Natural Hoodia Gordonii Plus Review

Hoodia is a leafless plant that has mainly medicinal uses. It grows mainly in South Africa and Namibia and the flowers smell like rotten meat. It’s used for a range of medicinal purposes, but mainly to treat indigestion, GED problems and to suppress the appetite.

In 1996, the ingredient that causes the suppressed appetite was isolated and patented. It’s licensed for use in a supplement to aid weight loss, but it’s not licensed by the FDA.

Today, you can find hoodia in supplement form and it usually comes in a tablet, although it can come in powder or liquid form and it can also be drank as tea. The reason that hoodia gets so much attention is probably due to the claims that African tribesmen relied on the plant to stave off hunger during long hunting trips. At present however, there is no documented evidence that hoodia staves off hunger in humans.

How Does Hoodia Work?

We can’t really be sure how and if it works as there isn’t any published evidence regarding human consumption of hoodia. There has been a study involving rats whereby the hoodia was injected into the rats brains, but injections in the brain are entirely different to oral consumption and we have no way of knowing if we would react in the same way as rats to the supplement.

The main manufacturers of hoodia supplements, Phytopharm, have cited a study that they did whereby 18 volunteers took the supplement. The study found that those who were taking the hoodia took in on average 1000 less calories a day than those taking a placebo. However, this study was never published nor subjected to a peer-review process, so it cannot be relied upon as concrete evidence that hoodia works.

Does Hoodia Have Side Effects?

Most of the companies that sell hoodia claim that it has no side effects because tribesmen were taking hoodia for thousands of years with no apparent side effects. However, as no studies have been undertaken to document the use of hoodia, it’s unknown if there are any side effects.

It has been said in some early research before hoodia was patented that some of the components of hoodia could cause unwanted effects on the liver. That being said, if some of the components of hoodia can cause problems with your liver, it’s very possible that it can interfere with any medication you may be taking. The African tribesmen may have been able to take the hoodia with no side effects, but they were not taking any of the tablets that we take today for things like depression, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol etc. I would recommend that you speak to your doctor before taking hoodia because you really have no way of knowing how it’s going to affect your health and your body.

One of the theories into how hoodia works is that it tricks the brain into thinking that it’s had enough blood sugar. It’s therefore very possible that your blood sugar could drop very low – because your brain thinks that it has enough to function. This means that people with diabetes should not take hoodia.

Hoodia does also suppress thirst, which could be dangerous if your body isn’t recognizing that you’re dehydrated.

Where to Buy Hoodia?

    In buying your Hoodia Gordonii Plus, you should know that the authentic ones are really hard to come by and are pretty much expensive. Anybody selling you something cheaper should be avoided. You should also note the origin of the Hoodia – it doesn’t grow in Mexico, China, or United States so that is a huge indicator of the authenticity of your Hoodia Gordonii Plus.