First let me say that no one pill will miraculously make you lose weight quickly. It is very unhealthy to do so. The recommended amount of weight loss per week is approximately 1 to 2 pounds. With that out of the way, let me continue on with my review. Salon911 supplied me with both Garcinia Cambogia as well as Raspberry ketone supplements. Let's look at each product separately.
Garcinia Cambogia is a very hot product right now. I took a trip into GNC to see if this product was popular or not, what it worked well with and just as a way to become more familiar with the product.
Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical fruit also known as Malibar Tamarind. The active ingredient that is used for weight loss is actually found in the fruit's rind. It has been known to lower insulin and cholesterol levels as well as raise the brain's serotonin levels. Please, please, please keep in mind that if you are taking Garcinia Cambogia along with insulin medication, your insulin levels could get dangerously low so before taking any medication, check with your doctor to make sure that it's ok. As for the cholesterol levels Garcinia Cambogia has been known to lower triglycerides and LDL (which are the bad cholesterol ) and raising your HDL (which is the good cholesterol). I have high cholesterol issues, so when I read that it could lower cholesterol, that was a determining factor in me choosing to review this particular product. I also chose to review it because it raises the serotonin levels in the brain which causes you to feel less hungry while helping to stabilize your mood. It is important to note that Garcinia Cambogia may interact badly with the following:
- Asthma and allergy medicications such as Accolate and Singulair
- Diabetes medicines, both pills and insulin
- Iron for Anemia
- Pain Medications
- Prescriptions for psychiatric conditions
- Medications that lower cholesterol
- And finally, Warfarin, a blood thinner.
I would just like to note that I am on 3 of those medications and I had no bad reactions with Garcinia Cambogia. In fact, I did feel a pick up in my mood once I started to take it regularly. Yes, I am one of those people who has a hard time trying to remember to take a pill. However, once I became consistent with it, I felt a big difference. I did lose about a pound during the first week and have lost about 2 pounds since then. I have been taking it for about 3 weeks now. It's a struggle for me to break my bad eating habits and even eating a lot of pasta's and breads I was able to lose a few pounds.
I took the Raspberry Ketones in conjunction with Garcinia Cambogia, also made by Summit Nutritions. As with the Garcinia Cambogia, Raspberry Ketones are also a sought after supplement. Raspberry Ketones, as you have probably guessed by now, come from a chemical found in raspberries. Raspberry Ketones are a fat burner and appetite suppressor. Straight out of the bottle, Raspberry Ketone capsules have a very pleasant raspberry aroma as well as taste. Raspberry Ketones are also thought to bring down the "bad" cholesterol as well as raise the "good" cholesterol. I can't find any interactions that Raspberry Ketones may have with any medications but again, it's always good to check with your doctor just to make sure. This supplement was one of the more pleasant to take. The moment I opened the bottle, there was the pleasant smell of raspberries. There was even a hint of raspberry when I set them on my tongue to swallow. I did receive a natural surge in energy and I felt as though my mood was elevated somewhat.. When looking for Raspberry Ketones or Garcinia Cambogia, this is what the bottle I had looked like:
Make sure when you are taking both the Garcinia Cambogia and Raspberry Ketones that you do so on a balanced diet. I would love to see you lose more weight than I did. From here on out, I plan to be more vigilant about eating healthy so that I can get the maximized effect from these supplements.
Both of the products I was given are sold by Salon911. They've been a great company to work with. Click here to check out their storefront on Amazon. I received my order very quickly and they checked with me to see if there was anything else they could do for me. They have wonderful customer service as well as a lot of great products.
I received both of these products at no cost to me in exchange for my honest review. Keeping my readers in mind, I will only post about products I both enjoy and that work for me.