Hoodia Is Fast Becoming Extinct

Hoodia plant grows in South AFricaYou may be familiar with Hoodia Gordonii and its appetite suppressing qualities – but you may not realise is that Hoodia Gordonii is in danger of becoming extinct.

Hoodia is plant that grows in the desert like plains of the Kalahari, South Africa – it has survived and flourished for thousands of years.

Its only predator up until a decade ago was the indigenous population, the San Tribes people, who would eat parts of the plant to suppress and reduce their hunger while food supply was scarce.

Word soon got out, thanks largely to the worlds media and Hoodia diet products started being produced in their abundance.

Hoodia was introduced to western world with headlines such as “Obesity Cure Found In Africa” and “The Miracle Weight Loss Plant

The Kalahari nomads uses their Hoodia to stop the sensation of hunger because there is a short supply of food – whereas the western world uses their Hoodia to help resist the temptation of over eating because food is in abundance. How ironic!

Genuine Hoodia Is CITES Certified

The Hoodia plant is now a protected species (protected by the CITES) and is grown and harvested under strict guidelines – the problem is demand is now exceeding supply! How much longer will this wonderful pants with is huge benefits to dieters and their weight loss ambitions be around?

A little know fact surrounding the whole Hoodia concept is that the active ingredient which suppresses your appetite is ONLY in the CORE of the plant meaning 60% of the harvest is not used. It is only the 40% , the raw powder, that is encapsulated and used in the diet pill industry – or at least supposed to be!

Hoodia Diet Pills, Capsules And Weight Loss

Hoow powder capsulesMany of the Hoodia brands you will have no doubt come across most probably do not contain the raw powder or have been diluted with filler ingredients such as magnesium stearate or other synthetic compounds.

The next 10 years are crucial for  the survival of this plant – from plantation to harvest takes around 4 years. Will Hoodia still be around a decade from now.

The pharamaceutical giants are trying to produce an artificial replica – it is highly likely that they have already done so and may sitting on the shelves already. How this sits with the natural and herbal concept is another argument.

If you wish to try Hoodia for yourself please bear in mind that Hoodia does not work for everyone – 10% of the entire worlds population are immune to the appetite suppressing effect.

There are a handful of independent suppliers that have identified the potential shortage of Hoodia supply in the coming years and have reduced the number of bottles per person per purchase to try to prolong it existence.

Pure Hoodia continue to use the raw powder product and have not yet succumbed to the tactic used by many suppliers who have chosen to include a fat burning or stimulant additive (thus using less Hoodia per capsule.)

Pure Hoodia includes 400mg of raw powder in each and every capsule – the powder used is CITES Certified and grown in CGMP Approved manufacturing facilities.