Buyer Beware: Not All Hoodia Products Contain Enough Active Ingredients

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Dishonest marketers, scams abound in Hoodia market. Customers should ask questions and read the label.

Ever since CBS’ 60 Minutes reported on the miraculous appetite-supressing qualities of a South African bushflower called Hoodia Gordonii, thousands of marketers have come up with their own Hoodia offerings. All of these products claim to use the power of the Hoodia plant to help customers lose their appetites, and along with that, their excess weight.

But according to The University of Hawaii, there aren’t enough Hoodia plants in the world to produce all the pills out there claiming to use Hoodia! What does this mean to consumers? Many of these products are using a tiny percentage of Hoodia—or worse, no Hoodia at all—and marketing their product as having Hoodia as an active ingredient.

Experts estimate that at least 3000 mg of Hoodia per day would be necessary for a person to lose weight effectively. Unfortunately, many of the products marketed as Hoodia weight loss pills don’t even provide half of that in a day.

However, consumers should not be totally discouraged about purchasing Hoodia for their weight loss needs. There are several honest, reputable companies who provide a quality Hoodia weight loss product. One such company is Selmedica Healthcare, and they have just introduced a revolutionary Hoodia product called DiatrinH.

DiatrinH provides 3000mg of Hoodia per day, but it takes the mission for weight loss one step further. From focus groups and surveys, the company has learned that besides being hungry, the top two roadblocks to staying on a healthy diet are lack of energy and poor self-esteem. A company spokeswoman says that’s why they have incorporated potent herbs proven to boost energy and improve mood.

“DiatrinH not only provides an effective amount of the Hoodia complex, it also takes a complete mental and emotional approach to keeping the weight off,” said the spokeswoman.

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Rachelle Ross