Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 13, 2006
The new use of hoodia as an appetite suppressant and recent research on its benefits have made doctors and scientists engaged in the fight against the global epidemic of obesity sit up and take notice.
The consistent demonstration of the appetite-controlling effects of hoodia has led to wide public interest in the use of this plant as the basis of a dietary supplement for weight control. Hoodia plants of the gordonii variety are succulent plants from the botanical family Asclepiadaceae. The cactus has spines resembling a true cactus. Hoodia Gordonii and has been used for centuries by the San Bushmen of South Africa as a way of controlling hunger and thirst during hunting expeditions in the Kalahari desert.
Whole hoodia powder made from the WHOLE plant contains some fiber, organic material, antioxidants and biologically active substances. The most important of these is steroidal glycosides. These molecules actually fool the brain into thinking the stomach is "full", as if you have just eaten a big meal. Intensice research has been done by the independant laboratory at http://hoodiagordoniiguide.com
Weight control is simply about calorie control. Scientific studies have proved hoodia's ability to suppress appetite, helping obese people lose weight. Even rats, a species that will eat anything from meat and plants to indigestible fiber, lowered their dietary calorie intake to a degree that made them get thin.
Clinical and laboratory experiments show both animals and humans automatically restrict their food intake when taking hoodia orally. Some experiments are elaborate studies where obese people have taken hoodia in a controlled metabolic environment. Every case has shown they have been able to reduce their calorie intake by 900 to 1,100 calories daily. This is enough for most people to lose a pound every three days. The facts on this proven hoodia weight loss method can be found at http://hoodiagordoniiguide.com/pure-hoodia-gordonii.htm
Being overweight is often associated with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and insulin resistance. Diabetes related illnesses affect 70 million Americans and is a common cause of premature death and disability. This Hoodia plant could be an important nutritional factor combating overeating and diabetes. One thing for sure, it fulfills its promise of appetite control and weight loss.
The scientific analysis goes like this - steroidal glycosides act directly upon the hypothalamus, triggering a message that blood glucose is high. This is an effect related to the glucostatic mechanism of weight control. Specific receptors for the steroidal glycoside have not been identified in the rat brain, but administration of these compounds into the brain reduces food intake by a factor of up to 60 percent and increases the content of ATP hypothalamic neurons of the rat by up to 150 percent. Bottom line - past animal experiments show potential mechanisms of action of hoodia components on brain signals that may regulate appetite, hunger or thirst.