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