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What is Hoodia ?
If you havenít heard of Hoodia yet, you soon will because it is being touted as the new miracle supplement for safe, effective weight loss. Hoodia gordonii, (Hoodia) is the botanical name for a cactus like plant that grows in Southern Africa. Scientists have recently isolated several compounds in this amazing plant that are responsible for dramatic weight loss. This all-natural appetite suppressant is also being applauded for containing no dangerous stimulants that caused adverse side effects associated with weight loss products of the last decade. Read more about Hoodia How Hoodia Works.

It basically tricks the brain into thinking that youíre full. The chemical constituents in Hoodia work within the satiety center by releasing a chemical compound similar to
glucose but much stronger. The hypothalamus in the brain receives this signal as an indication that enough food has been consumed and this in turn stunts the appetite.

Hoodia Research Scientists at the South African Center for Scientific and Industrial Research were the first to successfully prove that Hoodia contains a miracle molecule that suppresses the appetite. Later, a human clinical trial was conducted by scientists in Leicester England. A group of morbidly obese men and women participated. Half the group were given Hoodia and half were given a placebo. At the end of 15 days, the group on Hoodia had reduced their food intake by 1000 calories a day. Given the average daily diet is around 2200 calories, this was a stunning success. Read more about Hoodia Research and Clinical Studies

Is the Hoodia gordonii diet pill safe?
All the hoodia gordonii diet pills featured on my site will only contain natural and organic ingredients, they will contain NO stimulants such as caffeine and ephedra and many of the Hoodia gordonii diet pill will be suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Hoodia has been classified as a food rather than a drug in South Africa, which show just
how safe hoodia really is.

How does the Hoodia gordonii diet pill work?
The Hoodia gordonii plant contains an active ingredient that fools your brain into believing that you have had enough to eat. All you need to do is take your pill 20-30 minutes before your meal. Everyone is different and the effects of the Hoodia diet pill may take up to 14 days to work.

Pfizer, who developed Viagra, has invested approximately $21 million for the right to develop the active ingredient, P57 which mimics the effects that glucose (ten thousand
times as active as glucose) has on the brain. This mimicking effect of the active ingredient in Hoodia is what fools the brain into believing that it is full and no more food is required.

How fast will I lose weight with the Hoodia Diet Pill?
Studies done in Leicester, England have shown that people using the Hoodia gordonii diet pill reduce their calorie intake by up to 1000 calories a day and when you put that into pounds lost it may equate up to 4-6 pounds a week.

Are you sure the Hoodia in your diet pill is pure?
Hoodia gordonii is one of many species in the Hoodia genus and it takes a trained botanist or San collector to be able to distinguish species without looking at the flower. Without the flower Hoodia gordonii is difficult to distinguish from other species and unscrupulous collectors will not wait for their flowering period.

Hoodia gordonii is a CITES (Convention of Illicit Trade of Endangered Species) protected succulent which means that the collecting of Hoodia in the wild is illegal without a
permit (which is very difficult to obtain from the South African government).

The Hoodia gordonii in the approved diet pills on this site will carry their CITES export permit from and have proof that the raw Hoodia is indeed from a government approved Hoodia grower in South Africa.

How was the Hoodia cactus secret discovered?
The active ingredient, P57, was not discovered by accident. In 1996 the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) was doing research on the food that the local "Bushmen" or San ate.

The CSIR was amazed when they analyzed Hoodia gordonii, the animals they where testing it on did not die or have any side effect except weight loss. It was concluded that the Hoodia gordonii succulent was non-toxic and a natural appetite suppressant. By 1997 the CSIR had isolated the bioactive compound in Hoodia that had the appetite suppressing properties. They obtained a patent and licensed P57, named P57 because it was the 57th product the CSIR had spent funds on, to Phytopharm.

What is Hoodia Gordonii?
The Hoodia Gordonii plant grows wild in the harsh conditions of the 100,000 square miles Kalahari Desert of Southern Africa. Although it looks like a cactus, it's categorized as a succulent. Hoodia Gordonii, its Latin botanical name.

Will Hoodia help me achieve my long-term weight loss goals?
Hoodia Gordonii is a natural ingredient that works to achieve long-term weight loss by suppressing past eating habits naturally. Reducing the desire for food is a big key to achieving long-term weight loss goals. An often-excessive desire for food comes from emotional and other needs.

This period of using Hoodia should me complemented by healthy exercise programs. We recommend several exercise programs and exercise equipment suppliers in our Resources section to kick-start your new Hoodia life. .

Our Hoodia resources also make available online Internet resources for finding and achieving healthy relationships you will find there several articles that demonstrate the very real (and unfair) correlation between excessive weight and the ability to earn as much money as thinner people. Another big motivation.

Am I guaranteed to experience an "appetite suppressing" effect taking your Hoodia Gordonii?
Research has shown significant reduction in average daily calorie intake, as well as a reduction in body fat content. Having said this, everyone has a different metabolism and we always recommend a minimum course of 15 days so that our supplements can really make an effect.

How do Hoodia Quick Weight Loss Diet Pills work?
Hoodia Gordonii contains a natural active ingredient, P57, which has only recently been identified and works as an appetite suppressant. Taking Hoodia Quick Weight Loss Diet Pills when you are hungry alleviates the feeling of hunger and so makes you less likely to snack between meals due to hunger. When you take Hoodia Quick Weight Loss Diet Pills before a meal, even a small meal leaves you feeling more satisfied which encourages you to eat smaller meals.

Are there side effects?
There are no known negative side effects. Some people have reported an elevation in mood when they are taking Hoodia Quick Weight Loss Diet Pills. It will not make your heart race. It will not make you drowsy. It will not keep you awake at night.

Have the benefits of Hoodia Gordonii been clinically proven?
In 2001 Phytopharm completed a double blind, placebo-controlled clinical study in overweight, but otherwise healthy volunteers using Hoodia Gordonii. The larger doses
of Hoodia caused a statistically significant reduction in the average daily calorie intake. In addition, a statistically significant reduction in body fat content was also observed compared to the placebo group after two weeks.

Why have I not heard of Hoodia before?
Commercial cultivation of the Hoodia started only a few years ago, driven by the need for a natural slimming aid that actually works. The SAN tribe's people of the Kalahari
Desert have been eating Hoodia Gordonii for centuries to reduce hunger and thirst on long hunting trips of several days/weeks duration. Both food and water remains a scarce resource in the Kalahari Desert.

How did research into Hoodia Gordonii get started?
Due to the tradition of food use of Hoodia plants, certain species were included in a scientific research project established by the South African statutory council known as CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) to screen a large number of bush foods. As part of the screening process, plants were made and tested for toxic
effects. Surprisingly, it was observed that the 100% Hoodia Aerial stem, NOT from extracts, caused a decrease in appetite and body weight in animals.

Do all Hoodia plant species suppress appetite?
There are several Hoodia plant species that is said to have some degree of appetite suppressant in them, but ONLY the Hoodia Gordonii is the most potent and much sought after one. Hence, there are many inferior products out there. Hoodia products made from pulpy leaf, 20:1, 10:1 extracts or concentrates, have minimal effect, not only because it so diluted, but because all the other supporting ingredients, such as Aloe and other medicinal properties have been stripped away that makes Hoodia what it is. Processing kills any live living cells remaining in naturally dried Hoodia and in where the potency lies. A good Hoodia product need to last longer than in between meals where 2 capsules per meal need to taken.

Where do you source your Hoodia?
Our Hoodia Gordonii powder comes from our licensed grower in Botswana, Southern Africa. It is then powdered in Bulgaria and shipped to our New York Laboratory for manufacture.

Why is Hoodia Diet Pills somewhat expensive compared to other herbal slimming aids?
Two reasons: 1. South African Hoodia has proven to be far more effective than any other known herbal slimming, diet or weight loss aid; 2. The Hoodia plant is difficult to cultivate and takes several years to mature before harvesting. Hoodia herbs remain in very short supply. It is a genus of succulent Aloe plants, not cacti, in the family Apocynaceae that is widely used traditionally by the San people of Southern Africa, not only as an appetite suppressant, but also as a thirst quencher and cure for severe abdominal cramps, hemorrhoids, tuberculosis, indigestion, hypertension and diabetes. Although the genus Hoodia is widespread in southern Africa, herbarium records
indicate Hoodia Gordonii only grows in South Africa and Namibia.

If Hoodia Gordonii is rare, is the source sustainable?
Hoodia Gordonii is very rare and is protected by national conservation laws in South Africa and Namibia. It can only be collected or grown with a permit. Wild stocks are also extremely limited so the South African government has established plantations over the past 5 years to grow sustainable quantities of Hoodia Gordonii.

What ingredients are used in 400mg Hoodia Quick Weight Loss Diet Pills?
100% Hoodia Gordonii (Core) powder, which is tabulated into 425mg (400mg Hoodia Gordonii, 25mg for binding agents and vegetable protein coating) tablets, with 90 tablets to a bottle.

What part of Hoodia do you use?
We only use the core, not the outer skin. There's no benefit using the outer skin, which makes up to 40% of the weight of the plant. Some manufacturers use the whole of the plant in their processing. Check that the company you deal with uses ONLY the core of the plant.

In summary, we only use 100% Hoodia Gordonii (Core) powder, as research points to it being the best source material to use if to realize the appetite suppression benefits that Hoodia Gordonii can provide.

NOTE: Our Hoodia Gordonii is botanically verified to contain pure Hoodia Gordonii.

Why 400 mg and not more (some people have more)?
It is generally agreed that the optimum amount of Hoodia per day is around 1200mg and although it does not harm to take any more the cost can be quite prohibitive.

How many pills should I take?
This depends on your size, weight and metabolism. Typically people start taking four to six capsules per day and then lower the daily intake to one or two capsules per
day depending on diet, regime and lifestyle.

Is there a right time of day to take Hoodia?
It is suggested that Hoodia be taken an hour before mealtimes. There is no right or wrong time to take Hoodia since they will not make you drowsy or keep you awake.

Do you have any other suggestions or precautions?
We advise the following: For adults, take 1 to 2 tablets up to three times a day. Do not use with any other appetite suppressant. Consult your nutritionist for a balanced weight loss program. Consult a doctor before use if you are under medical supervision. Pregnant or lactating women should consult a doctor before using any product.

Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Do not use if cap seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place, out of sunlight. For best results combine with a healthy lifestyle

How long does it take to get my order?
For customers in the USA, Asia and Australasia your order will be dispatched from our warehouse in Naperville, Illinois.

Orders for the UK, Europe and the Middle East will be dispatched from our facility in Nottingham UK.

All orders are shipped within 24 hours and dependent upon your choice of carrier we aim for you to receive your product within 10 working days.

Do you offer a guarantee?
All of our products come with a full No-Nonsense, 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee: If for whatever reason you change your mind on a purchase you may return the unopened bottle(s) and we will refund you the full purchase price less shipping and handling. You must email us at returns@Hoodiadietproducts.com for a return authorization number prior to returning any merchandise. A valid return authorization number must be on the shipping label or we will refuse the package. A 25% restocking fee will be applied to returns after 10 days. No product returns will be accepted after 30 days.

Do you offer ongoing support to help me achieve long-term goals?
As part of our commitment to assist our clients in their transition to a healthy lifestyle we have sourced a number of products and supporting articles from carefully selected
partners, which will enhance your health, your self esteem and your income.

How does your Hoodia compare to other brands?
The market is currently flooded with Hoodia diet pills and there are many claims being made that have not been substantiated. Buyer-beware!

There are basically 4 different types of Hoodia;

1. Wild Hoodia Gordonii from South Africa - This is 100% pure Hoodia Gordonii made by Mother Nature, discovered and eaten by the San Tribe of South Africa. They eat the Aerial Stem parts like a cucumber, which provides the appetite suppressant and other herbal benefits, and discard any pulpy leaf and flora parts. This is what goes into our 100% pure product.

2. Outdoor / Greenhouse Cultivated Hoodia - Plants which grow outdoors have the added vitamin benefit due to the Sun exposure just as the naturally occurring wild Hoodia plants do. Trying to grow a wild plant on farms, opens up a serious challenge, especially for the Hoodia plant that needs specific desert conditions. These farmers and growers are faced with all kinds of pests and diseases that they have to keep under control, in order for the plant to thrive. Recent droughts have limited re-issuing of Hoodia farm licenses.

3. Hoodia Extracts 20:1, 10:1, 1:1 - The other thing about these extracts is that they claim to be 10:1 or 20:1 ratio of extract, and most claim 20:1. If you make a 20:1 extract it means you are taking 20kgs of that material to make 1, throwing away all but the active ingredient. That would make it a very powerful material.

However, when you extract, and there are many herbal extracts that are good, you take away a lot of the supporting benefits, such as, the Aloe benefit, that I mentioned previously. Some plants have great supporting properties, but when they are extracted they are gone and some of the extracts don't work as well without them.

4. Hoodia with fillers - containing other inexpensive ingredients. Recent black market Hoodia was confiscated as it was said to have sawdust as one of their fillers and not a trace of Hoodia. 100% pure Hoodia, from wild Aerial Stem, is most effective as a stand-alone diet supplement appetite suppressant, there is no need to add any chemicals or other additives. The San Bushmen simply eat the cucumber like Hoodia stem in very small quantities.

 

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