Weight Loss with Hoodia Gordonii

by : P. Mehta

Hoodia gordonii is a natural succulent plant that looks like acactus. It grows in the Kalahari Desert region of South Africa,Botswana, Namibia and Angola. It is said that the bushmen usedto eat hoodia gorodnii stem to curb their hunger and thirstduring their nomadic hunting trips. Hoodia gordonii is believedto contain the natural appetite suppressant property. Somestudies have reported its hunger suppressant effect

Recently, Phytopharm's Dr. Richard Dixey and researchers at theBrown University in Rhode Island, USA said that the steroidalglycosides present in gordonii hoodia affects nerve cells inbrain's hypothalamus that monitor blood glucose. As a result ofthis, the brain thinks that there is enough sugar in the bloodand there is no need to eat any more, disabling the hungermechanism.

A recent clinical trial in Leicester, England showed that thehoodia gordonii extract reduced hunger appetitive of volunteers.This property of Hoodia gordonii is very important for peopletrying to lose weight as they will eat less if they take theextract of this plant as it reduces the appetite. The hoodiasupplemnt is sold in capsule, liquid or tea form.