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What is Hoodia 1000?

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Hoodia 1000 is a pill that comes from the Hoodia gordonii, a South African species of plant that supposedly suppresses the appetite of the user, according to WebMD. Since it was marketed as a dietary supplement, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not tested this claim to be true.

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There is little in the way of published scientific proof for Hoodia. While the American Botanical Council, a nonprofit research organization, claims it has some evidence to back up the claims, there is a lack of anything conclusive. A similar study was done at the Mayo Clinic where no conclusive evidence was found on the appetite suppression claims, reports WedMD.

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