Ah, weight loss. Each summer, men and women rush to the gym and health food store, eager to shed those stubborn pounds—to have the perfect beach body. While exercise and eating healthy should be an important part of many fitness regimen, it doesn’t hurt to have a little help.
Enter Garcinia Cambogia (GC).
Garcinia Cambogia is a plant whose extract, it is argued, has the ability not only to block fat from developing, but to also function as an appetite suppressant, tackling weight loss from both sides, making it an ideal product endorsed by celebrities and doctors alike. Most recommend looking for products with both the plant’s extract and hydroxycitric acid. While there are numerous fraudulent trial offers for this product, we have identified some genuine trial offers below.
Garcinia Select offers all new customers a trial offer, ready to ship in 24 hours. This particular product is proudly manufactured in the United States, and is based out of Los Angeles. Select’s trial offer allows customers to purchase three bottles of product to get three free, resulting in an impressive 50% discount on all bottles and totaling $120.00 before tax.
If this seems to drastic an up-front investment, prospective users may purchase two bottles to get one free, resulting in a 34% discount. If the product does not work out, never fear; the company boasts a money-back guarantee of any unopened, unused product for 90 days.
Select’s supplement contains no additives or preservatives, and comes in bottles of 90 capsules. Each bottle is intended to last 30 days, necessitating three doses per day. This item is not available anywhere in stores, and must be ordered online. Special offers aside, Garcinia Select costs $40 per bottle, or approximately $.45 per capsule. If special offers are taken advantage of, capsules become $.30 and $.22, respectively.
The company offers free standard shipping, or $7 expedited shipping. While some customers were able to see quick, drastic results, many were unable to see a significant change. Those that were pleased with this product used it in conjunction with a change in diet and a consistent exercise regimen.
Get Natural Garcinia
Get Natural Garcinia’s trial offer is similar to Select’s, in that it offers potential customers the opportunity to purchase in bulk for a discounted price per bottle. Get Natural offer is either $148 for 5 bottles (buy 3, get 2 free), or buy 2 get 1 free for a total of $98. At full price, a bottle of Get Natural’s product is $48, or $.80 per capsule. Get Natural offers a 60-day money back guarantee (for both opened and unopened bottles) if customers are not pleased with the product—reportedly due to the confidence they have in the product’s effectiveness, though customers are responsible for return shipping fees.
While some users report no significant difference in weight loss, the overwhelming majority recommend the use of Get Natural’s product. Users were quick to caution prospective buyers against expecting the supplement to perform miracles; however, most saw a greater amount of weight loss when using this product alongside a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise routine. Many users displeased with the product failed to use in conjunction with lifestyle changes and were therefore unchanged by the supplement’s use.
Slimera is a Garcinia supplement company both based and manufactured in the United States. It, too, provides new users with a trial offer: pay only $4.95 for shipping to receive a free bottle of garcinia cambogia. Because the product is free, prospective customers feel a greater sense of freedom trying the product and feel less stress regarding seeing immediate results. A 30-day supply consists of 60 capsules, making each capsule only $.08. Because the product is free, Slimera does not offer a money back guarantee.
Slimera’s contribution to the GC market is typically highly rated, as it is made up of high-quality ingredients, including pure garcinia—which is 60% HCA. Additional ingredients include calcium and potassium, which are added to aid in digestion and assimilation. As with Get Natural, current users cautioned prospective users against expecting fat to disappear overnight; with consistent use, a change in diet, and regular exercise, most users saw a significant leap in metabolic rates.
Ultra’s GC supplement is comprised of high-quality ingredients, including 100% pure GC extract. The capsules are vegetarian, and certified by the FDA. Each bottle contains a 30-day supply (60 capsules). Ultra is currently offering new customers a free 14-day trial, requiring an initial fee to be paid ($4.74), followed by the full price of the bottle at the end of the trial (~$90). After 14 days have passed, new customers will automatically be enrolled in Ultra’s shipping plan, and will be charged approximately $90 per month for this service. If the product is not to your liking, however, membership may be canceled before the 14 days have expired. Because customers are initially only required to pay $4.74, each capsule in the trial is only $.07.
Experiences with this product seemed to be split down the middle; some users rave about its effectiveness, while others were unable to see a real difference in their metabolism and weight loss. Individuals who saw the greatest success used this product for several months, and implemented both a restriction in diet and an exercise plan. Individuals who saw the least results (or not results at all) typically only implemented one of these regimens, rather than both. Those who were displeased did not report any side effects, but were simply unhappy with the product’s lackluster performance.
Pure Garcinia Cambogia Plus
Pure GC Plus supplements are made in the United States and claim superior ingredients. Like Ultra’s business model, Pure Plus offers new customers a free trial bottle, provided that they pay $4.95 for shipping. With 90 capsules in each bottle, this amounts to approximately $.06 per capsule. Because it is free, Pure Plus does not offer a money-back guarantee. Like Ultra, customers who take advantage of the sample bottle will automatically be enrolled in a monthly shipment. To avoid this charge, new buyers must cancel within 12 days of purchase. Failing to do so will result in a monthly charge of $89.99.
Users are generally pleased with this product, citing it as an extremely effective method of losing weight (when used alongside a healthy diet and steady exercise regimen). Users were also pleased to find that this particular brand of GC did not have any side effects, such as upset stomach or headaches; instead, most found that this supplement integrated with their diets seamlessly. Individuals who expressed displeasure with the product typically did so in response to the failure to lose weight after a 30 day trial, suggesting that for most, the supplement takes some time (6-8 weeks) to deliver visible results.
Which Should I Choose?
While all of these products are comparable, the trials and offers are not; some are simply offering discounted bottles, while others are offering a free trial to test out the product’s effectiveness. When choosing which is right for you, ask these questions:
- Do I have experience with this supplement?
- Am I willing/able to make an up-front investment?
- Am I looking for a short-term or long-term solution?
If you are seeking a short-term solution, a single-bottle trial is likely to serve you best. If a long-term solution is what you seek, consider accepting the offer of discounted bottles, or maintain your enrollment in Ultra or Pure Plus’ monthly program. If you have never used the product before, consider first accepting a free trial, then moving to the deeply-discounted bottles. If you have an existing condition like diabetes, seek the advice of a physician before consuming this supplement.