Anyone who purchased Garcinia Cambogia supplements for help with weight loss.
What Products Are Under Investigation?
Absolute Garcinia Cambogia, Bio Nutrition Garcinia Cambogia, Healthy Clip Pure Garcinia, Miracle Garcinia, Molecular Research Labs Garcinia, Nutritional Sciences Garcinia, Pure Health Garcinia, Intramedic Garcinia and Garcinia supplements sold by UltimateGarcinia.com.
What's Going On?
Attorneys have reason to believe garcinia cambogia supplements don't live up to their advertised claims regarding fat burning, appetite control and weight loss. They're trying to determine whether a class action lawsuit can be filed for people who bought the supplements believing they would help with weight management.
How a Class Action Can Help
A class action lawsuit, if filed and successful, could help consumers get their money back for the products they purchased, as well as order manufacturers to change the way they market their products.
Attorneys have been hearing from consumers who purchased the following supplements:
Absolute Garcinia Cambogia
Bio Nutrition Garcinia Cambogia
Healthy Clip Pure Garcinia
Molecular Research Labs Garcinia
Nutritional Sciences Garcinia
Pure Health Garcinia
What’s the Problem?
It is believed that these supplements do not live up to their advertised claims regarding appetite control, fat burning and weight management. Most manufacturers pin these claims on the active ingredient hydroxycitric acid (HCA). Studies have shown, however, that these supplements have little to no effect on weight loss.
In 1988, the former head of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge conducted a study of more than 130 overweight individuals. Half of the group was given garcinia cambogia and the others a placebo.
After three months, the study showed that there was no significant difference in weight loss between the placebo group and those receiving garcinia cambogia. Two other studies – one published in the Journal of Obesity and the other in Complementary Therapies in Medicine – also came to similar conclusions.
Garcinia Cambogia Complaints About Efficacy
A number of consumers have posted their complaints online regarding the garcinia products they purchased. Some of these complaints can be read below [sic throughout]:
"These pills are not doing anything for me i am gaining weight & i do diet & exercise & now i feel tired instead of FULL OF ENERGY. I am now stopping after reading other reviews that it did not help or do anything for them either.. NOT WORTH! DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!" — Absolute Garcinia User, DietPillsWatchDog.com
“I'm at a healthy weight, but was hoping this would help kick the last 10lbs I've been working to lose. I'm very active, eat well, and am in good health. This product was a waste of money. I tried it for a month and there was no difference in my weight and no difference in my appetite. Save your money.” — Sparrow 2117, Pure Health Garcinia User, Walmart.com
“I have been taking this product for nearly a month now, and it's just [not] living up to the hype in the rumor mill. I have not lost a single pound. According to the hype, I should have lost at least 4-5 pounds by now.” — DesertLady, Intramedic Garcinia User, Walgreens.com
“I am a little upset with myself, fell into another Dr. Oz hoax. It did nothing what so ever. Don't waste your money, instead use the money to buy some healthy food, workout at your target heart rate, and even just get 10,000 steps a day, then you will see results and it will last.” — Sealy, Molecular Research Labs Garcinia User, Amazon.com
How a Class Action Can Help
If filed and successful, a class action lawsuit could help consumers get their money back for the supplements they purchased. Additionally, a successful case could also mean that the manufacturers have to change the way they market their products.