What You Should Know
SciFit Hoodia 1500 is an appetite suppressant created with the infamous Hoodia Gordonii. Hoodia was linked to a South African legend where tribesmen were able to chew on the root from which Hoodia is derived and go for days without eating. Later, scientific research proved Hoodia to be nothing more than a fad ingredient that did not suppress appetite any more than a placebo. There is a chance other ingredients could make this product more effective, so we will save the final say for a bit later.
List of Ingredients
Hoodia Gordonii Extract Powder, 6′, 7′-Dihydroxybergamottin (DHB).
- Product Features
Alright, we now know Hoodia Gordonii is the primary ingredient in SciFit Hoodia 1500. Just as we said before, Hoodia is not a proven appetite suppressant, but there is more to the story than just that. Hoodia is protected in South Africa. A CITES certificate is required for exportation from South African and more certificates and permissions are needed for importation into the United States. These certificates are not easy to come by and authentic Hoodia is said to be very expensive. For the price of SciFit Hoodia 1500, $17.97 per bottle, there is a very small chance authentic Hoodia is used in the formula at all.
There is a second ingredient in SciFit Hoodia 1500. The ingredient is 6′, 7′-Dihydroxybergamottin. This is a huge name for a small ingredient – Bergamottin. The name may look familiar. Bergamottin is found in grapefruit juice and bergamot oil. Bergamot oil is the element that gives Earl Grey Tea the unique flavor that some love and some hate.
6′, 7′-Dihydroxybergamottin is included to increase the bioavailability of the Hoodia, but there is a side effect associated with the ingredient. Being derived from grapefruit juice, some believe this element is the reason grapefruit juice causes metabolism problems with some prescription medications. If this is the case, dieters taking prescription medication should never take SciFit Hoodia 1500 unless they talk with the prescribing physician. Many prescription medications will include a label warning that grapefruit juice should not be consumed with the prescribed medication.
- May interfere with some prescription medications.
- Hoodia does not suppress appetite.
- Hoodia is protected and requires a CITES certificate (not displayed by SciFit).
- Authentic Hoodia is expensive and this supplement is cheap.
Dieters should stay away from SciFit Hoodia 1500. The inclusion of Bergamottin could cause a problem with the metabolism of some medications. This could lead to severe side effects, health issues or even death. Hoodia has been proven not to suppress appetite so dieters will be paying money for a supplement that will not help them lose weight. Choosing a proven supplement is a better weight loss choice.