Hoodia Gordonii Plus Ingredients

A flacon contains 60 capsules.



Magnesium (as magnesium FORM)

Hoodia Gordonii (Aerial part) 10:1 Concentrate

Garcinia Cambogia (Fruit) extract

Green Tea (Leaf) extract

Proprietary Digestive Enzyme Blend (protease, amylase, cellulase, lipase, invertase, lactase, maltase, papain, bromelain)

125 mg

200 mg

25 mg

25 mg

50 mg






*Daily Value (DV) not estabilished

Other ingredients: rice powder, vegetable capsule.

Suggested administration: adults should take two capsules once a day before meal or as directed by your physician. Only for adults!

As you read the following list of ingredients in Hoodia Gordonii Plus, you’ll notice two things: We’ve kept it simple, and we’ve kept it natural. But most important, we’ve made it effective.


Hoodia Gordonii

This is a small, succulent plant that grows wild only in the semi-arid Kalahari Desert of South Africa. The San peoples, or Bushmen, who‘ve lived in that area for centuries, have traditionally eaten the plant to prevent hunger and thirst on long hunting trips. For generations, only the San people knew of Hoodia Gordonii’s marvelous properties.

A joint press release was issued by the South African San Council, and the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa) in October 2004. Dr. Marthinus Horak, Bioprospecting Manager at the CSIR said, “The San’s knowledge has been tried and tested in the veld over thousands of years and is a precious source that has to be preserved for future generations. This agreement facilitates the linking of San knowledge and modern science in an endeavour to develop new products such as natural remedies.”

There are no known side effects. In fact, Tom Mangold, a BBC News correspondent, reported after eating Hoodia from the Kalahari Desert in May of 2003, “The plant is said to have a feel-good, almost aphrodisiac quality, and I have to say we felt good, but more significantly, we did not even think about food.”

Hoodia Gordonii is one more of nature’s many gifts to people in need.


According to the Office of Dietary Supplements, “Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health” It is found in nature in green vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. Also, whole, unrefined grains are a good source. Water is also a good source, if it’s “hard” water. “Soft” water does not contain as many minerals.

“Magnesium is necessary for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, such as normal muscle and nerve function, steady heart rhythm, a healthy immune system, and strong bones.”

Magnesium deficiency may occur in people who are taking “antibiotics, diuretics, and certain medications for cancer”. Diabetics, especially those who don’t control their condition carefully, because of increased magnesium loss in urine associated with hyperglycemia. “Low blood levels of magnesium occur in 30% to 60% of alcoholics, and in 90% of patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal.” Older adults (who are likely to be taking drugs) should be especially aware of their need for magnesium.

Garcinia Cambogia Extract

This is an extract from the fruit and rind of a tree that grows in the evergreen forests of India and Thailand. The active onstituent of the fruit is Hydroxy Citric Acid, an acid similar to citrus fruits

“In the late 1960’s, researchers discovered that this fruit has positive effect on the energy conversion taking place in the body.” “This led to an in-depth scientific study by one of the world’s leading pharmaceuticals, Hoffman La Rouche. They concluded that the active component in Garcinia Cambogia was H.C.A. H.C.A helps increase the capability of the body to store glycogen in the muscles and liver. Some hunger feelings are controlled by the liver glycogen level.”

It has been used in Ayurvedic practices for many years. In Southeast Asia, it is considered a helpful dietary supplement during weight management and increased energy.

Green Tea Extract

Green tea has been consumed in Asia for thousands of years. As a popular beverage, it has many benefits for the body. It is widely known as an antioxidant, and helps relieve the body of toxins. It does not raise the heart rate, and is, in fact quite soothing.

Green tea increases energy levels naturally. Some people thought the increase in energy was due to caffeine, but research has shown this isn’t the case. As a whole food, rather than a manufactured drug, the body can “recognize” the benefits of Green Tea, and quickly feels more energetic.

In an article by Mary J. Shomon for About.com, she quotes the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition as saying, “it was found that green tea extract resulted in a significant increase in energy expenditure..., plus also had a significant effect on fat oxidation.”

Other ingredients

Hoodia Gordonii Plus does not contain wheat, peanuts, shellfish, or dairy products, which can be allergens for some people.

Side effects

To our knowledge, there are no known side effects to any of the ingredients in Hoodia Gordonii Plus. We urge you to check with your qualified health professional before taking any dietary supplement.

We also urge you to eat sensibly. When you experience a beneficial loss of appetite, make sure you are also getting a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals through the foods you eat or, with nutritional supplementation.