Hoodia Gordonii is a plant native to Southern Africa, being found most commonly in the Kalahari desert. It is a member of the succulent family, and is extremely hard to cultivate, taking years to mature.
The Hoodia Gordonii is a succulent (not a cactus) belonging to the Apocynaceae family. Hoodia is also known for its other south african name Xhoba.
Hoodia gordonii is just a variety of the Hoodia genus, and is the only one that contains a natural active ingredient, P57, which has only recently been identified. The P57 works as an appetite suppressant.
Basically, the plant grows wild and naturally in the harsh conditions of the 100,000 square miles Kalahari Desert of Southern Africa and although it looks like a cactus it is categorized as a succulent.
Hoodia Gordonii is its latin botanical name.
The SAN tribes people of the Kalahari desert have been eating Hoodia Gordonii cactus for centuries to reduce hunger and thirst on long hunting trips of several days/weeks duration. Both food and water remains a scarce resource in the Kalahari desert.
Commercial cultivation of the Hoodia Gordonii cactus started only a few years ago, driven by the increasing demand for weight loss products containing hoodia gordonii.
Actually, Hoodia gordonii commercial cultivation in South Africa is becoming in short supply due to the continuous growing demand for Hoodia gordonii diet pills. Therefore, some counterfeited products are flourishing into the market, made with other hoodia varieties (not Hoodia Gordonii) coming from Mexico and China.
The plant appears after summer rainfalls mainly in areas within Angola, Botswana, Namibia (also after winter rainfall) and South Africa, mostly of them close to the Kalahari desert. Even when other Hoodia varieties are spread throughout Africa, Hoodia gordonii can only be found in Southern Africa.
Mature Hoodia gordonii plants can reach almost 6 feet in height and they are extremely difficult to cultivate. The plants need temperatures of at least 50 degrees, whether they are in the sun or shade. The appearance of the plant is light green, and it frequently grows in clumps of upright stems.
This appetite suppressant from the African continent is a fast rising ingredient in the industry of dietary supplements, because it works and is entirely natural.
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