Diet Pills – How Is Hoodia Gordonii Related To Dieting?

Though Hoodia Gordonii looks very much like a ‘cactus’, it is actually a leafless succulent with cactus like spikes. Whenever the early African tribesmen traveled on long hunting expeditions, they used to consume the Hoodia Gordonii ‘cactus’ to help stave-off hunger on their prolong trips. As its natural ability to safely curb the appetite has become well known in the recent past. Hoodia Gordonii’s popularity has exploded. A certified pure Hoodia Gordonii diet pills are available now in the market.

The Fact Has Been Proven!

Although there are 20 types of Hoodia, only the Hoodia Gordonii variety is believed to contain the natural appetite suppressant. In recent times, it has been revealed that Hoodia Gordonii contains a very powerful molecule known as ‘P57’ that works as an appetite suppressant. The microscopic test shows the sample has no physical property to Hoodia Gordonii. This means that after eating Hoodia Gordonii as ‘appetite suppressant’ you can still eat your favorite foods. Now, this ‘cactus plant’ is being commercialized to the western society as Hoodia Gordonii appetite suppressant. Its ability in controlling appetite by eating the flesh from its stem is what makes Hoodia Gordonii so popular today. By diminishing appetite, curbing hankerings, and increasing energy, Hoodia Gordonii can be a useful supplement to any ‘fat-loss program’.

Hoodia Gordonii can hold back your appetite while boosting energy, helping you feel satisfied and full. It is the most effective way to control appetite, and is used when wishing to lose weight. If appetite suppression is a quality you desire in a weight loss supplement, Hoodia Gordonii is an excellent ingredient to look for.

The extract of the plant Hoodia Gordonii is emerging as the greatest weight-reducing diet pill with no known side effects. Hoodia Gordonii diet pill also has a natural feel-good quality. All studies performed to date show no ill effects among subjects supplementing their diet with Hoodia Product.

A Research Institute, CSIR, started a study on Pure Hoodia Gordonii, a succulent growing wild in the ‘Kalahari Desert’. This plant has a status amongst the ‘San tribe’ as a ‘hunger suppressant’. They use to chew up this plant during their long hunting- expeditions to prevent appetite. CSIR isolated the active molecule, named it ‘P57’ and patented it in 1997. They sold the rights to a British company, ‘Phytopharm’, in 1998 to market the product.

In a blend test, performed by ‘Phytopharm’, “400 mg per day” of Hoodia Gordonii powder, for 15 days, reduced the calorie intake by 1,000 calorie compared to the control group. Pills, Capsules, diet gum and tincture all followed. To avoid patent violation, many companies claim that their product is a food supplement, an aid for weight loss.

‘Phytopharm’ teamed with Pfizer of USA, a pharmaceutical MNC, to produce ‘P57’ synthetically and market the Hoodia Gordonii product. One of the companies marketing the Hoodia capsule is ‘Pure Hoodia’, with a registered trademark. They claim that each capsule contains ‘400 mg of Pure Hoodia Gordonii’, imported legally from South Africa, grown in privately owned farms. The recommended dose is 1-2 capsules an hour before each meal. They make claim that it is not a drug, and can be undoubtedly used for weight loss. An ‘independent consumer guidance’ came out with the truth that Pure Hoodia capsules do not have 400mg of powder, as claimed by the company, but less than that.

In view of the facts that it takes 5-7 years for a Hoodia Gordoni plant to mature, there is a limited amount of wild Hoodia in the ‘Kalahari Desert’ and the trade in Hoodia is restricted by ‘CITES’, the guiding factor in Hoodia purchases should be ‘consumer beware.’ After all there is always the possibility that with so many people in the Western world taking so many over the counter and prescription drugs, Hoodia may end up interacting negatively with some of these in the body and we just don’t know it yet.

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