The plant hoodia gordonii is a natural appetite suppressant and is earning attention as a potentially powerful weapon in the war against obesity and weight loss.
Here are some key facts about hoodia gordonii that you need to know:
- The plant hoodia gordonii looks like a cactus, but it’s actually a succulent from the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. Bushmen from the area have been using hoodia gordonii for centuries to help ward off hunger during long trips in the desert.
- The plant hoodia gordonii is entirely natural — it is not a drug. Pharmaceutical companies find it so promising, however, that they are trying to isolate the appetite-suppressing molecule, P57, to create a patented diet drug in the future.
- There are many different varieties of hoodia but only the gordonii variation has appetite suppressant abilities.
- hoodia gordonii tricks the brain into thinking you’ve eaten, and makes you feel full.
- The effect of using the plant is usually presented right away.
- Key results of hoodia gordonii reported include a reduced interest in food, delay in the time after eating before hunger sets in again, feeling full more quickly, and a general feeling of well-being.
- There are no known side effects and it’s not a stimulant.
- The usage of hoodia gordonii is safe for healthy adults.