The plant in question is most frequently found in such parts of the world as deserts of Botswana, Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe, as well as South Africa. Its most thriving region is regarded to be that of the Kalahari desert. Another name it is also quite known for is Xhoba. As far as its outer looks are concerned, it needs to be pointed out that it is leafless, spiky and succulent, as opposed to cactus, for example.
This variety belongs to the Hoodia family and it is regarded as fairly unrecognizable and indistinguishable from other varieties from the same family, unless a person is, of course, a well trained and an exceptional botanist. What differentiates this specific variety of Hoodia is that it contains P57, which cannot be found in any substantial amount in other varieties of the same family.
This plant has caught the eye of the public due to the fact and the claim that the people who lived in Kalahari Desert employed it for thousands of years in order to battle off hunger and thirst, which accompanied extremely lengthy journeys through the desert in question. Extremely important to point out is that this plant is not a drug, and is not endowed with any of the troublesome effects characteristic of drugs themselves. Thus, it is regarded safe for usage.
Shedding of weight
Contrary to the opinion of many nutritionists and other advocates of milder diet regimes, the fact is that if one seeks to lose weight, the best and perhaps the only effective way is if he/she eats much less than used to.
Hoodia Cactus derivatives have been employed by the African people for this same reason for quite some time now. However, this has become the centre of attention only recently. The properties of the plant urged scientists to conduct a number of research studies and to investigate into the entire matter more profoundly. Once these studies completed, the conclusion was that the active component of the above-mentioned plant presented the safest weight loss, i.e. dietary supplement known today.
When it comes to the general characteristics of Hoodia Gordonii, the most important thing to point out is that it is utterly and completely all natural in origin. It is neither a drug as the greatest majority of oils available today is, nor is it a stimulant, and most of all, it produces no known side effects, which many will find crucial.