GARCINIA

GARCINIA
Garcinia is a tropical fruit known for its weight loss benefits. It contains hydroxycitric acid, which helps suppress appetite and inhibit fat production.
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Uses & Effectiveness

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Overview

Garcinia (Garcinia gummi-gutta) is a tree that grows in India and Southeast Asia. The fruit rind contains a chemical called hydroxycitric acid (HCA).

HCA used in dietary supplements usually comes from garcinia. It might prevent fat storage, control appetite, and increase exercise endurance. But it's unclear if these effects occur in humans.

People commonly use garcinia for obesity, athletic performance, joint pain, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Don't confuse garcinia with gamboge, Malabar nut, mangosteen, or tamarind. These are not the same.

GARCINIA is a genus of tropical plants known for producing a fruit called Garcinia cambogia, which contains a compound called hydroxycitric acid (HCA). HCA has been studied for its potential to aid weight loss by suppressing appetite and inhibiting the enzyme responsible for converting excess carbohydrates into fat.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if garcinia extracts are safe. There have been reports of serious liver problems in some people who have taken products containing garcinia. It's unclear if garcinia is the actual cause of liver problems or if it's due to other factors. The most common side effects include nausea, stomach discomfort, and headache.

Interactions

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Serotonergic drugs interacts with GARCINIA

    Garcinia might increase a brain chemical called serotonin. Some medications also have this effect. Taking garcinia along with these medications might increase serotonin too much. This might cause serious side effects including heart problems, seizures, and vomiting.

  • Medications that can harm the liver (Hepatotoxic drugs) interacts with GARCINIA

    Garcinia might harm the liver. Some medications can also harm the liver. Taking garcinia along with a medication that can harm the liver might increase the risk of liver damage.

  • Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with GARCINIA

    Garcinia might lower blood sugar levels. Taking garcinia along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.

  • Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with GARCINIA

    Garicina might slow blood clotting. Taking garcinia along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.

Special Precautionsand Warnings

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if garcinia extracts are safe. There have been reports of serious liver problems in some people who have taken products containing garcinia. It's unclear if garcinia is the actual cause of liver problems or if it's due to other factors. The most common side effects include nausea, stomach discomfort, and headache.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if garcinia or a chemical found in garcinia, called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), are safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Bipolar disorder: Garcinia can worsen mania in bipolar disorder. Don't use if you have bipolar disorder.

Liver disease: Garcinia might harm the liver. This could worsen liver damage in people with liver disease. Don't use if you have liver disease.

Surgery: The HCA in garcinia might affect blood sugar levels and slow blood clotting. This might make it more difficult to control blood sugar and bleeding during and after surgery. Stop taking HCA at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Dosing

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of garcinia might be. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult a healthcare professional before using.

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