Hoodia Diet Pill
One of the latest trends in the diet craze is the hoodia diet pills. Hoodia diet pills are made from the succulent hoodia Gordonii plant that can only be found growing naturally in the the Kalahari Desert of South Africa. A natural solution to weight loss, hoodia diet pills work as an appetite suppressant. By taking the pills, your brain thinks you are full and you do not want to eat.
Many in South Africa have been eating hoodia for hundreds years. A South African laboratory was finally able to isolate the ingredient in hoodia that suppresses the appetite. They patented it and licensed it to Phytopharm, which has spent $20 million on research including clinical trials. However, whether hoodia is indeed a “wonder” diet pill remains under debate. Many manufacturers of herbal hoodia recommend you also combine low impact exercise (such as walking) and a healthy diet in conjunction with the hoodia diet pills.
Most hoodia diet pills suggest that you take one capsule a half hour before breakfast and another a half-hour before lunch. Those who are pregnant or breast-feeding should not take hoodia. It is also not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Those with a history of high blood pressure or any heart problems should talk to a doctor before taking these pills to make sure it is safe.
Because hoodia is natural, you do not need a prescription to take hoodia diet pills. They can be bought in local retail stores or online. The pills produce effects similar to the phentermine, adipex, and didrex. The Food and Drug Administration has not publicly stated that hoodia is safe or effective for weight loss.
Hoodia diet pills became popular when celebrity Anna Nicole Smith lost a reported 70 pounds by taking TrimSpa, of which the active ingredient is hoodia. Since then, different types of hoodia diet pills have been popping up all over.
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