Hoodia Gordoni | Facts About the Hoodia Gordonii Plant
Facts About the Hoodia Gordonii Plant
There is a lot of information floating around about the hoodia gordonii plant. This is especially true since controversy about the hoodia gordonii plant have surfaced. Many news specials have also been produced in an attempt to verify or expose the facts of the hoodia gordonii plant.
But how do you tell fact from marketing gimmick? There are several facts about the hoodia gordonii plant that are not being advertised. These facts are important to know when considering taking an herbal weight loss supplement containing the hoodia gordonii plant.
First, the hoodia gordonii plant is not a cactus as many believe. It is shaped like a cactus and exists in extreme temperatures. However, unlike cacti the hoodia gordonii plant does not grow a hard skin. In fact, the hoodia gordonii plant is quite edible raw and fresh from the ground.
Second, the hoodia gordonii plant is on the South African list of endangered species. The hoodia gordonii plant is very rare because it can only grow and survive in extremely hot temperatures with some humidity. There are not many areas, even in South Africa where it originated, that hold this climate.
For this reason the Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) has been beginning to regulate the growth and sale of the hoodia gordonii plant. This makes the hoodia gordonii plant even harder to find than it once was. It also accounts for many fraudulent uses of the name hoodia gordonii in herbal supplements that do not contain the plant at all.
Third, the hoodia gordonii plant has benefits other than weight loss. While the hoodia gordonii plant is well known as an appetite suppressant, few people realize the other effects of hoodia gordonii. The hoodia gordonii plant can also increase your moods, decrease your thirst, and increase your energy levels.
Finally, little is actually scientifically known about the hoodia gordonii plant. While people buy the herbal supplements containing hoodia gordonii, many people do not understand that the plant is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The largest reason for this lack of approval is the lack of information and true facts known about the plant.