What is Garcinia Cambogia?
Garcinia cambogia is an exotic fruit native to Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Africa. The fruit’s extract is used as a weight-loss supplement that allegedly works by controlling the appetite and blocking the body’s ability to make fat. Garcinia cambogia is sold at GNC and other vitamin retailers in the form of pills as well as an ingredient in many other diet products.
What’s the Problem?
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned in 2017 that Garcinia cambogia products are unsafe, increasing the risk for liver disease and other serious side effects.
Garcinia Cambogia Side Effects
- Liver disease
- Liver failure
- Manic symptoms
- Bipolar disorder
- Dangerous interactions with diabetes medications, pain pills, and psychiatric drugs
- Complications in pregnant women
- And more
Studies Find Garcinia Cambogia Less Effective Than Placebo
Studies have found that Garcinia cambogia is ineffective as a weight-loss supplement. A 2010 review published in the Journal of Obesity found that people who took Garcinia cambogia lost less than 2 pounds compared to those who didn’t take it, and the researchers were unable to determine whether the weight loss was because of the supplement or the low-calorie diet and exercise programs the test subjects followed.
Do I Have a Garcinia Cambogia Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Garcinia Cambogia Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by Garcinia Cambogia, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.