Super Citrimax is a registered trademark ingredient that is found in a considerable number of nonprescription weight loss products. While many people and websites assume that it is made out of another common diet pill ingredient, citrus aurantium (bitter orange), this is not at all the case. Instead, this substance is actually made of garcinia cambogia, which is a completely different fruit.
In fact, the official website for this product calls Super Citrimax “the original garcinia cambogia”, though it does not provide any evidence that would suggest that it was either the first one to use the substance as an ingredient for weight loss pills, or that it was the first one to do it better than anyone else.
The claim that the official webpage for this product makes is that it will help to shrink the appetite, to inhibit the production of body fat, to boost fat burning, to raise serotonin levels, and to decrease emotional eating. While all of those benefits do sound highly attractive, the primary issue with them is that there has never been a large, conclusive study that has suggested that using a supplement containing that ingredient would actually produce those results.
The reason that this diet pill ingredient – and most others based on garcinia cambogia – has become popular is because of what is called the “Dr. Oz Effect”. This is actually a phenomenon that has a name and that can be measured in the market. Despite the fact that it does not have adequate scientific study, Dr. Oz spoke about this ingredient on his popular daytime television show, praising it for its weight loss enhancing properties.
His influence over this industry is such that it caused millions of products containing the ingredient to be nearly instantly sold. The problem is that just because he has recommended it, it doesn’t mean that it will actually do anything, nor has it been proven to be safe.
Without proper study, it is unknown whether it works, how much is required to make it work, if side effects could occur, if it can interact with other supplements, drugs, or medical conditions, or how much could poison a person, for example, Dr. Oz found himself in the hot seat as a result of the claims that he had been making, when he faced a federal Senate Committee. Regardless, products based on garcinia cambogia and Super Citrimax continue to sell.