LiveTru Nutrition has produced a pure Garcinia Cambogia supplement designed to aid weight loss, reduce food cravings, stimulate feelings of satiety (feeling full), and slow or inhibit fat production. The supplement is synthesized from the Garcinia Cambogia fruit which is widely consumed in South East Asia, often as part of a starter before meals to reduce appetite – and thus help to control the amount of food consumed.
Garcinia Cambogia is believed to work by inhibiting the enzymes that convert carbohydrates into fat. This fat, if not burned by the body for energy, gets stored in the body. By blocking the conversion of carbohydrates into fat, the body instead stores the carbs as glycogen – which doesn’t affect weight control. It also tricks the brain into believing that the body is not hungry. As a result, Garcinia Cambogia is said to help people to lose weight and reach their goal more easily than relying on diet and exercise alone.
- Garcinia 500mg
- 60% HCA
- Potassium 50mg
- Calcium 100mg
Other ingredients: cellulose capsule
No additional fillers, binders or other ingredients.
HCA has been shown to suppress appetite, inhibit fat production, increase fat burning and increase weight loss without stimulating the central nervous system. It is also believed to control cravings, manage cortisol (and thus reduce belly fat), and support healthy cholesterol.
Potassium and Calcium may aid the absorption of the active ingredients.
For maximum weight loss, the manufacturer recommends taking 2 tablets three times a day, 20 to 30 minutes before each meal. This will give you 1000mg of the active ingredient, Garcinia Cambogia, in each serving.
For maintenance, this should be reduced to 1 capsule before each meal (3 per day).
You should never exceed 6 capsules per day.
A one-month supply of the product (180 capsules) can be purchased on the LiveTru website at a discounted price of $28.95. The usual price is $49.99.
LiveTru’s returns policy is among the harshest we have encountered. Products returned unopened within 14 days of purchase with the original packing slip will be entitled to a full refund – less shipping costs, a re-stocking fee and a handling fee, which could be up to 10% of the original purchase price.
Conclusion – LiveTru Garcinia Cambogia Extract
One of the benefits of the way in which this product has been formulated is that once you have reached your goal weight, you can continue taking the supplement (and thus ensure you don’t gain the weight you have lost) by following a maintenance regime of only 500mg per serving.
LiveTru Garcinia Cambogia Extract capsules are manufactured in the United States in a FDA registered and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified laboratory.
There is some discrepancies in the amount of active ingredients in the capsules with information published on the website different from that on the product’s packaging. For the purposes of this review, we have taken the product packaging information as correct.
From our research into various Garcinia Cambogia products, we believe the LiveTru offering is among the most expensive, particularly as it is possible to purchase other brands with a higher dose of active ingredients at a lower price. The LifeTru returns policy is also among the least accommodating of those we have seen to date.