Diet Pills for Weight Loss – What is Hoodia Gordonii?
Hoodia is a genus of succulent plants in the family Apocynaceae that is widely used traditionally by the San people of southern Africa as an appetite suppressant, thirst quencher and as a cure for severe abdominal cramps, haemorrhoids, tuberculosis, indigestion, hypertension and diabetes. Various uses have been recorded among Anikhwe (Northern Botswana), Hai om (northern Namibia ), Khomani (north western South Africa ), and the !Xun and Khwe (originally from Angola ) communities. Less is known about the use of this group of plants by other indigenous people, but some records show limited use of Hoodia parts as food items, albeit not as preferred food items. Hoodias are known to be used for cultural purposes in some areas (Hargreaves and Turner, 2002). Although relatively difficult to cultivate, Hoodia ‘ s are attractive plants and are also used for horticultural purposes.
Hoodia Gordonii CSIR
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa isolated an active compound (P57) for appetite suppression from H. gordonii . The CSIR licensed the rights for further development of P57 and the setting up of a sustainable production system to Phytopharm in the UK . Phytopharm in turn sub licensed the rights to Pfizer for the development and global commercialization. Pfizer has recently returned the clinical developmental rights.
Pure Hoodia Gordonii Plus
If you’re on the Internet searching for hoodia, it’s almost impossible to know you’re buying the real deal. There are simply far too many con artists on the loose, and they know that people are desperate for hoodia. Everybody wants to lose weight, right?
But beware! If I were you, I wouldn’t buy from just anybody. It’s hard to know who to trust in this emerging, high-profit business. Anybody can throw powder into a capsule and claim it’s hoodia, but can they prove it?
We only use 100% pure South African Hoodia from the Kalahari Desert in Hoodia Gordonii Plus and are proud to display the certificates to prove it. Our Hoodia is licensed by the Western Cape Conservation Authority of South Africa and is certified to be 100% Authentic. There are two certified documents required to prove the authenticity of pure South African Hoodia. They are the C.I.T.E.S Certificate and the Analytical Report.