Most people have heard about Hoodia diet pills and know that they claim to reduce the appetite and help you to eat less, but many people don’t realize that there are many different types of Hoodia – and these types vary drastically in their effectiveness.
The Hoodia succulent is a genus of 13 species including Hoodia gordonii – the only Hoodia effective for appetite suppression and weight loss. Hoodia gordonii grows in the wild in South Africa and Namibia and has been eaten by the native San people for thousands of years. The San tribe discovered that eating this cactus-like plant prevented hunger and thirst (which was especially useful during long hunting trips where food and water were likely to be scarce). You may have noticed that I said “cactus-like”…while Hoodia gordonii looks like a cactus, it is not a cactus at all, it is a succulent (or water retaining plant).
When Hoodia gordonii is collected from a wild-growing plant it is the most effective for appetite elimination and weight loss. Unfortunately, most companies are unable to obtain this “wild-crafted hoodia” and instead are forced to sell “cultivated Hoodia”. Cultivated Hoodia is hand-planted and has been in the ground for a maximum of 5-7 years – this means it hasn’t had a chance to grow to maturity and is far less potent and effective. Most Hoodia weight loss products are cultivated, adulterated or fake altogether. Adulterated Hoodia diet pills are created by diluting real Hoodia gordonii, usually cultivated Hoodia, by mixing it with other ingredients. These products are cheap and not nearly as effective as Pure wild-crafted Hoodia gordonii. Even more dishonest are companies that sell fake Hoodia.
Hoodia’s recent popularity has brought many fraudulent companies into the Hoodia market. These companies make pills from rice powder (or other fillers and chemicals) and sell them as “Hoodia diet pills”. These products are dangerous, ineffective and should be avoided at all costs.
Hoodoba was the first company to bring Hoodia diet pills to the United States and was lucky enough to sign an exclusive 20 year contract with the largest South African wild-crafted Hoodia supplier. Because of this, Hoodoba is able to offer the most effective, purest Hoodia weight loss products. No other company has access to the high-quality wild-crafted Hoodia gordonii that Hoodoba does – that is why their Hoodia products are more potent, more effective and safer than any other diet pills or weight loss products.