PRIMARY USES: Obesity, Weight Loss, Energy, Excessive Food Cravings
Hoodia Gordonii is a spiny, succulent plant that belongs to the genus Apocynaceae, commonly known as the dog-bane or milkweed family. Of the 13 species belonging to this genus, Hoodia is the only member that has appetite controlling properties. Hoodia has been used for centuries by Sans tribesmen to ward off hunger and thirst on extended hunting trips.
Steroidal glycoside, the active compound in Hoodia that gives the plant its appetite suppressing abilities and mimics the effects of glucose on nerve cells in the brain. Steroidal glycoside increases adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the nerve cells in the hypothalamus, the control center of the brain that regulates thirst, appetite and temperature. When ATP levels increase, the nerve cells signal to the hypothalamus that the body is full and satiated.
Hoodia is by no means a cure for obesity, but it can be a helpful supplement obese or overweight individuals can use in conjunction with diet and exercise to achieve and maintain weight loss. It is most helpful for those who experience excessive food cravings and have difficulties controlling appetite and portion control. Due to steroidal glycoside’s ability to naturally raise ATP energy, Hoodia can also be helpful for dieter’s who feel weak and lethargic when consuming fewer calories and it is also used as an energy herb for strenuous exertion.
Unlike other appetite suppressing drugs and supplements, Hoodia has no side effects. It is non-stimulating and does not raise blood pressure or cause increased risks of cardiovascular problems.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS:
COMPLIMENTARY FORMULAS & SINGLE HERBS:
Green Tea Formula (weight loss)
Stevia (to avoid sugar)
Adren Aid (to help blood sugar swings)
DOSAGE: Liquid: 30 drops with a large glass of water 15-30 minutes before each meal. Repeat more often for faster results.