Hoodia Gordonii is a unique plant, which has long been consumed by the indigenous San Bushmen to ward off hunger cravings, suppress the appetite and feel fine without food or water for more than twenty-five thousand years.
Massive interest has been raised by the pharmaceutical industry regarding the abilities of this plant. This has in-turn resulted in many new safe and effective herbal Hoodia Diet Pills and other supplements being developed for weight loss. Today you can find many versions of Hoodia Gordonii supplements on the market, but all of them are possible only from the remarkable research that has happened over the last 30 years.
Since being ‘discovered’ by the rest of the world in 1970, lots of studies have been completed in the search for the secret fat burning ingredient that makes Hoodia so effective. The plan, once it was isolated was to take out the active ingredient and mass produce it as the a revolutionary diet pill.
It turns out that this very compound was isolated and named P57. The SANL (South Africa National Library) was responsible for the rigorous research and applied for its patent in 1977. It soon turned over the rights for the commercialization of the plant extracts to a United Kingdom company named Phytopharm.
In 1977 Phytopharm began pre-clinical trial testing with lab animals and held it up for comparison against other compounds with qualities that were similar. Dr. Richard Dixey conducted and supervised these experiments. When the results were similar with good results, Phytopharm developed Hoodia Gordonii as an anti-obesity supplement.
In October of that same year, Phytopharm worked with Pfizer to make Hoodia Gordonii diet pills a common household name.
In 1999 a research center along with a plantation was started up in South Africa. This would allow ongoing testing and R&D of the Hoodia Gordonii for dietary purposes. Phytopharm and Pfizer got together on to synthesize the active ingredient and now it is used all over the world in herbal supplements.
Pfizer relinquished the rights to the active ingredient in Hoodia Gordonii in 2002 because it was too hard to grow in the lab. The same year, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research acknowledged the rights of the San Tribesmen over the locally grown Hoodia Gordonii.
The Sans Bushmen were given a percentage of the worldwide profits, as long as the plants were sold as extracts. This extract is the same as what is used today by many companies who manufacture and sell Hoodia Diet Pills.
After 2003, much clinical testing and analysis was done to see how well Hoodia Gordonii diet supplements worked. The experiments proved once and for all that a Hoodia Gordonii diet is an effective and safe solution for fighting obesity. Best of all it did not require a prescription and was readily available over the Internet.
In one of the studies there were 18 overweight males taking the Hoodia diet pills regularly. The most significant results were that their hunger cravings were significantly reduced, and they were taking in fewer calories. In the end, one subject lost as many as 10 pounds in the first month.
There was other testing being conducted. Stewart Gulian, one of the residents of Palm Beach Florida, lost 80 lbs. on the Hoodia diet. He was featured on the televisions networks CBC and CNN
The main way that Hoodia Gordonii diet pills do their thing is they reduce the appetite. The results may vary from one person to the next. But the only thing that holds up is that Hoodia really does work.
The supplement has proven time and again that it can help a person to feel hungry less often simply by consuming the extract. That person will eat less than they normally do and in effect loss weight by natural means.