Hoodia Gordonii is a plant that is part of the succulent family and has recently become very popular in the assistance of weight loss. Many medicines cause side effects and both synthetic medicines as well as natural medicines need to be taken with caution. So what are the Hoodia Gordonii dangers that you need to know?
Hoodia is a completely natural product and does not contain any chemicals and so it is in fact reasonably safe. It has been used for thousands of years by the South Africans as an appetite suppressant and has had no known side effects.
Scientific research has been done on Hoodia and with this research there were no side effects. The research showed that the Hoodia plant or a molecule within the plant triggers a reaction in the brain which mimics how the brain responds to an increase in blood glucose levels.
Normally, when we eat our blood glucose levels rise and our brain reacts to this by sending out a signal of being full and therefore no longer hungry. The P57 in the Hoodia plant mimics the glucose levels by telling the brain that we are full and therefore appetite is suppressed and we eat less.
There have been other natural plants that have been used in the past for assisting with weight loss which resulted in some negative side effects and as a result it has caused many people to be concerned about Hoodia.
Hoodia Gordonii however has had significant research and testing performed on it and researchers ensure that the product is in fact 100% safe to use.
The only danger involved with Hoodia is if you purchase a ‘fake’ product that isn’t completely natural and may contain chemicals. Synthetic versions of the product have not been tested and cannot guarantee safety.
It is important when buying Hoodia Gordonii to avoid any dangers by making sure you are buying from a reliable source and that you are buying 100% pure Hoodia Gordonii.