Garcinia Cambogia – if you’re trying to lose weight naturally, chances are you’ve heard of this pumpkin- like fruit that’s endemic to India and south-east Asia. In these countries, it has been used for centuries as a medicinal aid, particularly with digestion. It is also one of the most nutrient-dense fruits on earth. There are several garcinia supplement makers, most of them competing on the grounds of HCA percentage. Why is this, you may be wondering? Hydroxycitric acid, found in the rind, prevents sugars and carbs from being converted to fat and stored. Instead, it converts these into glycogen in the liver, where it is easily dispatched to the muscles for immediate use. This means the garcinia is not only a fat burner, but fuels metabolism increases as well. The brand of garcinia we are investigating for review today is Garcinia Cambogia 60% HCA by Nutrakey.
Nutrakey says of its formula that you will be less tempted to snack, especially at midnight, thanks to the appetite suppressant properties of garcinia. Fat burning and faster metabolism are also other great expectations associated with this Nutrakey supplement as per their labeling.
- Garcinia Cambogia extract 1500 mg (60% HCA).
As already mentioned, it is the HCA which is the magic compound in this fruit, also known as the tamarind fruit. As the recommended dose is 3 capsules per day, this should provide a significant amount of HCA, although by no means the highest. However, we like that the manufacturer does not misstate claims or make outlandish ones.
Nutrakey realistically sets the weight loss you can expect passively at 5 to 6% of body fat. Even that may be slightly high, because garcinia interacts differently with everyone. This is a passive expectation, meaning that by taking the supplement alone, you should experience a slight calorie deficit due to reduced food cravings, for example, and of course the wonder of HCA. Remember that you can lose even more weight simply by making healthier food choices and being more active.
Next, we must comment on the fact that garcinia on its own is not the easiest for the body to absorb. The body absorbs it more easily when you add calcium or potassium to the mix in particular. These are notably missing from this formula.
As an adult, take 3 tablets daily – preferably 30 minutes to 1 hour before your 3 meals of the day. Always have it with water, and try to drink 64 ounces of water. Get medical clearance first if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under 18.
A bottle of 90 capsules should last you 3 months and retails for $14.99 on the product website. We experimented by entering an order for 2 bottles, and there was no discount.
Your money will be refunded in full should you not be satisfied with your purchase and return it as per the policy instructions within 90 days. Note though that your bottle must be at least 75% full. In our estimation, this means that at least your very first bottle is not risk-fee – it will be difficult to tell if the product is working based on just 25% consumption.
Conclusion – Nutrakey Garcinia Cambogia 60% HCA
One of the admirable things about this manufacturer is that it does not sell false hope or claims. The product description makes it clear that HCA can assist by blocking fat cells from forming and the garcinia will reduce your appetite in general. However, to get maximum results, you should use this as a start – it is not the end in itself. You will get greater results by exercising and making dietary adjustments as required.
We have to question the bioavailability of the extract contained in this Nutrakey supplement, as it contains no potassium or calcium. This does not render the product ineffective, but it does mean you should pay particular care to drink lots of water as stated, and to take the capsules on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before your meals. There is some attempt at a returns policy but it leaves little room for you to see if this supplement truly works. Our ideal recommendation would be a garcinia product backed by a no-loophole returns policy and that has a 90% or more HCA percentage extraction rate in a supplement containing 1600 mg garcinia.