HCA Side Effects
Little information is available on HCA side effects, because only a few small studies have been done. Side effects that are known include stomach pain, headaches, and nausea. Signs of an allergic reaction are also possible, such as a rash, unexplained swelling, or difficulty breathing. If you experience any possible side effects of HCA, let your healthcare provider know so that treatment (if necessary) can be obtained.
Does HCA Cause Side Effects?As with any medication or supplement, side effects are possible with hydroxycitric acid (HCA). However, as with most supplements, very little information is available about HCA side effects, since large, adequately designed clinical studies have not been performed. Large studies are important in order to find any rare side effects, since small studies are not good at finding these.
- Intestinal or stomach pain or discomfort
It is important to understand that only a few side effects have been reported because only a few, relatively small studies have been done.
As with any other medication or supplement, be sure to watch for signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- Swelling of the mouth or throat
- Difficulty breathing.
In studies in rats, high doses of HCA caused testicular shrinkage and damage, although it is not known if this is also true for humans.