Is it safe for someone under age to take Garcinia Cambogia weight loss pills? (photos)
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Is Cambogia safe?
Garcinia Cambogia is a supplement to suppress appetite. Its effects are modest and as sole mode of intervention is not adequate. It is not a supplement that has been put through the scrutiny of well performed medical studies and the data on non-adults are limited. In general I am not a supporter of supplements for teenagers. My advise would be on developing a more encompassing program with short and long-term benefits and not on the current fad
Underage use of Garcinia Cambigia for weight loss
Because it is classified as a supplement rather than a medication, the manufacture and sale of Garcinia Cambogia does not come under the scrutiny of the FDA. The quality of many botanical supplement preparations can be quite variable, and I would only recommend they be taken when obtained from a reliable company and under the supervision of a physician.
Unless it is from a proven retailer, these unregulated supplements need to be consumed with a healthy dose of skepticism.
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