Hoodia: loose weight easily.

You must seen Hoodia gordonii ads in mass media. Now it’s one of the most popular products in the weight loss industry. Hoodia claims to curb your appetite by making you feel full. Hoodia has a compound (found by scientists) P57 that mimics glucose effect on the nerve cells in the brain. This element reduces the appetite.

Hoodia gordonii is a cactus-like plant found in the Kalahari Desert. The San Bushmen living there have used Hoodia for thousands of years in order to reduce hunger during hunting trips. It has been reported that they can suppress their appetites for 24 hours by chewing on hoodia.

In 2004 the media began to delve into hoodia. The whole story started when CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl went to the Kalahari Desert to find an authentic version of this plant. According to the story, Stahl reports that She had no after effects, no funny taste, no queasy stomach, and no racing heart. She also wasn’t hungry all day. And, she had no desire to eat or drink the whole day.

Phytopharm’s website (Phytopharm is the developer of the hoodia product) states, that in 2001 they completed a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in overweight. The large doses of Hoodia extract caused a significant reduction in the average daily calorie intake. In addition, a statistically significant reduction in body fat was also observed.

The authenticity of Hoodia – is the most serious problem today. Since hoodia is very rare, the Kalahari Desert is the only place where Hoodia Gordonii grows. Sellers use sneaky ways to trick customers into thinking that they actually get hoodia right there. Only a CITES certificate ensures that Hoodia is authentic. There is opinion that 80% of hoodia sold is counterfeit. Buy Hoodia only from trusted soures!