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Info on garcinia cambogia extract

 
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Info on garcinia cambogia extract

Im interested in taking Garcinia cambogia extract to lose some weight. However I take 800mg of Motrin at least 2x a day for chronic pain. - Can I still take the Garcinia cambogia with no side effects?
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It is difficult to know this answer as extracts are considered food additive and not medicine so they are not tested for interactions.

However, 800mg of motrin twice daily is a very high dose and may lead to kidney damage (as this is due to your total lifetime dose of NSAIDS) and stomach ulcers. You may want to talk to your doctor about alternatives to motrin so you can at least reduce the dose.

Best recommendations for weight loss are based on ideal calorie intake, low carbohydrate mix in your diet and a high protein intake. Couple this with regular exercise and most people should be able to lose weight.

Good luck!
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