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Garcinia Vmax

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Whilst many diet pills on the market today use a range of clinically proven (and various other) ingredients, there are some that focus more on one key ingredient. GarciniaVMax has four ingredients, but the advertising focuses solely upon the key ingredients of Garcinia Cambogia. This product is more expensive than many other Garcinia Cambogia supplements we have seen in the past.

Let’s take a closer look to see if GarciniaVmax is worth the extra expenditure, or if it is just going to make your purse lighter

Garcinia Vmax Pros

  • Ingredients have some clinical support
  • Good money back guarantee

Garcinia Vmax Cons

  • Expensive product
  • No customer reviews
  • Some ingredients present in tiny quantities
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Garcinia Vmax

Garcinia Vmax Review

Garcinia Vmax Facts

  • Manufactured by Vitegrity
  • 60 capsules per bottle
  • Fat burner and mood booster

GarciniaVMax is a fat burning and mood improving diet pill manufactured by Vitegrity. They claim that their product is the key to sustained weight loss, stating on their website, ‘finally, a simple, safe and supportive way to lose weight’.

Vitegrity have some contact information available on their official website, including a phone number, 888-875-4789, and a PO Box address.

However, a video advertising their product, GarciniaVmax, does include an actual address at the end, which we believe to be the actual address of the manufacturers. This address is listed below:

Vitegrity,
970 Lake Carillon Dr., Suite 300,
St. Petersburg,
Florida 33716.

Considering that the PO Box address and the actual company address are 30 miles away from each other, the regularity with which this box is checked is uncertain, and so customers may want to try the phone number first when trying to contact the company.

The company is based in the US, and so naturally offers their products to US based customers, but they also ship their products to Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. International shipping is expensive, costing $29.99, and additional import taxes and duties may apply to the product, which may be charged upon delivery of the item.

Garcinia Vmax Concerns:

  • No customer reviews
  • Expensive product
  • Small quantities of some ingredients

What Does Garcinia Vmax Claim To Do?

Despite containing only one key ingredient, as well as three minerals in varying quantities, the makers of GarciniaVmax make a lot of claims about their products:

Vitegrity has taken the proven Garcinia Cambogia complex and combined it with an exclusive blend of effective ingredients for a powerful formulation that will help:
Decrease the formation of fat cells*
Promote reduction of bad cholesterol in the bloodstream*
Suppress your appetite and control cravings*
Promote an increase serotonin levels in your brain, improving your mood*
Stabilize your cortisol levels, helping to reduce stress & emotional eating*

Each star refers to a disclaimer on the website stating that,

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Actual results may vary. These are not typical results that consumers will generally achieve. To optimise your results, combine GarciniaVmax with a healthy diet and exercise.

So What Is Garcinia Vmax and What Are The Ingredients For Garcinia Vmax?

The official website for both the product and the manufacturer both repeatedly mention the use of Garcinia Cambogia and other ingredients, although what these other ingredients are is typically not mentioned.

We were able to find a picture of the label on the product bottle, which contained a full ingredients list, including quantities. It would be better if this information was easily visible on the website, but at least it is available for those who hunt around for it.

  • Calcium (50 mcg) (5% RDA): Studies have shown that calcium can play a significant role in weight loss, especially loss of fat mass. Research shows that fresh dairy sources of calcium are more effective than supplementation. The amounts that are included will probably not make much difference to dieting attempts, as studies in humans showed weight loss results when consuming 600mg of calcium in addition to that found naturally in their calorie restricted diet.
    Source:http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20000417/calcium-low-fat-diet http://www.nutritionj.com/content/12/1/8
  • Chromium (200 mcg) (167% RDA): This is used primarily to lower fasting blood sugar levels and to lower insulin levels in people who have type 2 diabetes. In terms of its potential effect upon weight loss, it is possible that taking chromium picolinate by mouth for 2 to 3 months might produce a small weight loss of about 1.1 kg. Obviously this is an incredibly small amount of weight loss, but studies are still inconclusive.
    Source:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/932.html
  • Potassium (50 mcg) (1% RDA): Whilst potassium is used in the body to help build muscle, prevent excess fluid retention and maintain a healthy electrolyte balance, optimize nerve functions, aid with the release of energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrates during metabolism, regulate blood pressure and help the heart and kidneys to function properly, it does not directly affect the metabolism. Further to this, the tiny amount used in GarciniaVmax is unlikely to affect any of these functions. Consumers are better off seeking out foods that are naturally high in potassium.
    Source:http://www.weightloss.com.au/diet/diet-articles/potassium-and-weight-loss.html
  • Garcinia Cambogia (1000 mg) (60% HCA content): Garcinia Cambogia is a small fruit, also known as the Malabar Tamarind. Test tube and animal research suggests that HCA, the active compound in Garcinia Cambogia, may be helpful in weight loss because of its effects on metabolism. However, studies in humans have found mixed results. Some studies have found it has no effect upon either appetite or metabolic rate, whilst others showed increased weight loss compared to the use of a placebo.
    Source:http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21727/

So What Does All This Mean?

Obviously the marketing page of GarciniaVmax references only the positive studies associated with Garcinia Cambogia, making the product seem better than it is. In truth, the clinical evidence for Garcinia Cambogia is promising, but mixed and far from conclusive. Some results of studies showed that whilst the participants who took the Garcinia Cambogia did lose weight, on average they lost less weight than the placebo group. The dosage used in this diet pill is also smaller than some of the relevant clinical studies, which used three doses of 500 mg each per day.

We are also a little unsure why the manufacturers of this product would even bother to use such a small amount of potassium in this diet pill, considering that it does not directly affect the metabolism, and this tiny amount in unlikely to dramatically improve other processes in the body that could indirectly lead to weight loss.

Chromium and Calcium are both proven clinically to improve weight loss, but the effects are minimal. Weight loss studies focusing upon calcium have found better results when it is present naturally in dairy as a part of a balanced diet, rather than being supplemented alongside a balanced diet low in dairy.

Does Garcinia Vmax Have Any Side Effects?

Garcinia Cambogia actually appears to be one of the safer weight loss ingredients available on the market, as the reported side effects are only nausea, headache and some stomach discomfort, with all of these being reported only occasionally in studies.

Supplementing chromium can lower blood sugar levels; in some cases, especially if the consumer has not eaten recently, this can lead to low blood sugar levels, which can cause dizziness, a light headed feeling, and nausea. Diabetics should consult their doctor before using any product containing chromium.

Caution:

If you are pregnant, nursing, taking other medications, have a serious medical condition, or have a history of heart conditions we suggest consulting with a physician before using this supplement.

Any Garcinia Vmax Reviews From Customers?

There are no customer reviews of GarciniaVmax available on the internet that we could locate. This is despite there being numerous places on the internet that reviews could be left by consumers, including amazon.

There are also no testimonials on the official Vitegrity website, but there are a few generic statements on garciniavmax.com. It is not clear if these are actual customer testimonials, or made up statements placed in front of pictures of models, although the latter is more likely, as some of them are clearly promotional statements.

The only statement that could potentially be a customer testimonial in our view is ‘Late night cookies don’t stand a chance against me now!’

Overall, the lack of reviews is disappointing, as it makes it harder to establish if this product actually does work or not.

So Does Garcinia Vmax Work?

Without any customer reviews, it is difficult to determine whether GarciniaVmax actually causes any weight loss. However, there are some clinical studies that support the idea that Garcinia Cambogia can aid weight loss by boosting the metabolism.

On the other hand, there are other studies that suggest the primary ingredient of this diet pill has no effect upon either the metabolism or appetite. The secondary active ingredients are generally not present in large enough quantities to make a significant difference to a person’s weight loss. This product may work for some people, but results are far from guaranteed.

Where Can I Buy Garcinia Vmax?

GarciniaVmax can be purchased from several online stores, including Amazon, the official product website, and the official manufacturer’s website.

Each bottle contains 60 capsules, enough for 30 days use. From the Vitegrity website, one bottle of GarciniaVmax costs $33.00, plus delivery. This is the same price offered on amazon.com, where the delivery charge is listed as $7.95.

There are numerous multi-buy offers available from garciniavmax.com. Buying a single bottle from this website costs $33.97, but also comes with a free ebook, and hypnosis audio, which are both aimed at assisting the consumer in their weight loss. Buying two bottles of GarciniaVmax costs $64.54, and as well as the free bonuses mentioned above, also comes with a bottle of VitegriTea, the company’s green tea supplement, and free shipping.

The larger packages each come with increasing amounts of free products, with the largest package of 5 bottles of GarciniaVmax coming with two free additional bottles of Garcinia Vmax, two free bottles of the green tea supplement, free shipping, the ebook and hypnosis audio.

This largest package costs $169.85. Whilst this is a large amount of product to purchase, as it would last the customer 7 months, (and could be a waste of money if they find the product is not suitable for them), it may suit those who have already tried the product, or a group of people who all wish to purchase GarciniaVmax.

As mentioned in the review section, international delivery is charged at $29.99, and customs charges may apply when ordering internationally.

What About A Guarantee

According to the official product site, there is a 60 day money back guarantee. This is confirmed on the official returns policy detailed on the vitegrity website. The instructions on the link need to be followed to obtain a full refund, else the refund will be refused.

Customers refusing an item at the door will be given a refund, minus a $10.00 fee, so it is best to follow the instructions on the website closely. With the returns policy, a maximum of two opened bottles can be returned, and the rest must be unopened to qualify for a full refund.

Watchdog Verdict

Overall, the ingredients used in GarciniaVmax do have some clinical support, but the results are mixed, inconclusive, and in many cases minimal. Whilst this product may aid weight loss for some, it is not guaranteed or certain how effective it will actually be, and the product is far more expensive than other products that are essentially Garcinia Cambogia supplements.

International customers may not want to bother with this product at all because of the huge international shipping fees, but US customers may be tempted because of the 60 day money back guarantee.

In our opinion, the clinical evidence for this diet pill is not strong enough, and there are no customer reviews or anecdotes about the potency or effectiveness of GarciniaVmax to recommend it to our readers. There are very few potential side effects, and there are no stimulant ingredients, but this is not enough to make this a product that we can recommend.

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