Consumer Survey Warning: Is your Garcinia Cambogia Effective?

Updated 02/25/2017

How a 10,000 User Survey Reveals the Truth about which Garcinia Cambogia Extract Actually Works.

Garcinia Cambogia is definitely the buzzword in the weight loss market these days. Ever since a certain television doctor marked it as "the miracle weight loss pill" its popularity has been rising and rising. After our initial survey, we found an overwhelming amount of positive reviews from garcinia users all over the country. Surprisingly, this pill seems to work.

Unfortunately, this rising popularity is a breeding ground for companies who want to prey upon people's desire to lose weight. They advertise supplements with claims that have not been verified or tested by a reputable independent organization, and even worse; Some companies will offer a "free trial" (pay only S&H) for your first bottle, and then continue to charge your credit card month after month without your authorization.

With so many different companies and so many offers, we decided to step in and perform a comprehensive review using our unique, three-step approach.

OUR RESEARCH PROCEDURE

First, we conducted in-house research to verify that the ingredients in the supplement itself, were the same as claimed on the label. Then, we surveyed our readers who have tried the product over time in order to learn from their experience. Finally, we surveyed public opinion in the world's most popular marketplaces from Amazon and eBay, to Shopzilla and PriceGrabber.

We then put together all of these factors to review the best Garcinia Cambogia products on the market today.

OUR PRODUCT REVIEW PILLARS:

1

Customer Satisfaction: We surveyed thousands of customer reviews across the major online marketplaces to see which companies have the best feedback on their products to make sure the supplement actually works

BEWARE OF unreputable companies. If the Garcinia Cambogia you find isn't backed by a reputable seller with positive reviews, you should avoid purchasing from that company. These companies just want to make a quick profit and most likely do not care about providing you with a quality product.

2

Potent Ingredients: An effective Garcinia Cambogia supplement should contain between 1,500-1,600mg, with at least 60% HCA (the plant's active ingredient), and potassium to help with absorption-- and nothing else.

BEWARE OF supplements that contain Calcium, as recent studies have shown that it may work against the absorption of the actual HCA extract in the body.

BEWARE OF unhealthy fillers and binders such as Magnesium Stearate, Chromium, Gelatin capsules, and Silicon Dioxide. These can cause unwanted side effects.

3

Independent Testing: Oftentimes you will see certain brands making outlandish claims that are unsupported. Most of these brands didn't even make it past our initial survey because they had no third-party testing to test the components and effectiveness of their product. After that, we put them through our third-party test lab to verify the ingredients on their label.

4

Product Guarantee: It is imperative that the company have a risk-free guarantee that they stand behind. This shows that they stand behind the product they sell, and are confident enough to offer an extensive guarantee.

BEWARE OF companies that offer a guarantee but the details in their "Terms and Conditions" will make it extremely difficult to receive your money back, if at all. Unfortunately, this was the case with most companies we surveyed. Most of the time, we couldn't even get a live person on the phone, or an email response, even after a week.

THE RESULTS

After surveying over 10,000 user reviews and then being subjected to our own rigorous survey, only a handful of brands made it to the top of our list. Users reported positive results -- significant weight loss -- and the companies selling these products are established, reputable, have excellent return policies, and professional customer service.

Our top picks below, are updated every month based on the above testing and criteria.


#1: Essential Elements Garcinia Cambogia
Outstanding Garcinia Cambogia Supplement

Once Again, Essential Elements came in first place and we're not surprised. Their supplement was among the highest quality we tested, and their reputation continues to be impeccable.

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 Star
(1907)
4 Star
(876)
3 Star
(98)
2 Star
(34)
1 Star
(13)
#2: LiveWell Labs Garcinia Cambogia
Great Garcinia Cambogia Supplement

Coming in at a close 2nd place was LiveWell Labs. The company has been around for a while and has a solid online reputation. Test results were solid. The only issue we saw were some customer complaints of products taking between 7-10 days to be delivered.

4.2 out of 5 stars
5 Star
(2479)
4 Star
(1635)
3 Star
(784)
2 Star
(161)
1 Star
(35)
#3: BioGold Garcinia Cambogia
Good Garcinia Cambogia Supplement

BioGold is a newer supplement company boasting Garcinia Cambogia at an 80% HCA concentration. It's online reputation is still relatively fresh but has been rated pretty highly so far.

3.9 out of 5 stars
5 Star
(26)
4 Star
(32)
3 Star
(19)
2 Star
(3)
1 Star
(2)

P.S. While Essential Elements is the best Garcinia Cambogia we've found, we would still love to hear about any others you've tried. If you have had a great experience of your own, please send me an email at Katie@ConsumersSurvey.org with the details. We'll check it out and if it looks good, we'll post it on our blog.

Sincerely,

Katie Matthews

 


These results may or may not be typical and your results may vary.

These results may or may not be typical and your results may vary.

These results may or may not be typical and your results may vary.

These results may or may not be typical and your results may vary.

These results may or may not be typical and your results may vary.

These results may or may not be typical and your results may vary.

These results may or may not be typical and your results may vary.

These results may or may not be typical and your results may vary.

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What We Do

ConsumersSurvey uses a unique three-step approach to reviewing the most popular products in the online marketplace

  • 1. Research First we conduct in-house research with a highly qualified editorial team comprised of individuals who specialize in various fields.

  • 2. SurveyWe survey our readers who have tried the product over time in order to learn from their experiences.

  • 3. OpinionWe monitor public opinion in the world’s most popular marketplaces, from Amazon and eBay, to Bizrate and Pricegrabber.

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