Some possible side effects of pure garcinia, or the fruit rind of the garcinia plant, include nausea, headaches and discomfort in the digestive tract, according to WebMD. It is not known whether long-term use of garcinia is safe, nor whether it is safe for consumption during pregnancy or breastfeeding. It is therefore not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
In addition to the above side effects, it can also cause dry mouth, according to Healthline. Although reported side effects are mild, pure garcinia can potentially interact with certain medications and cause additional side effects. Anyone considering taking this supplement should consult with a doctor first.