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Garcinia can affect your liver and also slightly increases the bleeding risk. Rarely, garcinia can cause lactic acidosis --which is excessive acid in the body affecting the heart.
But these side effects are not commonly observed at usual dosage.
The efficacy of garcinia is not really proven to cause significant weight loss.
However, individual experiences vary.
Still, you should not expect significant weight loss.
Usually the strict low calorie diet and exercises advised with the garcinia supplements do the trick of losing weight.
Hence, you can give it a try but do not expect any 'miracle'.