Hoodia gordonii


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Hoodia gordonii

A cactuslike herb promoted as a dietary supplement for weight loss. There is no evidence that the herb is effective, and its potentially toxic effects on the liver make it an unwise choice for dieters.
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D, revealed that a web search of ingredients getting attention recently, like Hoodia gordonii or green coffee bean extract, has exposed countless products that cannot always be trusted.
Hoodia gordonii is a desert grown plant native to South Africa and the Namib Desert that has been utilized for generations by the San people of South Africa for its supposed ability to suppress hunger.
The marketers were part of a scheme that supplied manufacturers of weight-loss supplements with a substance they claimed was a derivative of the plant Hoodia gordonii (hoodia), which is native to southern Africa.
Hoodia gordonii was traditionally used by the Khoisan people as a thirst and appetite suppressant and is currently commercially available as a popular weight-loss supplement.
We have already seen what happened with another South African herb, Hoodia gordonii, which targeted the weight-loss market," he says, referring to the deals made by the UK-based company, Phytopharm, first with the pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, and then with international conglomerate, Unilever, which have so far come to nothing.
A review of her history revealed that a month earlier, she had started taking a daily compounding drug (components included artichoke, Centella asiatica, chlordiazepoxide, Rhamnus purshiana, furosemide, phenolphthalein, Hoodia gordonii, and metformin) and hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg once a day, both prescribed by a doctor for peripheral edema.
Hoodia gordonii (see Figure 5) also provides an interesting example of some of the ethical issues encountered in science (Wynberg, 2004).
Dietary supplements include Hoodia gordonii, which grows in the Kalahari Desert, where it was used for its appetite-suppressant properties.
9) An interesting amplification of the weight loss effects of fucose complexes may occur with the use of non-stimulant, appetite suppressant supplements, such as Hoodia gordonii or Caralluma fimbriate.
The line of diet products for women includes Slimquick Night, a nighttime fat burner; SlimQuick Extreme, an extra-strength fat burner; and SlimQuick Hoodia, which contains the appetite suppressant hoodia gordonii.
What is the science behind how Hoodia Gordonii suppress appetite?
Tom did report from the Kalahari desert in southern Africa on a plant called the Hoodia gordonii.