Garcinia was traditionally used in Ayurveda to support digestion and appetite for thousands of years but its popularity in the West exploded overnight. This small, bitter fruit was traditionally used to tone the digestive system, a key area for appetite support.* Modern research has shown that Garcinia may play a role in fat metabolism and support optimal weight when used in conjunction with diet and excersise.*
Achieving healthy weight goals depends on many factors including a healthy diet and regular exercise. Garcinia can be an important addition to your goal, but you still need to do the other stuff too.
There are benefits to both; the simplicity of a single herb or the synergy of a blended formula. Even among our own staff, some prefer one, some prefer the other. All Himalaya products are rigorously studied for purity, safety and efficacy, so the choice between a single herb or a formula is all yours.
It says to take it after meals. Other companies say to take it before meals. Why is yours different?
We use the dose and directions that worked in our own clinical studies on our own brand, so we stand by our label instructions as safe and effective.
We can only recommend the dose on the bottle, which is our clinically-studied effective dose. Taking more or less of an herbal supplement than recommended should be discussed with your health care provider.
Can I take this product along with my prescription medication or my other supplements? Can I combine them? Will there be side effects?
Our product has not been studied alongside or against your prescription medication or alongside other supplements. We would be unable to answer that question. Please make sure your health care provider is aware of all the herbal supplements you are taking.
Regulations enacted by the United States Food and Drug Administration say that sellers of dietary supplements can’t make any claims about their products that suggest the treatment, diagnosis, prevention, or mitigation of disease. This is called the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994. Because your question suggests you are trying to treat a condition and find relief from symptoms, any answer to that regard would fall outside of the legal boundaries that regulate our industry. What we can say is that our products are formulated to support the normal function of organ systems and are rigorously studied for purity, safety and efficacy.
We don’t recommend any herbal product, ours or anyone else’s, to pregnant or nursing moms. If you’re pregnant or nursing, any supplement you take should first be cleared with your health care provider.