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The San tribes people of the Kalahari Desert in Africa have been eating Hoodia gordonii for centuries to reduce hunger and thirst on long hunting trips of several days duration. But it wasn’t until recently that this near mythical desert plant seemed to become an over-night star as a weight loss aid in the dietary supplement world. Hoodia has been found to be a safe and completely natural plant food that suppresses hunger while providing an excellent source of energy.
Although it looks like a small cactus, Hoodia is actually a milkweed and is classified as a succulent. While on the hunt, the Bushmen cut cucumber-sized chunks of Hoodia and chew on the pulpy flesh to satisfy hunger or prevent hunger and even stave off thirst.
In a recent New York Times article, a Bushman was quoted as saying that Hoodia gave tribal members enough energy to walk all day or make love all night, and it cured a hangover or settled an upset stomach.
Beware of Inferior Versions:
Although Hoodia is taking the diet world by storm, consumers must be aware of inferior versions. Maximize guarantees the highest concentrated grade of 20:1 in its Hoodia supplement. This strength has been clinically shown to reduce caloric intake by 40-50% without any adverse side effects. These findings were conducted by British-based Phytopharm in conjunction with the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Company using a 20:1 concentrate. No studies have been done to date on the straight 1:1 powder, commonly distributed by other companies which are of course much cheaper to produce and are, technically speaking, 20 times less effective.
Hoodia Gordonii Species Found Only In Limited Areas:
Although the genus Hoodia is widespread in southern Africa, herbarium records indicate that this particular species (Hoodia gordonii) only occurs in South Africa and Namibia. Any claims about other areas of distribution should be verified by a competent taxonomist. Hoodia500 by Maximize guarantees the use of this species and holds government stamped documentation verifying its origin.1
Animal and Human Clinical Studies:
The first animal trials, performed by the botanical manufacturer, Phytopharm, revealed that when their control group of rats "who are creatures who will eat literally anything" were fed the Hoodia plant, they stopped eating completely. The first human clinical trial conducted by Pfizer, was done on a morbidly obese group of volunteers who were placed in a controlled environment (where subjects were literally incarcerated, and all they did was read, watch television, and eat). Half were given Hoodia and the other half, a placebo. Fifteen days later the Hoodia group had reduced their caloric intake by 1000 calories a day and suffered no ill effects.
According to a January 4, 2003 article in The Guardian (UK), "Some [San] elders attribute aphrodisiac qualities to the plant, though Pfizer, which also makes Viagra™, has not marketed that angle."
The P57 Molecule:
When scientists isolated what they believed to be the active ingredient responsible for its appetite suppressing powers, they called it P57, and claimed this molecule did not exist in any other plant or substance. Hoodia gordonii then, works like nothing we have seen before in the nutritional sciences. Hence, patents were applied and botanical and pharmaceutical companies alike began paving the way for production.
P57 has been categorized as a steroidal glycoside and is said to directly stimulate the hypothalamus, a gland that controls vital brain and hormonal functions. P57 "tricks" the body into thinking it’s full. In actuality though, Hoodia gordonii works by releasing a chemical compound similar to glucose (a direct source of energy) but much stronger. The hypothalamus receives this signal as an indication that enough food has been consumed and thus the user’s appetite is satisfied.
In conclusion, researchers have ascertained that this unique diet aid from the desert, with its rich history of use and safety, is a powerful energy source that will quickly take your craving for food away while leaving you feeling more mentally alert and energized, without jittery side effects effects.
1.Proof of import (general permit from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.); C.I.T.E.S. certificate, (certification from the Dept. of Environmental Affairs); a product analysis for each batch of Hoodia purchased.
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