About Slimera Garcinia Cambogia

Slimera Garcinia Cambogia is a dietary supplement that claims to use 50% HCA to help you burn fat as energy, inhibit fat production, reduce your calorie intake, support a healthy metabolism, and improve your mood. In fact, Slimera Garcinia Cambogia is claimed to be a “miraculous” weight loss plant that can help you burn fat and strip away pounds fast, all while eating the foods you love, even if you hate dieting and exercise.

Admittedly, Slimera Garcinia Cambogia sounds like an amazing breakthrough in supplements, since the manufacturer makes it seem like you don’t have to do anything other than pop a couple of their pure Garcinia Cambogia extract capsules each day, and “get a smoking hot body, the easy way.”

You may have been scammed by a company in the past, so you’re wary of purchasing Slimera Garcinia Cambogia. Or, perhaps you don’t have time to exercise and eat like you should, so you want to know if Slimera really works as well as it claims. The short answer? Probably not. We’ll get to why this is likely the case in a moment, but let’s first take a look at how Slimera Garcinia Cambogia is claimed to work.

How Does Slimera Garcinia Cambogia Claim to Work?

Garcinia cambogia is a tropical tree that grows over parts of Asia and Africa, whose fruit rind contains high levels of hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which is claimed to help your body:

  • Burn fat as energy instead of accumulating it.
  • Secrete more serotonin, thereby improving your mood and reducing emotional eating.
  • Decrease belly fat and prevent new belly fat from forming.
  • Reduce cortisol levels (a stress hormone), which can also improve your mood.

According to the Slimera Garcinia Cambogia website, their supplement uses 50% HCA to burn fat around the clock without diet and exercise, and to transform your body quickly and easily.

In order to achieve these benefits, the manufacturer recommends taking 1 capsule of Slimera Garcinia Cambogia 2-3 times per day, which is manufactured in the U.S. without binders or fillers, and causes no known side effects.

What Kind of Clinical Evidence Does Slimera Garcinia Cambogia Have?

Regardless of how Slimera Garcinia Cambogia claims to work, we’ll get right to the point: As we outlined in our article titled The Updated Truth About Garcinia Cambogia, garcinia cambogia (or more appropriately, HCA) has no universally agreed upon clinical evidence showing that it can help humans lose weight, inhibit fat production, improve metabolism, or boost mood. It really is as simple as that.

However, the Slimera Garcinia Cambogia website references 3 different clinical studies in order to back up their hefty claims. These include:

  • A 2002 article that outlines some of HCA’s proposed benefits as studied in animals, although it doesn’t present any new findings showing that it’s equally as effective on humans.
  • A study completed by InterHealth Research Center in 2005 that only references how to improve the bioavailability of HCA. Interestingly, InterHealth is a nutraceutical company that manufactures a variety of natural supplements, including many that contain garcinia cambogia, which might reflect a possible conflict of interest.
  • A third study from 2003 that showed HCA affected glucose metabolism, although “treatment was found to have no effect on body weight, fat pad weight or serum glucose level.”

On top of these, some text located at the bottom of the Slimera Garcinia Cambogia website claims, “Two human clinical trials suggest that ingestion of Garcinia Cambogia can lead to a reduction in weight or body fat.” However, there are no links available.

With all of this said, Slimera Garcinia Cambogia’s manufacturer may not be terribly interested in clinical evidence supporting their claims. This is because, according to their Privacy Policy, “this information is based solely on the traditional and historic use of a given herb, or on clinical trials that are generally not recognized by any US government agency or medical organization.”

Slimera Garcinia Cambogia Ingredients & Dosage

Lack of clinical evidence notwithstanding, it’s important to note that the Slimera Garcinia Cambogia website doesn’t provide an ingredients list or product label, so you have no way of knowing all (and how much) of the ingredients it contains, or if it contains enough to be effective. This is important, because this is something you’ll be putting in your body, and you deserve to know exactly what it contains.

However, when garcinia cambogia supplements first appeared on the scene after being featured on the Dr. Oz in 2012, he recommended taking doses containing 60% HCA, although Slimera Garcinia Cambogia only contains 50%.

Slimera Garcinia Cambogia’s Advertising Tactics

Because of the lack of clinical evidence supporting the assertion that garcinia cambogia can help you lose weight, companies often resort to “emotional selling.” In other words, they’re looking to convince you to buy based on emotional reasons, instead of logical ones. This is something we covered in-depth in our How Weight Loss Ads Convince You to Buy article, including the use of pretty pictures, a sense of urgency, and a way to relieve that urgency, all formatted in a way that’s attractive to your eye and draws you in.

In the case of Slimera Garcinia Cambogia, your eye is immediately drawn to the fit, pretty model in the upper left hand corner, making you think, “I want to look like that!” (Important note: Interestingly, the picture used on the Slimera website is identical to the one used on GC180 XT’s website). Then, you immediately want to know more after reading that the supplement can “Burn fat and strip away pounds fast, even if you hate dieting and exercise!” Finally, you can move toward finding out more by filling in your contact information to sign up for their trial.

In addition, the Slimera Garcinia Cambogia website indicates that the supplement was seen on USA Today, FOX News, and CNBC, although we were unable to find any third-party websites that confirmed this. Ultimately, this leads us to believe that these claims may not be legitimate.

Are Consumers Happy with Their Slimera Garcinia Cambogia Purchases?

Slimera Garcinia Cambogia appears to be a new supplement, and didn’t have any online customer reviews available at the time of our research. However, we did find multiple sites posing as legitimate customer reviews for the supplement, although they give every indication of being fake.

With this said, HighYa readers tend to rate their experiences with other garcinia cambogia supplements very low, with the most common complaints citing failure to work as advertised, high prices, and difficulty cancelling trials/processing refunds. As such, this might be what you can reasonably expect from Slimera Garcinia Cambogia.

Think Locally

Finally, garcinia cambogia supplements are pervasive, and are sold at almost every retailer imaginable (we’ve even found them at Costco and Kohl’s), generally for much less than Slimera Garcinia Cambogia.

As such, we’d strongly recommend looking around at local retailers before placing your order, which can help you save money and a potentially frustrating return process in the high likelihood that you’re not satisfied.

Slimera Garcinia Cambogia Pricing & Refund Policy

Slimera Garcinia Cambogia is only available via a 14-day trial, for which you’ll pay $4.97 and will receive a full 30-day supply. According to the company, the trial begins on the date your order is placed, and will take 2-5 business days for arrival. This means you may be left with a week or less to decide whether or not the supplement’s right for you and to cancel your trial.

Important note: When checking out, you’ll see a check box located just below your order total that asks you to decline Guarantee Ship. If you keep this unchecked, you’ll be charged an additional $1.97 for shipping insurance.

After your 14-day trial expires, you’ll be billed $84.97 for the full price of the product, and will be enrolled in Slimera Garcinia Cambogia’s autoship program. This means you’ll continue receiving a fresh supply of the supplement once every 30 days, and your credit card will be charged $84.97 each time until you call to cancel.

In general, as we noted in our Nutritional Supplements Buyer’s Guide, it’s our opinion that “free” trials and autoship programs are more about taking as much as your hard-earned money as possible, than they are about providing any kind of convenience. As such, we’d recommend staying away from them altogether.

Slimera Garcinia Cambogia is claimed to come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges and a $12.95 per-bottle processing fee. Also, keep in mind that bottles much be unopened and unused in order to qualify for a refund.

In order to cancel your autoship enrollment or to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at (866) 786-8241 to obtain an RMA.

Can Slimera Garcinia Cambogia Help You Lose Weight Without Effort?

Chopping to the Point: Considering the lack of clinical evidence showing that HCA can promote any kind of weight loss, whether from Slimera Garcinia Cambogia or another manufacturer, we’d recommend saving your money and speaking with your physician about more effective methods of losing weight and keeping it off.

But if you do decide to give garcinia cambogia a try, you’ll likely want to purchase it from a local retailer to save you a lot of money, as well as frustration if you decide to return it.

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83 Consumer Reviews for Slimera Garcinia Cambogia

Average Consumer Rating: 1.0
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5 star: 0 4 star: 0 3 star: 1 2 star: 0 1 star:  82
Bottom Line: 4% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 3 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Worked for me.

    • Lincoln, NE,
    • Feb 11, 2015

    I had no problem with this product at all. I ordered the free trial and only paid the shipping price of $4.95 for both products. I finished both products and lost 26 pounds. I believe the product does not work without a little bit of exercise. I worked out twice a week for about 30 minutes and cut down on my sugar intake. That's all. I was not charged the full price and had no problem canceling the next order after my first month. I believe the product may not be for everybody but it worked for me. I would recommend it to the right person.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 11 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    • Seattle, WA,
    • Jun 10, 2015

    They do not tell you about the 14 day trial, the international shipping charges, and the recurring charges for $75 & $85. When you call and complain they want to charge you restocking fees, separate shipping and there is no guarantee of a refund.

    I hope this company gets shut down. Ridiculous. I thought I was smart enough not to get slammed but they are good at what they do. I got my bank to put a stop payment on any future amounts and got a credit while they dispute the charges. I feel really bad for folks that don't know how to handle this kind of scam and eat the charges.

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

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  • 13 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Horrible - don't waste your money with this company that sells ultra vita and Slimera. Local GNC is a better choice an much cheaper.

    • Paramus, NJ,
    • Jul 10, 2015

    Terrible, no fast fixes out there. Don't waste your money on this company's products. Your local supplement shop is a better choice if you want to try a similar product.

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

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  • 16 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Do Not Buy

    • Norton, Va,
    • Jan 8, 2015

    The customer service is hard to deal with and if you purchased both and try to cancel be sure they send you an email confirming because they like to try and not cancel one of the items. It is suppose to be a 30 day free trial and they will charge you after 15 and 18 days for full price and you have to send the bottles back even though you pay for a free trial.

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

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  • 19 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Ripped off.

    • Winnipeg, Canada,
    • Aug 10, 2015

    Your free trial is not free. They bill you over 100.00, 30 days from order date. Not from the day you receive it. I received my order seven days ago, but can't get a refund. Received my order on the 31st of Dec. and had to call by Jan. 3rd to avoid the 100.00 plus charge. So there is no 30 day trial it's more like a three day trial. Rip off. 

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

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  • 12 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Scam! I Got ripped off and whatever you do, do not order.

    • Canada,
    • Jan 18, 2015

    It is not a FREE trial! They charged my credit card over $100. I fought with them on the phone twice for nothing as they refuse to do anything for you. This company should NOT be allowed to operate!

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

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Scam, rip off. Should not be in business.

    • Wilmington, DE,
    • Jul 13, 2015

    I placed the order and never saw in any of the fine print about the auto ship program or that they would charge me over $80 for a bottle. I never got an email confirming the order so I thought it didn't go through until I received the product. The mailing bag did not contain any additional information, just the bottle. I had to contact bank to find out information on who to contact about this charge. When I called, the individual I spoke with was very hard to understand and not willing to help me at all regarding the charges, but they are willing to take your money. Then they tried to keep me from canceling the next shipment by offering half off. If they can do that on additional orders, than why not on the first one when they scam you. Awful.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Worst company ever

    • New York,
    • Jan 25, 2015

    Never buy from this company. They have the worst costumer support I ever had to deal with. The supervisor actually hung up the phone on my face, and then the phone wouldn't connect again. Just unbelievable, outrageous, and an unacceptable company.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Total rip off

    • Chicago, IL,
    • Jul 13, 2015

    Slimera and Vita Ultra is a total rip off! Product does not work. And when you call the number, you get a person who can't speak English clearly and does not understand you. I asked him to cancel my order and he tells me I have to return the open bottle of Vita Ultra to a P.O.Box in Scottsdale, AZ by a certain date so that I wouldn't be charged for the full price of order.

    I sent this back via certified mail because you can't send anything via UPS or FedEx to a P.O. Box. All of a sudden, a week later I see a charge in the amount of almost $75.00 being withdrawn from my account. And when I called to ask about the charge they say, well we haven't received your package. I said that it's not my fault as he verified that I actually sent the package out. Then asked him why I had to send an opened and used product back to them. Their response was that it's the policy. I asked when he was going to give me my money back and he told me that they can not refund me due to the fact that they did not get the pills back by the due date, but that my order was canceled.

    What a major rip off Slimera and this Vita Ultra is. Do not fall prey to their scam like I did.

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

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  • 14 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Scam Artist

    • New York,
    • Jan 31, 2015

    The worst company ever. They get your money! Don't believe the free catch. No part of it is free. Once they get your credit card number - it's on. One hour after I ordered, I called back to cancel, as I decided I no longer want to try the product. They refused to cancel it for me. They told me I had to wait to receive the product to cancel. So I called back after I received the product and they said, "My trial period has lapsed and I will be charged the full price of both products - $84.97 & 74.95." I don't understand how this company even exists. They are Con Artists and Scam Artists and your modern day bait and switch or three card Molly. Please do not give them your credit card number. I would not recommend them to my worst enemy.

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

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    • Feb 9, 2015

      Anonymous,

      Huge scam! Don't let them fool you.

    • Feb 9, 2015

      M. H. from Montreal,

      I don't advise anybody to even order a trial sample. This is the way how they scam you.

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Thieves! These are scam artists!

    • Montreal, QC,
    • Feb 4, 2015

    This is an awful dirty company! I wish I had read these reviews before I decided to try! They are total scam artists! Do not order. There is nothing free about it and it's just a scam to get your money!

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

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