Hoodia Gordonii products
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: squashblossom-ga
List Price: $20.00
13 May 2006 18:18 PDT
Expires: 12 Jun 2006 18:18 PDT
Question ID: 728560
I want to find a genuine hoodia product (appetite suppressant) that is a five-star quality product with a reasonable price. Purity, a South African authentic plant source and quality are more important to me than price. But, of course price does matter if we are talking about two or more equivalent brands with different prices. I found a product that appears to be the "best" but the comparative information was published by the producer of the "best" product in the article rather than by an outside source. So, I am a bit suspicious. The product I found is "Desert Burn ZA-750. I found the comparative information at this web address: http://www.100hoodia.com . I would like you to research "Desert Burn ZA-750's" claims to see if they are valid and I would like you to find any higher quality or equivalent Hoodia products. Information on Hoodia's effectiveness would also be appreciated, if you have time to look into that. Thank you, Laura firstname.lastname@example.org
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Re: Hoodia Gordonii products
From: gingersue-ga on 30 May 2006 07:28 PDT
It is highly unlikely that the product you mentioned contains genuine hoodia gordonii, or the component that actually suppresses appetite. The molecule in hoodia gordonii that is responsible for appetite suppression is P57. P57 has been patented by Phytopharm and cannot be sold for weight loss by other companies. Furthermore, the plant itself is considered rare and is protected by African law and cannot be exported. At this point, Phytopharm has licensed Unilever (the makers of Slimfast and other products) to sell genuine Hoodia Gordonii, though it is not on the market yet. It has taken extensive research to find a way to actually extract a form of P57 into a product that can be taken safely and effectively. It isn't as simple as drying and grinding the plants. They are currently in the testing phase to learn if it is indeed effective, and if it is safe to consume long term. They hope to have a safe and effective product on the market by the end of 2006 or early 2007. Until then, save your money. Experts are now saying that there is more fake hoodia gordonii for sale in stores and online than there are genuine hoodia gordonii plants on the planet. So what's actually in those capsules? No one really knows. I agree with your opinion that the comparative results of the 100hoodia report should not be trusted because they are the same company as the product they recommend purchasing.
Re: Hoodia Gordonii products
From: stanmartin1952-ga on 03 Jun 2006 15:17 PDT
I bought some hoodia from www.nowfoods.com, but only took 1 capsule so far, so I can't say if it works. Supposedly, you can't patent a natural food. It sounds like the company mentioned above may be planning to market the active ingredient. It also sounds like marketing material (P57?).
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