Hi Zoeh! I used to take HCA, but it was in a gel form (yum!) rather than a tablet. I can say that it definitely helps with the hunger side of things. I took it say an hour before my lunch, ate only a tiny lunch, and was not hungry again until say 4-5pm. Apon saying that, when the hunger returned, boy did it return with a vengance! I found if I took another one before dinner, that helped me somewhat at night, but if I didn't then I just wouldn't stop eating until bed time
I came to the conclusion that, because I eat for reasons other than physical hunger, that hunger suppressants weren't really the go for me.
If you are someone that only eats because they are hungry, then HCA is a great help, because it also has other properties such as increasing seratonin in the brain, which elevates your mood, making you less likely to overindulge. It also interferes with the chemical reactions in the body that cause you to store fat... I did know all this, but my mind just blanked out (it's that time of the day
It has no caffeine in it as well, which has to be a good thing
The HCA that I took was a patent-pending form of HCA called Super Citrimax. It's still the same chemical, just slightly altered so it's more readily used in the body. The Blackmores HCA should have similar properties I would imagine
I did a bit of research on this a while back so I can dig up some resources if need be lol.