The San tribe in South Africa have used Hoodia gordonii for thousands of years to decrease appetite. The bushmen use the hoodia by eating the plant while on hunting trips. In the 90’s a laboratory located in South Africa discovered the suppressing abilities of Hoodia Gordonii.
The Hypothalamus gland helps to trigger a signal in the brain to alert you to feeling full. Hoodia fools this gland into thinking you are full by acting the same way that glucose does in the body. When you eat a meal your body realizes a spike in your glucose level. This spike is what tells your brain that you are full. Hoodia contains a molecules that the body thinks is glucose, so it starts to signal a feeling of being full. It does not take much of this molecule to get the message because it is up to 10,000 times more potent than glucose.
Hoodia comes in many different forms including liquid, pill and patch. The patch has been well received because it is the simplest way to administer Hoodia. You patch is applied once daily and it will deliver Hoodia in small time released doses. The liquid form of Hoodia is often marketed as the fastest acting version, but Hoodia must build up in the body for a few days before it becomes effective. So speed is not very important, it is more a case of being consistent The most common form of Hoodia is pills. This is a perfectly acceptable way of delivering Hoodia to the system and you will not run the risk of being sick to your stomach.
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