Hoodia Gordonii Facts

Search Internet using just the term ‘hoodia’ and you’ll soon be loaded by an assortment of sites all claiming to offer you the ‘genuine’ Hoodia.

Now to the average surfer this is just the news they have been looking for: easy access to a range of Hoodia products readily available to buy. Do you know that 80% of the Hoodia products you are browsing through are fake.

Yes that’s right, all 8 out of 10 of them. And these unfortunately are just the ones that were willingly sent to Alkemist pharmaceuticals for testing.

In truth there are probably hundreds more out there that too are not the real deal and not tested at all.

So why are so many of them considered to be fake? Doesn’t the ingredient list say it contains real Hoodia? In most cases this is true, but there is more to this story than just looking at the ingredients list.

First of all, which Hoodia plant has been used?

If you spot a Hoodia supplement that doesn’t identify what type of Hoodia plant it is, then more than likely you are seeing a supplement that contains the wrong type of Hoodia.

There are totally 13 types of Hoodia plant, but of them all only the Hoodia Gordonii plant contains the active ingredient P57 that can effectively suppress your appetite.

Secondly, what part of the Hoodia Gordonii plant has been used?

Now to those who don’t know much about how Hoodia Gordonii works, then here are some details.

Of the Hoodia Gordonii plant itself, only its aerial stem (the core) of the plant contains the active molecule P57. The rest of the plant – its leaves, flowers and roots, essentially offer nothing in terms of weight loss.

So even if a manufacturer is claiming to be using 100% pure Hoodia Gordonii, this might not be strictly true if they are using the whole of the plant to make the supplement. If they are, you are probably only getting 60% of the plants active ingredient.

Next point: what's about other ingredients?

This is where it gets complicated. Why? Because some suppliers of weight loss supplements can claim to be using 100% Hoodia Gordonii on their label, whilst still not giving you a pure supplement.

As an endangered species with limited exportations and harvests, many manufacturers have chosen to incorporate other ingredients such as caffeine to save on costs and supplies.

The problem here is that they are reducing your chances of achieving real weight loss, by reducing the effectiveness of the Hoodia supplement. But by law they are not actually doing anything wrong by claiming to contain pure Hoodia Gordonii.

So where is the catch? Before buying you need to make sure you check its ingredient list thoroughly.

The only ingredients you should be seeing on your packaging is the core of the Hoodia Gordonii plant, and the ingredients used to make up its capsules: gelatine, magnesium stearate and stearic acid. Spot anything else on the ingredients list and you are not getting 100% pure Hoodia Gordonii.

Last point: Is it an extract?

No company who is honestly selling genuine Hoodia Gordonii is selling it as an extract. Why? Because all ‘extract’ exactly means is that you are receiving only 60% of the plants core.

The rest is a mix of fillers, caffeine or other inactive parts of the Hoodia Gordonii plant that will do absolutely nothing to suppress your appetite.

See the difference? There is the main reason why so many Hoodia supplements fail these tests – they have scrimped on much as they can in order to cut down on their costs.

But the problem is, many of them are able to get away with it because they do contain small quantities of the plant. With this at their side, these companies are able to keep on lying to you whilst still charging you big.

So what do you do? Well the answer to this one is to keep these four points in mind, and make sure that your thoroughly check your chosen products ingredients list before you order.

Do that and you can ensure you are always receiving the genuine Hoodia, each and every time.

One such product is Hoodia Gordonii Absolute. Clinically tested and backed by real doctors, in one neat compact package, so you can benefit from:

• 100% pure unaltered Hoodia Gordonii
• Up to 2,000 calorie reduction every day
• 10,000 times the productivity of glucose at suppressing your appetite
• Increased energy and self esteem.

With results like these it is no wonder that it is so popular because it really works.

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