Today, Hoodia Gordonii is a protected plant which may only be wild-harvested by individuals and a few companies who have been granted a license by the South African Council for Scientific Research. It takes about five years before Hoodia Gordonii's pale purple flowers appear and the plant can be harvested for use.
Hoodia Gordonii is unlike a majority of fat burning supplements, because it is not a central nervous system stimulant. Stimulants may increase your metabolism to burn additional calories throughout the day, but Hoodia may minimize the desire to eat even when your stomach is empty.*
Hoodia is not a magic diet pill that causes weight loss by itself, but can help limit the amount of calories that are consumed on a daily basis.* When taken in combination with a well-balanced diet and regular exercise Hoodia can effectively support your goal of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.*
The use of Hoodia by children is not recommended, and a doctor should be consulted beforehand if it is a consideration.
Also, because Hoodia may also minimize your thirst, you should always drink plenty of water when you are supplementing with it. It's recommended to drink at least 8-10 ounces of water with each dose of Hoodia.