Hoodia Gordonii Gordonii, pronounced HOO-dee-ah, is a desert cactus that grows
in Angola, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. Hoodia Gordonii is a desert plant
that is a natural weight loss supplement as well as an appetite suppressant
which is what most people look for when choosing a diet pill. Hoodia Gordonii
has become extremely popular for those wishing to burn fat and go back to being
swelter looking, as well as more fit and healthier.
The plant is to be found growing in clumps of stems that are green and standing
upright. Its flowers are purple in color. Hoodia Gordonii is actually not a
cactus although it resembles one. This plant is very safe to eat. It takes a
period of at least five years for the pale purple flowers of the plant to make
an appearance and once they do, the plant can then be picked and harvested for
the purposes of the weight loss supplement.
The popularity of this natural diet pill has largely been attributed to claims
out of the Kalahari Desert that the San Bushmen used this ingredient for
thousands of years to in order to keep thirst and hunger at bay when they were
off on a hunting excursion. Legend has it that the group would remove the stem
of the plant and eat it although it has a bitter taste to it.
There have been 13 kinds of Hoodia Gordonii identified so far. The only active
ingredient that has been identified by research studies to benefit weight loss
is a steroidal glycoside known as P57. The FDA has not approved Hoodia Gordonii
as of the present time. Despite its popularity in diet pills and weight loss
supplements of all kinds, there are no known studies that have been conducted on
human beings to determine whether it is a safe and effective ingredient for the
purpose for which it is used.
Hoodia Gordonii is a completely natural substance that has no synthetic
component to it whatsoever. It is taken from the South African plant and turned
into a fat burner. Of all of the 13 types of Hoodia Gordonii in existence, it is
only Hoodia Gordonii Gordonii that has been shown to have weight loss and
appetite suppressant capabilities, however studies are ongoing. The ingredient
P57 works like a placebo by convincing the brain that the person has already
consumed enough food and does not require any more.
It is important to note that Hoodia Gordonii is not a stimulant and has not been
shown to have any serious side effects. Hoodia Gordonii diet pills are safe for
most healthy people to take but it is always smart to check with your doctor
before you start taking the product. Some individuals who start taking Hoodia
Gordonii diet pills to melt away fat may notice a difference in a very short
period of time while for other people it may take a number of weeks or up to a
month or two to see a change.
Hoodia Gordonii can be purchased as liquid gels and also in pill form. It is
also available as a liquid, a tea and a powder. Hoodia Gordonii diet pills can
be purchased over the Internet as well as in health food stores.