A Research Institute, CSIR, started a study on Pure Hoodia Gordonii, a
succulent growing wild in the ‘Kalahari Desert’. This plant has a status amongst
the ‘San tribe’ as a ‘hunger suppressant’. They use to chew up this plant during
their long hunting- expeditions to prevent appetite. CSIR isolated the active
molecule, named it ‘P57’ and patented it in 1997. They sold the rights to a
British company, ‘Phytopharm’, in 1998 to market the product.
In a blend test, performed by ‘Phytopharm’, “400 mg per day” of Hoodia Gordonii
powder, for 15 days, reduced the calorie intake by 1,000 calorie compared to the
control group. Pills, Capsules, diet gum and tincture all followed. To avoid
patent violation, many companies claim that their product is a food supplement,
an aid for weight loss.
‘Phytopharm’ teamed with Pfizer of USA, a pharmaceutical MNC, to produce ‘P57’
synthetically and market the Hoodia Gordonii product. One of the companies
marketing the Hoodia capsule is ‘Pure Hoodia’, with a registered trademark. They
claim that each capsule contains ‘400 mg of Pure Hoodia Gordonii’, imported
legally from South Africa, grown in privately owned farms. The recommended dose
is 1-2 capsules an hour before each meal. They make claim that it is not a drug,
and can be undoubtedly used for weight loss. An ‘independent consumer guidance’
came out with the truth that Pure Hoodia capsules do not have 400mg of powder,
as claimed by the company, but less than that.
In view of the facts that it takes 5-7 years for a Hoodia Gordoni plant to
mature, there is a limited amount of wild Hoodia in the ‘Kalahari Desert’ and
the trade in Hoodia is restricted by ‘CITES’, the guiding factor in Hoodia
purchases should be ‘consumer beware.’ After all there is always the possibility
that with so many people in the Western world taking so many over the counter
and prescription drugs, Hoodia may end up interacting negatively with some of
these in the body and we just don't know it yet.
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