Advice on hoodia
August 24, 2008 12:34 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone have any real life experience with taking hoodia? Does it work? Have you noticed any unfortunate or alarming side effects?
posted by AuntieRuth to Health & Fitness (3 answers total)
Ive taken it, I believe I tried 2 or 3 different manufacturers and as far as I can tell, it really doesnt do anything. One brand did feel like speed. I believe it was cut with something that I didnt find or recognize on the label.

Perhaps the raw plant does something, but the pills dont seem to effect me.

The one study on this plant for weight loss proved its ineffectiveness.
posted by damn dirty ape at 12:52 PM on August 24, 2008

Didn't do anything for me. No side effects, no intended effects. I didn't, however, take it consistently, so YMMV. I find a cup of hot tea works better than anything else for suppressing hunger.
posted by saturnine at 2:35 PM on August 24, 2008

I took the kind that comes in Zipfizz capsules. Didn't do anything to suppress the appetite but did give me some shakes much like I got when I use to use ephedra (Ripped Fuel).
posted by vito90 at 9:10 PM on August 24, 2008

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