Hoodia and Weight loss

With the Christmas period approaching many people’s thoughts turn to that dreaded post-Christmas diet and the new fitness regime, as well as those many quick fix, supposedly miracle pills. But do these really work? With so many on the market, it can be confusing to those without a PhD in Chemistry to simply read the labels, let alone decide which one is best for their lifestyles.

hoodia and weight lossOne of the newest pills comes from the hoodia gordonii plant. This is a leafless spiny succulent plant which grows naturally in South Africa and Namibia, often with tan colour and strong smell. It is said to be an appetite suppressant and because of this the hoodia gordonii has been turned into a mint flavoured tablet that can be easily sucked, chewed or swallowed whole.

This tablet can be bought as either pure or bio-synergy hoodia, both seeming to argue that theirs is the best way to take in hoodia in order for the body to make the most of its properties.

This tablet works by pressing the buttons in your brain and fooling it into thinking that it is full so that you eat less. The science behind it is simple: hoodia mimics the effect of glucose on the part of your brain that controls your appetite. When you eat, the glucose levels in your body go up, and once these levels rise to a sufficient level your brain sends out signals to say you’re full and to stop eating.

Clinical trials on this tablet have shown that participants lost weight without hunger pains or anguish; they also showed higher levels of energy making this weight loss tablet ideal for many battling with weight.

However, whether you choose to take hoodia or any other weight loss supplement they all agree on one vital fact – it needs to be combined with a healthy, balanced diet and fitness regime for it to have any effect and help with weight loss.

For more information, check out the official site of http://www.hollandandbarrett.com and browse the vitamins and supplements they have available online.

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