• 22 days ago

    medical question Garcin

    Is Garcinia Cambogia safe to use with Metformin,my granddaughter uses metformin for pcos. She is 15, weights 260 lbs, 5 ft., 9 inches, has underactive thyroid, enlarged heart, high blood pressure. She drinks plenty of water, very little sodas, eats healthy, she also has aspergers and social anxiety disorder, very rarely goes outside. We have tried green tea, oolong tea, I am raising my granddaughter, her mother passed away, I have to help her lose weight


  • 17 days ago

    RE: medical question Garcin

    I am not particularly sure about Garcinia Cambogia but I was always skeptical about any weight loss pill, whether they are safe to consume and about their side effects.

    All my doubts are clear now after I read this post https://goo.gl/D8mrKK , I firmly believe that taking weight loss pills is very risky and one should always go for natural weight loss by taking proper diet and exercise
  • 17 days ago

    RE: medical question Garcin

    Hi! Thank you for your post. WebMD's Chief Medical Director - Michael W. Smith, MD, MBA, CPT - answered another question on the boards about garcinia cambogia not too long ago, and I think you may be interested to read his answer. Here's what he had to say:

    "We don't know that much about garcinia. Of the few studies we do have, they've all been very short with very few people. So who knows ... that's the danger of some of these supplements. While certainly drug side effects can occur too, oftentimes unknown ones, at least they've been studied in a lot of people by the time they hit the market. A supplement doesn't have to be studied in a single person and there are few regulations around safety with supplements. As far as garcinia, we do know there have been several cases of elevated liver enzymes and symptoms of liver damage in people who have taken it as little as one week. In two people, that's all they were taking so there's a very good likelihood it was the garcinia. In addition, as is the case with many supplements, we don't really know what's in them. There are a few brands of supplements that do put their supplements through quality testing. Very few do that. My recommendation would be to be very cautious... I just wouldn't recommend [losing weight] with garcinia. It's potentially quite unsafe."

    You can see the full post here: http://messageboards.webmd.com/living-healthy/f/weight-loss/8291/garcinia-cambogia-for-weight-loss-some-concerns

    I hope this was helpful :)