I don't believe any of those claims that there is a magic pill out there for weight/fat loss. Like someone mentioned in another thread, when you read the fine print on most of them it says that they should be combined with a sensible diet and regular exercise... well duh!
Now I'm starting to hear about this Hoodia plant, here's a quote from the website:
"Authentic hoodia is one of the rarest botanicals in the world. It is a cactus like plant that grows exclusively in South Africa . Scientists have isolated several compounds in hoodia that helps suppress appetite. It contains a molecule called P57 that is 10,000 times as active as glucose. It goes to the mid-brain and makes those nerve cells feel as if you are full and this in turn stunts the appetite. It basically tricks the brain into thinking that you are full. To date, there are no known adverse side effects caused by the use of hoodia."
Has anyone heard/tried this yet? A friend of mine just ordered them and I'm concerned about her taking this stuff. To me it's just a waste of money, and who knows if there are any side effects, even if they say there aren't any.