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Hoodia?

Anyone use this or know someone who does or has?

Curious if it is safe and works.


Wed. Jun 14, 3:53pm

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i was wondering about this too i saw it on extra its supposedly new thing in hollywood right now i am very tempted to try it

Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 5:12 PM

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That's funny. The phrase "new thing in Hollywood" makes me very skeptical...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 6:36 PM

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60 Minutes did a segment on this a couple of years ago. I have since read that the pharmaceutical company with the rights has shelved it because they can't find a way to produce the plant economically. The stuff on the market is all lies - the FDA doesn't regulate herbal supplements, so the bottle might say 100mg when it only really has 5mg.

Below is a link to an article on the CBS website....

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 9:10 PM

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i feel sure that if there was something available to promote healthful weight loss, we would be hearing about it on a noteworthy news channel, or read about the amazing breakthrough in the new york times. obesity is an issue that the health professionals are addressing head-on, and i just don't believe that some trendy diet or fad diet will last long or produce results that last. if you are seriously considering trying this stuff, i highly recommend talking to your doctor, or a certified health professional first.

Thursday, June 15, 2006, 11:56 AM

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so what ive heard about hoodia is that is it a plant that gross in africa and they use the plant to supress appetites( because they are poor and cant afford food) and apparently they have been using it for years and years and it has been working

Thursday, June 15, 2006, 12:02 PM

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maybe if i was in the african desert with a bushman, i would try it, but as a manufactured product in the u.s.-no!

Thursday, June 15, 2006, 12:09 PM

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Can you grow it in your own garden?

Thursday, June 15, 2006, 3:53 PM

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I've used it for short periods of time, like while doing a three day juice fast, to keep myself from feeling too much raving hunger. It seemed to work well for me and I didn't notice any side effects, other than blunting my hunger, and I have a pretty sensitive body to negative side effects.

Long term I don't believe that any pill is going to teach you to eat properly or exercise, so I wouldn't recommend it.

Thursday, June 15, 2006, 3:59 PM

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Hi! I don't know all about the safety of it but write ups in fitness mags don't seem to be impressed at all.

I'm taking 50mg twice a day of 7-Keto and I love it!!! I'm using the Vitamin Shoppe brand.



Thursday, June 15, 2006, 6:52 PM

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Hoodia

I've used it, and it works well enough when I remember to take it. It takes the edge off my hunger, which helps. It's not as effective, though, as the 60 Minutes story implied, or at least what I take doesn't work that well.
In the 60 Minute story the reporter took some in the morning & wasn't hungry all day. What I take suggests that you take it 45 min. before meals, and that's where I fall down. I don't pay as much as I've seen it sold for, I buy on the 'net @ Swanson.

Friday, June 16, 2006, 11:40 PM

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