Sick and tired of trying to lose weight and nothing is working for you? Maybe it’s time to try something different. You might want to try a hoodia pill to reduce your excess weight. There are many pills available in the market, which have hoodia as a component. This might be the right thing for you or might not be. If you are going to give it is a shot, it is important that you should be informed about the pros and cons of product. A popular product in the market in Hoodia Gordonii Plus. We will help you decide whether this is the right product for you. The main component of Hoodia Gordonii Plus is hoodia gordonii. The concentration of hoodia in various pills varies. Hoodia Gordonii Plus, for example has about 400 mg of concentrated hoodia gordonii. The product’s website has CITES certification which is a testimonial to the quality of hoodia gordonii they use. Alcohol is used liberally to obtain the concentrated product and isolate the active ingredient. Powders are created by grinding the whole plant and then they are treated with alcohol. The residue is free from all fibrous content and skin. This end product is supposed to be much more potent and effective. Some researchers claim that certain African tribes, to suppress their hunger in times when food was scarce, ate the whole plant. But even they made it a point to peel the skin before consuming the plant. But significantly, hoodia is not the only ingredient in this pill, as the ‘Plus’ in the name suggests. 50 mg Garcinia cambogia as also added. Garcinia Cambogia is obtained from a plant called gambooge, which is commonly found in areas of West and Central Africa and parts of Asia. Before modern medicine came on the scene, Gambooge was used in traditional Indian system of medicine to treat a whole range of diseases. Lately it has been discovered that Gambooge had properties of hunger suppression and reducing body mass index. It is for these properties that it is added to Hoodia Gordonii Plus. The opinions about the efficacy of gambooge out many. There are multiple opinions on the basic properties of the plant but almost everyone aggress on the fat burning characteristics of the extract of the gambooge plant. There are other products in the market that use Garcinia cambogia as a component but the quality of the plants used for extraction and of the end product is dubious. Another component of Hoodia Gordonii Plus is 250 m of magnesium. Magnesium is an important component of all kinds of diet supplements and similar products. Many dieticians recommend the intake of magnesium. It is not a common component of too many diet related products in the market. Magnesium has many uses in the body, besides strengthening the muscles and heart it also facilitates the absorption of Vitamin B complex, C and E. Magnesium is found in food products like nuts and vegetables. But since a large section of American diet is comprised of breads and pastas and rich in starch, it is important to take diet supplements. The optimum daily magnesium intake is 400 mg. Anything more than this can prove to be harmful. Check the composition of any vitamin or diet supplements you are taking. It is better to be safe than sorry.