Written by Lisa Allen, MD
Does Garcinia Cambogia cause allergic reactions? The answer is pretty interesting – YES and NO. Yes if you have a history of being allergic to herbal substances and No if you’re in good health.
If You Are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
Information on whether Garcinia is safe in pregnant and nursing mothers are scanty. There’s however widespread fear that some of the fruit’s ingredients can cross the feto-placental barrier and affect the development process of the fetus. Likewise, it is not clear whether some substances found in Garcinia may find their way into breast milk.
Another reason why it would be unwise for a pregnant mom to take this supplement is that losing weight during such a delicate period in life could have life-long implications on her health. Doctors across the world are in agreement that pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid Garcinia Cambogia more so for the safety of their babies.
If You Are Hypoglycemic
One of the well-known effects of persistent consumption of this supplement is a significant drop in the level of blood sugar. Experts have come into a common conclusion that such drastic changes in blood sugar level may render fatal effects to patients suffering from hypoglycemia. If you are on insulin or any other hypoglycemic agent, your doctor can help you take Garcinia safely.
If You Have A History Of Liver Or Kidney Problems
The liver and kidneys are the two most critical organs involved in processing the supplement in the body. As such, if either of the two or both are not working in proper order, it would be risky for you to proceed to use Garcinia.
One of the consequences to using Garcinia Cambogia with a problematic liver or kidney is that when the extract is not processed on time (as it would be the case with any other substance) it may with time start interfering with the normal functioning of the digestive and excretory systems.
The good news is that this has never ever in the history of the supplement’s use been reported. All the same, you’re encouraged to consult your doctor if you’ve previously been diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, renal failure, chronic kidney disease, nephritis or any other ailment related to the two organs.
If You Have Frequent Gastrointestinal Disorders
Based on some Garcinia Cambogia reviews that I’ve come across so far my research, there have been some minor stomach problem related complaints among some who have used this product before. The good news however, is that even when such problems occur, they’re very mild and disappear within a short duration of time.
Allergies Linked To This Supplement
Some individuals are more prone to allergies than others. So if you have a history of allergies, it is best to consult your doctor on the best way to incorporate this supplement into your life without triggering an allergic reaction.
Otherwise some common allergies to using Garcinia Cambogia include:
- skin rashes,
- dry mouth,
If the available scientific evidence (and thousands of positive user reviews) is anything to go by, I’d put the chances of developing an allergic reaction due to using this supplement as less than 1%. But if in case you’re still doubtful about your health then don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor for personalized advice.