San-Hoodia Gordonii Supreme Diet Pill for Appetite Suppression - FAQs
cactus-like plant that is described as a succulent and grows in the Kalahari
desert of South Africa. This plant has been used to control hunger and
thirst by the San bushmen of South Africa for centuries.
How does it work?
Answer: Hoodia is a nutritional supplement used (for the
most part) for appetite suppression. It should be used in conjunction with
calorie restriction and regular exercise for healthy weight loss. Using
this product helps people create a 500 to 1,000 calorie deficit per day (3,500 to
7,000 per week) which
equates to a loss of 1 to 2 pounds of body fat per week. This equates, in
most people, to 5-10 pounds per week in actual weight due to water
weight ... water weighs approximately 8 pounds per gallon. This plant
extract acts on the brain by sending signals telling the body it is satiated. There are no reported side effects from the usage
of Hoodia other than lack of hunger and weight loss.
Is there scientific support?
Answer: South African scientists were testing Hoodia and
discovered the plant contained previously unknown molecules that cause a
sensation of fullness (satiety). Results of human clinical trials in
Britain suggest that this active ingredient could result in appetite suppression
dietary intake of calories by up to one (and even two) thousand calories a
day. The active ingredients work by fooling the body into thinking it is
full even when it is not.
Early animal experiments in
free-feeding rats have shown that Hoodia consumption reduced the amount that
they ate. Rats are greedy with a voracious appetite and will eat almost
anything. Changing the feeding habits of rats with Hoodia was a
interesting find. Appetite suppression in rats have been shown
repeatedly in experiments in the United States, South Africa, and England.
After the rat experiments, human clinical trials were in a strictly enforced
environment. Overweight people were left to eat as much as they liked.
Half of this group took Hoodia and half were given a placebo. Fifteen days
later, the subjects receiving Hoodia significantly reduced their calories.
What is the history of Hoodia Gordonii in the USA?
Answer: Western scientists became aware of the plants
potential about 75 years ago. It was recently that the active ingredients
of Hoodia have been patented by the South African Council for Scientific and
Industrial Research. Subsequently, a British company called Phytopharm
acquired the rights to develop and commercialize Hoodia components as an
appetite-suppression and weight loss aid.
Are all Hoodia supplements the same and/or the same quality?
Hoodia plants are native to the deserts of South
Africa. There are about
20 species of which the gordonii contains the natural appetite suppressant.
Many supplements from around the world contain cactus-like material. They
come from Mexico, USA, or China and are not the real thing. However, they
sell it as Hoodia.
Will the supply of Hoodia for dietary supplements be sustainable?
Answer: Yes. There is South African Government
economic sanctions being put on exports to control and maximize the supply
anyone test the raw materials?
Answer: Stella Labs of New Jersey is a bulk supplier and has
been used as a source of material found in pure Hoodia.
They are an independent laboratory and verify that the raw materials contain the
official gordonii strain.
Is Hoodia for everyone?
Answer: Hoodia is to be used by mature, non-pregnant,
non-lactating adults only.
Can it be taken with drugs?
Answer: We're not sure since we were not able to find any
contraindications in the scientific literature. Let your Doctor know that
your are taking Hoodia for appetite suppression. We know of no side
effects from using Hoodia other than weight loss along with absence of hunger.
How did the popularity of Hoodia increase so quickly?
Answer: Simply, it works. When something works, the
Media (Television, Radio, Newspaper, etc.) eventually gets wind of the
information and then spreads it like wildfire. The "60
minutes" piece is a good example.