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Does Hoodia Work? 3 Ways Hoodia Gordonii Helps You Lose Weight

Aug 17, 2007
You've seen the name everywhere. Hoodia Gordonii has taken the weight loss world by storm. Being touted as the next miracle weight loss pill, it is now being put into everything from multivitamins to Trimspa.

But does it work?

Considering the debacle that was Ephedra, consumers are right to be cautious about this new weight loss pill. Does it actually work to help you lose weight? Does it really do what the pill manufacturers say?

Well, Hoodia has been shown to have some specific effects in the area of weight loss. But there are certain things you should know before running out to buy the latest Gordonii pill from your drug store.

Here are 3 ways Hoodia helps you lose weight and 3 other things you should know to make it work best for you.

#1) It Makes You Physically Less Hungry

Pure Hoodia contains a molecule scientists called "P57" which, they believe, is responsible for making you feel full.

Normally, when you eat food, this food turns to glucose. When the glucose in your body rises it eventually signals to your brain (the hypothalamus) that you are full.

It is believed that "P57" molecule mimics the effect that glucose has on your brain, telling part of your brain (the Hypothalamus) that you feel full. Consequently, you are physically less hungry.

One of the first studies was done in the UK on obese patients. Half of the volunteers were given Hoodia Gordonii, the other half were given a placebo.

The subjects were allowed to do nothing but read, watch television and eat. After 15 days it was found that those taking Hodia had reduced their calorie intake by 1000 calories a day. Despite having unlimited access to food, these subjects lost weight without feeling hungry.

#2) It Turns Off The Desire To Overeat

Some people have reported that not only does Hoodia make them feel full, but it also shuts off their desire to eat.

As many of us know, we can feel physically satisfied but still eat for a variety of reasons like emotions, timing and social influence. In fact emotional eating is actually responsible for more overeating than physical hunger.

Hoodia can help some people lose weight by quenching this desire to eat and breaking the emotional attachment to food.

By quenching this emotional attachment to food, it can help the individual to develop new emotional coping skills that don't include using food for comfort.

Note: This may not be true for everyone, however many people have reported having less of a desire to eat after taking Hoodia.

#3) By Turning Off Your Appetite It Allows You To Start Making Positive, Healthy Food Choices

How many times have we planned to eat healthy and then that old, ugly hunger rears it's ugly head and demands food NOW. We end up reaching for anything that's fast, easy and usually unhealthy.

By turning off your appetite, Hoodia allows you to start to make positive, healthy food choices. It takes the pain out of building new healthier eating choices. Since you probably don't want to be on Hoodia forever, this is a great way to lose weight and transition your eating to a healthier, lighter diet - with less pain and deprivation.

So those are 3 ways Hoodia can help you lose weight. Does that mean that it will? Not necessarily. In order for it to help you achieve your weight loss goals there are several factors you must consider:

1) Make Sure You Buy From A Pure Source

Unfortunately, there are scam artists who are taking advantage of the current demand by packaging fake Hoodia, fillers or even sawdust - and then selling it on the health food shelves.

Look for genuine South African grown product from a seller who displays both a C.I.T.E.S certificate on their website along with Lab Assays and testing of their Hoodia pills. If you're not sure about which brand to buy, do more research until you feel comfortable with your decision.

2) Make Sure You Are Taking Enough

The correct dosage varies depending on whom you talk to but most people start with about 400 mg three times a day before meals. They then increase the dosage up as high as 1000 mg three times daily until they find the dose that works for them.

Also, give it several days to take effect before you increase your current dose.

3) Make Sure You Consult Your Doctor Before Making Any Change To Your Diet or Exercise Routine.

This one is a given but surprisingly many people don't do it and it can result in you wasting your time and effort for no good reason. If, for example, you have a medical condition that makes it hard to lose weight, Hoodia may not work for you as you'd hoped. Talk to your doctor before trying anything new.

So those are 3 ways Hoodia works to help you lose weight and reach your goals. Make sure you follow these suggestions and you'll be well on your way to weight loss success.
About the Author
Vienna Miller is a contributing writer to Hoodia Review

For more weight loss tips visit http://www.HoodiaReview.homestead.com
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