Garcinia Cambogia, a dietary supplement seems to be all the rage in weight loss at the moment.

Is it a phase, another gimmick to lose weight or does it in fact work?

As a sceptic, I have decided to trial Garcinia Cambogia  and Cleanse Catalyst Plus, a detoxifying supplement.

I started 3 days ago by taking 2 Garcinia Cambogia capsules in the morning one hour before breakfast and 2 Cleanse Catalyst Plus capsules one hour before dinner. My research on these products thus far advise that they are best taken on an empty stomach so they can “do their work”.

Here are the dosage details for a Garcinia Cambogia capsule

  • Garcinia Cambogia 1000mg (50% HCA minimum)
  • Vitamin C 20mg (Not used in all brands of Garcinia Cambogia)
  • Chromium 50mcg
  • Other ingredients: Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate and Silicon Dioxide

                               and for Cleanse Catalyst

  • Aloe Vera, White Oak, Slippery Elm, Blue Vervain Herb, Gentian, Psyllium Husk, Senna and Gold Seal.

There are so many questions being asked about these types of products on the internet. One particular concern is whether or not these supplements are recommended to take whilst breastfeeding. The answer is simply NO!

Do not take these supplements if you are breastfeeding. Nursing mothers need to be mindful of a good nutritious diet, with good nutritional intake. This means, not skipping meals or using meal replacement products. These supplements suppress your appetite which is what you do NOT want to be doing while you are breastfeeding. It is recommended that you at least consult with your doctor if you still intend on trying these products for weight loss. 

I hope that all nursing mothers take note of the consequences of  suppressing their appetite whilst lactating and breastfeeding. If you skip a meal, due to feeling full from these supplements, you are at risk of having your blood sugar levels drop. In saying that, it is not recommended that Diabetics take this supplement either as you do not want to exacerbate your Diabetes symptoms.

Stick to a healthy nutritious diet. Graze throughout the day on healthy food. Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Keep up your fluid intake. Water is the best drink for hydration and to assist with a good milk supply.

 

For those curious to know the outcome of our trial of these products, please check back regularly for updates. It is now day 3 and already 0.5kg lost. Lets see where we are on day 7!

 

 

2 thoughts on “Garcinia Cambogia and Cleansing Detox Supplements

  1. It is now day 6 since commencing Garcinia Cambogia and Clenase Catalyst Plus. I have not made any time for exercise since starting the Garcinia Cambogia or Cleanse Catalyst. Tomorrow I plan on making up for it though. It is important to exercise on a daily basis, however we all know how difficult it can be to “make time for exercise”.
    Friday morning will be day 7, weigh in day since commencing these supplements. I am curious to see if my weight has decreased, stayed the same or increased. I must admit that I usually go for daily walks and try to run at least 3 days a week so it will be interesting to see if the “no exercise” has had a positive or a negative effect on my body weight. I am hoping that it is a positive effect, however must admit I am feeling guilty for not making the time to exercise this week.
    Stay tuned for Fridays weigh in. I will report back with my results!

  2. I am an aussie who ordered my products online. The Garcinia Cambogia and the Cleanse Catalyst were from the Dr Oz website. The Garcinia Cambogia arrived nearly 2 weeks after placing an order online and came from the USA.
    The Cleanse Catalyst arrived from the UK which was unusual.
    In the first week with no dietary changes and very little exercise I lost 0.5kg in total.
    I am still feeling a little skeptical. I will continue taking these herbal / fruit supplements and will be back same time next week with my weigh in update.
    Yesterday being day 9 since starting the supplements, was my first day of feeling full and didnt feel the need to eat more than a usual serving at meal times.
    My intake for yesterday was as follows

    Breakfast

    Scrambled egg on muliti grain bread toasted
    One cup of tea, dash of Almond milk, no sugar

    Lunch

    One red apple
    One cup of tea

    Afternoon tea

    2 slices of cheese on 2 crispbreads

    Dinner

    1/2 a can of Baked Beans on wholemeal bread toasted

    Before bed, I had a cup of tea.

    I went to bed feeling satisfied with this intake.
    I will be back next week with my week 2 weigh in.
    I have seen so many people enquiring about the effects of Garcinia Cambogia so stay tuned for a true testament right here from me!

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