Doctor Oz: Garcinia Cambogia Dosage, Brands & Blood Sugar Warning

By on October 29, 2012

Dr Oz: Garcinia Cambogia Extract (GCE)

Dr. Oz and Dr. Julie Chen continued their conversation about the newest revolutionary fat buster with guest Missy, who lost 10 pounds in less than four months while using Garcinia Cambogia. Find out the proper Garcinia Cambogia dosage and how to choose among the brands. Missy says she noticed results as early as a week to 10 days after beginning her use of the supplement. She also notes that she immediately noticed that she was less hungry, especially when it came to sugar and carbohydrates.

What pleased her just as much was that she noticed in an increase in her energy as well, which Dr. Chen says is due the increase in serotonin that she talked about earlier. Missy says that she noticed no negative side effects and initially took the Garcinia Cambogia as a way to move her out of a plateau she was experiencing at the time. She was neither losing nor gaining weight, so she wanted something that might give her a boost in the right direction.

Dr Oz: Garcinia Cambogia Dosage

Doctor Oz: Garcinia Cambogia Dosage, Brands & Blood Sugar Warning

Dr. Oz cautions diabetics who want to take garcinia cambogia because it will lower blood sugar levels.

While Garcinia Cambogia can be purchased at your local health food store and online, Doctor Oz wants to be sure that you buy it wisely, so he asked Dr. Chen to give some guidelines for when you are making a purchase.

  • Be sure the bottle says Garcinia Cambogia or GCE, which stands for Garcinia Cambogia Extract
  • Recommended Garcinia Cambogia dosage – 500 – 1,000 MG before each meal, no more than 3,000 total per day, unless you clear a higher amount with her doctor.
  • Makes sure it is taken on an empty stomach, about 30-60 minutes before your meal, because there are a lot of components in the foods you eat that bind to the ingredients in the supplement, making the supplement more effective.

Dr Oz HCA

  • At least 50% HCA – This is the ingredient in the rind of the fruit that is so important.

Garcinia Cambogia With Potassium

  • Potassium (K) – Potassium supports the absorption of Garcinia Cambogia, so be sure it is listed as an ingredient on the bottle.

Dr Oz: Garcinia Cambogia Brands

Dr. Oz prefers not to recommend a particular brand when purchasing Garcinia Cambogia, but he does have a some guidelines he would like you to follow when choosing one that is right for you.

Garcinia Cambogia No Fillers!!!

  1. No fillers
  2. Zero binders
  3. No artificial ingredients

He wants to assure everyone that he does not endorse one brand over and another, so if you see that in an advertisement it is false. He says to simply stay focused on those three guidelines when making your decision.

Doctor Oz: Garcinia Cambogia Lowers Blood Sugar

Dr. Oz took an audience member’s question, which was who should not take this supplement?

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women, because supplements simply are not evaluated the same way that medications are evaluated, so it is best to avoid them.
  • Be careful when using supplements with other supplements or prescription pharmaceuticals.
  • Dr. Oz’s biggest caution is with diabetics because garcinia cambogia lowers your blood sugar, so if you are on a diabetic medication be sure to consult with your doctor; otherwise your blood sugar will go too low.

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Comments to Doctor Oz: Garcinia Cambogia Dosage, Brands & Blood Sugar Warning

  1. Hello! So I can’t seem to find any brands that don’t have ‘fillers’ or binders etc…..they all seem to have it so where do i find one that doesn’t have those in it? Thank you!!!!

  2. Agreed i cant find any brands of Garcinia Cambogia that meet all DR OZ’S requirements
    i’m lost and frustrated HELP PLEASE

  3. People have to know what a filler , binder, or extra ingredient is first. There is always going to be something in the “other ingredient” section, even if it’s just what the capsule is made of. Things like kelp, chromium, or ginseng on the label are not fillers, they are extra ingredients that do nothing to dilute the Garcinia. If it says “garcinia 750mg, standardized 50%” then that is what is in there, no matter how many more items are on the label. Citrimax is a company that has been making Garcinia Cambogia extract longer than anyone, and sells it to companies that then bottle it under their name. So look for that name on the supplement facts, or check for the Hydroxycitic acid content.

  4. Will it help women over 60 to take this supplement.

  5. Roger Williams says:

    So this product can be taken by diabetics after consultation with GP
    Where is the best place to buy it in Newcastle Australia[preferably as a pill]

  6. I had a thyrodetomy a year ago would I be able to take garcinia camboia?

  7. Does an “empty stomach” mean empty of just solid food or also things like coffee?

  8. Hi Citromax is sold my many different companies, it is not a brand. I bought the “Now Super Citromax”, but it doesn’t not have the Potassium in it, So I had to buy that separate and take another pill and pushed the cost up to 23.00. This was the only brand that my local health food store had. I want my husband to take it too, so I need a lot.

  9. lisa cooper says:

    I have low blodd sugar issues without taking Cambogia. Is there something I can take with it to stabalize my blood sugar?

  10. Healthy Solutions fo Vitality is a great brand that meets all of Dr. Oz’s guidelines. I purchased mine on Groupon.

  11. I just purchased a bottle of Garcinia Cambogia on amazon.com we shall see if it really works!

  12. janelchua555 says:

    I’m no stranger to fat burners, diets and appetite suppressants. Although it took me about 10 days to start seeing results and experiencing the effects, I’ve certainly noticed that I no longer have the urge to snack and eat constantly with my cravings. This Garcinia Cambogia product definitely works from “Elite Gold Solutions.”http://www.amazon.com/Pure-Garcinia-Cambogia-Extract-Clinically/dp/B00C103UCM

  13. carol marino says:

    Very confused on directions. Take two capsules daily. When, morning, mid day, before supper? One before lunch one before dinner? Other internet directions say before each meal. Thats 3 caps per day, but you say two!!
    How do I take it please.

  14. I took 3 pills yesterday my sugar went over 400 then bottomed out this morning today with 2 pills it over 300 i take insulin lantus 2 times a day and 70 as needed Is it dangers my sugar going so high

  15. Debra Ritchie says:

    50% Hydrocytic Acid is not good? that’s what mine has.

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  17. HI EVERYONE,FOR DOES THAT DON’T KNOW THE BRANDS OF GARCINIA CAMBOJIA.FIRST I GET MY AT EBAY 3 FOR 12.66 60 CAPSULES 500MG EACH CAPSULE YOU NEED TO TAKE 2 CAPSULES BEFORE BREAFAST 30 MINS A AHOUR ON A EMPTY STOMACH 2 BEFORE LUNCH 2 BEFORE DINNER THAT’S 6 CAPSULES A DAY. TO MEET 3000MG WEIGHTLOSS. BRAND GARCINIA CAMBOJIA 1300 HAS TO BE FROM GNP FROM MARITZAMAYER LABORATORIES. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT HAS CALCIUM 50MG 5% CHROMIUM 200MG 167% POTASSIUM 50MG 1% GARCINIA CAMBOJIA 1000 MG EXTRACT WITH 60% HCA I TAKE IT NO SIDE EFFECTS AT ALL. HAVE A HISTORY OF MIGRAINES TOOK IT ALWAY.MAKES YOU HAPPY NOT HUNGRY LOSE WEIGHT BENEFITS FOR HEAITH TO ALL I STARTED 11-9-13 WEIGHT MYSELF ON 11-12-13 LOSS 2 AND HALF POUNDS IS GREAT MY HUSBAND LOSS 4 POUNDS HELPS YOU FOCUS ALOT TOO:)ENJOY THIS INFOR HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL GOD BLESS!!!

  18. By the way forgot to mention no filler or binders

  19. JoAnn Hurley says:

    I’ve been taking the Garcinia Carbogia on the page on the page where Dr. Oz presents information on the product. I’ve taken it for a week, but it does’nt surpress my appetite. I take one 500mg 1/2 to 1 hour before meals.

    Do I need to take to take 1000mg to make it work for me? I don’t have a lot of weight to lose, but a lot of fat in the areas this is suppose to help. My daughter is very overweight and doesn’t believe this will work. I want to prove it will so she can get some help losing weight.

  20. Kimberly says:

    What is the best website to go to to buy the products Dr.OZ is taking about?!?!

  21. jules bradley says:

    maritz mayer laboratories is the brand I use. it has no fillers, or artificial ingredients and it has 60% HCA

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