Garcinia Cambogia Cause Headaches?

Does Garcinia Cambogia Cause Headaches?

There is a great deal of discussion about Garcinia Cambogia these days.While the fruit extract is being promoted as a weight loss wonder, it isn’t immune from side effects.

Made from the fruit of a tree in tropical South East Asia, Garcinia Cambogia is known as an active source of energy, which also helps in activating digestion. In South Asia, the fruit extracts have long been used as purgatives, which are effective in ameliorating biliary tracts and treating intestinal parasites and dysentery. Not only this, it is also used for treating pectoral angina. However, a few users have complained of developing headaches as a side effect.

So does Garcinia Cambogia cause headaches?

More than 15 clinical studies have been conducted to find a connection between Garcinia Combogia and headaches, with over 900 participants.

Garcinia cause headaches?However, the studies couldn’t establish a clear link between the two.

Natural Products Database does not cause headaches as a primary “adverse reaction” to Garcinia. This does not rule out that Garcinia extract does not cause any side effects.

The reality is that the fruit extract might cause a mild headache in some users, depending on other health conditions afflicting them.

Does Garcinia Cambogia Cause Headaches in Everyone?

Not at all. When you consider the thousands of reviews for the Naturewise product it is appearent that even mild side effects are are in the minority.

Ensure that you do not take Garcinia prior to sleeping as there is a risk that it can mess up with your sleep cycle, disturbing sleep and making you feel restless, jittery, and tired. Garcinia Cambogia Cause Headaches?







As a result, you might suffer from frequent headaches. It all depends on the amount of caffeine in the complex, which is greater than that in coffee in some brands.
• Moreover, some of the reported incidences have been primarily due to the differences in ingredients. Some brands use less of hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and more of fillers, binders, and additives, which directly or indirectly induce headaches.

For more information regarding Garcinia Cambogia and its potential side effects please refer to our home page for more specific information.

When it comes to choosing Garcinia Cambogia extracts, always select the best quality.

• Besides, if you are pregnant, diabetic, taking a statin drug, affected with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you should avoid the use of Garcinia extract to prevent any side effects, including headache or nausea.
Since Garcinia Cambogia has been dubbed as a weight loss holy grail by Dr. Oz and has numerous other benefits, it is safe to use. However, it is important that you take a safe, recommended dosage, which is 500 – 1000 mg thrice every day, that too, 30 minutes before meals. Raising the dosage on your own might expose you to a variety of risks, depending on your body size.

So what is the answer to the question: Does Garcinia Cambogia cause headaches?

Well, headaches can be the result of many reasons. You might experience frequent headaches due to some stress and dietary factors. Identifying these causes can certainly help you prevent bouts of headaches.
Bottom Line
HCA is known to raise serotonin level in the body, which could be of a great benefit to you. Taking the prescribed daily dosage of the Garcinia extract will not expose you to any of the adverse events, and you can enjoy the benefits of the fruit, without worrying about side effects. Whilst Garcinia or indeed any supplement or food for that matter cannot be directly related to be the cause of headaches. If pain persists it is recommended to consult with your health practitioner.

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In some cases some users have reported headaches. We would certainly reccomend discontinue use if any negative ailments are experienced.
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9 Responses to Garcinia Cambogia Cause Headaches?

  1. Kendra January 6, 2015 at 7:32 am #

    Awesome article! Thank you for pointing out the many different ailments that Garcinia Cambogia has been used in the treatment of! I was not aware of a couple of the ones you listed, like pectoral angina. How amazing. I have just started taking a GC supplement today and have been researching about it as much as possible. I wanted to make a note that I’ve actually read that GC *might* *help* with migraine, among other things like insomnia. I do agree with what you said — that side effects like headaches can be very dependent upon the person, and other ingredients besides the active ones in the supplement.

    Thanks for the great information! 🙂

  2. Candice November 8, 2016 at 6:03 pm #

    Yes, it does cause headaches. I don’t always remember to take my Garcinia, but when I do, I ALWAYS end up with a headache! Not a bad one, but a dull, foggy one. I am in excellent health and exercise regularly. Do not usually get headaches because I stay hydrated.

    • Jamie September 24, 2017 at 10:29 pm #

      Same for me. Glad I’m not the only one! I don’t drink any caffeine, I only drink water and milk

  3. Lauren Anno January 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

    I tried GC for the first time and woke up the next morning with the headache from hell. I didn’t take GC for a few days, then tried it again. Sure enough, I got another horrendous headache. I’m sure it doesn’t cause this side effect in everyone, but it does cause this in me. No more Garcinia for this girl.

    • Shelley March 16, 2017 at 4:49 am #

      Yes I’m on my second day and both yesterday and today I have a horrible headache 😫

  4. Loie February 9, 2017 at 11:07 pm #

    I have read a couple of articles that state Garcina Cambogia has tyramines, which for people like me are a migraine trigger, which would also explain why my headaches after using it were extreme to say the least.

  5. bubbles April 23, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

    I recently started this product for hormonal weight gain, and YES, it gives you a headache. The “type” of headache I get only comes on after taking the Garcinia, it usually goes away after some headache medicine, however, with that said, I am desperate to loose a few pounds so I will finish the bottle and see what the results are.

    • admin September 20, 2017 at 12:40 am #

      Hi Bubbles,
      Please discontinue use if you experience any medical issues.
      Garcinia will function as an appetite suppressant if you continue with the same caloric intake and do not increase activity its benefits will be only minor

  6. Ashley September 21, 2017 at 12:01 am #

    I agree with Candice 100%. I don’t take it much, but whenever I do, I develop a horrible headache!

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