Written by Lisa Allen | Edited by Dr Mark Kapnoudhis
A lot of weight loss products contain caffeine since caffeine has a slight fat burning effect as well. This is a reason why many people are wondering if natural weight loss supplements like Garcinia Cambogia are also packed with caffeine. It is really simple to know whether a product contains caffeine or not.
Read on to know more about how to spot caffeine in Garcinia Cambogia extract supplements.
How to Know If Garcinia Cambogia Has Caffeine Or Not
Garcinia Cambogia supplements can come in various forms. There are weight loss supplements that contain either Pure Garcinia extract or those that only have Garcinia as one of the active ingredients. Products that label their contents as pure Garcinia Cambogia most likely do not contain caffeine.
Garcinia Cambogia naturally does not have caffeine so if it is the only ingredient in a supplement, there is a great chance that the supplement is caffeine free. However, there are supplements that have Garcinia Cambogia included as one in a cocktail of ingredients.
Manufacturers will place caffeine in the label if this is present in the supplement, no matter how small the amount is. The amount of caffeine present in the supplement will depend on the manufacturer so it is best to look at the label first. It is up to the buyer to choose whether he/she wants a supplement with or without caffeine.
There are many products composed of either pure Garcinia or a cocktail of weight loss ingredients and the choice between them will depend on what component works best for a particular user.
Benefits of Using Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract
Although it is rare to suffer from side effects when there is caffeine in a Garcinia cambogia supplement, a history of allergic reactions to caffeine will require a person to check if the supplement does contain caffeine.
Pure Garcinia Cambogia extract is often considered the most effective since the presence of fillers and other substances can reduce the potency and efficacy of the hydroxycitric acid (HCA) in the supplement. However, there are manufacturers that may include caffeine in their list of ingredients to increase the fat burning property of the supplement. In cases like these, caffeine may be included in significant amounts in order to produce visible results.
Caffeine, after all, has also been shown to help increase the body’s metabolism. Caffeine may also possesses antioxidant properties that can help protect the body from a variety of ailments.
It is important to make sure that intake of Garcinia supplements that contain caffeine do not exceed the body’s natural limits for caffeine. Individuals who have existing issues with caffeine consumption may want to consult the doctor if they are planning on using a weight loss supplement that contains caffeine.
Too much caffeine consumption can lead to a number of side effects such as nausea, insomnia and stomach upset, and although this rarely happens when taking Garcinia Cambogia, it is still best to maintain caffeine at normal levels to avoid other side effects.