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Alternative Names

Cactus du Kalahari, Cactus, Cactus Hoodia, Extrait de Hoodiam Hoodia P57, Hoodia Gordonii Cactus, Kalahari Diet, Kalahari Cactus, P57, Xhoba CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Cereus, Prickly Pear Cactus, Caralluma

Scientific Name

Hoodia Gordonii

Why Do People Use Hoodia?

The oral preparations of Hoodia gordonii (Hoodia), like hoodia powder, are used for weight loss and as an appetite suppressant in obesity.

Is It Safe To Use?

To rate the safety of hoodia powder, there is unreliable information available. Avoid in Lactation & Pregnancy - Hoodia should be avoided by breastfeeding and pregnant females because there is less authentic available in this regard.

How Effective Is Hoodia?

Not known.

How Hoodia Works?

The most effective parts of Hoodia gordonii are the roots and stems. Hoodia is a luscious plant that grows in the desert of Kalahari. Historical evidences suggest that the San Bushmen used to eat hoodia to remove their hunger during long hunts. Certain constituent in hoodia extract is thought to be the cause of appetite suppressant properties of hoodia powder. This constituent is called P57. This constituent may also act on the brain to encourage satiety sensations. However, its detailed mechanism is not known. Clinical experiments suggest that overweight men who used P57 had significantly lower calorie intake as compared to placebo group. However, more confirmations are required to determine hoodia effectiveness for its actions.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Hoodia?

There is no reported side effects following the use of hoodia powder.

How Hoodia Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

No known interaction follows the use of combination of Hoodia gordonii and supplements & herbs.

How Hoodia Interacts With Drugs?

There is no known interaction between the combination of hoodia powder and drugs.

How Hoodia Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Hoodia Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Hoodia Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Hoodia?

There is no typical dosage of hoodia.


Hoodia constituent, also known as P57, is under process by Phytopharm. Preliminary evidences suggest that use of P57 leads to weight reduction

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Hoodia Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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