Hoodia Gordonii is a Cactus
Hoodia Gordonii is a cactus-like plant that has been used by Bushmen hunters for thousands of years. This was used for food preparation or was consumed raw. The aerial succulent stem of the plant was used by the tribe men to keep them from feeling thirst and hunger. The effects of Hoodia Gordonii has also kept tribe men from feeling weak due to lack of food and water, which was very common during their hunting expeditions. The ancient use of the plant has gone a long way now that it has been introduced to the commercial world. Although the traditional use is still the main function, there are many add on and research done to the plant.
Hoodia Gordonii is taking the world by storm. The plant has been ‘discovered’, the world’s eye is focused on this relatively new birth. For the dieters across America and to the world, this plant is the miracle that they have been waiting for. There are millions of obese, and over weight people in the world, and with the advent of the Hoodia Gordonii diet pill and other Hoodia based dietary supplements , this could be a bright light that might end it.
With the studies done by Phytopharm and Pfizer (until 1997), they have advanced and discovered the potential behind the plant. There are continuing studies that have isolated the very important molecules that promises losing weight. Hoodia Gordonii contained the P57 molecule that makes the hypothalamus think the body has enough energy to sustain normal functions. The hypothalamus thinks that the P57 is glucose that sustains the body with the energy, thus feeling full. That way, the body consumes fewer calories, but still feels normal. There is no weak feeling, or less energy. The body will then consume the stored energy, in the form of fats. When the fats are consumed then, the body loses the extra fats then, it loses weight. The ancient plant is now dressed as a capsule that has been consumed to help dieters avoid, extra servings or big portions of food.
Another recent form is the shake form, the idea is still the same. The Hoodia Gordonii that contains the appetite suppressing molecules will act to keep the dieters from feeling hungry. That way, the shake will act as a meal replacement.
There may be many other uses of this ancient plant, and with the rate research about this plant is going, future may not be that far. Further developments and forms of Hoodia Gordonii may just be a few weeks away.
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