Does The Hoodia Gordonii Diet Pill Really Work?
There has been a quite a hype about the Hoodia gordonii succulent from the Kalahari in South Africa ever since it appeared on CBS in a 60-minutes expose. Lesley Stahl, the CBS reporter that came over to the Kalahari to investigate the story of appetite suppressing Hoodia stated that she did not feel hungry at all for the whole day after eating a piece of the miracle plant. The San people of the Kalahari have used Hoodia to keep hunger and thirst at bay for many centuries to aid them in long hunting trips through the harsh Kalahari Desert. The discovery of Hoodia gordonii’s weight loss properties was discovered by accident. In 1996 when the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) decided to do a study on what a local tribe, The San, ate. The CSIR took samples of the San’s diet and fed it to animals in their laboratories. In the case of Hoodia gordonii the animals showed no detrimental side effects only healthy weigh loss. It was concluded that Hoodia gordonii is non toxic