What is Hoodia?
Hoodia is used as a natural appetite suppressant. Its scientific name is hoodia gordonii, which is a cactus-like succulent plant, native to the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. The FDA has not evaluated Hoodia for its for safety, effectiveness, or purity. The risks and/ or advantages of Hoodia are unclear medically. Hoodie is sold as an herbal/ health supplement, and available for purchase in retail stores and online
Important Information about Hoodia
Without FDA evaluation and regulations in regards to Hoodia there is no way of knowing if this herbal/ health supplement contains any other drugs. If you are taking any other medications it is important to speak to your Doctor before taking Hoodia.
People with a history of eating disorders. bulimia or anorexia, should not take Hoodia.
Patients with diabetes or taking diabetes medications, with heart problems or taking heart medications, or those with bleeding problems or on bleeding medications would not take Hoodia or will require careful monitoring while taking this herbal / health supplement.
Hoodia Side Effects
Without FDA evaulation the side effects to Hoodia are unclear. If you experience any side effects to Hoodia contact your Doctor immediately, any signs of allergic reaction seek emergency help immediately.
Hoodia is used as an weight loss aid. It is a naturally occurring appetite suppressant that is often used in combination with diet and exercise.
Patients with a history of bulimia, anorexia or other eating disorders should not take Hoodia without speaking to their Doctor first. The misuse and abuse of Hoodia can pose a serious risk to the patients health.
Hoodia Dosage and Directions
The dosage and directions of Hoodia vary by the brand names prescription label. It is important for those using Hoodia as an appetite suppressant follow the directions carefully. Do not increase or decrease dosage. Do not take Hoodia longer than advised by a medical professional. It is important to use Hoodia in combination with diet and exercise to see optimal results.