Hoodia gordonii, “Whoo De Ah”, is the scientific name for a leafless, spiky succulent plant that grows throughout the semi-arid desert areas of Southern Africa primarily the Kalahari Desert. The local inhabitants (the San) have eaten Hoodia stems to defend against hunger and thirst when on long journeys or during times of drought, because it acts as an appetite suppressant.
After years of diligent research, science has isolated multiple compounds in this all-natural food that was responsible for dramatic weight loss. This trend has been widely reported, but this represents only one of several chemical compounds found in the Hoodia succulent. It is proven completely safe and it contains no stimulates that could contribute to any jittery feeling associated with weight loss pills and other fast weight loss diet products of the last ten years. It appears to be more health [http://www.afitnessnut.com] safe than other supplements.
The Hoodia plant is registered as a protected species to prevent Bio-Piracy but the African government has allowed the plant to be grown on a limited number of commercial farms in South Africaowned by private farmers.
In the wild, Hoodia takes five to six years to grow to maturity but with commercial farming techniques, the plant is now being grown to maturity in as little as two years in sustainable quantities. The Hoodia plant has become world renowned for its effects as an appetite suppressant and weight loss supplement.
In order to become eligible to export to the Hoodia to the USA and other nations, Hoodia farmers are required to procure anC.I.T.E.S. certificate which is issued by the African government on a per export-shipment basis.
How some are using the new extracts from the Hoodia plant? Well as you might have guessed the plant is mainly being leveraged as a weight loss supplement. The United States is Especially excited for these products and the dramatic effects of the Hoodia on hunger and thirst are amazing.
The chemical in Hoodia work within the satiety center of the brain by releasing a chemical compound like glucose, but this chemical has been shown to be up to 100,000 times stronger than glucose. The hypothalamus gland receives this chemical signature as an indication that enough food has been consumed and in turn reduces a person’s appetite.
Pure organic Hoodia is reported to contain a miracle molecule that fools the brain into thinking you are full, and claims are that the Hoodia chemicals even stop you from thinking about food.
Being healthy is important and taking our weight seriously is also important. Time will tell if this new wonder compound can really perform the way it says it can. I am sure most Americans will be watching as we are becoming a nation of unhealthy and overweight people
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