Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract has been in the news a lot lately—in newspapers, magazines and on TV. It is a natural herbal supplement that helps the body lose weight, burn fat and build lean muscle mass. However, with the rising popularity and high demand for the product, the market is also flooded with fake and inferior quality products. In this article you will discover how you can avoid fake Garcinia Cambogia.
The herbal supplement industry is not regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The supplement does not have to undergo any testing before it is sold to the public. As a result the consumer should exercise due diligence when purchasing this product. Here are a few tips to avoid purchasing the fake Garcinia Cambogia Extract:
Is the product properly packed in an air-tight container? Fake Garcinia Cambogia bottles are often poorly packaged and that should set off red flags.
Is the bottle labeled properly? The main ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia Extract is HCA or Hydroxycitric Acid and the amount of HCA should be a minimum of 50% for maximum effectiveness. Avoid brands that do not contain the proper amount of HCA. Also, skip brands that do not list the proper dosage and precautions on the bottle as they are typically indicative of sub-standard brands.
In addition to HCA, Garcinia Cambogia Extract should also contain Potassium for easy absorption. Avoid products that have fillers, chemical additives and artificial ingredients. Some manufacturers choose to include Chromium and Calcium in small amounts but that should be fine.
Is the price of the product way below or way above the average market price? If so, the product is likely to be a fake and should be avoided.
Make sure the brand has a website that includes contact information such as the phone number, postal address and email address. It may even be worthwhile to call the number or fire off an email to the company to find out more information about their product.
If the company is genuine they are likely to answer your email and clarify your doubts over the phone. This can really give confidence about the Garcinia Cambogia Extract you are buying.
Many brands that sell on popular marketplaces such as the Amazon do not have a website presence and they do not provide any contact information. It is better to avoid such brands no matter how tempting it is to want to buy the product because the price is so inexpensive. Instead it is better to buy a good quality Garcinia Cambogia Extract and make the price a secondary consideration.
Make sure the product is manufactured in an accredited manufacturing plant within the USA. Also, ensure that the manufacturer is a certified cGMP or Current Good Manufacturing Practice—which are regulations enforced by the FDA. This will reduce the chances of the consumer ending up with a fake or an inferior quality product.
Some manufacturers include the letters USPC on the bottle. It means the quality of their Garcinia Cambogia extract product meets the United States Pharmacopeia standards. Such brands are likely to be genuine.