Why Some Garcinia Cambogia Extracts do not Work?

Many of our readers have asked why some Garcinia Cambogia extracts are ineffective while they have same ingredients and in many cases in right proportions. Well, there is no one reason for the same. Based on our research and understanding here are some of the key reasons we can think of.

Why some Garcinia Cambogia extracts do not work?

  • Amount of HCA – One of the key reasons of success of GCE product is appropriate percentage of HCA present in it. According to Dr. Oz the minimum should be 50%. We have researched several brands and found that some have just 40% HCA. Less the HCA, less the effectiveness of the extract. So make sure when you buy yours you check this important thing.
  • No potassium and calcium – Some GCE brands do not have calcium and potassium in it. The reason why Dr. Oz recommended these is to increase bioavailability of Garcinia Cambogia extract. What this means is without these minerals GCE does not get absorbed nicely and thus its effect is not as what it should be.
  • Quality of GCE – Now this one is tough to identify. As how good the quality of the extract is depends on its origin, processing and handling etc. Not much can be said in this regard. The only thing you can do here is to buy from a reputed brand.garcinia cambogia extract
  • Dosage – Sometimes the recommended dosage of an extract is not good enough to make an impact. We have reviewed so many brands and found out that their recommended dosage vary. Some are low and some high. We are not saying that you increase your dosage but in many cases this may as well work. But make sure you do so gradually and not too much. If you see any side effects stop it immediately.

Reasons we can control:

While there can be issues with the extract which make them inefficient another big reason Garcinia Cambogia extract may not work is because we as customers are not patient about it. It is not always and with everyone that you lose 5 pounds in a week’s time.

Another reason is that most users see this as ‘all in one solution for weight loss’. Mostly this is not the case; one still has to take care of his diet and do some physical exercise to make sure the extract actually works.


There are so many reason because of which your GCE may not give you desired results, some of them can be avoided by being careful while buying the extract and some other by being more disciplined in taking the supplement course.