The Federal Drug Agency (FDA) closely monitors weight loss supplements because most are tainted with prescription drug ingredients such as sibutramine. The main objective of the FDA in imposing strict rules to govern the weight loss supplements industry is to ensure that the products actually work effectively and does not have any detrimental side effects that further worsen the health of the consumer. Sibutramine is commonly featured in many weight loss supplements although it was banned by the FDA in 2010 after researchers proved that it increases the chances of getting strokes and developing a heart attack.
Garcinia Cambogia is currently not approved by the Federal Drug Agency; this is because currently dietary supplements and herbal supplements are not regulated by the FDA. To be on the safer side ensure the brand you intend to use is manufactured in an FDA registered and laboratory. Such laboratories have been inspected by the FDA and have additional certifications such as the GMP stamp (Good Manufacturing Practice). To ensure you are getting a great product from an FDA approved laboratory, check if the website has a link that will give you information about where it stands with the Federal Drug Agency.
According to the FDA here are some red flags to watch out for:
- Avoid buying products that are marketed in a language you do not understand
- Watch out for exaggerations such as ‘scientific breakthrough’
- Buy from a seller, who has informative posts on their website, this should be guiding information that will help you make an informed choice