As expected, Hoodia is a bunch of BS as well.
Consumer Alert: Hoodia Gordonii weight loss pills scam exposed by independent investigation
The spam ads that fill your mailbox promise a miracle in a single pill -- an appetite suppressant that makes dieting a snap by killing your desire to eat.
Interest in the plant skyrocketed after a rumor began to circulate that hoodia is the diet drug of choice for the "Desperate Housewives." But popularity aside, experts say proof that hoodia works is anecdotal, that little research has been done to confirm the assumption it has no side effects, and that consumers who are buying the supplements over the Internet may not be getting what they're paying for.
Hoodia cacti are native to the semi-deserts of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Angola. There are about 20 species in this family but the gordonii is the one that contains a natural appetite suppressant. It thrives in extremely high temperatures, and takes years to mature.
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