Home » Health » Weight Loss

What You Should Know about Hoodia Gordonii

Aug 17, 2007
Hoodia Gordonii is a member of the plant family Apocynaceae and is called a "stem succulent" due to its prickly cactus-like appearance. Hoodia gordonii feature large, creamy pink blossoms on the tops of their prickly stems.

Tribal African bushmen have been utilizing hoodia gordonii for hundreds of years to reduce hunger while on lengthly hunting and gathering trips. It's also reported that they ate hoodia to relieve pain as well. Only available in the United States since 2004, the only authentic hoodia gordonii on the market comes from the Western Cape of South Africa in the Kalahari desert. There are several varieties of hoodia but only the gordonii type possesses weight-loss properties.

There are no adverse side effects associated with taking hoodia gordonii. After CBS newswoman Lesley Stahl tried hoodia, reported that she experienced
no nausea, shakiness, dry mouth or other unpleasant side effects. "I'd have to say it did work," she reported. Since then many celebrities have demonstrated the successful use of Hoodia for weight loss, the product even appearing on Oprah.

Hoodia gordonii is a plant, not a drug, and is entirely natural. Several pharmaceutical companies are currently researching ways to isolate and synthesize P57, the name for the ingredient found in hoodia gordonii that
causes the appetite suppressing effects. These drug companies are hoping to create a synthetic drug that mirrors the properties of hoodia gordonii.

Hoodia gordonii works by telling your brain that you're full. This is what blood glucose also does, however hoodia gordonii has been found to be thousands of times more active and effective than glucose in the suppression of hunger.

Consumers are normally advised to take hoodia for an extended period of time to achieve desired results. The average dose for hoodia gordonii is usually one pill an hour before your afternoon meal and one pill an hour before your evening meal.

When seeking to lose weight, hoodia gordonii is most effective when combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan.

After its years now on the market, Hoodia is being proven to be more than just a passing fad. Scientists are now looking for ways to incorporate its key ingredients into common health foods like bars and powders. It is expected that the popularity of Hoodia will grow thanks to its widespread effectiveness and mass appeal.

If you are looking to rid your mid section of some unwanted baggage you might find that Hoodia is worth a look.
About the Author
Gary Stephens is known as the king of diet pills. After losing over 60lbs with the use of certain diet pills, he now writes informative articles and reviews of popular weight loss products. To learn more about Hoodia please see www.hoodiahaven.com
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources