Was Garcinia Cambogia really effective?

Jun 8, 2015 //
I always check Healthy Options for their products and aside from checking out their chia seeds and bars, then I noticed this Garcinia Cambogia box. I often saw this Garcinia Cambogia used for weight loss and comes in different brands. I'm having a hard time searching for reviews about this product and I didn't saw a relevant review, I always ended up seeing advertisements - or maybe I didn't use Google much :).

Height: 5'3"
Weight: 138 lbs
BMI Calculator says: "BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9 (Normal Weight)"
I'm 24.44, So does that mean that if I exceed at 24.9, I'll be overweight already? >.<

BIO Nutrition Garcinia Cambogia 
Price: P895 (Healthy Options)

Product Description
  • Naturally Contains 50% HCA 
  • Supports Appetite Control 
  • Metabolism Booster 
  • Caffeine Free 
  • Dietary Supplement 
  • Vegetarian 
Garcinia Cambogia Extract may assist with the maintenance of healthy glucose levels, boost the metabolism and support weight management. Bio Nutrition uses the finest quality Garcinia Cambogia Extract in an easy to swallow vegetarian capsule.

Suggested UseTake one (1) capsule two (2) times daily with water preferably before meals or as directed by a healthcare professional.

Other Ingredients: Vegetable stearate, silica and vegetable cellulose.

Free of gluten, yeast, corn, sugar, salt, wheat, artificial ingredients and preservatives.
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If you only know me, I pick carefully what I'm eating lately. I barely have my cheat days - but oftentimes, I do not like to eat them though they look very yummy, at the back of my mind, I'm thinking numbers of calories I could absorb from it. :P However, I still have a slow metabolism + I have 9 hours of work sitting in front of the laptop.

Effects I noticed when I started taking Garcinia Cambogia?
  • I have a lesser appetite with the not so healthy foods or to eat-a-lot. I'm thinking it's just my brain, but I feel more disciplined and very choosy on what I eat lately than before taking GC.
  • For the first week, I felt a menthol sensation inside my tongue after taking the pill & I feel I always like to drink water.
  • After the first week, I didn't feel any difference.
Bought it last May 7, 2015, and started my first night with it.
Checking off my weight starts the next day May 8, 2015, I attached a calendar for May 2015 to the first week of June 2015.
Taking it daily during weekdays only. I can count on my one hand how many days I had my cheat days. The only exercise I do is my 100 crunches per day for 3-4x a week at least.
As you can see, it didn't make any 'long-term' effect for me at all.
I think it's only effective as an appetite suppressant but not for weight loss.

What else can I say? Garcinia Cambogia is not effective for me. Now I'm not even sure if it's all about advertisements or not :)
Do not eat when you're bored, just eat if you're hungry. I hope you're not hungry always. Just take small meals and distribute it for the whole day. :D
I think this is a great initial thing for weight loss, but it's still better to go for healthy eating habits and exercise.

It would still be up to you if you like to take Garcinia Cambogia. I do have a slow metabolism, you're lucky if you do have a fast one.

Have you tried taking Garcinia Cambogia and other weight loss pills? :)


  1. I have been searching for a decent review and like you, I always end up in a page with advertisements about this. Finally, a decent review. But I think I still want to try it out to suppress my cravings, hahaha!

    1. Yes! why not! :D but I think try other brands hihi I just ended up buying this since I saw HCA on the packaging :D

      Thanks for dropping by Michelle <3

  2. ah there are different brands for Garcinia Cambodia. I've seen good effects of it in some of my friends, others weren't as effective. so it really depends also on the body system of the person and the potency of the mix in the pill. The menthol sensation is a bit eerie, though.

    1. I can't explain the feeling if that's somewhat like menthol sensation talaga but basta :)) anyway I just experienced it in the first week. Maybe I really need to stick with my exercise :D I just hope my metabolism could get a little bit faster than right now. :D Thanks for dropping by!

  3. This was my first time to encounter this product so i really cant comment on its effectiveness but I love how honest your review is. :)

  4. Garcinia Cambogia blocks the enzyme in the liver that is responsible for the default function of converting sugar and carbs to fat. So instead of the fat cells getting plumper, GCE ‘plugs’ the fat cells and directs any sugar and carbs to the energy stores to be burnt off.
    Bio Nutrition Garcinia Cambogia ReviewThe body is processing less fat and is under less stress, so less cortisol (the belly fat-creating hormone) is produced.