What You Should Know
The 10-Day Hoodia Diet is a pill form appetite suppressing formula produced by Applied Nutrition. The product promises weight loss over a 10 day period due to the body’s low caloric intake. The key ingredient is the cactus-like fruit Hoodia Gordonii which African tribesman have sworn by as an appetite reducer for hundreds of years. 10-Day Hoodia Diet also contains the fruit Garcinia Cambogia, which theoretically helps the body burn carbs. On top of that, each serving contains the same amount of caffeine as a strong cup of coffee. Three of the formula’s other main ingredients are Choline, Inositol, and L-Methionine, which are said to help metabolize fat, carbs and proteins.
List of Ingredients
Green Tea extract (20% caffeine)(leaf) 200 mg, Hoodia gordonii extract (20:1)(aerial) 200 mg, Garcinia extract (50% hydroxycitric acid)(fruit) 100 mg, Natural Caffeine 100 mg, Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 80 mg, Inositol 80 mg, L-Methionine 80 mg
Each serving contains 40 mg of caffeine, which comes from Green Tea extract, as well as an extra 100 mg of natural caffeine. This can help promote fat burning and help the immune system. However, this dosage could cause nausea or an increased heart rate. Garcinia Cambogia is a pumpkin like fruit which contains Hydrocitric Acid (HCA). This can help metabolize lipids (fats). This is true in animal studies, yet has not proven effective in a significant amount of human trials. The ingredient Choline also has little or no proof that it has any effect on metabolizing fat. This organic compound is more often used to build neurotransmitters in the brain, acting as a “smart drug”. Currently there is no research proving that a boosted level of Inositol in a human body can produce any health benefits. L-Methionine is not recommended for supplementing unless recommended and monitored by a physician. However, nutritionist and author of “The Fat Flush Foods” Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D. argues that L- Methionine, teamed up with Choline and Inositol, is a powerful detoxifier, cholesterol zapper, and fat reducer.
- Contains adequate amount of Hoodia ingredient.
- Green Tea extract contains antioxidants.
- Comes in soft gel tablets.
- High level of Caffeine can induce nausea.
- More expensive than the average Hoodia product.
- Lack of scientific evidence behind its claims.
- There is no thermogenic fat burner.
Although Hoodia products have been proven to suppress hunger, the extract does not have a thermogenic effect on the body, meaning it does not help you burn fat. Teamed up with a large amount of caffeine per serving this product will give you energy. However, after 10 days of taking in a controlled amount of caffeine, your body will be less susceptible to it and your energy level will drop faster. Also, the product’s website suggests that 10 days of taking the product is not enough time to see significant gains.