Hoodia is one of the ingredients in a weight-loss product that I am using. I can say that it DOES work, but not for very long (maybe 45 minutes on a good day). I won't waste my money again.
I've heard that it is only effective if it is PURE. some websites offer it and it's not enough hoodia to even work. some new products like trim spa ephedra free have a small amount in them. i just ordered some from a website (not sure if we are allowed to post them here) so I will let you know. they say you should take 2-3 tablets a day.
I did some resarch on this and posted it on the Weight Loss Board- there is no product available currently which carries the molecule needed from the plant to lose wieght. A major drug company is trying to get thru the clinical trials in order to be able to market it - but don't plan on seeing it for a while. Also- look at the other ingredients in the "hoodia" supplements- its the other ingredients that are giving you the minimal appetite suppressant not the supposed "hoodia.
Could you give some insight into where you researched? I have tried to research and found nothing but ads for it and gimmicky companies panning it and touted their product. Point me in the right direction. I used one made by a company called Pro H..... and it helped A BuNch. It didn't contain any other ingredients except some basic fillers you find in everything. BUt I really want to know if it is bad for you--you know, doing something to you that you can't see.
I watched a news special about it not sure which network, but one of the primetime news shows- there are pharmaceutical companies doing research on this plant and it may even be marketed by prescription once they get it approved, the problem is that in order to gain its true effects, the plant must be chewed, and in larger amounts than what is being marketed by the supplement industry at this time. Basically, no supplement out there at this time contains enough of the active ingredient to cause sufficient weight loss.