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Article by Diet Bites
What is Hoodia Gordonii?
Hoodia Gordonii stems from a plant that grows only in the rocky areas and plains of the South African Kalahari desert, chiefly from Namib to Southern Angola.
Its enduring properties hold mystic, natural appetite-suppressing powers that can last for long periods.
Other common names for Hoodia Gordonii include 'Bushman's Hat', 'Xshoba', 'Hoodia' and 'Queen of the Namib' though many might coin this powerful plant as the new 'Weight Loss Miracle'.
Used by Bushmen
Bushmen have used it throughout the ages for treating infection, digestive woes and as an appetite deterrent on long hunting expeditions, or when traveling long distances.
And it was the Bushmen themselves who introduced the powers of this plant to the Modern Day World who in turn seized their token of goodwill and then turned that knowledge into a Well of Fortune, perhaps leaving the Bushmen wondering why they had shared their knowledge in the first place.
The Appetite Suppressing Molecule
It may well be the most popular molecule on the planet as the obesity epidemic grows to astounding proportions and is continually seeking a quick, lasting remedy - or permanent cure.
Scientists have identified a P57 molecule that appears to trick the brain into believing that the individual is full or has a feeling of fullness.
Therefore, the individual will eat less, thus generating weight loss in the area of fat rather than simply fluid or water loss which is typically seen with many dieting pills, plans and supplements.
The fat loss is permanent unless the subject starts to intake more energy (kcals) than used by the body.
Feeling of Fullness
The 'full feeling' is much like the experience one feels after eating powerful complex foods, such as eggs, oatmeal and beans which keep us feeling full for longer periods of time.
Unlike Ephedra and Phenfen which contain stimulants that often spur undesirable side effects, this cactus-like plant works naturally to suppress the desire to eat and drink.
In studies, Hoodia works not only in humans to suppress appetite, but also in animals.
A key point is the word 'suppress'. Individuals still eat, just a suppressed amount.
Hoodia Gordonii Health Notes & Facts
Hoodia Gordonii is a rare, endangered plant which takes a long time to mature for harvest.
Because the plant is endangered, it has been placed under a protective order.
There are no known side-effects at this writing.
There are many Hoodia-built pills that have sprung onto the market that claim to render the same effects of pure Hoodia.
If you are thinking about using a derivative of this product you should ask your qualified physician before attempting to do such; inquire about the risks and the effectiveness as well as any known side-effects of the derivative.