What is it??
This flowering cactus like plant is used by South African San (Bushman) during long hunts. It grows in the Kalahari Desert in Africa, and a chemical in hoodia called PS7 does seem to suppress appetite-though it’s not clear if it works in humans.
Where Can You Get It??
Hoodia is available as liquids, powders, tablets, and capsules, at most drugstores.
How Much Is Enough??
Follow dosing instructions on the label.
Avoid if you have a condition like diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure.