I saw a very interesting BBC documentry last night about a plant that may become the next big thing in weight loss. A small african tribe has been using it for many years to aid in hunting, when they eat this plant they can go 16-24 hours without the desire for food. The south african CSIR did tests on this plant and was able to find the molecule involved. When tested on rats they lost weight effortlessly. There have been human trials in UK and within a group of obese ppl half on the tablet form of Hoodie (the plant) half on a placebo the half on the Hoodie ate on average 1000 caleries less then the placebo patients perday. There seem to be no side effects of this plant such as increased heart rate etc that other diet pills have. Just no appetite for many hours.
The program also talked about how on the back of this scientific reseach already pills where being sold on the interenet claiming to contain Hoodie. One was called lipodreme or something like that. When tested they were found to contain caffiene only, no hoodie.
The program says it will still be 3/4 years before Hoodie is available to the public but the results of tests so far look promising.
Just thought I'd share this with you and see if anyone else had heard of it.
It was also said how ironic that a poor tribe of Sth Africa may lead to a weightloss dicovery for the obese West. If it comes about these ppl will get money for their knowledge of this plant.