The hoodia product must be authenticated by a current verifiable Independent Lab Report (almost always performed by Alkemists Pharmceuticals) verifying the origin and quality of the hoodia in the product. The report should have a Lot Number verifying that the batch tested corresponds with the Lot Number on the product label.
This Independent Lab Report is the most effective way to verify that you are getting a high quality hoodia product. Be assured that all premium hoodia brands will display this report…and the rip-offs will not. Make sure that the date on the report is no older than six months.
As a reinforcement to Tip #1, the hoodia product must display a C.I.T.E.S Certificate showing the Country of origin being South Africa (not South America or Mexico!) . This Certificate assures that the raw material being processed into product is authentic South African hoodia. Make sure that the copy on the Certificate is clear and legible and not a counterfeit. The date on the Certificate should be no older than six months.
Avoid any product that lists fillers, additives, bulking agents and any active ingredients other than hoodia. The label should state that the product consists solely of 100% pure hoodia gordonii.
Avoid products claiming to contain large amounts of hoodia in each pill or dosage. They are either making false claims or have been dramatically diluted with fillers.
Avoid gimmicky type products such as hoodia patches, gum, tea, coffee and shakes. They are nothing more than a waste of your money.
You get what you pay for. Avoid any products being sold at cheap prices. Real South African hoodia gordonii is very expensive to harvest and get to market…presently it is being sold to manufacturers in the range of $250 to $400 per kilo and products being sold at cheap prices are the fake scam supplements.
Beware of FREE TRIAL offers. Your inbox is probably flooded with unwanted hoodia supplement free offers being blasted with email campaigns all over the Internet. These are all promotional SCAMS. By accepting the free offer, you have to agree to receive hoodia products on an auto re-order basis and your credit card will be automatically charged every month.
Laboratory research shows that the hoodia was not real in most of these FREE TRIAL offers. Not only that, but it is virtually impossible to get the companies to stop shipping the product and stop charging our credit cards.
Select an established manufacturer that shows verifiable credentials. The company website should have:
-A toll free number to ask questions, or place an order
-A physical address of the company
-Independent testing of their products for purity, contaminants, etc.
-A defined refund policy
-A customer service phone number, not just an email address
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