The idea of combining supplements to get killer results certainly isn’t a new one. In fact, it may be something you hear about often, especially with celebrities.
Usually how it works is celebs talk about using some kind of supplements that completely get rid of the fat and just packs on the muscle.
And the one we’ve been hearing about nonstop?
A combination of both Optimal Garcinia Cambogia and Absolutely coffee cleanse.
This one comes with some hefty promises, as well as some major, well-known names in the business. According to the authors and editors of GQ magazine, people like Reggie Bush, Lebron James, and Colin Kaepernick have been using this combination – and getting pretty amazing results from it.
Now we all may have witnessed the King himself dropping around 50 pounds recently – but is this actually from this combination?
So let’s see what this combination can provide, starting with breaking down each supplement.
Optimal Garcinia Cambogia Review
First, we will start with Optimal Garcinia Cambogia. If you recognize this name, it is probably because you’ve heard about it in the news. It has been covered from head to bottom in the media because of how great it is with weight loss. Its name kind of gives away what it is – it is a garcinia Cambogia supplement. Period.
And, citing a few different sources, the main ingredient that’s causing all the chaos is HCA, also known as Hydroxycitric acid. HCA comes from the rind of the fruit.
Taking a closer look, HCA is a relative of citric acid, and according to a few different studies in rats, it does an amazing job getting rid of fat. So while this is pretty impressive, there hasn’t been any studies in weight loss of humans, which is kind of where it matters.
If you take a look at the Optimal Garcinia Cambogia website, you will find it has the benefits listed:
Suppressed appetite. Yep, that is the only benefit you will find on their website. But if you take the words out of their website, it supposedly prevents fat from building up and instead, redirections it towards glycogen. This is important because it is an energy source that will help you burn even more fat.
Here’s what we don’t like about this idea: It isn’t about burning fat. What’s different about this one is the fact that you are essentially starving your body. That means you may get to the point where you body shuts down to help save itself.
And because of this, it will go for your muscles before it goes for the fat. And once all your muscle is gone, it then moves on to the fat. But first, like we said, you are going to lose your muscles.
But how exactly does this work?
HCA works to stop your appetite by increasing the serotonin in your brain. You may have heard about serotonin before, as it is that “happy” chemical you find in your brain. So to make it simple, the more serotonin you have, the happier you are going to feel.
And that’s where the term ‘emotional eating’ has come from. There have been quiet a few studies that show lower levels of serotonin are a cause of depression. Think about it – when you’re feeling down or low, you likely turn to food for comfort. And with that comes overeating.
Therefore, because HCA gives your serotonin a surge, you won’t find it necessary to overeat.
But when you take a look at the fat-blocking part of it, the whole idea behind it is that HCA can stop a certain enzyme that’s held accountable for changing carbs into fat.
So then that fat gets put aside to be used for later. And that means that because HCA cuts back on fat being created. And there are studies to back the fact that HCA not only blocks fat from being created but also cuts back on appetites, leading to one major thing: No weight loss.
Sounds too good to be true, right?
Well here’s the bad news – most of the studies were done on rats. So what happens in animal trials likely isn’t going to have the same results as human trials. There is no kind of solid evidence that the same thing happens in humans.
Absolutely Coffee Cleanse Review
On the flip side, let’s take a look at the Absolute Coffee Cleanse. Even though there was a ton of information on Optimal Garcinia Cambogia, the same can’t be said for Absolutely Coffee Cleanse.
We couldn’t find any list of the exact list of ingredients. All we could find was that this has completely natural ingredients that are considered “healthy.”
If you’re like us, you want to know what exactly is going into your body. And not being able to find a solid ingredient list is a little … uneasy. But if we had to put our fingers on one guess, we would guess green coffee bean. The only thing we are sure of is there are a lot of pictures of before and after with this product.
But are they actually real?
Who knows for sure. With no kind of ingredients list or complete list of what it contains, it’s a little hard to tell what’s for real and what isn’t.
So what do we get when we combine these two?
Well, according to GQ, there was a study on these two products. According to the study, a few dozen volunteers took this combo and the results were absolutely amazing. But here’s the problem with it – this study didn’t actually happen. And no celebrities took part in this.
The Free Trial Catch
Here’s where this duo gets people in – the free trials. For the first 14 days, it’s a free trial. After that, you will see you get a pretty hefty amount charged to your card. You will see about $95 added to your card. And that’s just for Optimal Garcinia Cambogia. The same happens with Absolute Coffee Cleanse. This continues to happen until you can finally get a hold of them to cancel.
There seems to be a lot of fishiness surrounding these products. It appears the combo is just a hazard of fantastic marketing. But the fact that there was never a study that showed fantastic results – yet GQ says there was – is fishy in itself. Combined with the fact that there have been no trials and no proven results in humans, we’re going to pass up on this one.
It seems like a way-too-expensive risk to take. We read several reviews about people had an impossible time trying to cancel these products. By the time they did, they were up to their ears in credit card bills.
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