Hoodia and Green Tea for Healthy Weight Loss
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- 20 times the potency of ordinary Hoodia powder
- Contains green tea for additional health and weight loss benefits
- Powerful appetite suppressant
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How Hoodia Works
Hoodia has been used for thousands of years by the San Bushmen of
the Kalahari Desert to counter hunger and thirst on hunting trips. Hoodia has
been studied by many scientists the past few years to determine what
ingredients of hoodia are responsible for this effect on the appetite. Most of
the study has focused on an active ingredient called P57 which is now believed
to be the main active nutrient found in hoodia. In laboratory animal test
scientists discovered that animals with P57 injections exhibited dramatic
reductions of food intake.
Brown researchers believe that P57 is active in the hypothalamus -
a brain structure that controls numerous drives in the body such as appetite,
sex, sleep and mood. It is believed that additional P57 is able to increase ATP
(energy compound) levels. This increase causes the hypothalamus to signal the
brain the stop eating. P57 seems to work like just like glucose which is known
boosts ATP levels and reduces appetite. The difference is that P57 has no
Many clinical studies are currently being done to determine the
effectiveness and safety of hoodia. The initial results seem to indicate that
hoodia could be a very valuable tool as an appetite suppressant.
History of Hoodia
Hoodia Gordonii (Xhoba) is a succulent (cactus like) plant found
in desert regions of South Africa (Namibia, Angola and Botswana). Although it
looks like a small cactus, Hoodia is actually a type of milkweed. Being a
succulent, it contains a good deal of moisture, which, although bitter tasting,
is obviously useful when you�re out in the desert. For thousands of years, the
San Bushmen of the Kalahari desert have used Hoodia Gordonii to counter hunger
and thirst, when they were deprived of food on long hunting expeditions in the
desert. Sucking on the pulpy flesh, the Bushmen could not only slake their
thirst but also, as they discovered ages ago, quell their hunger.
In November of 2004, CBS news created quite a buzz about
hoodia when it ran a story with Leslie Stahl which featuring Hoodia as a tool
for battling weight. In Dec of 2004, Life Enhancement magazine
reported that scientist had determined the the active ingredient in Hoodia
which helps control appetite was P57. Our Hoodia-GL has
been shown in laboratory analysis to have very high levels of this active
ingredient. Clinical studies are currently being done on Hoodia to determine
its effectiveness. In one of the first studies completed, participants given
hoodia were able to significantly reduce their caloric input.
After Hoodia made national headlines with the CBS news story, the
Hoodia marketing wars began as companies began to manufacture Hoodia as a
nutritional supplement to assist with weight loss. Today there are a large
variety of Hoodia products being sold. There are hoodia powders, extracts,
hoodia from China, hoodia from South Africa and different species of hoodia
altogether. We believe the most effective hoodia products are in extract form and
come for Hoodia Gordonii in South Africa.
Not all members of the Hoodia family of plants are biologically
active. Hoodia GL is produced from the species Hoodia
Gordonii which has been used in the food chain of the indigent desert people of
South Africa. It is very important that this species of Hoodia be used in any
supplement since the others may not have the same effect.
Green Tea and Health Benefits
For thousands of years, green tea has been an integral part of the
Asian diet. It was believed that drinking several cups a day led to a longer
and healthier life. Green tea has also been reviewed for its fat burning
qualities. Green tea is a powerful source of polyphenols, antioxidants
that fight free radicals, unstable molecules that continually attack the body.
Each 2 capsule serving of Hoodia-GL contains 100mg of polyphenols�as much as 10
cups of regular green tea.
Frequently Asked Questions on Hoodia GL
with Green Tea
Should I take Hoodia extract or Hoodia powder capsules?
The powder forms of hoodia are often significantly weaker forms of the product
and are usually the cheapest to manufacture. By contrast, Hoodia GL is
a 20:1 extract of hoodia. A 20:1 extract of hoodia is still 100% hoodia,
however it contains 20 times more hoodia plant than straight hoodia powder. In
other words, Hoodia GL contains 20 times more functional
hoodia than grinding up the hoodia plant itself.
Some websites selling hoodia powder products claim that hoodia
extracts contain no hoodia. While it is possible that some products being sold
as hoodia extract are not what they are labeled, this certainly is not the case
for Hoodia-GL. VitaBase Hoodia GL has
been tested and contains very high levels of P57, which is the active
ingredient believed to be responsible for Hoodia's weight control
Which Hoodia was featured on 60 minutes?
The 60 minutes story did not endorse any nutritional supplement containing
hoodia. In the 60 minutes special, Leslie Stahl went to Africa and actually
tried "fresh" hoodia cactus. She reported that Hoodia helped control
her appetite. Companies that claim that their specific product was endorsed or
featured on 60 minutes are being a little misleading in their marketing. You can read the transcript of the 60
minutes report here.
How much Hoodia is necessary?
We recommend taking 2 capsules per day of Hoodia GL. Because
our product is in an 20:1 extract, this is the equivalent of 10,000 mg of our
competing hoodia powder products. It would take thirteen 400mg powder capsules
to equal the potency of one capsule of Hoodia-GL. Pregnant
and nursing women should avoid taking Hoodia-GL.
Is fake Hoodia being sold?
There is much speculation that a lot of the Hoodia being sold in this country
is fake. It is entirely possible. Without independent testing it is difficult
for the consumer to verify one way or the other. When you buy Vitabase Hoodia
GL you can be sure that you are getting Hoodia Gordonii from South
Africa.Each batch of raw ingredients have been tested and certified to be
As a dietary supplement, adults take one capsule with water, two
times daily before meals, or as directed by a health care professional. Store
in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.
Keep out of reach of children. Pregnant
and nursing women should avoid taking Hoodia-GL.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Allowance
South African Hoodia Gordobil
Succulent Complex (from 20:1 ext., 12:1 ext.)(aerial)
Green Tea Extract
**Daily Value Not Established
Other ingredients: Maltodextrin and magnesium stearate
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