Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: Life & Food Garcinia Cambogia Supreme

*Disclosure* This product was sent to me complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are still 100% honest and my own!

Hey everyone! Today's post is a little different. I was contacted for a promotion to be sent a dietary supplement type product called Garcinia Cambogia Supreme by the brand Life & Food. I'm always wary about products like this, but I wanted to try it out as it did seem to be a little better for you. Lets see what I thought!

First of all, it comes in this giant bottle of 180 capsules. There are different directions on how to take them. You can take 2 capsules once a day, 2 capsules twice a day for maximum strength, and for best results take the capsules 20-30 minutes before a meal with 8 ounces of water. I've just been choosing to take 2 capsules once a day, usually after I eat breakfast. 

For me personally, the capsules are kinda big. I tend to have issues if I take vitamins that are larger. I have to put them on my tongue just right and take them with coffee, not water, just so they go down normal. Otherwise, they get stuck in my throat and I have coughing fits. Anyway, the ingredients in these are pretty good if you ask me.

-Garcinia Cambogia Extract that contains 80% hydroxycitric acid. That's supposed to be the ingredient that helps with weight management. Taken from the Amazon website, "studies show HCA in Garcinia can help inhibit glucose absorption as well as promote a balanced, lighter mood by boosting Serotonin levels without the jitters." I found this important because in all honesty, when I was a bit younger, I did take take some weight loss pills. All in all, they didn't work and they made me feel so jittery, like I had drank a whole pot of coffee in 10 minutes. Not a good feeling, plus they didn't work at all with weight. 

-Potassium is a natural diuretic, which helps to eliminate water weight.

-Calcium is said to increase the body's natural fat burning metabolism

-There is also come Chromium in it which is said to help metabolize carbohydrates and regulate blood sugar levels

There are no fillers, binders or artificial ingredients and there is no milk, egg, shellfish, peanuts, wheat, soy, sugar, lactose, fat or cholesterol in these capsules. 

So now I guess the big question is, does this thing really work?! (Grav3yardgirl reference anyone? ;))

In all honesty, I do feel like it has improved my mood a little bit and at times after I take the capsules, I do feel slightly more energized. The effects seems to last a few hours for me, but then I go back to my normal, tired self (working retail does that to you!). With weight loss, I don't think it's done a thing. I don't own a scale, so I only weigh myself whenever I go to my mother-in-law's house, which is every few weeks. I've been taking these for almost a month now, so I thought I would see some improvement in that area, but nope. Now granted, I'm not a beacon of health and the last thing I want to do after working for 8 hours is exercise, but my diet isn't terrible either. I very rarely have fast food, don't drink much soda and I cook dinners at home regularly. These "diet pill" things shouldn't be taken as the main way to lose weight. Obviously I'm not a doctor, so if you do want to try something like this, definitely talk yours and see if this is right for you. The main key is to have a balanced diet and exercise.

If you do feel like this product could be beneficial to you, you can find it here on Amazon for just over $20 and it is Prime eligible! There is also a 90 day guarantee where they will either refund or replace the product if you're not happy with the results. 

What do you think of a product like this? Would you try out dietary supplements?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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