Effect of hydroxycitrate on urine chemistry

Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to see how hydroxycitrate (HCA) supplementation affects urine chemistry and compare the differences in the changes in urine chemistry in people with kidney stones to people without kidney stones. HCA is a compound extracted from the fruit, Garcinia Cambogia. HCA supplements are available over the counter and are primarily promoted as a weight loss supplement. Kidney stones are primarily composed of calcium-based compounds including calcium oxalate crystals. There has been recent evidence that HCA is a potent inhibitor of calcium oxalate crystal growth, which can lead to the reduction of these crystals.


Clinical Study Identifier: s17-00147
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03348228
Principal Investigator: David S. Goldfarb
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