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How does hoodia and high blood pressure relate to each other and to your health? Also, if you take Hoodia as a supplement will you lose weight, thereby lowering your high blood pressure. It has been marketed since 2004 in the USA as a natural appetite suppressant, and a great weight loss product with no side effects.
But what are the scientific facts? And as we all know with weight loss comes lowered blood pressure levels, so hoodia is a very attractive supplement to those of us looking to lose some weight.
The species we are talking about is the Hoodia Gordornii, a plant that grows in the Kalahari Desert region of South Africa, that benefits the environment and the San tribes. It looks like a cactus plant and when eaten is very juicy.
The African San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert eat this succulent plant to ward off hunger and thirst when making long extended hunting trips into the desert. The active ingredient within this powerful plant that suppresses appetite is called p57.
This ingredient p57 was discovered by research done by scientists at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa on the San Bushmen. These scientists working with a British company named Phytopharm discovered this active ingredient, a steroidal glycoside, which they named p57.
Pfizer also heard about this suppressant and did a research on the hoodia gordonii.
Researchers found that appetites and thirst were suppressed, but there were indications of unwanted effects on the liver caused by components other than the active ingredient p57. These components could not be easily removed during the study process.
In this day and age of us all taking some type of pills for either blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, or a million other ailments and diseases, using a diet suppressant can be deadly. As we have read over the years, some appetite suppressants do increase heart rates and high blood pressure.
But they are saying Hoodia seems not to have any type of stimulant. Hoodia tricks the brain into thinking that your blood sugar levels are okay. You do not feel hunger or thirst which can make a person become dehydrated without realizing it before it is too late.
So drink lots of water when taking this appetite suppressant. Water is our life blood, so be careful if you decide to take hoodia and high blood pressure is present.
Before taking any supplements, you should do some research and have a discussion with your doctor. And, if you are on any type of medication, you should make sure your doctor is monitoring your progress just to be safe.
Types of Hoodia Products on the market are powder, liquid, patches and sprays.
I am told the liquid form is most often sold because it is believed to be the most effective form and is absorbed much faster into the body than pills.
In your quest to lose weight, make sure the combination of hoodia and high blood pressure is safe and do not affect your heart, liver or your brain.
How long have you been taking Hoodia, did you experience any side effects and what are your results?