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Garcinia Cambogia supplements have flooded the weight loss and health care markets with their dramatic weight-loss abilities. Everyone who’s ever wanted help losing weight is asking "Where can I buy Garcinia Cambogia from?" But with so many options now to choose from it can be confusing to decide where to buy your Garcinia Cambogia extract and what to look for in your own Garcinia Cambogia pills. Here is everything you need to know about starting your Garcinia Cambogia diet plan and where to get the best supplements.

Garcinia PILLS? Powders? Liquids? Bars??

Garcinia Cambogia supplements can be found in a wide range of forms, such as:

  • Garcinia Cambogia diet pills
  • Garcinia Cambogia diet powders
  • Garcinia diet capsules
  • Garcinia Cambogia diet liquids

Recently some health companies have even begun to sell Garcinia Cambogia snack bars. However, we have found that the bars usually contain a low concentration of Garcinia Cambogia and HCA, and are usually high in sugars, so you don't tend to get the full weight loss impact by using these types of products.

In general, all of the various Garcinia fruit supplements, whether in pill or powder form, work in the same way to burn off fat and prevent new fat cells from forming. At the same time, there are definitely certain things to look for.


Among our group, we've tried basically every brand and form of Garcinia Cambogia out there, and we've narrowed down some of the key elements of the products we like best. Here are the most important things to look for:

  1. HCA Concentration. HCA (Hydroxycitric acid) is the key weight loss ingredient, so this one's important. You want to look for a supplement with a true HCA concentration of minimum 50%, ideally 55%. You'll rarely find a supplement with a 60% HCA concentration (that would deliver the maximum effect), but if you do, grab it. Make sure to read the product labels. The most reputable sellers will share the label with you before you purchase.
  2. Pills per Dosage. You want to aim for at least 800MG, but ideally 1,000MG per serving. Be careful, as some sellers will say they offer "1,000MG per serving" but then you'll find out you need 4 to 6 pills to get the 1,000MG dosage! That many pills is both uncomfortable to take, and will mean you run out of pills 2 to 3 time faster than you should. The best brands will have more concentrated capsules, so that each dosage only required 2 or 3 pills.
  3. Pills per Bottle. Most bottles of Garcinia Cambogia extract will contain 40 (on the low side) to 60 (on the generous side) pills. But remember what we mentioned about dosage per pill. Having a larger number of pills per bottle is meaningless if the dosage requires taking 4 to 6 every time!
  4. Supplement Facts. As we suggested above, in an ideal scenario, you'd be able to review the product label BEFORE purchasing your Garcinia Cambogia pills. Pro tip: when you are on the product page, click Control+F (on PC) or Command+F (on Mac) to launch the "find" feature in your browser. Type "label" to see if there are any links to the product label. If so, click it and review the label. :)
  5. Simple Ingredients. If you're able to find the product label, take a look at the ingredients. Besides the HCA itself, what you'd expect to find is Amino Acid Chelate, Calcium Carbonate, and Potassium Chloride which are mainly associated with the capsules themselves. Be wary of ingredient lists that are much longer than that.
  6. Bonus: Locally Produced. This isn't a strict requirement, but depending on where you live, you may be able to find Garcinia Cambogia supplement pills that are made in your region. We don't really think this is a matter of "freshness" as these pills won't "go bad" anytime soon (especially if produced nearby). However, as South Africans, it's sort of a personal preference of ours to buy locally when we can.

To sum it all up, you want a supplement with a decent HCA concentration, while not requiring many pills per dose, having a generous amount of pills per bottle! You also (ideally) want an available product label, so you can check the ingredients. All of that, and being produced locally (not a requirement, just a preference) completes our "wish list" for the best possible Garcinia Cambogia product


We have good news, and bad news. The bad news is that, being so picky, the vast majority of Garcinia Cambogia supplements have disappointed us, and don't recommend them. We don't envy the person who wishes to start their weight loss journey and attempts to do all of this research on their own.

The good news is that there is one product we've found, that we've been using, and which we believe meets most / all of the wishlist items above. Here's our review:


The website is called "raw garcinia supplements" (, and here is what the product looks like.

At first glance the product page looks like some of the other ones we've seen around the web. But looking closer, we started to notice the variances. This product has some key differences in terms of the factors we wrote about about above. We examined them one-by-one so that you don't have to. We've added a star (🌟) next to the most important things. Here's what we found:

#1 Raw Garcinia Supplements uses a true 60% (🌟) HCA concentration

We say "true" because we've verified this. We've come across products in the past that have claimed a high concentration, but many times, these are false claims. For example, you might receive the product, and see that the label actually says "40%." But we've found that this product has what it claims to have on the website.

#2. 1,000MG per dose in just 2 pills (🌟)

These pills definitely pack more of a punch than other products. As we noted above, fewer pills per dose mean it's easier to consume (you're not trying to swallow 4 to 6 pills every few hours), and a single bottle will last you longer. For example, if you get 50 pills per bottle but have to take 5 pills per dose, the bottle would only last 10 doses. If you only have to take 2 pills at a time, that's 25 doses, and the bottle lasts you more than twice as long.

#3 A very generous 60 pills per bottle (🌟)

We missed this when we were considering the Raw Garcinia Supplements product, and were expecting 40 to 50 pills per bottle, which would have been a reasonable 20 to 25 doses per bottle. Needless to say, we were pleasantly surprised to receive a hefty 5-bottle package with no fewer than 60 pills - meaning a full 30 doses - per bottle.

So what's the difference?

With most other Garcinia Cambogia supplements, we've found that the makers tried to cut corners by skimping on the HCA concentration (i.e. using inferior ingredients), leading to weaker pills (and making you use up your pills more quickly), or by placing fewer pills into each bottle (did they think we wouldn't notice?).

With Raw Garcinia Supplements, these first 3 important factors were pretty surprising to us, and must have made this product more expensive to produce. We'd therefore expect this to be the most expensive product on the market (by far). But we were surprised again that Raw Garcinia Supplements doesn't charge more than most for all of the added benefits. More on the pricing below.

#4 The supplement facts are available before you buy.

This is something we really appreciate, and which allowed us to review each important factor before buying. In fact, we borrowed the product label image from and included it below (tee hee). We're sure they won't mind... We found this by using the "find" tip that we told you about in point 4 above.

#5 Raw Garcinia Supplements uses a few simple ingredients.

The Raw Garcinia Product includes (in order) calcium carbonate, chromium amino acid chelate, potassium chloride, vegetable gelatine, and magnesium stearate (for the capsules).

That's it. You often find things like "fillers" and "binders" in many of the lower quality, generic (and often very cheap) products. 

We grabbed a screenshot to you can see the fill list of ingredients for yourself.

#6 Raw Garcinia Supplements  is made in South Africa (🌟)

We don't know if this means you'll get a fresher product, but's it's highly likely since they are producing in SA and shipping locally. Plus we definitely prefer to buy from local businesses, especially when there are so many Garcinia Cambogia extracts coming from who-knows-where around the world. So, we're only noting this as a bonus to people who are purchasing in South Africa.

Here is the complete product label.

Each of the facts above don't make a big difference on their own, and it's not hard to find other products with 1 or 2 of these qualities. But combined, this makes a really big difference in both the impact of the product, and in our general happiness and trust of the Raw Garcinia Supplements product, which is why it's the only product we've continued to use.

How much does The Raw Garcinia Supplements product cost?

When we purchased it, a single bottle on ranged from R845 to R599 (with free shipping), depending on how many you buy. They had a 2-bottle package, which brought the price per bottle down 17% to R699, and a 3-bottle package which brought the price per bottle down 29% to R599.

How does that compare to other products?

It depends. If you're looking for the cheapest Garcinia Cambogia extract, you can find ones that are a little cheaper, but we call those "artificially cheap." The cheapest products get their own costs way down by using inferior, impure ingredients. Or, they may have re-purchased the pills in bulk from another older producer that went out of business, meaning no one really knows what's in them, or when/ where they were originally produced. As they say, "cheap is expensive."

From what we've found, legitimate Garcinia Cambogia products range from R1100 to R550, so R845 to R599 per bottle is pretty middle-of-the-range, leaning towards the less expensive side.



[As of March 1, 2017: This is still happening]

We noticed in December 2016, when we went to reorder the product, that something very unusual was happening to the pricing on It looked like the 1, 2, and 3-bottle packages are still available at the same prices, BUT they are adding in FREE bottles for the 2 and 3-bottle options.

It's kind of hard to explain, but here's what that does to the cost per bottle:

This is a bit weird (not that we're complaining!), as we were used to paying for the 3-bottle package, and getting 3 bottles. But now we're paying for the 3-bottle package - and getting the lower cost-per-bottle - but then also getting 2 additional bottles for free! We're honestly not sure if this is intended or not. We thought this might be a one-time holiday promotion that would end with the holidays, but it's still there. Since we're not sure how long this pricing is going to last, we're checking every so often, and posting here if this weird price is still live on (see the red update above).

We can't guarantee that price is still available

Apologies in advance if the "extra low" pricing isn't available when you read this. We have no way to know when it will revert. But even at the normal number of bottles, this is still the best Garcinia Cambogia supplement available. You can check for yourself (if you see 3 bottles for R1,398 and 5 bottles for R1,797 then the still have the discount running).

What about other products?

We're big into weight loss and we're always on the lookout for new supplements that meet our needs, but at this point we're pretty picky. When we find other products we feel are comparable (in terms of weight loss impact, and value), we'll make sure to post them. For now, we're extremely happy with the product. If their Garcinia Cambogia supplement pills are an indicator of what these guys can do, we kind of hope they'll create some new line of weight loss product. When they do, we'll be first in line.