3 Garcinia Weight Loss Myths (Transcription)
Hi guys, Paul from Ultimate Fat Burner.com here.
Today I am going to discuss 3 myths about garcinia weight loss that you absolutely must know, especially if you’re thinking of buying some. Stick around to the end of the video and I’ll also tell you what you should do if you still want to try this stuff after you’ve heard what I have to say.
I’ll be right back with you in just a couple of seconds, stick around, don’t go anywhere.
Alright, welcome back.
Before I get started with my 3 garcinia weight loss myths one quick thing; I always include links to supporting clinical studies in the description field under the video… this is so can confirm my conclusions, and verify that I’m not just making this stuff up, so please do check it out.
So a tiny bit of background; garcinia cambogia is an Indian fruit, and in weight loss supplements it’s standardized for something called hydroxycitric acid which “works” as a carb blocker and appetite suppressor. Originally, it was hyped as an incredible weight loss supplement largely on the basis of positive animal studies.
What are the 3 Garcinia Weight Loss Myths Then?
Myth 1: Garcinia Was “Discovered” By Dr. Oz.
Many people I chat with believe that garcinia was “discovered” by Dr Oz and gained notoriety on his show. Truth is garcinia has gone through several sales cycles to date. The earliest clinical trial performed on garcinia’s effects on weight loss that I could find was conducted in 1998.
So garcinia is not new, and was actively marketed as a weight loss supplement long before it was featured on Dr. Oz.
Myth 2: Garcinia is Hugely Popular and Boasts Zillions of Satisfied Users
The second myth is that garcinia’s popularity is driven by vast armies of satisfied customers, people who have experienced incredible results with the supplement. You will find ten of 1,000’s of testimonials for various garcinia products – here on YouTube, on big shopping sites and on supplement review sites.
Well, guess what?
To start with, testimonals are worthless, because you can’t authenticate them, and for two, they are anecdotal evidence at best.
Most importantly 9 times out of 10 these testimonials are not genuine and are being made in an attempt to earn commissions on a referred sale.
There are a zillion what are called affiliate programs for garcinia products – where anyone can sign up to promote a product and earn big commissions on the referred sales they make. It’s the easiest online business model, and millions of people are enrolled in them. Affiliate programs are awesome for businesses, because they ony have to pay for results.
In other words, they only pay if a sale results.
And trust me, you don’t need to be big movie star to sign up to promote garcinia products. Affiliate programs are free and anyone can sign up for them. Go to Google and do a search for “garcinia affiliate program” if you want to learn more about how affiliate programs work.
I should point out that there’s nothing wrong with affiliate programs if they’re used ethically. We generate some of our revenue on UltimateFatBurner.com from them. After all, there are real costs to running and maintaining this site, creating new content and so on and earning a small commission on worthwhile products helps offset some of these costs. What is not ethical, however, is recommendating vastly overpriced products, or products for which no supporting exists upon which to make such a recommendation. Yes?
Myth 3: Garcinia Works for Weight Loss
The third myth is that the stuff actually even works. The first study that I mentioned earlier – conducted back in 1998 – concluded…
“Garcinia cambogia failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with a placebo.”
In other words, it works as well as a suger pill.
However, there are a few small studies that suggest garcinia is helpful in controlling hunger and may be helpful for weight loss.
But a recent analysis of these studies concluded…
“The evidence from randomized clinical studies suggests that Garcinia extracts generate weight loss on the short term. However, the magnitude of this effect is small, is no longer statistically significant when only rigorous randomized clinical studies are considered, and its clinical relevance seems questionable.”
What does that actually mean – you know, in English?
It means that if you discount the studies that had various flaws, garcinia shows only the smallest effect on weight loss, and even that might have been a complete fluke.
In other words, if it works at all, it doesn’t do much.
What if You Want to Try Garcinia?
OK, but what if after watching this video on garcinia weight loss myths you’re feeling desperate and want to try it anyway? What do do?
My number 1 recommendation is not to buy ANY product recommended on YouTube or anywhere else for that matter. These products’ prices are highly inflated to cover the cost of the commission on a sale.
Instead, go to a reputable online retailer – like iHerb.com – and buy it there (that’s not an affiliate link, by the way). Garcinia is a pretty cheap product and you can try it for about $10.
No need to spend anymore than $10. If you’re spending much more than that, it’s to cover referral commissions, not because you’ve stumbled upon an amazing product that works amazingly well!
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Referenced clinical studies:
1998 study on Garcinia: http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/188147?vis=539228583.14074560006240_
Meta analysis of studies: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3010674/
Weight loss in rats: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25859449
Positive human study: http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/v26/n6/full/0801979a.html