Hoodia Patch is not another diet fad. Hoodia is medically backed with scientific evidence from numerous clinical trials.
Brown University Medical School scientists carried out a study on rats, injecting them with small amounts of p57 (the active ingredient in Hoodia we discussed in What Is the Hoodia Patch?).
In the first 24 hours after the injection was made, the rats ate 50-60% less than their normal food intake. The results lasted for between 24-48 hours.
These rats felt half as hungry for up to 2 days.
What effect does Hoodia have on humans?
The first clinical trial into the effect of Hoodia on humans, involved a group of 24 obese patients.
They were placed in a closed off area, where the only activities they could do were watch TV, read or eat.
Half of the group were given Hoodia to take, the other half a placebo.
After two weeks, the group that had taken Hoodia Gordonii had reduced their daily calorie intake by on average 1,000 calories.
Considering the daily calorie allowance for woman is around 2,000 calories these patients halved their daily calorie intake easily.