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Why You Might Not Be Losing Weight with This Popular Diet Pill

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Popular diet pill for weight loss

Do you become frustrated when you hear or read comments about someone who lost weight using the same type of diet supplement that you use, but the only weight you lost was in your pocketbook? According to the Dr. Oz Show website, some diet supplement brands contain vastly less active weight-loss ingredients than advertised; and therefore, could be the reason why you might not be losing weight with this popular diet pill - Garcinia cambogia.

Garcinia cambogia has been previously reported by this site as a weight loss supplement that many claim works for weight loss when you follow the latest facts and tips about Garcinia cambogia.

However, there is a dark side to the weight loss industry as reported in a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show, where Dr. Oz took on the distributor of one brand of Garcinia cambogia weight loss supplement that had been using his name and image fraudulently to convince consumers that it is actually a Dr. Oz-endorsed product.

“The product that is using my name more than any other? Garcinia cambogia—a supplement I did report that helped some women lose weight,” says Dr. Oz as he reveals to viewers that one of the top sellers of the supplement fraudulently using his name was “Tarr Incorporated” in San Diego. The particular brand of weight loss supplement advertised was the well-known “Miracle Garcinia Cambogia” sold online at MiracleGarciniaCambogia.com.

After confronting the owners of the company, Dr. Oz discovered that possibly millions of dollars—evidenced by expensive vehicles and a speed boat owned by the company owners―had been made using his name on a product that he does not endorse.

As a result of Dr. Oz and his team of investigators (and lawyers you can be sure) confronting the owners of the company selling Miracle Garcinia Cambogia, Tarr Inc. no longer sells any product using Dr. Oz’s name or image.

But what about the other companies that continue to fraudulently use Dr. Oz’s name and image? In time, they too may be called to account for their actions as Dr. Oz seeks help from lawmakers to put an end to this type of identity theft.

But what has Dr. Oz more concerned than the use of his name and image is that consumers are at risk of buying diet pills that are not only ineffective, but could be unsafe as well.

To help Dr. Oz explain to viewers what the problem involves is special guest Tod Cooperman, M.D. and president of ConsumerLab.com.

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“I’m concerned about the quality and safety of the products they are selling. So, I ordered a few bottles of this stuff—this Miracle Garcinia cambogia. And, I had it tested by someone I trust a lot―Dr. Tod Cooperman. He’s from ConsumerLab.com. What did your testing find?” Dr. Oz asks his special guest.

“We actually tested 13 of these Garcinia products of which this was one. And we were looking for the active component, the active ingredient HCA,” says Dr. Cooperman. “We found that some products were fine, some were not, and the Miracle Garcinia product you talked about was the worst one. In fact, it had only eight and one-half percent of HCA when it should have had sixty percent HCA.”

As an example, the Dr. Oz Show website provides a copy of the report dated March 14, 2014 that shows what the researchers at ConsumerLab.com found when testing a sample of the Miracle Garcinia Cambogia product fraudulently sold by Tarr Inc.

According to the report, while the samples tested passed for having safe levels of lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic, the amount of active ingredient (HCA—Hydroxycitric Acid) was a paltry 40 milligrams out of an expected 300 milligrams in a 500 milligram capsule.

In fact, ConsumerLab.com states on their website that the majority of the Garcinia (HCA) weight loss supplement brands tested, actually lack the listed amount of ingredient promised on their labels.

Therefore, it is possible that failure to lose weight while using this scientifically backed weight loss supplement could be due to that the particular brand you use is one that provides less active ingredient than what was used with success in some studies.

To find out how your purchased brand of Garcinia cambogia rates for actual content of the active HCA ingredient, you can purchase a relatively inexpensive subscription to the ConsumerLab.com website that will provide their latest findings on Garcinia cambogia and other dietary supplements.

For more about what Dr. Oz really said about Garcinia cambogia, follow the link to this article titled, “Is the Newest, Fastest Fat Buster Revealed on Dr. Oz Show Supported by Studies?”

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you basically sign up for a free trial offer of a product, they sale several.. Its $4.99 a two weeks trial. They send u a thirty day supply. After two weeks if you have not called and canceled your trial you'll get charged a bogus $87.00 and continue to charge you that amount every month until you do call and cancel. They prey on people to not read the terms and conditions in small print that clearly states this. I asked one supervisor (Vanessa) about one product and she told me yes me and another employee took it when we first got it and we both got massive headaches. I said then why do we sell it? Her reply: bc thier dumb asses buy it! Its easy money! Another girl wanted a big order of the miracle garcinia cambogia I made at least a sell of 5 total... I was kinda proud! When I spoke to another supervisor (Amanda) she said those shits don't work! She just had a baby and is losing weight fast bc of that and think it's bc of the pills! For future reference if you are scammed by them..threaten to go to the B.B.B THEY WILL OFFER U A PARTIAL REFUND BUT DONT EXCEPT THAT DEMAND A FULL THEY HAVE NO CHOICE!. they will try to make it harder on you by saying you have to ship the product back..which is illegal and u don't have to... But if u do they reuse those pills put them in new bottles and reseal and resale them. They prey off of Dr. Oz and sell all products he pushes so when u call in and threaten to contact him they train you to say they are not affiliates with Dr. Oz but they do watch his show and push products he advertises. I was let go for being pregnant. They don't value employees the pay is horrible and they force u to work weekends! They have a clique and if your not in it... You won't last long. They take advantage of the elderly! If you call with your bank they will offer u a partial refund but don't settle if you threatened to go to the B.B.B. they will have to give you everything back bc they are already on the list for fraud and scammers! They don't want you to take it that far. You have the upper hand but they don't want you to know it. Its ran by a bunch of half Asians who park their boats and Bentleys out front yet your only paid $10 an hour.