A lot of people are concerned about their weight and have tried several weight loss systems to no avail. Nowadays, there is an herb that is gaining popularity as an effective and safe way to lose weight. Hoodia Gordonii Plus is the herb that is gaining popularity and known to be an effective start in the weight loss program of many people. Hoodia Gordonii Plus is known for its appetite suppressing properties. It also contains metabolism boosting properties which allow a person to lose weight safely. There are no reports of the herb containing harmful ingredients based on research. A lot of diet pills nowadays contain Hoodia Gordonii but not all of them have the Hoodia gordonii plus. The plus indicates that the herb is 100% pure South African Hoodia extracted from the Kalahari desert, where it was first observed to show its appetite suppressing properties. Not all diet pills in the market contain Hoodia Gordonii Plus so if you are planning to buy one which contains pure Hoodia gordonii, ask for the C.I.T.E.S certificate and the Analytical report since these documents certify that indeed the hoodia found in their products are of the plus variety. Major pharmaceutical companies are unsuccessful in developing hoodia gordonii plus due to the contested claims from the Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa. Thus, you will only be able to buy Hoodia from independent distributors. Basically Hoodia gordonii works by tricking the brain that there is enough energy or blood sugar so that it won’t feel the need to eat. This will eventually shut down the hunger mechanism. To experience the full effect of the herb, it will normally take two weeks for it to kick in. But people who have been taking it notice the appetite suppressing properties within a day of taking it. However, when you take this supplement make sure that you drink a lot of water because it will also shut off the thirst mechanism as well. Apart from Hoodia gordonii, effective weight loss pills also have magnesium, Garcinia Cambogia extract, and Green Tea as their ingredients. Magnesium is an important nutrient that is needed by the body for blood clotting, muscle relaxation and adenosine triphosphate manufacturing. Garcinia Cambogia is a natural extract known to prevent conversion of excess calories to body fat. It also suppresses appetite by synthesizing glycogen and signal’s the brain’s hunger center that an adequate amount of food has been eaten. This extract is indeed very effective in controlling obesity and lowering cholesterol levels. Green tea, on the other hand, is a power antioxidant which lowers cholesterol levels and prevents the abnormal formation of blood clots. It is a great discovery for medicine that such herb exists but it shouldn’t be treated as a wonder pill. Its purpose is to aid those who have trouble losing weight but effective weight loss is generally a combination of exercise and good diet. As a reminder, you should consult your doctor before taking this supplement or any other supplement for that matter.