How to Buy Organic Garcinia Cambogia

By Kelsey Erin Shipman

Garcinia cambogia is a small, sweet, pumpkin-like fruit native to South Asia and India. It is known for its high concentration of hydroxycitric acid and is believed to be an appetite suppressant. It has also been used in cooking to make foods more satisfying to the appetite and activate digestion. Traditionally, Garcinia cambogia has been used to treat catarrhal inflammations of the throat, nose, urinary tract, and reproductive organs.

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Step 1

Order online. Several online providers offer organic Garcinia cambogia at discount rates for orders over five pounds. Many companies offer free shipping, bulk discounts, and periodic specials when their herbal products are purchased online.

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Step 2

Buy in bulk. Many organic suppliers of Garcinia cambogia do not have store fronts but supply only through mail or Internet orders. Buying in bulk will allow you to keep a supply on hand for weeks or even months at a time. Liberty Natural Products sells Garcinia cambogia at wholesale prices through their website.

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Step 3

Visit your local health food store. Local stores (or even national chains such as Whole Foods) often carry organic Garcinia cambogia in a variety of forms. Ask the sales clerk for exclusively organic products.

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Step 4

Shop at a local Indian market. Local Asian markets often carry this herb in powder or extract form and charge a fraction of the price of fancy health food stores. Be sure to ask the owner if the herb is organic if it is not labeled.