Hoodia Gordonii is a native cactus plant that grows in the Kalahari Desert and it is famous for being an appetite suppressant. The plant is used by native people to help maintain a sense of fullness. The native people have used it for years to help quell the feeling of hunger. Hoodia Gordonii is a natural food and as such there are no known negative Hoodia side effects. It is not classified as a drug and is sold in grocery stores and supermarkets as a food supplement. You can also find Hoodia for sale on the internet and in health food stores.
There are no official FDA regulations on Hoodia and no official studies have been done on it to determine if there are any detrimental Hoodia side effects. Some doctors have stated that they believe Hoodia may have the potential to harm a person’s liver but there is no official research that has been done on it. So as of now, there are no known negative Hoodia side effects.
There are some well known and beneficial Hoodia side effects however. Hoodia gives such a sense of fullness that the brain will send shut off signals to the hunger and thirst mechanisms of the body. A natural reaction to this sense of fullness is that people eat less and can loose weight easily when taking Hoodia Gordonii.
The lack of negative Hoodia side effects is great for people who want to safely suppress their appetite to lose weight. If you just do not feel hungry you will not want to eat. A feeling of hunger often causes dieters to think about food more when dieting. Not feeling hungry allows the dieter to stop being preoccupied with thoughts of food and most dieters who take Hoodia supplements are very successful at loosing weight. However, dieters are cautioned to make sure they are consuming enough calories on a daily basis when they are using Hoodia Gordonii because they simply will not feel hungry and can end up being malnourished. Rapid weight loss can be dangerous to your health. Another of the known Hoodia side effects that is not really bad but could be harmful is the lack of thirst. People may not realize they are not drinking enough fluids when they are using Hoodia. Since Hoodia side effects include the lack of thirst, people should make sure they are drinking enough liquids daily to prevent dehydration.
There are no stimulants in most Hoodia products so dieters do not get the jitters like they do on other diet type supplements or drugs. There are no feelings of dizziness, nervousness, rapid heart rate, insomnia or nausea when taking Hoodia Gordonii as an appetite suppressant to aid you in your efforts to loose weight.
The active ingredient in Hoodia Gordonni is P57. Pharmaceutical manufactures are now trying to make this ingredient in chemical form and trial clinical studies are being performed. It is anyone’s guess what artificial Hoodia side effects will be, if any. Natural appetite products are always safer to use than chemically produced artificial appetite suppressants.
Also, there are no adverse drug interactions with Hoodia that are known about at the present time. However, you should talk to your doctor if you are taking prescription medications before you begin taking Hoodia as a weight loss aid and appetite suppressant. This is also true before taking any other herbs or vitamins as well. Sometimes vitamins and herbs can interfere with the activity of a prescription drug. It is always best to consult with your physician before beginning any new diet or exercise program.
When shopping for Hoodia, make sure the product is pure Hoodia Gordonii. There are some products on the market that are not pure and will include stimulants and other substances that may have harmful side effects.
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