The ever-popular Hoodia actually belongs to the cactus family.
We've all been inundated with emails and stories hyping Hoodia. This native South African plant belongs to the cactus family and has most recently been praised for its contribution to weight loss. The Cactus Diet is not as much a reliable plan for losing weight as it is a snack. It is suggested that Hoodia reduces feelings of hunger, helping individuals to eat less.
South African native San Bushmen have been relying on Hoodia for centuries, using it as sustenance for extended travel without availability of other food sources.
Hoodia was examined to learn how it mimics an appetite suppressant. They found a new molecule, since named P57. One researcher summed up the findings by explaining that when gluclose sugar is recognized by nerves in the brain, it causes a spike in blood sugar and signals your body that it is full. The P57 in Hoodia reacts 10,000 times more than glucose, sending essentially a very loud signal that you're full, leaving you without any desire to eat.
- Has successfully worked as an appetite suppressant for some
- Has critics
- No FDA approval
- Difficult to find products with 100% Hoodia Gordonii
Use caution when using supplements such as Hoodia as their lasting effects have yet to be determined.Common Misspellings
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