With the advent of hoodia (hoodia gordonii to be precise) into the diet pill arena many people have complained that it just doesn’t work for them. However, what has been discovered is that there are many counterfeit pills on the market.
The powder, derived from cactus-like succulent plants grown in South Africa, is sold at more than $200 per kilo. This fact alone has opened the doors to unscrupulous dealers who may produce the real thing at the sampling stage but then replace the genuine with the counterfeit after the deal has been done.
CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – now issues resellers certificates to those manufacturers who sell the genuine article. These manufacturers display the certificate on their websites very often along with growers’ licenses to show that the product is genuine.
These licenses and permits display the names of the grower and company. Unfortunately, in the days of super computers, some companies merely copy a genuine certificate and paste it onto their website but with the name of the grower and company deleted. If you see this then you know that you should not buy from this company.
Check out as many websites as you can selling this product until you find genuine certificates bearing the name of the company.
But beware of the false claims beloved of so many manufacturers. If they tell you that with their tablets you can drop 50 pounds in one month – think again! Not only is it not safe to lose this amount of weight so quickly, it is highly unlikely that it is possible.
Look for established, well known companies. Check out their credentials and don’t be afraid to ask questions, after all it is your money you are spending. It is also your health that is in the balance so do your homework – get your doctor involved if necessary!