Consumer Lab, the organization known for putting supplements
to the test, casts further doubt on the authenticity of the
hoodia products heavily advertised today. According to
Consumer Lab: It has been speculated that there
is more hoodia being sold today than could possibly be made
from all the Hoodia gordonii plants in existence.
It is believed that some products may be derived from other
species of Hoodia or similar succulents from around the
world. In such cases, consumers are likely not getting what
they expect from the product.
Consumer Lab further
states that there is no real evidence to prove that the
dried hoodia products sold are safe or effective.
Conclusion: Although tantalizing, the evidence for hoodia as
a weight loss ingredient remains anecdotal and preliminary,
as does evidence of its safety. It is also uncertain which
products on the market provide the authentic ingredient and
whether they recommend an appropriate dose.
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