Garcinia Cambogia has been researched thoroughly for its weight loss properties through many clinical trials and studies. In fact, Garcinia Cambogia and its key weight loss extract, Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is one of the most widely clinically tested compounds with over 15 different studies on animal and humans.
Dieting + Garcinia Cambogia = Better Results
Many studies that tested Garcinia Cambogia found that those subjects who took the extract along with diet changes had better results than those only taking the supplement. This is what a just-published study shows. In it, obese women were given Garcinia Cambogia extract along with dietary control. These women in contrast to the ones receiving a placebo, had lower triglycerides by the end of the study. (source)
A systematic review of previous studies where Garcinia Cambogia was combined with dietary control (except from two trials), it was concluded,
“The evidence from RCTs suggests that Garcinia extracts/HCA generate weight loss on the short term.”
These and other studies suggest that when Garcinia Cambogia is accompanied by a low-calorie diet then the results are better. As one study asserts, people that are taking HCA and are following a low-cal diet, they both lose weight and achieve a lower body mass.
How much weight will I lose if I take Garcinia Cambogia and diet at the same time?
The weight loss results vary from person to person as parameters such as age, gender, metabolism and other health conditions all affect weight loss. However, according to the human studies’ results that tested Garcinia Cambogia’s efficiency along with dieting suggest that one (an obese individual with BMI over 25) can lose on average 2.8kg in two weeks.
Another study with individuals with BMI 32 in over a twelve-week period found that the subjects managed to lose 4.9 kg. The subjects followed a high-fiber, low-calorie diet.
A 2004 study that required that the participants followed a 2000Kcal/day diet and took Garcinia Cambogia also found that the subjects doing both succeeded in losing about 5.4% of their total weight.
It might have come to your attention, that many studies don’t report any significant weight loss. This can be due to two reasons, either the study didn’t impose any dietary control over the participants, or the HCA in the supplement tested was less than 50%.
Deciding to invest in a Garcinia Cambogia supplement will prove to be successful if you monitor your daily food intake and make conscious, healthy eating choices. That being said, you can lose up to 2.8 kg in just two weeks.