Is the Hoodia Diet Safe?

by : Sheryl Polomka

Hoodia Gordonii has been used by the South Africans for thousands of years and has proven to be perfectly safe. It is completely natural and contains no chemicals whatsoever and there have never been any side effects recorded from using this product. However, I will not say that this product is 100% safe and I will tell you in this article why.

Firstly, I will give you a brief overview on how Hoodia works to reduce weight. Hoodia Gordonii contains a molecule which has been called 'P57' and this molecule sends a signal to the brain that tells the brain you are feeling full. Therefore you eat less since you already feel full. Glucose is what normally sends this signal to the brain when you eat and really are full but the P57 molecule has a stronger signal and so although your stomach isn't actually full you're brain thinks that it is. So basically it suppresses your appetite and as a result you reduce the amount that you eat.

The San bushmen of the Kalahari Desert would use Hoodia to suppress their appetite when they went on long hunting trips and new that food would be scarce. It has been used for thousands of years and during this long period of time there have never been any negative side effects from it.

Hoodia has also had significant testing done on it in both Africa and in the UK and once again there were no negative side effects found and the product was in fact found to be perfectly safe as well as very effective with weight loss.

So why won't I say that it is 100% safe?

1.As with anything in the world there is always someone that will get into the market selling a 'fake' product and unfortunately the Hoodia market is no exception. There are replicated versions of the product out there and these have not had the testing done and are not guaranteed to be chemical free and safe.

2.As well as being an appetite suppressant Hoodia also suppresses thirst. The danger of this being that if a person does not feel that they are thirsty they may not drink and could become hydrated.

Having said that, would I recommend

Yes actually I would recommend it, but only if you do two things. Firstly, make sure that you purchase from a reputable company that can certify that their product is 100% pure Hoodia. Secondly, you need to make sure that you still drink the recommended six to eight glasses of water a day, if you can do that then this really is one great product to help you lose weight.