Hoodia Gordonii 500mg Capsules


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Supplement form 500mg Capsules Is a form of Herb And Plant Extracts Ingredients 500mg of Pure South African sourced Hoodia Gordonii powder of a 20:1 extract providing the equivalent to 10,000mg of whole dry plant. Maltodextrin Silica Microcrystalline Cellulose Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source) Silicon Dioxide Capsule shell (Vegetable Gelatine). Dosage...
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500mg Capsules

Is a form of

Herb And Plant Extracts


  • 500mg of Pure South African sourced Hoodia Gordonii powder of a 20:1 extract providing the equivalent to 10,000mg of whole dry plant.
  • Maltodextrin
  • Silica
  • Microcrystalline Cellulose
  • Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source)
  • Silicon Dioxide
  • Capsule shell (Vegetable Gelatine).


Take 3 capsules daily, 1 capsule (500mg) an hour before breakfast, lunch and evening meal with a full glass of water.


If you are pregnant or lactating, taking medication or under medical supervision, please consult your GP or medical professional before taking supplements. Do not exceed recommended dose. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Store is a cool dry place. Keep out of reach of children NOT intended for use by persons under the age of 18

Alternative Names

Hoodia, Cactus, Cactus Hoodia, Extrait de Hoodia, Hoodia Extract, Hoodia Gordonii, Hoodia Gordonii Cactus, Hoodia P57, Kalahari Cactus, Kalahari Diet, Hoodia P57, Xhoba.

What is Hoodia Gordonii?

Hoodia gordonii is a succulent, leafless plant which possesses medicinal traits once fully grown. It is only grown in South Africa. Under these laws, hoodia gordonii may not be grown without previous authorization from the government of South Africa. The plant features medicinal properties that work to suppress one’s appetite. This trait exists as the plant grows slowly and uses it to safeguard itself from plant-eating animals. Consumption of parts of the plant will provide the animal with a mental feeling of fullness and will take away cravings and hunger, and make it less likely for the animal to continue eating it.

This is the trait that has gained so much recognition for the hoodia gordonii plant, and this is why it is used across the world as an appetite suppressant in dietary supplements. However, the South Africa Research Agency has made discussions with mega-pharmaceuticals such as Pfizer to work on a patent for it as a weight loss medicine. 

How does it work?

It has been determined through scientific studies that the active compound in the plant is the whole reason behind the appetite suppressing properties. The active compound is P57, which operates with glucose receptors within the brain to falsify chemical signals in order to trick the stomach into feeling full. This compound contains 1,000,000% the strength of glucose for brain interaction. For this reason, only a very small amount of P57 is necessary to achieve its weight loss benefits.

Studies have found that, on average, people who use hoodia gordonii on a regular basis consume upwards of 1,000 calories less each day in comparison to those that do not use it. This type of caloric deficit is not easy or sustainable by strictly modifying your diet. In addition to these effects, the plant has also been known to assist with regulating moods and improving energy levels. However, there are no thoroughly explained scientific reasons for these benefits and the primary appeal of the product is due to its’ abilities as an appetite suppressant.

Used To Treat

Hoodia gordonii is primarily used for treating weight problems, even though scientific backing is not available. The fact is that there are countless hoodia gordonii users that have gotten amazing weight loss results. While it is not the same as a typical supplement designed for fat los, it serves as a natural and herbal medicine which is capable of subduing hunger and assisting people with keeping a caloric deficit in their diet to enhance their weight loss results.

You may use hoodia gordonii for it’s’ ability to curb your appetite, along with virtually any diet or fitness program in order to further the results that you get.

Key benefits

As a naturally grown plant, hoodia gordonii is viewed on a very short list of appetite suppressants that are extremely effective. The key benefits of using hoodia gordonii are:

  • Increased ability to manage your hunger and food cravings
  • Improvement to moods to create a better sense of well-being
  • Achieve weight loss results with a natural supplement that has no bad side effects
  • Achieve incredible results when adding into your diet plan to lose body fat

Goes well with

As an appetite suppressant, and a naturally grown plant, hoodia gordonii may be used along with many different diet programs and supplements for the purpose of weight loss.

Due to the fact that it works so effectively as a weight loss supplement on its’ own, it does not necessarily need to be compounded with anything else. However, it can be used in combination with another product to enhance your results and get the most out of your weight loss attempt. If you are currently taking another supplement that aids with weight loss, then it may be worthwhile to just add hoodia gordonii with it. This may not have synergist properties, but two different products both working with the same goal is better than one.

As the product has proven to have significant impact on weight loss, it has become a very important component of the weight loss industry and it is often paired with other ingredients into a product of its own. It further increases the benefits of the other ingredients or diet supplements that it is used with and its’ effects will make it much easier for the user to keep on track with their diet plan.

This product is capable of managing the diet of it’s’ users through curbing their hunger, eliminating cravings, and extending time periods between meals. As a result, there has been a substantial increase in popularity in hoodia gordonii in recent years and it has become one the most reputed choices of natural weight loss products on the market.

How to take/dosage

The appropriate amount of hoodia gordonii to take at one time will vary depending on the individual. There are numerous components to this, such as the weight, body type, metabolism, and gender of the user. You can find products which include the active compound in amounts ranging from 500 to 4,500mg per capsule. For utmost safety, it is ideal to begin with dosing amounts near the lower end of the spectrum. Keep in mind that it could take up to two weeks to notice your appetite being suppressed and it is not necessary to continue increasing dosage amounts before this happens. You must wait to notice a difference in hunger, or to notice if no difference has occurred, before increasing the amount that you take.

Based on the research and reports of Dr. Varallo, hoodia gordonii taken in amounts ranging from 450 to 550mg each day is enough for the average individual to get what they want from it. However, Dr. Varallo also claims that consuming upwards of 4,000mg may be done if the user wants to achieve maximum weight loss results. If you have noticed a decrease in hunger, and you are getting quality weight loss results even without taking a high amount, then you should stick with the amount that you are currently taking until the results stop. If you do not notice any major benefits, you may increase the dosing amount until you begin to notice the effects.

Possible side effects

There is not a sufficient amount of studies or reports on the side effects incurred when using hoodia gordonii to truly speak on the overall safety of the product. With that said, it is classified as being highly safe and a natural herb, and is commonly used by San Bushmen within the African desert, Kalahari, over many millenniums and without noting any major side effects. Certain research that has been completed has suggested that hoodia gordonii is still far from reaching the final stages of FDA approval.

For individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure, or severe depression, it is not advised that you take hoodia gordonii as it may worsen your health. As far as actually reported side effects goes, these are the most frequently noted:

  • Unexpected mood swings: typically in the early stages when you are not used to the supplement or your dietary changes.
  • Nerve cells being affected: caused by the active compound, P57.


While hoodia gordonii can be used as a powerful dietary supplement to assist with weight loss, it is important to consider the interactions that this supplement can have with other medicine.

Hoodi gordonii should not be used while taking any form of prescription medication, aside from medication tailored towards weight loss, as it could interfere with the effects of the medication. You should avoid this product if you are taking any form of bleeding disorder or heart disease and takes aspirin, warfarin, and similar medication. It is also not a good choice if you suffer from any form of eating disorder. As there is not conclusive research available at this time, it should also not be taken by anyone that is pregnant or nursing.

Safety concerns

Hoodia itself does not have any significant health risks. While there is not extensive studying on the product, millions of people across the world are using it or have in the past. For safety purposes, it should only be avoided if you have any form of heart disease, diabetes, or other chronic illnesses that require the use of prescription medication. 

Things to note

Hoodia gordonii is only grown within a specific South African desert, Kalahari, and is considered to be a rare succulent plant. It has gained a lot of media attention for it’s’ weight loss benefits, which has caused it to be distributed by countless companies that offer medication and diet supplements to their customers.

Scientific support and reference citations

Case report. Efficacy of Hoodia for weight loss: is there evidence to support the efficacy claims?
Hoodia for weight loss - where's the evidence?
Does Hoodia work as an appetite suppressant, what evidence is there?


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