In this article you can analyze that does Hoodia really work to help you lose weight. Hoodia is a cactus-like plant that grows primarily in the semi-deserts of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola. Currently it has been heavily marketed for weight loss and has become hugely popular.
Bushmen of Southern Africa used Hoodia for centuries as an appetite suppressant for their journeys. The fact is that in its natural state might actually work as a good appetite suppressant but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will help with permanent weight loss.
Hoodia does help suppress your appetite as its consumption reduced food intake by about 1000 calories per day compared to a placebo group. A medical study was done on people who were morosely overweight. Half of the subjects were given Hoodia Gordonii and the other half was given placebo pills.
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Both groups were not allowed to have any form of physical activity or change in diet during this medical experimental. After two week experimental was over, the results were amazing. Those people who were given Hoodia Gordonii decreased their caloric intake by 1,000 calories without any exercise or dieting involved.
Hoodia gordoni is sold in capsule, powder, liquid, or tea form in health food stores and on the Internet. Hoodia is also found in the popular diet pill Trimspa.
It is a fact that the quantity of Hoodia being sold throughout the world in supplement stores exceeds the amount that is actually produced. It is only grown in a small area of southern Africa and is a very slow growing plant, and there is a much greater quantity of hoodia sold than is produced which means a large amount of what is sold as hoodia is simply fake.