Discover the Truth about Hoodia and Weight Loss!
Obesity in developed countries is on the rise, and people are becoming ever more aware that they face an increased risk of death from degenerative diseases as a result.
Anything which has the potential to suppress the appetite, and consequently lead to weight loss, is going to have an eager swarm of people waiting to test out the claims of its effectiveness.
If you have not heard of Hoodia before now, then the chances are you soon will. Hoodia is a plant which looks very similar to a cactus, but is in fact a succulent plant. It is found in a few select areas of Southern Africa.
There are many different types of Hoodia, several of which are grown as plants in gardens, but the one that has been attracting all of the interest is known as Hoodia Gordonii.
Hoodia Gordonii has had millions of dollars spent in research by pharmaceutical companies, because they believe it will prove to be an appetite suppressant.
The researchers were looking mainly for effects of toxicity, but instead, quite by accident, found that extracts from Hoodia Gordonii led to a reduction in appetite, and consequently body weight, in the animals that were tested. This testing was then escalated to human subjects, due to the obvious potential importance of the findings.
With obesity levels rising all the time, Hoodia could potentially save thousands of lives, as well as relieving health services worldwide of many burdens. Not to mention the improved quality of life for millions of patients around the world.