Hoodia Origins

Hoodia Origins and why Desert Labs’ HoodiaHoodia Plant

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 consume it fresh.

Desert Labs Ice Cube Diet Hoodia is fresh frozen; the only product in the world that delivers the whole food eaten by the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert.

Focusing only on pure Hoodia species, Desert Labs scientists identified and propagated the type of Hoodia that is most suitable for appetite control. Our process, controlled for quality, from seeds and seedling production, results in a product that is fresh as it is in the field.

Dried pills lose their potency because of the heating that is used during the manufacturing process. Desert Labs Ice Cube Diet Hoodia preserves the potency of the fresh plant from harvest to freezing with only add a splash of lime juice for flavor. It is free of agricultural residues. So our strains of Hoodia are pure and safe.

Why It works and the active ingredientsHoodia Blossom

For over 10 years Desert Labs have been developing and researching Hoodia in the southern deserts of Israel where Hoodia thrives in a climate almost identical to the Kalahari Desert. We discovered the best way to preserve the active ingredients in Hoodia is by fresh freezing the stem.

When Hoodia is consumed the active ingredient, P57, is released into the bloodstream. P57 is naturally found in our fresh plants. It is a glycoside 10,000 times more active than blood sugar. Like blood sugar, it signals the brain that the body feels full and satisfied. To read a comprehensive review of Hoodia and P57 click here.

Independent authorized laboratory, Alkemist Pharmaceuticals, ran several tests on our plants to insure the authenticity and viability our Hoodia including TLC and HPLC. The active component present in our freshly frozen Hoodia ice Cubes is 200% more concentrated and effective than dried Hoodia pills!

Today a growing number of nutritional experts are integrating Hoodia into weight-loss regimes. Desert Labs Hoodia is simply the most potent form of natural fresh Hoodia!