Resolving Hoodia Controversies

RESOLVING HOODIA CONTROVERSIES? Stephen Holt MD and TV. Taylor MD Background Hoodia gordonii is a succulent plant from South Africa that has non-stimulant, appetite suppressant properties. It has been used as a dietary supplement or as a source of extracted steroidal glycosides, in drug development experiments. Dietary supplements containing Hoodia alone or in combination with […]

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The Hoodia Plant and Dietary Supplementation

The Hoodia Plant and Dietary Supplementation Stephen Holt, MD Hoodia gordonii (HG) is a plant that looks very much like a cactus. Given the nature of many cacti, which are often used for their botanical properties – such as the infamous Mescaline – it is not surprising that many people think of Hoodia as a […]

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Hoodia and Weight Control

Hoodia gordonii for Weight Control, Stephen Holt* MD, LLD (Hon.), FRCP, MRCP (UK), FACP, FACG, FACN, FACAM and Thomas V. Taylor** MD, ChM, FRCS, FACG *. To the editor, Lancet: Hoodia gordonii is a succulent plant from South Africa that has putative, appetite-suppressant properties. Hoodia has been used as a dietary supplement, derived by drying […]

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The Hoodia Plant

The Hoodia Plant and Dietary Supplementation Stephen Holt, MD, LLD(Hon.) ChB., PhD, ND, FRCP (C) MRCP (UK), FACP, FACG, FACN, FACAM, OSJ Hoodia gordonii (HG) is a plant that looks very much like a cactus. Given the nature of many cacti, which are often used for their botanical properties – such as the infamous Mescaline […]

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