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The name is super weird, right? And you probably don't even know what this super weird named thing is.
I mean, I didn't until a month ago.
Before GC (that's what I'm going to nickname it from now on) becomes a weight loss supplement (which, trust me, I thought I would never use), it's actually a fruit. Huh. Cool.
There's a whole lot of research goin' on about GC--even Doctor Oz is in on it--but what you mainly need to know is that this...fruit...has what's called HCA in it (hydroxycitric acid). HCA promotes weight loss, increases serotonin levels, and may have other benefits as well.
So did I try this GC fruit pill thing?
Yeah I did. The first weight loss supplement I've ever tried with a name that reminds me of something I'd call a part of the brain in my college psychology class.
I was offered this particular GC product:
It is SUPREME (yay) meaning it actually has 1100mg per serving. That's impressive.
I like that it's made in the USA with no fillers and that it does have the highest HCA concentration.
So my thoughts after a little longer than a month?
Well, of course I was a little skeptical at first. I mean, I had never tried a weight loss supplement before, so I didn't know how it would work, and you hear so many cons... I just didn't think it would work for me.
There's also the fact that I have a chronic health condition. Would that set me back? Would the fact that me not being able to lose weight easily make this supplement useless to me? All those questions and skepticism were swept away when after the first week my energy was increasing! That amazed me because I do have fatigue. And if my energy was increasing, that meant I could start exercising more.
I made sure my doctor knew I was taking this and that it wouldn't interact with any of my meds. It may sound silly to some since it's just a weight loss supplement, but trust me, anything you put into your body can mess with whatever else you're putting into your body.
So I did start exercising more (about 3x a week), I made sure I was eating a balanced diet with lots of water, and tried to keep myself stress free for the time I was taking these pills. It's important to have a routine with GC. I took two pills about 30 minutes before eating with an 8oz glass of water twice a day, which is the maximum way to take the pills.
With that in mind, I did lose about 10 pounds! That's so impressive for me. I had no side effects at all. My energy levels increased, like I said, and my mood even became slightly elevated which is incredible.
I'm really glad I was able to test out my first weirdly named fruit weight loss supplement and I can't wait to see what happens in the coming months.
*I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review.
What are your experiences with weight loss supplements?