Controversy: The truth about the Hoodia Gordonii Extract

March 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Weight Loss Supplements

Can Real Hoodia Gordonii come in an extract form? The simple answer to this question is no, no they can’t.

And the reason for this is simple too.

You see, when companies wield the term ‘Hoodia extract’, all they are actually offering you is a sample of the product they are claiming to sell. In most cases just 60%.

The other 40% on the other hand can be anything from the leaves or flower of the Hoodia Gordonii plant; parts from other Hoodia plants (there are in fact 13 types of Hoodia plant, but only Hoodia Gordonii can offer users appetite suppression) and even caffeine.

So whilst said companies may claim to sell you genuine 100% Hoodia Gordonii extract, you would be lucky to actually get 60% of the real plant. The core where the active ingredient P57 is found.

It is incredible what lengths companies will go to to cut corners in the production of this weight loss capsule.

So check the label carefully before you consider investing.

Apart from the core of the Hoodia Gordonii plant, the only other ingredient you should ever find on the packaging is gelatib for its capsule.

Now we can see that you’re confused. You’re thinking - didn’t we just tell you that there should only be one ingredient in the capsule? Well this is not strictly true. Take the ones we have listed above. They are actually the ingredients used to build up the capsule itself.

They are okay to be there, as they do not affect the authenticity of the Hoodia Gordonii plant or its purity levels. Their only job is to make sure the powdered form of the plants core is more accessible for you to use.

Find anything else on the ingredient list or spot a quote that includes the phrase ‘extract’, and put it straight back. Don’t even look at it. All this information is actually telling you is that the product is not authentic and contains only 60% of real Hoodia Gordonii.

But the news surrounding this controversy gets worse.

According to research performed by Alkemist Pharmaceuticals, they found that over 80% of Hoodia Gordonii capsules are not authentic.

Now this not to say, that there are not genuine Hoodia Gordonii capsules out there who have got the backing, the clinical testing and the CITES certificate to prove their worth. It is just a question of looking around and making sure you check the ingredients label before you invest.

One example of a genuine hoodia product is UniqueHoodia.

In one compact package, customers can experience the satisfaction of knowing that they are receiving:

• 100% pure, unaltered Hoodia – not the extract form, but powdered capsules
• A 2,000 calorie reduction every day
• 10,000 times the strength of appetite suppression, compared to glucose

Order your packet of UniqueHoodia today.

2 Diet Pills that Work – Hoodia and Caralluma Burn

July 8, 2008 by  
Filed under Weight Loss

It is a sad but true fact: when we look at a person, we regard his physical features more than his mental abilities. We would rather judge a person on how short, tall, thin or fat he is rather than checking his IQ. That is how the society works.

Obesity kills for more than one reason- first, there are obvious negative physiological consequences associated with obesity, such as diabetes, kidney problems, heart attacks, etc; and secondly, and this is even more dangerous, since they are almost hated in the society as if they are outcasts, the obese people tend develop an apathy toward society or try out some quick fix solutions just to see if they can lose weight quickly and regain back their former prestige.

Such people are in urgent need of support. They need to be supported by their family members and friends so that they feel better about themselves. They must be motivated to lose weight- not because the society frowns upon them, but out of health concerns. There are actually a variety of ways to lose weight but if you are looking forward to losing only a few pounds then diet pills can be your best bet. In this article I will tell you about two well known diet pills that indeed DO work!

1. Hoodia: If you have already started dieting, you know how painful it can get at times. Forget about the monotony of the diet itself, you are not even allowed to eat full stomach. The end result? You feel hungry too often and sometimes it becomes quite impossible to control those hunger pangs! This is where an appetite suppressant like Hoodia comes to your help. Hoodia is actually a cactus plant that grows on the Kalahari desert of South Africa; it will help you by suppressing your hunger in such a way that you will feel like you have gorged on a whole cow even when you haven't eaten a morsel!

Hoodia is available all over the world in the form of capsules; however, it is unfortunate that most of the capsules that are sold with the name of 'Hoodia' are actually fake pills that wouldn't help you curb hunger. Capsules with original Hoodia extracts are a rarity, as well as expensive! A good Hoodia product is Hoodia Gordonii which has also been reviewed over at Hoodia Diet Review.

2. Caralluma Burn: Caralluma fimbriata is a succulent plant, in the cactus family, that has been used as a natural appetite suppressant in India for centuries. It's a new arrival in the family of cactii and succulent plants that are becoming increasingly popular for their appetite suppressant, and weight loss properties, as well as their ability to lower blood sugar. Supplements made from the popular hoodia gordonii cactus from the Kalahari Desert in Africa, are, for example, growing in popularity and usage in the U.S. and Europe.Like hoodia, caralluma fimbriata has been used to suppress appetite, and as a portable food for hunting. It is used to suppress hunger and appetite, and enhance endurance throughout India. Learn more about Caralluma Burn