Hoodia – Natural appetite supressant

What is Hoodia Gordonii?

Hoodia Gordonii is a powerful, natural appetite suppressant, which may be the best natural weight loss supplement on the market today. It works by simply tricking the brain into thinking the stomach is full, so you eat less which naturally results in weight loss.

Hoodia Gordonii is not a stimulant or fat burner type diet stimulant like Ephedra, Phenfen or other appetite suppressants on the market today. Hoodia will not raise your heart rate, blood pressure, or your metabolism. It simply dulls all sense of hunger without any dangerous side effects

Does Hoodia Work?

It does work, no doubt about it. We’ve researched many testimonials all over the internet and the consensus is overwhelmingly positive which leads us to believe the claims are valid. People taking hoodia are losing weight; especially when combined with exercise programs.

The major thing to realize is that all Hoodia is not created equal. If you plan on using Hoodia as a diet supplement/ appetite suppressant you must be informed before you buy, know which companies are reputable and make sure the product is pure Hoodia with no filler.

Some of the negative reviews we viewed were more than likely from people getting ripped off and buying cheap imitation hoodia like products. Many of these contain very little actual Hoodia and are heavy on fillers…

How does Hoodia Work?

The active ingredient in Hoodia is the molecule P-57 which is clinically tested to reduce caloric intake by up to 1000 calories daily. P-57 is responsible for the appetite suppressing qualities contained in REAL Hoodia.

Why isn’t P57 Just Created in a Lab?

To create the amount of P-57 substance needed to effectively fight obesity proves very cost prohibitive. It’s more efficient for companies to procure the raw plant directly from the Kalahari Desert

How Do You Find Real Hoodia

The first thing to realize is REAL Hodia is not Cheap! Anything under 40.00 a bottle for a 750mg pill is probably not pure. The going rate for a pound of genuine Hoodia Gordonii is $290.00.

Hoodia – Read Before Buying

  • Make sure you’re buying 100% hoodia; many cheap imitation Hoodia products get away with calling themselves Hoodia because they contain some Hoodia… very little; and still charge full price.
  • Real Hoodia has no filler, the only other ingredient you should see is for the gelatin capsule ie..gelatin, magnesium stearate, and stearic acid.
  • Hoodia Gordonii is one of 13 varieties of Hoodia, but it’s the only one that contains the appetite suppressant P-57. If it’s not Gordonii it won’t be effective as a weight loss aid.
  • Make sure you see a C.I.T.E.S certificate, this is the industry standard regarding product authenticity; it ensures the Hoodia came from the Kalahari Desert and was cultivated after 5-7 years( minimum growing time to be effective).

C.I.T.E.S Certificate

Here is a copy of a legitimate C.I.T.E.S Certificate which should be displayed with any real Hoodia. If you don’t see this displayed along with the product don’t buy it…

How Much Should one expect to Pay for Real Hoodia

Expect to pay at least $50.00-$60.00 USD a bottle for legitimate Hoodia. One company we like sells a product called ” Desert Burn” which meets all quality and certification spec’s. 60-750MG capsules go for about $60.00 USD.
Real hoodia can be purchased at these links below:

Real Hoodia – Summary

As a weight loss supplement Hoodia no doubt is becoming very popular because it simply does what it claims; curbs appetite leading to weight loss. Also, it is a natural supplement that when taken properly has no negative side effects. One testimonial we read summed it up pretty well after using real Hoodia for a few months:”There is no way you can’t lose weight when you cut1000 calories a day out of your diet!”

Please read below… there are at risk groups who should consult a physician prior to taking Hoodia Gordonii

Who Should Not Take Hoodia

  1. You should not take Hoodia if you have diabetes.
  2. You should not take hoodia if you had heart disease.
  3. You should not take Hoodia if you have high blood pressure.
  4. You should not take Hoodia if you have anorexia, bulimia or any other eating disorder.
  5. You should not take Hoodia if you have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder.
  6. You should not take Hoodia if you have allergies, especially to plants, herbal or botanical products.
  7. You should not take Hoodia if you have any other medical conditions.
  8. You should not take hoodia if you take other medicines or herbal supplements.
  9. Do not take Hoodia without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant.
  10. Do not take Hoodia without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
  11. We do not recommend the use of Hoodia by children, even when there is no information available regarding the use of Hoodia by children. Do not give any herbal or health supplement to a child without first talking to the child’s doctor.

How to Brew Wu Long Tea

Preparing tea properly is important in capturing the best flavor and aroma. Keep these tips in mind when preparing wulong tea and you’ll be making great tea in no time!

Use good water!

You’ll want to use bottled water. Try to avoid tap water as it contains minerals that can influence the taste…and not for the better! Any bottled water should be fine. Keep in mind when preparing…

Temperature makes difference!

Different teas release their unique flavors and fragrance’s at specific temperature ranges. Wu-long tea tastes best when the water is boiled between 165 – 190 degrees, which is considered a light boil.

Preparing using a standard western style teapot

Wu-longs can be prepared using a standard western style teapot. Keep in mind that wu-long tea turns out best when the actual leaves are allowed to expand to the exact size of the teapot, so in general a smaller teapot usually works best. You’ll need something to boil the water in (any pot or pan will do) and then the actual teapot will be used to brew the tea.

  • Bring fresh water to a light boil 165 – 190 degrees
  • Remove from heat.
  • Pour the hot water into the teapot then discard (this warms the teapot and gets rid of “impurities”)
  • Now, add 2-3 tsp of loose leaf wu-long tea into the teapot
  • Pour enough hot water to cover the leaves; pour off immediately.
  • Add about 6 oz of hot water and steep for 2-3 minutes
  • Almost done! – Pour with a strainer into an individual cup.
  • You should get 4-6 infusions; ( you may need to steep a little longer each time) each with a slightly different range of flavors.

The secret to really great tea…

The type of teapot you brew your tea in actually makes a BIG difference in taste and fragrance of whatever type of tea you are brewing. The traditional Chinese method of brewing uses clay pots exclusively, known as ” Yixing teapots “(pronounced ‘yee-shing‘).

The special zisha clay (containing iron, quartz and mica, and found only in Yixing) from which they are made absorbs the delicate flavours of the tea and the teapot becomes more seasoned with each use. If you use your yixing teapot for many years you can actually brew a tasty cup of tea by just adding hot water to the teapot!

You will only want to brew one type of tea in each specific Yixing teapot, for instance many families have one for wu-longs and one for green teas etc…

Follow the same directions above except use about 4 tsp of wu-long tea.

Step 5 is known as “rinsing the leaves” and takes come of the bitterness and caffeine out of the tea.

You don’t have to use this special earthenware type pot however it does make each infusion seem somewhat unique as the tea oils accumulate every time you use it.

Green Tea Supplement Capsules

Hey…I don’t like the taste of tea! You’re asking… “What can this website do for ME?”

Wait! Don’t leave yet…

Maybe you don’t like the taste of green tea or you simply don’t have the TIME to brew 4-5 cups of tea a day. Many folks don’t, especially if you travel a lot ( Nothing against antioxidant rich green vegitables but they’re kinda hard to eat while your driving…) .

You don’t want to miss out on the terrific health benefits gained by adding green tea to your diet such as: Cell defense, great antioxidant source, calorie burning effects, cancer defense, heart health benefits etc…

The best alternative to drinking green tea is to take green tea supplement capsules daily.

Green tea supplement capsules give as much or MORE antioxidant than drinking 4-5 cups of green tea daily. Typically, green tea supplement capsules contain between 150 – 300 mg of the polyphenol EGCG (the powerful antioxidant in green tea).

It’s an extremely simple and inexpensive way to get the antioxidant you need to stay healthy. I’ve taken this one for years and really like it – Vita base Green tea extract, it contains 300 mg of standardized green tea extract which is rich in Catechin Polyphenols. 2 capsules a day is like eating a few large servings of steamed green vegetables.

As for side effects, Green tea supplement capsules are pretty safe almost worry free… green tea capsules do contain caffeine and fluoride ( very low amounts ) so if you are sensitive to these take note. – Kerry Mott