Hoodia Gordonii or Hoodia Balance?

by : John Howard

Hoodia Gordonii is a cactus found in Botswana, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. This plant belongs to the plant species known as Apocynaceae. This plant is known for its ability to curb the appetite of the person consuming it. It can also provide a sense of well being and energy in the person who take it.

In some persons this plant may start working at once and some others may have to wait for some more time to experience the positive effect of this plant. Normally it will take two to four weeks to experience the positive changes brought in by this plant in the body of the persons who wish to reduce their body weight by consuming this magical plant. To get good result one has to take it in empty stomach with a full glass of water before meals.

Consuming this plant is found to be effective in persons who face the problem of over eating and obesity. Such persons can reduce their calorie intake with the help of this plant. Apart from natural problems that are associated with not taking food for a long time, no other side effects are reported from the persons who have experimented with this plant.

Though found only recently by the civilised world, San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert have been using this plant to suppress their appetite and thirst during their nomadic life. The same plant is being used by them to cure problems like severe abdominal cramps, haemorrhoids, indigestion, tuberculosis, diabetes and hypertension.

It was in 1937 a Dutch anthropologist who was studying the Bushmen noticed the effect of the plant that these men take to reduce their appetite and tom cure some illnesses. In 1963 scientists in the Scientific and Industrial Research of South Africa started to study the impact of this plant in their laboratories and confirmed the efficiency of these plants to reduce body weight. These scientists in collaboration with a British Company known as Phytopharm isolated the active ingredient, a steroidal glycoside, in Hoodia and patented it in the name p57.

Hoodia balance with p57 as its active ingredient works by tricking the brain by making it think that there is enough energy in the body and needs no more. The brain will then shut down the hunger mechanism that prompts a man to eat more. Normally it will take 1 to 2 weeks to get the result from this formula. In some people it may get noticed within hours of use. Hoodia balance has to be consumed at least one hour prior to the main meals with a full glass of water so as to enable it to shut down the hunger mechanism.