August 2015

Garcinia Monograph Update

Natural Medicines featured update of the month is garcinia. People take garcinia for weight loss as developing research suggests that hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a chemical in garcinia, might prevent fat storage and control appetite. But research on its effectiveness in humans is inconsistent.

For more details about garcinia and comprehensive safety data, please visit our complete updated monograph.

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