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Doctor insights on: Hoodia Gordonii Extract

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Do "hoodia gordonii" patches work safely for appetite supperssion?

Do "hoodia gordonii" patches work safely for appetite supperssion?

No formal studies: Try these instead: water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Does hoodia gordonii cause heart problems and drop of blood pressure?

Does hoodia gordonii cause heart problems and drop of blood pressure?

Possibly : The true side effects are not know, but a few observational studies suggest cardiovascular side effects.We know its an effective appetite suppressant, but long term consequences remain unknown. Authenticity of the product should also be questioned. ...Read more

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Does hoodia help with losing weight?

Does hoodia help with losing weight?

It depends...: It's like most things. It works for some, and not for others. Be sure you are getting the hoodia from a reputable source. The effective dose: some people only need 1, 000 to 2, 500 mg per day while others need 3, 000 to 4, 500 mg per day. I'd recommend starting at the lower dose, and then increase if necessary. You should start seeing a difference within 2wks if you are going to respond. ...Read more

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What are hoodia pills?

What are hoodia pills?

Cactus diet pills: Extract of a south african cactus that is a modest appetite suppressant that may help dieters. ...Read more

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Are there any major differences between phentermine and hoodia?

Yes: Phentermine is used for a limited period of time to speed weight loss in overweight people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet. . Phentermine is in a class of medications called anorectics. It works by decreasing appetite. Goofus is a natural plant supplement with similar activity. ...Read more

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Does hoodia work for weight loss?

Does hoodia work for weight loss?

Probably not: There is no scientific information available, because there have been no scientific studies. What that generally means is, if it looks like a duck, and sounds like a duck, and walks like a duck...........In other words, quack! save your money and meet with a qualified registered dietitian. Don't get your medical information from tv and the internet. ...Read more

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Does hoodia really work for weight loss?

Does hoodia really work for weight loss?

Probably not: There is no scientific information available, because there have been no scientific studies. What that generally means is, if it looks like a duck, and sounds like a duck, and walks like a duck...........In other words, quack! save your money and meet with a qualified registered dietitian. Don't get your medical information from tv and the internet. ...Read more

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How does hoodia interact with prescriptions?

How does hoodia interact with prescriptions?

Depends on Rxs.: Patients should not take hoodia without first talking to their doctor if they•have diabetes or are taking a medicine to control blood sugar levels, •have any heart problems or take any heart medicines, •have a bleeding or blood clotting disorder or are taking a medicine to increase or decrease the clotting of their blood such as aspirin, warfarin (coumadin), or heparin, •have known eating disorders. ...Read more

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Does hoodia interfere with coumadin/warfarin?

Does hoodia interfere with coumadin/warfarin?

No: I can find no report of a drug interaction. You should be aware that many products marketed as hoodia actually have no hoodia in them. ...Read more

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