In the Kalahari Desert Africa, a cactus with the power to suppress the human appetite has been eaten for thousands of years by the Bushmen who had to make long journeys over the desert and needed to have their appetite suppressed. A recent study has unveiled that a molecule now named p.57, which is a substance in the cactus named Hoodia Gordoii, which grows naturally and only in the Kalahari Desert, has been linked to the ability to suppress the human appetite.
This most recent study to promote Hoodia Gordonii was conducted on overweight persons ingested Hoodia and left in a room with only food a television and books to read. It was found that the group consumed an average of 1000 less calories per day that the control group that was given only placebos. The study concluded that the active ingredient p.57 actually signals the brain that the stomach is full so there will be no hunger pains and thus the person will eat less food which of course will cause a loss of weight. The side effects are almost none with only a “feeling of happiness” being reported by those tested.
This is great news for the those seeking to lose weight and those seeking to keep it off, but do keep in mind that the appetite suppressing molecules are not activated if one is eating high carb food, or downing cans of high fructose corn syrup soft drinks or when the hunger is caused by a physical workout.