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This fact sheet covers 24 ingredients found in these products, including African mango, beta-glucans, chromium, garcinia, green tea, hoodia, and raspberry ketones.
The San people (among the oldest communities in southern Africa) historically acquired traditional knowledge on the use of Hoodia gordonii, a moist plant found in the Kalahari desert, which the San have customarily consumed to limit hunger on their lengthy, tiring journeys.
This is the first time we are exhibiting at Adihex," said Derek MacKinnon, managing director of Hoodia Hunting Ranch and Safaris in Namibia.
Hoodia, originally from Namibia, is attracting interest from pharmaceutical companies researching weight loss drugs, but is on the verge of extinction and the Autumn Crocus, which is a natural treatment for gout and is being linked to helping fight leukaemia, is also at risk.
Is hoodia a safe, effective supplement to take for weight loss?
According to South African aborigines, hoodia (Hoodia gordonii), a flowering succulent that grows in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa, reduces hunger during long hunts, as well as treats conditions like indigestion and high blood pressure.
Hoodia, Kalahari Melon Seed, Marula and Devil's Claw currently fuels Namibia's biotrade sector.
Hoodia is a South African plant that hunters traditionally ate to suppress their appetite on long trips in the Kalahari Desert.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa has published a synopsis on the clinical studies done on hoodia from 1999 to 2003.
Hoodia gordonii is a desert grown plant native to South Africa and the Namib Desert that has been utilized for generations by the San people of South Africa for its supposed ability to suppress hunger.
Weight Loss (Cha de Bugre, Green Coffee Bean Extract, lrvingia Gabonensis, Hoodia Gordonii)
Hoodia gordonii was traditionally used by the Khoisan people as a thirst and appetite suppressant and is currently commercially available as a popular weight-loss supplement.