Kalahari cactus diet - The Efficacy of Hoodia

This BBC article has some stunningly good things to say about the Hoodia cactus:

Is this the latest scam, or can I plan a return to my high-school weight?

If you’re not morbidly obese or a rat, you should probably hold off on getting excited over those studies. That said, it’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out.

Link’s not working for me, and I can’t find it by searching “hoodia cactus” on bbc.co.uk.



Try the above.

United States Patent 6,376,657 (2002)

This is the US patent. There are others going back to 96.

Bushmen to Benefit From Cactus Based Patent

Lawsuits and Stuff

It sounds like there’s something real here, but being diet related there’s also a lot of scamming going on.

Aren’t there perfectly good appetite supressents already? Do we need an herbal one?

Sheesh, I wish I could get a scrip for straight classsic dexedrine … I knew a number of people in the 70s and early 80s who would pop a dexi first thing in the morning and go about their usual daily biz and lose weight…legally under a doc’s supervision, not ‘recreationally’. Supressed the appetite, and boosted the metabolism.

But then again, I am one of the fortunate few that is not an addictive personality