Written by Lisa Allen | Edited by Dr Mark Kapnoudhis
Well, before we even talk about the question of dosage, let me briefly show you how Garcinia works once it enters your body so you get a deeper understanding of the final answer.
In your body Garcinia Cambogia extract is highly soluble; meaning that it easily dissolves in water and gets into your body almost immediately after ingestion. It is a pretty seamless process and works much better if you’ve not eaten for a few hours. On average, it will take approximately 30 to 60 minutes for the extract to fully find its way into the bloodstream.
Doctors recommend that you wait at least one hour before your meal, to ensure that the supplement fully dissolves.
A scientific study conducted in 2002 at Creighton University showed that Hydroxycitric Acid is a safe substance to use. Further, the study found the killer dose in rats to be way greater than 5000 milligrams per kilogram. This, without a shadow of doubt, gives Garcinia Cambogia a high margin of safety.
In fact, to-date, no cases of toxicity from long-term consumption of this supplement have been recorded provided one adheres to the right garcinia cambogia dosage.
So what factors affect Garcinia Cambogia Dosage?
Although the recommended garcinia cambogia dosage is between 1,500 – 3,000 mg of 50% of hydroxycitric acid per day, this could vary depending on your weight and metabolism. With a pure product this means three intakes a day preferably before main meals. People with relatively high energy levels might need more than the standard Garcinia Cambogia dosage.
The amount of Garcinia taken per day has a significant bearing to an individual’s rate of improvement. Studies have in the recent past shown that a low dosage might help in appetite suppression. Larger doses were reported to harbor the greatest benefits to people who are under intensive weight loss programs.In a nutshell, here are the three factors that determine Garcinia Cambogia dosage.
- State of Garcinia Cambogia – There are two different states of Garcinia supplements i.e dietary supplement state and compound supplement state. The former i.e individual dietary variety contains 50% requisite HCA while the compound supplement features slightly less than 45% HCA. It goes without saying that a person under the individual dietary variety will require to take fewer portions of Garcinia than his counterpart who is under compound supplement.
- Your current weight – As I mentioned earlier, people with huge amounts of fat to lose may require more of HCA than people with few fats. Unfortunately, there is no single formula for determining this.
- Your diet – It goes without saying that people who consume high calorie foods are likely to gain more weight than those who take low fat foods. If fries and high calories snacks are your thing, then you’ll probably need to take a couple more doses than your low fat food friend to match up to his weight loss gains.
What do experts suggest?
Assuming that you are on a pure supplement, then you should not exceed 3000 milligrams per day. The rule of the thumb applicable to this case is that you stick to between 500 milligrams and 1,000 milligrams intakes before main meals. Just in case you happen to skip a dose, there is absolutely no need to worry as you can always compensate for it by doubling your next intake.
This is OK so long as the cumulative total per-day does not go beyond the recommended 2500 – 3000 mg per day. Also, note that after 3 months of taking Garcinia, it is wise to take a week-long break so you power on with the remaining cycles with extra confidence.
Do you really need to change your diet?
Well, you needn’t. However, you should note that while under some diets such as low-carb diet, the results of Garcinia are likely to delay a bit before showing up. Safe for this tiny exception, Garcinia cambogia supplements works perfectly well and without redundancy. All the same, if you feel like it is important for you to shift your diet, then you can still do so but only make sure that your doc is aware about it.
Now that you are familiar with the main factors affecting Garcinia Cambogia dosage, it is high time you grab your favorite product and start experiencing revolutionary and miraculous results – as Dr. Oz would put it.