About hoodia extract
Hoodia gordonii is a cactus-like succulent originally grows in Africa. It is easy to be mistakenly referred to as a cactus. Despite that there are many species of hoodia in the desert regions of south Africa, only hoodia gordonii is used for appetite suppressant effects.
Why hoodia extract works
It is said that hoodia is traditionally used in Africa to curb the San bushmen’s appetite in long hunting trips.
Scientific research has revealed that hoodia gordonii contains a molecule that is effective for decreasing sense of hunger. Clinical studies also show the effectiveness of hoodia gordonii where the participants showed a significant reduction in their average daily calorie intake after taking hoodia extract for two weeks.
However, the evidence is not enough yet. Studies show that there is some mechanism related to reducing appetite in hoodia, but it’s not conclusive.
How much hoodia should I take every day?
It depends on the user’s age, health conditions, and other factors. There is not enough scientific information for the dosage, so ask your doctor for advice before taking.
Who should not take Hoodia?
Patients should ask their doctor before taking Hoodia if they have diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, anorexia, bulimia or any other eating disorder. People who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid using since there is not enough scientific information for them.