Pure garcinia cambogia extract is available for purchase online at PureGarciniaShop.com and PureGarciniaCambogiaHca.com, as of 2015. The benefit of a pure extract is that it does not contain any fillers or additives, says PureGarciniaShop.com.
The fruit rind of the garcinia plant is used to make medicine. As of 2015, research suggests that this medicine may help prevent fat storage and control appetite, says WebMD.
Garcinia extract is used as a dietary supplement for weight loss and exercise performance. Some research indicates that garcinia does not help decrease fat breakdown in overweight people. Other research shows that it helps improve weight loss. It is also suggested that garcinia extract can be used to treat worms, parasites and diarrhea. Some use it to help empty the bowel. As of 2015, there is not enough evidence to fully support any of these claims, states WebMD.
It is possibly safe for garcinia extract to be taken by mouth for 12 weeks or less. Safety regarding long-term use is unknown. Garcinia extract has the potential to cause nausea, digestive tract discomfort and headaches, says WebMD. Pregnant and nursing mothers should avoid taking garcinia extract as not enough is known about its effects in pregnant or breastfeeding women, as of 2015.