The Science

Frozen Advantage

Why is Ice Cube Diet Hoodia better than pills and liquid? Ice Cube Hoodia Pills and Liquid Extract Control Desert Labs controls the entire life cycle of the Ice Cube Diet. We grow the Hoodia in our fields, harvest the plants, make the ice cubes, ship it over to our facility in the United States …read more >>

Hoodia Gordonii Anti-Obesity Plant Review

We are providing the abstract for this comprehensive review of Hoodia gordonii authored by Ilze Vermaak, Josias H. Hamman, Alvaro M. Viljoen, affiliated with the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa. Abstract Hoodia gordonii is a spiny succulent plant popularly consumed for its purported anti-obesity effect. Traditionally …read more >>

Cites Permit

CITES is an international agreement between governments, drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1973 at a meeting of members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival and it accords varying …read more >>

Phytosanitary Certificate

The Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures – also known as the SPS Agreement is an international treaty of the World Trade Organization. It was negotiated during the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and entered into force with the establishment of the WTO at the beginning of …read more >>

Fingerprint Analysis

In order to evaluate the plant source origin and its P57 levels we used the service that is provided by the authorized lab Alkemist. We preformed sets of three measurements: Macroscopy & Microscopy with Digital Photo-Documentation for phenotypic identification, High Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography with Photo-Documentation for origin verification and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) with …read more >>

Market Research

Everyone knows you must control eating to lose weight. Desert Labs asked 111 women who wanted to lose weight and solve their dieting problems without disrupting their lifestyle to try the Hoodia Ice Cubes Diet for 40 days. Tests Summary


Hoodia Origins and why Desert Labs Hoodia For thousands of years the Hoodia Gordonii plant has been eaten by an ancient African tribe, the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, to ward off hunger and maintain energy during long hunting trips. They shave the spines from the skin of this succulent cactus like plant and …read more >>

Metabolic Syndrome Project

Desert Labs is engaged in a variety of studies exploring medicinal properties of succulent plants. The press release cited below describes the results of a study performed by Hadassah Medical Center’s technology transfer company Hadasit and Desert Labs. It bears no impact on our current commercial product, The Ice Cube Diet. Please read disclaimers at …read more >>