Many Americans are always looking for something to help them lose weight. There is a diet pill craze going on right now. There are hundreds of different brands of diet pills that claim to help you lose the unwanted pounds, but there is one plant that is making headline news. If you haven’t heard of Hoodia Gordonii then you will soon.
Hoodia Gordonii is a succulent plant that grows in the Kalahari Desert region of South Africa. This region is about 100,000 square miles of desert. It looks like a cactus because of its spiny appearance and it is in the cactus family but it is classified as a succulent. For centuries this plant has been used by the Sans people to help control their hunger while on long hunting expeditions. There are about 100,000 Sans people in that region that are going to benefit a lot from the harvesting of the Hoodia plant.
Hoodia is a very powerful supplement to help suppress hunger. It works by stopping the craving for food. It works by making people feel full after ingesting it. There are no known side effects of Hoodia, but it has been known to act as a mild aphrodisiac. It does not contain any stimulants. There have been results showing that the active ingredient in Hoodia could reduce the appetite by 2,000 calories a day. The active ingredient in Hoodia works by imitating the effect glucose has on our nerve cells in the brain, in turn, fooling the body in thinking that it is full. It appears that it contains a molecule that is about 10,000 times stronger than glucose.
Most people find that they have to take at least 500 mg of Hoodia to start seeing the effects. You also have to be careful when buying Hoodia. Most companies claim that they have 100 percent natural Hoodia when in fact they have a Hoodia blend. You will need to do your research to find actual certification of Hoodia derived form Southern Africa. This is not a magic pill and it is not an excuse to eat what ever you want. The basic ideas of a losing weight still apply. Decreasing the calorie intake and exercise to lose weight. Hoodia will not stop the intense hunger you get after a really good workout.
With Hoodia you still have to control your food choices. Hoodia is an appetite suppressant. If taken right it will help curb your appetite. It’s not a pill that dissolves fat, or releases extra water weight. It doesn’t boost your metabolism. Hoodia does not change the laws of physics, if you continue to eat a lot you will continue to gain weight. Taking Hoodia will help give you control over your eating instead of letting your hunger do the driving. Hoodia cannot get you into shape either. You will need to boost your resting metabolism by building lean muscle mass by walking, running or a cardiovascular workout.
The only way the weight will come off is by eating less and exercising more. Hoodia, if taken in doses at least of 500 mg or more will help you with the eating less part, the rest is up to you.