Our 2nd choice for a Garcinia Cambogia supplement is Nutrition Inferno’s Garcinia Cambogia. Like Thrive Naturals, Nutrition Inferno does not use fillers, binders or other synthetic ingredients. However, their Gelatin capsules and addition of Chromium left us wondering if it really was the right choice for additions.
Is Nutrition Inferno’s Garcinia Cambogia Effective?
Nutrition Inferno contains the correct ingredients, and we were pleased to see that it includes 60% HCA. However, they included chromium, an inexpensive additive ingredient, to possibly attempt compensate for the lower dosage per capsule of the key component, and more costly ingredient, Garcinia Cambogia.
Our area of deeper concern is that Nutrition Inferno’s supplement only contains 1000mg of Garcinia Cambogia. The reality is that you would need to take 33%+ more to get the recommended dosage. Unfortunately, this increases the cost to the consumer in order to gain the maximum effectiveness of the product.
Our other major concern and one that often gets overlooked, is their usage of gelatin capsules instead of vegetarian capsules, making it in appropriate choice for vegetarians and possibly those with bovine allergies. Being a more health conscience and aware society today, we strongly recommend that when our readers have a choice, they select a vegetarian capsule.
While we awarded points to Nutrition Inferno for abstaining from the use of fillers, binders and other synthetic ingredients, we were concerned with their addition of chromium to make up for the lower dosage of Garcinia Cambogia. We always highly recommend taking a closer look at nutrition labels to better understand the cost cutting strategies of some marketers.
Is Nutrition Inferno’s Garcinia Cambogia Safe?
Similar to Thrive Naturals, our #1 pick for Garcinia Cambogia, Nutrition Inferno’s product should be completely safe for you to take. We have no reason to believe it will interfere with other medications and isn’t known to affect existing conditions.
If you may be allergic to gelatin, or if you are unsure about any other interactions you may have with this product, you should first consult your physician.
How much will it cost me?
Initially, we felt that Nutrition Inferno was priced well. However, what we can’t forget is that their supplement only has a 1000mg daily dosage. In order to get the 1500mg dosage found in our #1 pick Thrive Naturals, you would need to nearly double their dosage. When you boil it down, you end up paying more than average for a proper one-month supply of Garcinia Cambogia.
Though not the best value, it is better than most of the other products we evaluated.
Summary of Nutrition Inferno’s Garcinia Cambogia
When you look at the overall picture, we like Nutrition Inferno’s Garcinia Cambogia, but we felt there were areas needing improvement. The ingredient makeup of the product contains a quality HCA, and we found most of their ingredients acceptable. However, their product had far less HCA when compared to our #1 pick Thrive Naturals which contains 95% HCA. Their price seemed appropriate and they did not appear to have any notable customer complaints. We felt comfortable awarding them our #2 pick for Garcinia Cambogia.
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