The realization that Hoodia possesses appetite-suppression properties is not something new. In fact, the San bushmen have been using it for thousands of years during their hunting trips and specialty herb shops have been carrying Hoodia for many, many years now. However, it has only been nearly four years since Hoodia was thrust in the public’s eye, thanks to being featured in CBS’ 60 Minutes. Since then, the interest in this appetite-suppressing succulent has grown. Any other use? The only other reported uses are that the locals utilize Hoodia in treating indigestion and minor infections.
Getting to know Hoodia
Scientists and manufacturers agree that there’s very little scientific support when it comes to the use of Hoodia. However, where scientific basis may be found, results are very promising, leading many people to try diet supplements that contain the plant’s extracts.
If you’re interested yourself wait just yet. It is important that you first brush up on information regarding the Hoodia plant so you’ll know everything there is to know about it. For starters, you can learn what it looks like by checking out a picture of Hoodia plant. As it is a prickly succulent that grows in the Kalahari desert, a picture of Hoodia plant will resemble a cactus that’s why many people mistake Hoodia for a cactus. Don’t worry about finding a picture of Hoodia plant since most websites featuring information on the plant also include pictures to guide you.
Because Hoodia is a very popular weight loss ingredient, many counterfeit products have entered the market. That’s why you have to be careful when you’re buying. For starters, make sure the seller has the necessary licenses to operate. Look for a manufacturer that has been awarded the proper certificates for Hoodia importation. Hoodia is protected under conservation laws and by being certified, you guarantee that the manufacturer is using only real Hoodia. Real Hoodia means real results.