Hoodia and Hoodia Pills – What’s the Truth

Many people are advocating the use of natural and herbal supplements to trim down. They’re saying that natural is more effective and safer than pharmacological or artificially produced weight loss medications like Phentermine. But what’s the truth behind all these claims and allegations?

If you do a research, you’ll learn the hoodia is a cactus-like, succulent plant that grows in the Kalahari Desert of Africa. It has been used by San Bushmen to suppress hunger during hunting. Since it’s a plant used as weight loss pill, many perceive hoodia pills to have no side effects and no safety concerns. However, recent studies show that hoodia does have negative side effects.

Hoodia is works like Phentermine in that it suppresses hunger. The chemical in the plant called p57 makes you think you’re not hungry or thirsty to an extent that you’d refuse to eat or drink for a considerable time. As hoodia causes your brain to think your blood has enough sugar, you’re going to be at great danger if you have diabetes and related ailments. In fact, there are reports that hunters died of hunger or thirst because they became overly dehydrated after taking hoodia. In addition, Hoodia can potentially cause liver damage and may interact dangerously with other medicines.

And as if it were not enough to know that hoodia causes bad side effects, there are countless fake hoodia pills in the market today. It is estimated that 80 percent of hoodia pills are counterfeit or contaminated, and it’s literally impossible to determine if a product is genuine or not. Only and independent lab test can confirm if a hoodia pill contains significant amounts of pure hoodia and its active chemical p57.

In most cases, hoodia pills are simply caffeine-rich with an insignificant amount of hoodia extract. Hence, they aren’t that safe or effective to use contrary to what marketers say. And although many are skeptical about using pharmacologicals like non-prescription Phentramin-D, these medications are made under strict standards and are guaranteed to be safer and more effective. Plus, Phentramin-D is honest enough to say it causes side effects, although they’re just temporary and manageable like headache and dry mouth. With Phentramin-D, there are no bad surprises.

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  1. James says:

    I tried 100% Hoodia and……Hoodia has worked for me…and with no side ectffes.Check with your doctor before starting any weight loss program.For all you doubters, here is the prior feedback for another Answers user who followed my advice:Asker’s Rating: *****very good comment i lost 2 lbs in a weeki think i can almost get in my leather dress, i can hit the town in no time**** VERY IMPORTANT NOT TO GET RIPPED OFF —#1. Be sure you are buying pure Hoodia…look for the import certificate on the website. No matter the price, if they do not display this, you really do NOT know what you are getting!#2. Be sure it is 100% Hoodia not mixed w/other herbs, etc.!!#3. Keep in mind it stops your hunger pangs…you MUST remember to break your habit to always eat at certain times.#4. Drink a full 8oz. glass of water with it!Hoodia (HOOD-ee-uh) gordonii – A genus of 10 to 20 species from southwestern Africa.Hoodia gordonii is the stoneage wonder plant found throughout the dry arid regions of the South western African continent now on the verge of making history in the fight against obesity. It is a genus belonging to the Asclepiadaceae family which consists of approximately 20 species. Used to stop hunger, quench thirst, and provide energy among other things since prehistoric times, Hoodia gordonii was first discovered by the San tribesmen and women to get through the most difficult of times.