The Desert, the Plant and Appetite Suppressant Hoodia

By: Emily King

The title of this article can be strange for anyone. But when the reader reaches at the end of this article, he or she is aware about a great anti-obesity medication.

What do we find in a desert? Certainly long stretched dunes of sand, poisonous reptiles, dangerous insects and vegetation of cactus like plants. This is what we get in the Kalahari Desert, one of the notorious places known for scarcity of food and water. No one can imagine that the desert can give something beneficial. But a cactus like plant which is found in the Kalahari Desert works as a powerful appetite suppressant. The name of this plant is Hoodia. Anyone can confuse this plant with cactus, but it is a succulent vegetation of desert. Hoodia alstonii, Hoodia currori, Hoodia dregei, Hoodia flava, Hoodia juttae, Hoodia mossamedensis are a few species of this succulent. But the appetite suppressant which we use comes only from Hoodia gordonii

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San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert know about the medicinal property of Hoodia for centuries. Hoodia like a true servant has been serving them since ancient time. Appetite suppression is a necessity for hunters in desert. Bushmen of the Kalahari are hunters and gatherers therefore, appetite suppression is essential for them too. Before going deep into the desert, they used to chew Hoodia plant to control their appetite. This effectual medication remained hidden from outer world until 1977, when South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research separated P57 from Hoodia plant. The council licensed Phytopharm (the UK based pharmaceutical) for manufacture of Hoodia appetite suppressant in the year 1995. Now Phytopharm is isolating P-57 from Hoodia plant and synthesizing it in Hoodia diet pills and capsules. Appetite suppressant Hoodia is available in health drink form too. Currently, Phytopharm is growing Hoodia gordonii on large scale and marketing it with Unilever.

Hoodia increases the level of blood sugar as well as stimulates hypothalamus. Hence, brain is fooled about the presence of food in the stomach. Take a Hoodia diet pill in the morning and you would not feel excessive urge for food for the entire day. Hoodia medication should be taken before breakfast on an empty stomach. One pill of this appetite suppressant is enough for the entire day so overdosing is forbidden in any case. The medication is only meant for obese i.e. people with body mass index 30 or above it. There is no need of doctor's prescription for using Hoodia but consultation with your doctor before starting its use is advisable.

In a healthy human being Hoodia gives no side effect. However, in pregnant ladies, breast feeding mothers, women planning to bear child and in children its effects are not studied thoroughly. So they must abstain from Hoodia.

Now, you know the significance of the Kalahari Desert and Hoodia gordonii plant for an obese. Buy Hoodia through an online order and get rid of obesity. An online order delivers Hoodia at your doorstep.

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