What Is a Garcinia Cambogia Cleanse?


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A garcinia cambogia cleanse is essentially a colon cleanse that uses a colon cleanser in conjunction with the garcinia cambogia extract. It is used for weight loss.

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What Is a Garcinia Cambogia Cleanse?
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Garcinia cambogia, also known as the Malabar tamarind, is a tropical fruit grown in Indonesia. The extract of the garcinia cambogia fruit has been lauded for its ability to aid in weight loss. According to Doctor Mehmet Oz, the effects of the fruit extract, combined with a colon cleanser supplement or colon irrigation, produces drastic weight loss results. According to ConsumerReports24 Health and Lifestyle, celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Kidman have had weight loss success with the garcinia cambogia cleanse.

According to Dr Oz, the garcinia cambogia extract works as an appetite suppressant to help lower caloric intake. A colon cleanse rids the body of waste and toxins that cause the colon and metabolism to become sluggish. Combining the effects of the garcinia cambogia extract with a colon cleanse also results in a faster metabolism.

According to WebMD, dizziness, dry mouth, upset stomach and nausea, are all possible side effects of taking garcinia cambogia extract.

There are conflicting studies with regard to the effect of the extract on the liver. In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration urged everyone to stop using the extract due to the risk of liver complications. WebMD suggests that the extract should not be used by women who are pregnant, nursing or have existing kidney or liver problems.

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