We take a look at Garcinia Fast to find out whether this supplement will really help you lose weight fast. Or is it all just hype? We find out.
Garcinia Fast Pros
- Full ingredients profile
- No filler ingredients
- Should not cause too many side effects
Garcinia Fast Cons
- The advertised guarantee looks like a con
- No independent customer feedback
- Tricksy advertising – fake before and after pictures, dodgy looking feedback comments on the website
Garcinia Fast Review
Garcinia Fast Facts
- Garcinia Fast comes from HHF an internet marketing business not a dietary supplements company
- Each bottle contains 60 capsules – one month’s supply
- Business is based at a PO Box in Indiana
There are hundreds of Garcinia Cambogia supplements on the market. Over the last couple of years, this fruit extract has been widely touted for weight loss and as a result, it has become one of the most popular supplement ingredients in the world.
Garcinia Fast appears to be yet another in a long line of Garcinia products hitting the market and it does not look too bad. Each capsule contains 1000mg of Garcinia Cambogia extract plus a mineral blend of potassium, calcium and chromium. According to the product information, this equates to 60% hydroxycitric acid (HCA) per capsule so delivers a high dosage of the active component of Garcinia Cambogia.
The main way that HCA is supposed to work is by inhibiting an enzyme called citrate lyase that the body uses to turn unused carbs and dietary fats into body fats. Preventing this process means, that fat gain is stopped and as a result, your production of LDH cholesterol is reduced.
The second benefit for weight loss is that HCA is believed to reduce the appetite because some studies suggest it may affect serotonin, the brain’s feel good chemical. This is associated with weight gain because low serotonin often leads to emotional comfort eating.
The drawback to Garcinia Cambogia and HCA is that the claims lack scientific evidence. Despite the hype there is little to prove that this ingredient lives up to the claims. Much of the research has been carried out via animal testing and the effects upon humans have not been convincing.
According to the product information, Garcinia Fast is manufactured in the USA in a facility which conforms to GMP (good manufacturing practices) and comes from a supplement provider with over 15 years in the business.
This manufacturer is not named but there are numerous custom supplement manufacturers in the USA who make supplements for own brand labels as here.
How to Take Garcinia Fast
Take one capsule twice daily 30 minutes before meals with an 8oz glass of water.
Garcinia Fast comes from a business called High Health Foundation who are based in Fishers Indiana. The name sounds great but surprisingly this is not an established health based business as the name suggests.
The company provide a PO Box as their address and this is never a great sign. It suggests a fly by night business rather than an established concern with an interest in providing a real service. When we looked into the background, we found that HHF own several websites linked to this PO Box address. They are mainly related to web design, internet marketing and how to make money online.
It is highly possible that this supplement is being sold elsewhere under another brand name.
We looked into this and found that the ingredients profile is identical to a supplement we have covered before called Inperform Garcinia Cambogia. Like Garcinia Fast, Inperform market just one supplement and provide their address as a mailbox – this time in Texas. These two supplements may be exactly the same product only sold under a different label.
Garcinia Fast Concerns:
- If there is no guarantee, why say that there is?
- There is no evidence that Garcinia Cambogia will help weight loss
- Misleading advertising. The supplement will not live up to the claims
What Does Garcinia Fast Claim To Do?
The Garcinia Fast website is crammed full of pictures, snappy slogans and colour. HHF obviously know their stuff when it comes to building websites. Shame that it all looks a bit corny and unconvincing.
The advantages to this supplement include:
- BURN Belly Fat – Made With 100% Natural Ingredients
- STRIP Excess Pounds – Weight Management Accelerator
- FAST Acting Fat Inhibitor – With NO Side Effects!
- HEALTHY Metabolism Regulator – ALL YOURS!
The before and after pictures of successful weight loss look suspect and appear to feature totally different models.
One model – pale skin, fair hair and overweight is transformed to a dark haired and tanned model with much larger breasts than prior to weight loss. Spectacular! But not convincing.
According to the Garcinia Fast advertising, this supplement will help you ‘Shed pounds without sweating’ and will help you lose weight with:
- No Expensive Surgery
- No Exhausting Exercise
- No Calorific Restrictions
- No Excuses
Does this mean you can really lose weight without making changes to diet or exercise? This is what the advertising claims but it is not true. You cannot lose weight without making any changes to diet and lifestyle even if you do take a supplement to help you with some support.
So What Is Garcinia Fast and What Are The Ingredients?
Garcinia Fast is a diet pill, which contains one principle ingredient plus added minerals. Each capsule is equal to one serving.
- Potassium (50mg): Vital mineral that is obtainable by a healthy diet and crucial for heart kidneys and organ function. . Potassium is found in fruit, most notably bananas, potatoes and nuts. The RDA for healthy adults is around 4700mg a day. A banana contains around 350mg of potassium.
- Calcium (50mg): Vital chemical that the body needs for healthy bones and teeth. The RDA is around 1000- 1300mg a day and is obtainable from milk and dairy produce.
- Chromium (200mcg): Trace mineral so the body requires very little. It may help improve the way the body uses insulin. It may be effective as a treatment for diabetes but requires further testing. Can be dangerous in excess but in safe quantities here.
- Garcinia Cambogia Extract fruit rind (1000mg): The active part of Garcinia Cambogia is Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and there is 600mg of this substance per capsule.. The claims are that it blocks fat and suppresses the appetite. According to studies on rats, HCA inhibited an enzyme called Citrate Lyase making it hard for the body to produce fat from carbohydrates. Other animal studies showed that HCA increased serotonin levels so it was thought it might lead to reduced appetite and food cravings. The downside is that these promising results have not been seen in clinical tests carried out on humans.The most extensive human test was carried out on 135 obese subjects and had promising beginnings but concluded “Garcinia Cambogia failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo.” Other smaller tests have shown the same.
So What Does All This Mean?
The main problem with Garcinia Fast is that there is no real evidence that this ingredient really is the solution to weight loss.
This means that with the principle ingredient looking questionable there seems little point in taking this supplement. Garcinia Cambogia lacks clinical evidence that it works on humans but this has not stopped it from being hyped up into the realms of fantasy.
When Dr Oz made his ill-judged comments about Garcinia Cambogia back in 2012, he was too fast to describe it as a miracle for weight loss. As a trained doctor, Dr Oz should have known that the results of animal testing do not prove that something works in the same way for humans. We are not the same as rats.
Dr Oz has since been forced to attend a hearing at the Senate in which he was publicly ticked off over his inaccurate claims and over flowery language about so-called miracle supplements. Garcinia was one of the major offenders along with green coffee bean extract and raspberry ketone.
Garcinia Fast will not live up to the claims, even though we may want to believe. In truth, it will do very little for your weight loss despite the persuasive advertising.
To find out more about Dr Oz and Garcinia Cambogia see our previous report about how Dr Oz was accused of promoting miracle diet aids.
Does Garcinia Fast Have Any Side Effects?
Garcinia has not been extensively tested for long-term safety but this fruit extract does not seem to cause too many problems. Potential side effects to Garcinia Fast may include:
- Burning sensation in throat – an occasional side effect to hydroxycitric acid.
- Skin rash
Avoid if you are pregnant or breast-feeding and check with your doctor first if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medication.
Any Garcinia Fast Reviews From Customers?
There are customer testimonials and before and after customer photos on the Garcinia Fast website and unsurprisingly these are all positive.
One customer called Kayla tells a story which is so strange and frankly unbelievable we had to include it She writes,
This is my second bottle purchase from you guys and I have to say this has saved my life!!! I have a 3 year old and cannot afford regular food and because this supplement has helped keep my appetite under control, I am able to survive on the little food that I can get for my household…
(Luckily, there is a happy ending…)
I am so happy I started this and wish I did a few months ago!!! I’m going to Las Vegas at the end of this month and can’t wait to show off the new sexy stomach I have…
Although we feel like alerting the Social Services to this airhead, we imagine that the story is invented.
We have been unable to find any genuine customer reviews elsewhere. Nobody appears to have heard of this supplement.
So Does Garcinia Fast Work?
It is not going to do much, if anything at all. There is little evidence to suggest that Garcinia Cambogia causes weight loss in humans in any way that could be described as consistent.
True it has performed well in animal testing but this does not seem to have crossed over into human use. According to the Journal of Obesity, Garcinia may generate some weight loss initially but the effect is so small it is not significant enough to be counted.
In one test on 60 overweight subjects, the conclusion was ‘Garcinia Cambogia failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss’.
A major review of all the Garcinia clinical trials highlighted numerous problems relating to the testing conditions and accuracy of results. The conclusion was that if Garcinia does anything at all for weightloss ‘the magnitude of this effect is small’.
Where Can I Buy Garcinia Fast?
You can buy Garcinia Fast direct from the product website. You are encouraged to do this fast before stocks run out!
One bottle of Garcinia Fast (60 capsules 0 one month’s supply) costs $49.95. You can receive discounts on larger orders. Buy two bottles and you get one free. This option costs $99.99 and will last three months.
The best value package –Buy three bottles and get two free costs $129.99 and will last five months.
Shipping is free to US addresses.
What About A Guarantee
Garcinia Fast advertises a money back guarantee but there is no mention of this in their terms and conditions. In fact quite the opposite. It states that,
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.
A warranty is a guarantee right?
That sounds to us that although a guarantee is advertised, they do not actually agree to it. Confusing but it seems highly unlikely that you will get a refund if you are dissatisfied.
We are not overly impressed with Garcinia Fast. This supplement looks like an attempt to jump on the Garcinia bandwagon made by a company who do not manufacture supplements and do not usually market health and weight loss products. It probably is no coincidence that some of their other websites relate to getting rich on the internet. This supplement falls into this category.
The website is packed with glossy pictures and advertising slogans and none of it looks believable; from the before and after pictures which have obviously used different models to the bizarre feedback comments.
That said, we believe that this supplement is probably well made and adheres to USA GMP. There are numerous custom supplement manufacturers who are happy to provide supplements for own label marketing. Garcinia Fast is probably identical to many other unknown brands like this on the market.
The downside about this particular product is that there is no guarantee – despite the fact that a guarantee is advertised and we are never comfortable with a reputable company using a PO Box as an address.
Even if Garcinia were proven to work, we would not be happy with Garcinia Fast. For all these reasons, we have no other option but to reject Garcinia Fast.