CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories



Anyone use this or know someone who does or has?

Curious if it is safe and works.

Wed. Jun 14, 3:53pm

Add comment  
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

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 6:36 PM

Add comment
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....


Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 9:10 PM

Add comment
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

Add comment
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

Add comment
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

Add comment
Can you grow it in your own garden?

Thursday, June 15, 2006, 3:53 PM

Add comment
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

Add comment
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

Add comment

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

Add comment

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge