What You Should Know
Hoodia Elite 2000 is a dietary supplement containing a concentrated 20:1 extract of hoodia and is said to be a very effective appetite suppressant. Hoodia gordonii is a cactus-like succulent originally used by the San Bushmen of South Africa to stave off hunger during times of food shortages. Recently, it has been studied by pharmaceutical companies as an appetite suppressing supplement. Hoodia Elite 2000 contains hoodia plus other ingredients that are supposed to aid in the customer’s weight loss efforts.
List of Ingredients
Each capsule of Hoodia Elite 2000 contains 100 mg of 20:1 hoodia extract, which is said to equal 2000 mg of raw hoodia cactus. Other ingredients are guarana, bitter orange and white willow bark.
The advertising for Hoodia Elite 2000 explains that the 20:1 extract ratio refers to the way the hoodia has been processed. Basically 20 pounds of whole hoodia is concentrated to 1 pound by extracting excess water. Due to this process, Hoodia Elite 2000 is said to be 20 times more effective as an appetite suppressant than products that contain the ground up whole hoodia plant, water, stem and all. Hoodia Elite 2000 also contains guarana, which is rich in caffeine and has stimulant properties. The bitter orange has been used in Chinese medicine as an appetite suppressing herb, and the white willow bark is said to be an anti-inflammatory analgesic. These other ingredients are not mentioned on the Hoodia Elite 2000, but it could be assumed they are present to enhance the appetite suppression of the hoodia and provide a feeling of increased energy and well-being.
- Hoodia may be an effective appetite suppressant.
- Contains caffeine
- No mention is made regarding the authenticity of the hoodia contained in Hoodia Elite 2000
- No satisfaction guarantee is offered.
Hoodia is thought by some to be a very effective appetite suppressant, which has led many companies to market products that say they contain hoodia. Due to the fact that there are many counterfeit hoodia products available today, the consumer must be very cautious when purchasing. Hoodia Elite 2000 does not offer any clinical studies to support the product’s claims of effectiveness, and there is also no mention provided in the advertising concerning the origin and authenticity of the hoodia it contains. The product label of Hoodia Elite 2000 states that it contains the traditional herbal weight loss ingredients guarana and bitter orange, but no mention at all is made of these ingredients and their potential benefits on the website. Hoodia Elite 2000 also contains white willow bark, which is an unusual ingredient in an appetite suppressant, and there is no reference made to it, either. There are no warnings provided concerning the possible side effects of these ingredients, which is troubling due to the stimulant nature of guarana and bitter orange. Hoodia Elite 2000 is available in bottles ranging from 30 capsules to 120 capsules, and can be purchased in bulk. The website has several places where the product can be ordered, but there is no place for customer feedback, and a 100% money-back guarantee is conspicuously not offered. Hoodia Elite 2000 is a product that may require further research by the consumer before being purchased.