Hoodia comes in three forms. You can take a pill, use a powder, or drink a liquid. The three different ways all help you to lose weight. Of the three, the liquid works the fastest. It does not need to be digested, but it is absorbed by the body directly. This is much faster, and easier on the body. Some people have problems digesting food, much less plant stems.
If you get a product that is not pure, you will also be trying to digest the roots, sticks, flower parts, and who knows what else. Fillers, additives, and bulk material are a sign of a useless product that will not do as claimed.
When you purchase Hoodia Gordonii, make sure it is 100% pure. It will need to be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity also. Hoodia will not help you to lose weight unless it is the variety of hoodia that contains the active appetite suppressant ingredient, now known as P57. All hoodia plants are not the same, only the Hoodia Gordonii plant has the P57. P57 was isolated by a British company, Phytopharm. Phytopharm is now trying to manufacture a synthetic molecule that will do as P57 does. In this way it can be massed produced, otherwise the supply will always lag behind the demand. Due to the five or so years for the plant to mature, to flower, thus producing the suppressant ingredient, products with 100% Hoodia Gordonii can not be manufactured quick enough.
This has led to the phony products being produced. It is giving the Hoodia Gordonii a bad name, unfairly. Studies by Phytopharm have shown that it does work. It worked well enough on several severely obese individuals. By duplicating the effect of glucose on the hypothalamus, P57 is detected and fools the brain into thinking the body has eaten and no longer needs to. Glucose, blood sugar, works the same way. When levels of blood sugar reach an optimum level, the hypothalamus signals the brain to tell the body to stop eating. More intense than glucose, P57 shuts down all needs to eat. Hunger cravings are immediately suppressed. Thirst is also suppressed.
Not wanting to eat anymore, the body uses the fat that is stored for it's energy supply, and body mass is used, weight is lost and there is no apparent side effects. With the fresh memory of Ephedra, people may be a bit cautious to use hoodia, but the pure hoodia does work. Studies will determine if there are any negative feedback on using hoodia. Not enough people have been using it to determine any long term effects. The only people that have are the San Bushmen of South Africa. Although they have been using it for decades, their culture and lifestyles are vastly different than ours, and though no adverse effects have been revealed in studying them, the difference in culture and lifestyles may make it necessary to look into long term use by people in a fast paced, stressed out society.
No study has been done if hoodia is mixed with anything. Alcohol may alter it, drugs may render it useless. No one knows at this time. Only one thing is definite. Hoodia Gordonii in it's pure state will help you to lose weight. Use it correctly, and the pounds will fall off.
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