A promising weight loss alternative
Dr. Stephen Holt has professed the extraordinary properties of Hoodia in his book “Supreme Properties of Hoodia Gardonii.”
He wrote, “Hoodia carries a special promise for appetite control and decreased caloric intake, resulting in weight loss.”
In fact, many are claiming Hoodia to be a revolutionary approach to wellness.
The roots of Hoodia can be traced back some 30,000 years, to the San Bushman of the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa. They were using Hoodia for appetite control and sustenance during nomadic hunting expeditions. It wasn’t until the 20th century that the Western World discovered Hoodia.
What we found by doing some home work
Itís very rare
Authentic Hoodia is one of the rarest botanicals in the world. It is a cactus like plant that grows exclusively in southern Africa.† Found in the semi-desert regions of South Africa and Namibia, Hoodia Gardonii is the prized plant with the best properties
Editorís Note: Hoodia has been sought out by so many people that it now faces extinction† Read this article to learn more about the endangerment of Hoodia: www.fatburnersreviewed.net
It canít be grown anywhere.
It is hard to grow outside its normal habitat in Africa.† It requires 4-5 years to mature and temperatures in the range of 122F.† Only at maturity are there enough biologically active compounds to suppress hunger.
Hoodia is Expensive
There has always been a demand for quick-fix, no-pain weight loss pills. After the ban on the herb ephedra, the market was ripe for the next weight loss solution, preferably one that didn’t have the same stimulating side effects as ephedra.
The demand for real Hoodia is great, but the supply isn’t. Until very recently, Hoodia gordonii was only found in the wild in South Africa.
The supply is scarce, which keeps costs high.† In fact, real Hoodia may not be available some times of the year at all.
The bottom line
Hoodia is advertised on the internet.† However, any given advertising may be false because Hoodia is so rare that the actual product may not contain any real Hoodia.
How does Hoodia work?
Within the mid-brain there is a structure called the hypothalamus, which controls sensations of hunger and satiety and acts as a switch box for these feelings. There are nerve cells that actually sense glucose sugar and when you eat these cells start firing and tell you that you are full.
Hoodia contains a molecule called a sterol glycoside (aka P57) that is about 10,000 times as active as glucose. So when you eat enough Hoodia, anywhere from 200mg to 1,000mg per day, the brain becomes fooled and you feel full. This is especially helpful for individuals who are emotional eaters.
Dr. Holt claims, “Hoodia is a potential adjunct to behavior modification for weight control”
Hoodia has also been reported to provide a sense of increased alertness, and energy levels. Interestingly, it has also been used to aid in stomach upset and heartburn, which is similarly common in individuals who overeat and are overweight. It is also known to be a mild-antidepressant, aphrodisiac and to reduce hangovers.
There have been no known reports of Hoodia being dangerous or having harmful side effects.
The plants are spiny in appearance and resemble a cactus, but it is actually a succulent (plants that are full of juice and have fleshy tissues that conserve water.† There may be more than 20 different species of Hoodia.
When the first clinical trial on 20 morbidly obese individuals was done, amazing results were noted. After 15 days the Hoodia group had reduced their food intake by 1,000 calories.
It should be noted that Hoodia has a “loading” effect, which means it takes time for the supplement to reach an effective load, or level in the body for desired effects. In the case of Hoodia it takes about two weeks for the maximum appetite loss effect.
Dr. Holt does warn that even though Hoodia may have great potential as a weight loss aid, it is just that, an aid. It should also be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and proper exercise for maximum results.
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