Labdoor analyzed 6 of the best-selling G. cambogia herbal supplements in the United States, measuring levels of the key active ingredient, hydroxycitric acid (HCA), as well as heavy metal content (arsenic, cadmium, and lead).
Inaccurate label claims were a major trend in this category. Actual hydroxycitric acid (HCA) content ranged from -88.1% to +32.2% vs. the products stated label claims. Of the 6 products, 5 recorded more HCA than claimed. On average, a product measured 11.4% more HCA than originally claimed on their label.
All products in this report were screened by Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)-based techniques for the presence of heavy metals. Samples of each product passed all three heavy metals assays.