Garcinia Cambogia Review

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Garcinia Cambogia is a plant native to India and some areas of Asia. More specifically it is a fruit that has been used for both appetite suppression and increased energy metabolism. As part of the citrus family, many people have become interested in this fruit and its potential to help weight loss.

Ingredients

Garcinia Cambogia has one main ingredient: HCA. HCA is Hydroxycitric Acid. This ingredient is what makes Garcinia Cambogia an ingredient in many dietary and weight loss supplements.

Product Features

The Hydroxycitric Acid found in Garcinia Cambogia may have several different effects on the body. The most notable of these is it may inhibit the uptake of carbohydrates that are stored in the body as fat. By prohibiting the fat storage, the carbs are burned as energy thereby increasing energy levels and decreasing fat levels. HCA is thought to prevent cravings for sugar heavy and carbohydrate heavy foods, balance the blood sugar levels, and increase the sertonin levels in the brain which signal to us that we are full faster.

There are no known side effects for healthy adults, but for children, women who are pregnant or nursing and those with diabetes or Alzheimer’s disease, this is likely not a safe supplement to take. This is because of the decreased blood sugar and increased acetylcholine in the brain, which is known to be safe for healthy people.

Studies have been and are continue to be conducted on the fruit. So far, the studies have been inconclusive when it comes to being able to show the true benefits. Some studies have shown weight loss when using Garcinia Cambogia as compared to a placebo, while others have shown there is no remarkable difference. In either case, the fruit has been used for centuries as a weight loss aid.

Depending on the merchant and if you purchase Garcinia Cambogia alone or as part of another supplement, you will be able to find it at a relatively inexpensive price. Generally speaking, you will spend about $8 per month on the supplement and that is an incredible price for the benefits it claims to have. You will find Garcinia Cambogia as part of the ingredient list for many weight loss supplements on the market today.

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Advantages

  • Helps regulate blood sugar naturally.
  • Helps to reduce cravings.

Disadvantages

  • Inconclusive studies to prove benefits.
  • May harm those who are diabetic or have Alzheimer’s.
  • Daily dosages differ from product to product and have not been completely established.

Conclusion

The good thing about Garcinia Cambogia is that is an all natural approach to weight loss, and is safe for the majority of adults to take. The bad thing is the fact that there are contradicting studies when it comes to whether or not it will work effectively for many, and it may be harmful to those with diabetes or Alzheimer’s. If you are looking to take a weight loss supplement, this is a great one in terms of price, but you may want to look to others that include Garcinia Cambogia as part of the formula.

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512 User Reviews about Garcinia Cambogia

  • 1
    Susan

    I take cholesterol medicine everyday are there any side effects

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    Amanda

    Does anybody know if it conflicts with your birth Control?

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    lana

    you guys are nothing short of rip off artists. You say you are sending me the product, charge me the shipping, when I don’t receive the product, you in turn withdrawl over $100 from me. Trust me when I say that I will post this on any and all websites with your product or the pure cleanse product on it. You want people to buy your products, and dont send them or some how some where screw up the shipping! You must pay the people who put positive comments on your pages big bucks in order to lie for you.

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    julie malabanan

    Is this allowed to a mother who is breastfeeding?

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    etchel

    Is it safe for breastfeeding mom?

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    cutcee mange

    Is the product in Papua New Guinea?

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    Shannon

    I have been taking the pills for 1 month now. So far I have lost 27 pounds. The pills are completely safe to take I have not had any side effects.

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    Misssly

    may I ask where did you buy your garcinia cambogia capsules? Can I see a pic of it? Because there are a lot of stores today selling it and I don’t know which one is the original or fake. I hope to hear from you asap. Thank you and Godbless! :)

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    Alice Labranche

    When you stop taking Neu Garcinia Cambogia do you all the weight back on, and does it affect your thyroid if you have hypothyroid and take medication.
    Thank you!

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  • 8
    Melissa

    I ordered a few times these garcina products first of all they don’t work and second of all watch out bc they sucker you into a auto ship and start charging you 89.95 a month. I guess I the terms & conditions if you can find them or can see them? It states try for 2 weeks and return if not satisfied for refund. If not returned you will be charged monthly mine was $89.95 a bottle that’s just BS. Of course they don’t make that part noticeable. If this does end up happing to you then just be very persistent don’t let them only give you %50 or%75 back of your money make sure you get a % 100 back the more you complain about it the more they give in. I got all my money back. I feel for it twice bc you order the garcina and then they want u to do the coffee bean pill with it. That’s how I got out of both of them 2 different companies just stick to your guns DO NOT PAY THE FULL AMONT! Unless you like them. One of the company I was over my trail date,but they paid me back in full they just wanted the bottle back. So I had to pay to send it back. That’s better then $89.95 thou. What a rip off and a huge scam so be wear. The Lady below said they would not answer her call so she could cancel in time. That’s bc when you call they immediately ask for your phone # you used when purchasing this order then you give it and it doesn’t go threw I bet it goes to your account and doesn’t answer so you don’t get to cancel in time. I just hit 0 right away to talk to someone plus I was pass the trail date. I just said I never saw that stated any where and that they charged an unauthorized charge to my credit card.

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    Alex

    I’m having the same problem as Melissa. They don’t work and I have no way to stop them from sending them to me. They take 2 lots of $99 out of my credit card and send them if they feel like it. I have been charged and not received the tablets. They send a note saying thanks for my order, I only asked once for the free sample and have never put an order into them. Be very careful this could cost you heaps and get no satisfaction.

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  • 9
    Mohsin sherazee

    Supposing yu are taking medicines to reduce your chlorostol level daily.? Would there be any side effects? Yr answer by
    Email will be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • 10
    maxine

    I would like a phone number to contact this company about ourchases

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  • 11
    Roxie

    It did not work for me at all but don’t be fooled into thinking its free if it doesn’t work for you! Nu Canbogia would not honor the terms if their 14 day free trial period. First, it takes 8 days of that 14 days to get the product and days are counted including order date. Then if you try to cancel trial period by email because they can’t be reached by phone, they don’t reply until after the expiration of trial period and you are charged in full. Very misleading trick to advertise free trial and then manipulate it so they don’t have to honor it! Poor poor customer service.

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  • 12
    lilly

    Hi I bought green coffee bean garcina combogia without doing any resarch when packet arrived I was reading the diraction on how to take them on back of the packet it advices you to speak to the doctor before taking them as I am diabetic. When to my doctor and asked for advice she said she couldn’t give me one so could you plz let me know if its safe for me to take or else my money is wasted

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  • 13
    Debbie Holmes

    Why do I have muscle cramps when I take this??

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    Michele d

    Defs don’t recommend this ! Didn’t do anything for me

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  • 15
    Barbara

    I took it for a month and it did not work for me.

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    Samantha Lique

    It’s really nice product. It’s working. I am going to share one nice more one product. That i am using now for TRIAL.

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    ASHLEY!

    I took garcinia cambogia and colon cleanser one of each in the morning and in the evening. It’s worked for me. I lost about 5 pounds my first week. And the second week I lost like 9 pounds. Im on my third week now. And to be honest I feel fantastic minus the part about pooping more frequently. But otherwise it’s pretty chill. So hopefully my comment can help all you dudes and dudettes that know how real the struggle is. :)

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    Your Name

    Where did you buy your product?

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  • 17
    waqar

    what is Garcinia Cambogia actually? i mean is it a fruit or a medicine(capsule) & also i wanted to know that where can i find the product & what is the price of the product & also how long does a person have to consume the product to lose weight & come to a perfect body shape

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    crissy

    I did a good bit of research and found a website where they tested a good variety of different brands… I also spoke with a dietician who said make sure it is made in USA. The lab reccomended two brands and the one that was US made was from Viatmin Shoppe – and its only $14 a bottle. I bought 2 to get free shipping (which is $3 less than a 2nd bottle!)

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    Anna Kevin

    I just lost 13 lbs in 2 weeks after trying this secret product. It worked wonders even without my regular diet. Check this out naturalhcagarciniacambogia.com/

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    Debbie beard

    I only have one Kidney due to cancer. Are either one of these products hard on the Kidney?

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  • 19
    Bonnie

    It works about as well as the green coffee bean extract that Dr. Oz recommends. I’ve tried both and had no results. I’ve been burned for the last time by Dr. Oz and the so called”Doctors”. I will never buy anything they recommend again!!!

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    Lisa

    Dr. Oz and the other “Doctors” are believed to have high credibility in the medical field; therefore, companies reach out to them and have them to recommend their products in exchange for money. Unfortunately, this is how the system works… These doctors don’t have definite proof that it works, but will say, “It does work” for a few thousands or maybe millions. If you were offered $500,000 JUST to say the product works, wouldn’t you take that offer? It’s cruel, but it’s society. They cash in from deception.

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    Sheryl Green

    I am 60 years old, take care of my disabled husband and we live v e on his limited disability income. I have to use wisdom when e n spending any extra money. It sounds like there are more bad reviews then good for this product. I joined SparkPeople.com 2 weeks ago for free. I had 90 lbs to loose and have lost 15 lbs to date. I also no longer have the acid reflux that has plagued me for years. It takes into account your mental as well as your physical condition. I have not utilized all its Benefits but am very pleased so far.

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  • 21
    Karen

    Been desperate to lose weight for decades now. I read about Garcinia Cambogia and after reading different reviews, I decided to try the Garcinia Cambogia Extract which is 65% HCA by Dr. Oz sold in Amazon and so far I have lost 11 pounds in 3 weeks and feel more energized. They also have a money back guarantee so I went ahead and tried it. I have no regrets whatsoever.

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  • 22
    Gerald Osterman

    I bought this product back in November. I believe this product is a fake. Started taking pills right away. I was on 2000 or less calorie intake every day. Also I walk every day at least 2 to 3 miles 5 times a week. Took pills for three months with no weight loss at all. I have three bottles left and quit taking them a month ago. Very unhappy. I would send the remaining pills back and would like money refunded. Please send address son I can get my money back. Thank you

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    Your Name

    This happened to me too. Have not lost a pound.

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    Your Name

    My energy level increased but that’s it.

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    Kevin

    If you followed that pattern of life you would lose 4-8 pounds per week, pills or no pills. So either you are lying about your calorie intake or there’s something incredibly wrong with your metabolism; that is in super save mode.

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  • 23
    Still Trying!

    Well, my story is probably that of many. I was always fit, had been a professional athlete at one time (many many years ago), then had a very high stress job with emergency services for 12hrs+ a day in a chair for 10yrs- never really gained any weight. Got put on some medication and gained abt 80-100lbs in 6-8mos, even with excercise. Have been off meds for 2yrs now- only lost 30lbs quickly. So, I have been trying some things. This sounded to be good. However, I took one that was not crazy expensive but had the right ingredients 50-60% HCA at 1500mg of Garcinia Cambogia extract and 99mg of Potassium- so no fillers. 2x a day/before a meal. I hate to say it, but I actually have noticed NO Difference in energy or appatite and I actually gained weight! I have been taking for 4wks (according to the ads I should have lost a couple of pounds by now) Very disappointing. I suppose it works differently for everyone. But, I just recommend you don’t waste your money- just walk or exercise a little each day (even if just for 25mins/day)- you will notice a difference, plus start a good healthy routine.

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    Sherry

    I’ve been taking this product for 3 weeks now and haven’t lost 1 pound I haven’t noticed any change in my eating habits or that I’m falling a sleep better liked they clamed,this product didn’t not work for me I’m very disappointed.

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  • 25
    Marlene Warkentin

    I have a complaint, you have charged on my visa for a bottle #4800014865, for the amount of 108.00, without the product and my approval. please explain ASAP

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  • 26
    girl

    I have felt no different from taking this! No extra energy or weight lose! I think I gained 3lbs?! Wtf!?!

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  • 27
    terri

    I have been taking this pill for almost 2 months now. I checked to make sure I have the correct one for myself and I do. I have lost nothing. The only thing this pill has done for me is make me not as hungry. I would not recommend anyone spending money on this. Thanks

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  • 28
    JERRY MICKELSON

    dont buy it / they scam you into paying $89. every month/ BIG SCAM

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  • 29
    sandy Marienau

    Thought I ordered ONE bottle, at the cost of $29.95 instead I was CHARGED $152.00 for 5 bottles. The order process is very deceiving and VERY costly with no way for return or refund. Ended up having to cancel my credit card to avoid any further charges. Super duper SCAM!!

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  • 30
    MrsHubby

    Hubby has been taking Garcinia since last Nov, it has curbed his appetite a lot and he has lost weight, not sure how much until he sees dr as we don’t own a scale. :-)

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  • 31
    Glenna Olexa

    I have tried his for over a month and it does not work!! I just hope I can return the rest. I ask for a sample bottle, got 6 bottles and a nice bill on my credit card. It does not work Dr. Oz..

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    hurt

    I have been taking Garcina Cambogia for over 1 week and I have not seen any weight lost , but yesterday I experienced stomach pains and 101 deg. temperature . Stop taking the supplement and felt fine. I have been looking for answers but come up blank .

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  • 33
    jessica

    I have been taking Garcinia cambogia for almost 4 weeks now and I have noticed some increased energy at first but the longer i took it the more i noticed I wasnt loosing any weight, I also noticed that my hair has started to thin out alot. So I started looking for more reviews about Garcinia Cambogia and all the recent reviews i found were negative. I dont recommend to spend your money on this product. I guess the only way to loose weight is the old fashion way. There are no short cuts.

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  • 34
    Outlaw

    Waste of money, does nothing!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 35
    kendra

    I researched this and did order one of these products. None of the good ones are less than $40. You have to do your research and make sure you use one that has the correct ingredients and no fillers. I hope this helps some people. If you want something that really helps it does not come cheap. I have been happy with one I ordered.

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    socalmom

    Right Kendra, just because it has the Label doesn’t mean anything, that’s all you might be buying, the label instead of the ingredients. My problem is that I am ALWAYS Hungry and boy can I snack. I’ve been taking Garcinia Cambogia Complex GarciniaRX. I started with one, then two,then three. At one it was too weak for me, it stalled my hunger maybe for about one & 1/2 hours, two was stronger and I can drink up to 3 cups of coffee before lunch time with energy slightly above normal (gives you a motivational urge to speed walk, hey I’ll take that ). The third I cannot drink coffee, but it is the strongest and I do skip snacks and holds me over until my lunch time. I weighed 235 :/ a month ago now at 220 no exercise other than work, walking and standing for 8 hours (security). When I take the three pills and there are donuts in the office, it doesn’t even phase me, I just take one out of courtesy. So read the instructions, don’t buy a cheap label and test out your body with the lowest does first then work up from there according to the dosage instructions.

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    Brittany

    What was the website you ordered your product from?

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    Amanda

    Which did you end up picking?

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    Your Name

    Do u need to take the green coffe with this to lose weight?

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  • 37
    C patty

    well I started to take this pill. so lets see how it goes, so far its been giving me more energy and has been controlling my hunger. I have never taken any other diet pills. this has only been my first pills. I will keep on drinking Nu Garcinia and see how it goes.

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    sudha

    hai, patty is there any use by taking tis garcinia pills plz reply

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  • 38
    G Meadors

    I took Garcinia Cambogia over a period of several months. I cannot really say that it had a major impact on my weight…perhaps about 5 pounds. But a more alarming issue arose…during that period, my PSA blood test changed from 4.3 to 11.3. The only variable in my routine was taking Garcinia Cambogia. The doctor had me cease this supplement and retest a month later… my PSA dropped back to 3.4. While correlation is not causation, persons taking this supplement may want to watch their PSA blood test.

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    MrsHubby

    Wow, my hubby is taking this, I will have him check for that his next blood work.

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    jim t

    i had a psa count of .08, after taking gar/cam it went up to 3.8. my doctor is concerned so i have stopped taking the capsules for five days,now will have another blood test,just hope five days is long enough to get it out of my system.

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    jim t

    I SHOULD HAVE ALSO NOTED THAT WHILE TAKING GAR/CAM I HAVE LOST 12 TO 15 KILOS.SO I THINK IT WORKS.

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    BillE

    I also had a higher PSA count than any previous time and had stopped taking Garcinia Cambogia about 1-2 weeks prior to my test. My PSA was 7.0 and I had taken GC for a month when I decided it wasn’t helping with weight loss.

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  • 39
    ilan

    i have parkinson can i take the garnica cambodia

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    marcello

    i dont recommend it,specialy because of your condition and even if not have parkinson,i dont recommended,i am stopping using today,because this product is increasing my heart hates,looks like i will have a heart attack any moment,no counting depression and anxiety,dizziness,be careful,dont us it.

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  • 40
    mon

    I have being taking the garcinia, the green coffee bean and the colon cleancer for 17 days. I have not lose one pound yet. :(

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    Your Name

    Just how fat are u then ?

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    Ahast

    Wow, rude much?

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    Breezy Bree

    Well its a relevant question

    glenda

    i think its a fake the same girl who is heavier is on american horror story and that skinnier on is not her so quit wasting your money

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    Your Name

    Yes stop wasting your money, 1 bottle for 5.99 which did not work , then they sent 1 for 100. which i could not return. Some one should look into this.

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    JERRY MICKELSON

    I NAM IN THE SAME BOAT / THEY SUCK YOU IN AND THEN YOU PAY $89. A MONTH// WHAT A RIP OFF.

    Wendy

    Slim 4 life has been working for me. I’ve been on it since october12013 and lost 22
    Pounds so far. It’s strict, but they have snacks that are actually good.

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    IRENE

    I am trying the nutri system D, so far after one week lost 3 lbs. may not be much but it is to me. blood sugars are coming down also. really shows you just how much you should be eating. will continue until I lose 20 lb

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    Stacy

    I just finished advocares 24 day challenge and got amazing results. I lost 7 pounds gained 2 pounds of muscle and lost 11 inches total all ove mainly in my butt waist and thighs. I’m going to continue on their maintenance program. I love advocare products

    JB

    Good Job Irene. Keep up the good work.

    Linda Calfee

    Nutri System D is a great program for weight loss. I lost 137 pounds on that program, BUT
    be very careful when you quit using the program that you don’t put that weight back on. Try to learn how to incorporate regular food into your diet without gaining the weight back. I have gained 80 pounds back. I am struggling now to find the right balance of regular foods so as to NOT gain anymore weight. Best of luck to you! Three pounds is great and know that every single pound counts.

    Your Name

    wat is nutri system D

    boop

    What’s Slim 4? Is it like Slim 30? I took Slim 30 and it worked great. But they took it off the shelf. Now whatever I try does not works as good.

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    esmerelda

    thanks for sharing, I was tempted to purchase the program but it seemed to good to be true.

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    Stacey

    I took green coffee bean and nothing happened. I have pre diabetes Not good for diabetics. There is no magic pill. Eat a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables, avoid process and refined foods, exercise

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    Amberwe

    Seriously?EVERYONE IS.DIFFERENT!!!!! its worming.for me :) only been taking.it a week!

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    Kay

    I just ordered this. It was $4.95, do they really charge you?