as diet and exercise alone.

In order to accomplish this, each 800mg capsule of Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia is claimed to contain 60% hydroxycitric acid (HCA), and to be manufactured without binders, fillers, or artificial ingredients. According to the manufacturer, you simply need to take 2 capsules per day with water, approximately 30-60 minutes prior to a meal.

Here at HighYa, we’ve written extensively about garcinia cambogia supplements, including our recent article titled Updated Guide to Buying Garcinia Cambogia. But is there anything about Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia that sets it apart from the competition or that’s worthy of your hard-earned money? Consider the following:

Is There Clinical Evidence Showing Garcinia Cambogia Can Help You Lose Weight?

As we’ve mentioned numerous times, there is very little scientific evidence showing that garcinia cambogia can help you lose any kind of meaningful weight. This is because, even among studies showing that garcinia cambogia may work (such as this 2003 Japanese study referenced on the Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia website), the results have not been reproduced by other physicians, and/or the studies were conducted on mice or in vitro.

In fact, even in this Japanese study, participants were shown to have lost some visceral (e.g. belly) fat lost, although none of them actually lost weight

How Can Supplements Manufacturers Make These Claims?

So if there’s little to no clinical evidence showing that garcinia cambogia can help you lose weight, how can supplements manufacturers get away with making these claims?

In short, as we detailed in our Nutritional Supplements Buyer’s Guide, nutritional supplements such as Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia are not regulated by the FDA, who only steps in once enough consumer complaints have amassed to warrant an investigation. In other words, there is almost no government oversight for nutritional supplements, so it’s up to you to make informed decisions prior to handing over your hard-earned money. Luckily, we here at HighYa have your back.

What is Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia’s Reputation with Consumers?

Although Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia’s URL has been registered since March 2014, there weren’t any legitimate online customer reviews available at the time of our research.

However, we did encounter a multitude of fake customer review websites created by affiliates that are generally intended to make you think you’re becoming informed, when it’s actually just more sales hype.

Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia Pricing & Refund Policy

Each bottle of Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia contains 60 capsules (a 30-day supply), and is priced as follows:

  • 1 Bottle: 39.95, plus $5.95 S&H
  • 3 Bottles: $89.85, plus free S&H
  • 6 Bottles: $119.70, plus free S&H

Important note: If you attempt to click off the Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia ordering page, the system will automatically take 10% off your order.

Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia comes with a 90-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at (866) 478-7240 or (866) 982-2601.

Can Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia Help You Lose Weight?

Chopping to the Point: Considering the fact that there’s little-to-no clinical evidence showing garcinia cambogia can help you lose any kind of meaningful weight, Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia’s price is almost certainly far out of line with any benefits you can realistically expect to achieve from using it.

However, if you’re intent on purchasing a garcinia cambogia supplement, they’re hugely popular and can almost certainly be found at a pharmacy or other big box retailer near you, often for less money than Dr. Approved Garcinia Cambogia. On top of this, the refund process is as simple as hopping in your car and visiting the retailer if you’re dissatisfied.

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