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Herbs > Hoodia Gordonii

A cactus plant from South Africa that has the weight-loss crowd thrilled by providing a natural organic pill that kills the appetite and attacks obesity.

From the sandy expanses of the Kalahari Desert intrepid businessmen bring a cactus called Hoodia. This small prickly cactus grows to about 400cm tall and has been used for hundreds of years by the Kalahari bushmen to keep hunger at bay during long hunting trips and in times of drought.

South African scientists have discovered the plant contains a previously unknown molecule, which they have named P57. P57has an effect which is about 10,000 times as active as glucose and it's effect is to make anyone taking it feel as though they were full. Some users also say that it has a mild euphoric and aphrodisiac effect.

Hoodia Gordonii Cacti in South AfricaInitial research on rats and humans has proved successful although more extensive clinical tails have yet to be done, but Hoodia Gordonii is now being marketed by the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Corporation and Hoodia-based pills are now available which contain dried and processed hoodia powder or concentrates.

Weight loss experts are already excited over the avenues opened by this plant that curbs hunger. Is this the thing that could help millions of overweight people display bodies to die for? Maybe, just maybe, this is the magic pill we've all been waiting for to assist in keeping our bodies in shape.

BBC correspondent Tom Mangold went to the Kalahari and ate some Hoodia and confirmed these findings and you can read his report here.

People high and low, from Hollywood stars to high-powered entertainment staffers to the common man are all willing to overlook the lack of official studies and try out Hoodia. Many people have been fighting excess weight all their lives and are interested in anything that promises fast and effective weight loss.

One of the latest and most effective drugs launched on the weight loss market is the Pro Shape RX with Hoodia. This new pill may well prove to be a ray of hope for overweight people looking to improve their looks and health by shedding those extra pounds. If Hoodia is really the magic plant all overweight people are waiting for, then Pro Shape RX is one of the best choices around and when used in conjunction with a regular exercise program may be the key to perfecting your body image. Purchase Pro Shape RX

Hoodia has no known side effects but is recommended for adults only. Do not use if pregnant or breast feeding.
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The Hoodia extract Controversy
Can genuine Hoodia Gordonii come in an extract form? The simple answer to this question is no, no it can’t.

And the reason for this is simple, you see, when companies wield the term ‘Hoodia extract’, all they are actually offering you is a sample of the product they are claiming to sell. In most cases just 60%.

The other 40% on the other hand can be anything from the leaves or flower of the Hoodia Gordonii plant; parts from other Hoodia plants (there are in fact 13 types of Hoodia plant, but only Hoodia Gordonii can offer users appetite suppression) and even caffeine.

So whilst said companies may claim to sell you genuine 100% Hoodia Gordonii extract, you would be lucky to actually get 60% of the real plant. The core where the active ingredient P57 is found.

It is incredible what lengths companies will go to to cut corners in the production of this weight loss capsule.

So check the label carefully before you consider investing:
Apart from the core of the Hoodia Gordonii plant, the only other ingredients you should ever find on the packaging are gelatine, magnesium stearate and stearic acid.

Now we can see that you’re confused. You’re thinking - didn’t we just tell you that there should only be one ingredient in the capsule? Well this is not strictly true. Take the ones we have listed above. They are actually the ingredients used to build up the capsule itself.

They are okay to be there, as they do not affect the authenticity of the Hoodia Gordonii plant or its purity levels. Their only job is to make sure the powdered form of the plants core is more accessible for you to use.

Find anything else on the ingredient list or spot a quote that includes the phrase ‘extract’, and put it straight back. Don’t even look at it. All this information is actually telling you is that the product is not authentic and contains only 60% of real Hoodia Gordonii.

But the news surrounding this controversy gets worse:
According to research performed by Alkemist Pharmaceuticals, they found that over 80% of Hoodia Gordonii capsules are not authentic.

Now this not to say, that there are not genuine Hoodia Gordonii capsules out there who have got the backing, the clinical testing and the CITES certificate to prove their worth. It is just a question of looking around and making sure you check the ingredients label before you invest.

One example of a genuine hoodia product is UniqueHoodia:
In one compact package, customers can experience the satisfaction of knowing that they are receiving:
  • 100% pure, unaltered Hoodia – not the extract form, but powdered capsules
  • A 2,000 calorie reduction every day
  • 10,000 times the strength of appetite suppression, compared to glucose
  • Order your packet of UniqueHoodia today or Purchase Pro Shape RX

    Note: the sites linked on this page have been evaluated as honest and legitimate suppliers of hoodia products but there is no guarantee the product will work effectively. However all companies have a money back guarantee. Read more.. or see other Weight Loss Product Reviews



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