Hoodia is comparable to a cactus, and generally grows in the ari regions of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola. In the past decade, hoodia and its properties, have been heavily promoted for its weight loss properties and has become immensely popular.

Although the demand for diet pills has always been present, after the ban on the herb ephedra however, the current market has particularly been ripe for the next new diet pill.A lot of the plant’s popularity is derived from claims that the San Bushmen of the Kalahari desert relied on hoodia for thousands of years to ward off hunger and thirst during long hunting trips. They were said to have cut off the stem and eat the bitter-tasting plant. Hoodia gordonii grows in clumps of green upright stems.

There are currently around 13 types of hoodia, and the only active ingredient identified so far is a steroidal glycoside that has been called “p57”. Currently, only hoodia gordonii is thought to contain p57, which works as an appetite suppressant. Whenever taking Hoodia Diet Tablets before a meal, even a small meal leaves you with a feeling of getting more satisfied, which encourages you to eat smaller meals. Taking Hoodia Diet Tablets when you are hungry suppresses the feeling of hunger and so makes you less likely to snack between meals due to hunger.

In one study published in the September 2004 issue of Brain Research, it discovered found that injections of p57 into rat brains resulted in an altered level of ATP, an energy molecule that may affect hunger. The rats receiving the P57 injections also ate less than rats that received placebo injections. However, this was an animal study and injections in the brain are different from oral consumption, so it cannot be used to show that oral hoodia can suppress appetite in humans. Its original manufacturer, Phytopharm, cited a clinical trial involving 18 human volunteers that found hoodia consumption reduced food intake by about 1000 calories per day as compared to a placebo group.

Currently, Hoodia Gordonii diet pills or tablets sold contain extracts of Hoodia Cactus. The mature Hoodia plant can reach almost 6 feet in height and they are extremely difficult to cultivate. Hoodia gordonii is purely natural. It is not a drug, and has no stimulant properties. At present, there are no known side effects with Hoodia Gordonii, since it contains no Ephedra or Caffeine or any other stimulants.

There are a lot of species of hoodia, but the Gordonii variant is the only one that contains the all-natural appetite suppressant. The plant prevents overeating by mimicking the effect glucose has on the nerve cells in the brain and changing the signals that control appetite. Hoodia allows the user to have the freedom that you’ve always wanted to lose weight in the knowledge. By using Hoodia gordonii, you become comfortable in your current diets, and you’ll never miss out on lunch, dinner, or any festive occasion again for fear of overeating.

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