Hoodia Gordonii A Miracle Weight Loss Product

Published:June 23rd, 2010

Hoodia Gordonii is a plat that has the ability to kill appetite. It contains a molecule that can trick the brain into believing that you are full. The San Bushmen of the Kalahari desert have been using this plant while on hunting trips where food was out of reach. The molecule responsible for such an effect is P57.

P57 is a oxypregnane steroidal glycoside that was isolated from the African plant, Hoodia Gordonii. P57 is broken down by the liver. However, it is not inhibited by human liver enzymes, having a high secretion rate. Passing into the blood stream, it travels to the brain where ATP availability in the hypothalamus is responsible for the sensation of satiety. Steroidal glycosides acting on hypothalamus trigger a message implying that glucose is high. P57 also inhibits gastric acid production.

Unlike other weight loss options, P57 has no effect on behaviour. Its novel pharmacological properties are still under research as it seems to be the first true appetite suppressant, and very different from other treatments which are currently available. In 1998 the product was licensed to Pfizer Inc. and a unit was opened in South Africa to manufacture clinical supplies.

While the mechanism of action of P57 is still being investigated, additional properties have been discovered. Glycosides have effects on cardiac function. High blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and insulin resistance are associated with excessive body fat and the symptoms have been known as metabolic Syndrome X.

Hoodia Gordonii can become an nutritional factor that can combat Syndrome X, being responsible for appetite control and weight loss.

Unfortunately, suppliers of materials used in Hoodia Gordonii supplements have used materials imported from Mexico or China. Such materials have a very low glycoside content. It is important to buy Hoodia products from trustworthy sites, in order to avoid scams.

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