Our Hoodia Gordonii is Completely Certified
Real Hoodia Gordonii is an endangered species plant.
Consequently, it is RARE AND VERY EXPENSIVE. In fact, the government of South Africa
will not allow export of Hoodia without proper documentation. And they only allow
certain amounts to leave the country in order to protect the plant in its
Two Certificates are Required
There are two certified documents required to prove the
authenticity of pure South African Hoodia.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture issues the first. It is
called Convention in International Trade of Endangered Species (C.I.T.E.S.)
Certificate. This certificate is a result of an “international agreement
between governments to ensure that harvest operations and trade of wild plant
and animal specimens doesn’t threaten their survival.” This covers the U.S. inspection
to ensure the product is clean of weeds and pests, and to verify that the
product is, in fact, Hoodia Gordonii.
The second is the Protected Plant Permit. This permit is
only issued when the South African government agrees to allow the product to be
shipped out of South Africa
to a few selected buyers.
We can state, with certainty, that the Hoodia Gordonii
used in Hoodia Gordonii Plus is completely certified. Our Hoodia is documented
to be the true plant used by the San peoples in South Africa.
This documentation is important to you because there are
so many “hoodia” products on the market now, which are not the 100% pure
There are over 40 species of Hoodia, and the Gordonii
species is the only one shown to have appetite suppression qualities.
The Kalahari Desert of southern Africa is the
only place in the world where this special plant will grow. It does not grow in
the deserts of Mexico, or China, or the Middle East, or even in New Mexico.
When searching for a Hoodia supplement, make sure the
manufacturer can document the source of the ingredient. Be wary of products
called “hoodia,” which are actually another species of Hoodia that may only
have weak or altered benefits.
The Limited Supply is a Real Concern
Worldwide demand for Hoodia Gordonii, combined
with the efforts of the South African government to protect an endangered plant
has created a huge smuggling business in other species of Hoodia. Effective
January 12, 2005, ‘all species of Hoodia were listed on CITES Appendix II and therefore subject to certain regulations.”
notification licence issued by Romanian Institute of Food Bioresources
2007 the Romanian Institute
of Food Bioresources authorised Ekzakt Solutions Ltd to commercialize Hoodia
Gordonii Plus nutritional supplement on territory of Romania.