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When should someone take garcinia cambogia?

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As of 2014, there are no clinically approved uses or specific times for which garcinia cambogia is recommended though research points to it possibly aiding weight loss, according to WebMD. A lack of sufficient evidence prohibits garcinia cambogia from having any clinically recommended usage.

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NYU Langone Medical Center explains that animal tests with garcinia cambogia have shown some effectiveness for weight loss, but human tests have shown mixed results, as of 2014. Garcinia cambogia is another name for a fruit, the Malabar tamarind, and its active ingredient is hydroxycitric acid. WebMD notes that some have suggested HCA may improve exercise endurance in untrained women, but the claim lacks sufficient evidence.

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