What You Should Know
Source Naturals Garcinia Plus is the same as Garcinia 1000, but L-Phenylalanine has been added. For the dieter, this makes the supplement more dangerous than it already was. Phenylalanine is unsafe for many dieters and could cause horrible mood swings, depression and anxiety in the right set of circumstances. Losing weight is about burning fat, not about boosting mood with natural highs.
List of Ingredients
Chromium Picolinate, Sodium, Garcinia Cambogia and L-Phenylalanine.
Garcinia cambogia is a fat burning ingredient found in many supplements aimed at boosting metabolism. In all our research, we found little to no evidence that this ingredient causes any negative side effects, but that does not mean there is not a threat. The Hydroxycut Company, named for garcinia cambogia which is also known as hydroxycitric acid, voluntarily removed products from the market with a little push from the FDA a few years ago. The products all contained garcinia cambogia, deemed a healthy ingredient. However, there had been reports that some of the Hydroxycut products were linked to liver damage in a few dieters. The idea that this ingredient could cause liver damage took the dieter by storm and Hydroxycut did not want to tarnish the company name so they offered to pull everything. The main website for the company even shut down for a new look. After the products were formulated with new ingredients the garcinia cambogia was gone, but the company never admitted there was a problem.
In addition to the potential dangers of garcinia cambogia, there is the addition of L-phenylalanine. L-phenylalanine is a mood altering supplement ingredient that works similarly to some drugs. Warnings on products containing this ingredient state that dieters taking MAOIs and other depression and anxiety medications should avoid taking the supplement because of potential interaction. There is even some thought that patients no on medication may see dangerous mood swings thanks to L-phenylalanine.
The supplement sells for $56.98 per 240 tablets. That is less than other products, but the ingredients offer far less dietary support.
- Ingredients are listed on the Source Naturals website.
- Source Naturals Garcinia Plus is cheaper than other fat burners.
- Garcinia cambogia may be dangerous.
- L-phenylalanine may be dangerous.
We support using healthy, all-natural ingredients that are not linked to potential health problems. The idea that losing weight is worth risking your life is one we never support. Green tea is healthy, safe and proven as is the chromium included in this product. However, it takes more than one proven ingredient to offset the threat of taking the other two ingredients in this supplement. Source Naturals does list a warning for the product which is a great sign, but it is still an unsafe supplement.