If you are 1 of the 10 people in the World who doesn't know what hoodia gordonii is there is no need to panic. Hoodia has become a heavy hitter in the weight loss supplement industry over the past few years and can be rather confusing. I will try to help separate the meat from the potatoes.
What is Hoodia Gordonii?
Hoodia gordonii is a naturally grown cactus like plant usually found in the Northern Cape Regions of South Africa. The effectiveness of hoodia has been known for thousands of years. Various tribes used hoodia for medicinal purposes to treat everything from indigestion to minor infections. Hoodia was also consumed to suppress the appetite for long hunting trips. Hoodia can now be found as the active ingredient in most appetite suppressing diet pills available in America.
What Are Some Of The Hoodia Side Effects?
There are no known documented side effects of hoodia other than its ability to suppress the appetite. However I would like to raise some points about appetite suppression. While participating in a hoodia based diet (be it a pill, patch, or liquid) it's very obvious that less meals will be consumed because the desire of eating decreases when hoodia is consumed. That being said, it's absolutely critical that when meals are consumed that they are rich in nutrients to ensure your body still gets what it needs to maintain a healthy balance. Taking hoodia and eating foods high in saturated fats is not recommended.
What Type Of Hoodia Products Are Available?
Hoodia is can be purchased in pill, patch, or liquid forms. As of the writing of this article there are literally dozens of hoodia diet pills available. Be sure to check the ingredients of the pill you decide to go with. When word of hoodia reached the United States, many manufactures falsely claimed their product contained hoodia only to let consumers down later. It's always best to ensure the pill you decide to go with contains pure hoodia. Most companies will include a certificate of authenticity to ensure consumers they are purchasing real hoodia.
Hoodia patches are also available such as the Curb Your Cravings Hoodia Patch which is applied to the skin. Researchers argue the patch is more effective than the pill because the hoodia is absorbed through the skin bypassing the liver and the stomach. Some users may experience mild irritation on the worn areas.
Hoodia liquid is said to be 4 times stronger than hoodia in the pill and patch form. Hoodia Water and HoodiThin are some of the products being marketed that are available in small dropper bottles. A few drops can be added to water or a liquid of choice to get the benefits of hoodia gordonii.
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Many companies are using a marketing ploy to give the appearance that their product is actually endorsed by some of the reputable names mentioned in the title of this section. I want to clarify that the ingredient (hoodia gordonii) is what received the attention from these large media outlets. Don't be alarmed if the you see this with the product you are considering, but don't be fooled either.
With all the hoodia going on in the world it basically comes down to price and the reputation of the product. A little research can go a long way in making the right decision. Happy hoodia hunting!