What You Should Know
There are hundreds of diet aids on the market today that are based on the hoodia craze and Hoodia-850 is no exception. Hoodia is being touted in the media and in diet circles as a “magic bullet” for weight loss. Hoodia is a succulent plant that grows only in southern Africa. It has been used for centuries by tribesmen to suppress appetite during long desert treks. The active ingredient in hoodia has been isolated and appears in many diet aids. Yet, despite all the excitement and hype around hoodia, at the time of this review, there still does not exist a credible clinical study that supports the effectiveness of hoodia or any diet product that uses hoodia. Hoodia-850 is sold on the internet much like the majority of hoodia-based diet aids. The website shows pictures of celebrities, including Oprah, claiming that they all use hoodia. While that may be true, none of them have apparently endorsed Hoodia-850 so the website tends to be misleading.
We were unable to locate any information regarding a satisfaction guarantee on Hoodia-850 and product samples or trial sizes do not appear to be available. Hoodia-850 is sold the way many of these types of products are sold- using “auto-ship”. Auto-ship means that every month, they will send you new product and will automatically bill your credit card. We have seen a significant number of customer complaints about diet aid companies that use auto-ship. It can be difficult to be able to contact these companies to get them to halt the billings. We advise caution when giving out credit card information to companies that use auto-ship.
List of Ingredients
No ingredient list is available but the product is said to hoodia gordonii as its active ingredient.
Hoodia-850 provides very little useful information about their product on their website, instead relying on marketing and celebrity pictures. Because it is estimated that over half of the “hoodia” products on the market today actually contain no hoodia, third party labs have sprung up to provide certifications for hoodia sellers to prove their products are the real deal. We were unable to locate such a certification for Hoodia-850.
- Hoodia-850 can be ordered online.
- Hoodia-850 uses auto-ship and automatically bills consumers over and over again.
- No money-back guarantee is offered on this product.
- A complete list of ingredients is not available at this time.
- No third-party certification of ingredients presented from the official product website.
Weight loss products that contain hoodia remain a trendy choice for consumers but the lack of evidence of the effectiveness of hoodia coupled with the lack of product information provided by Hoodia-850 leads us to recommend that consumers seek out weight loss products that contain clinically-proven ingredients and those which are produced by companies that stand behind their products with a money-back guarantee.