HoodiaTherm is an over-the-counter (OTC) diet pill that claims to help a person lose weight by reducing appetite to decrease feelings of hunger. When you are not as hungry, you have a better chance of ingesting less food, which means fewer calories. Feeling less hungry can also make it easier for dieters to stick to a healthy and reduced-calorie diet.
Hoodia is a Controversial Ingredient
It should be no surprise that one of the primary ingredients in the HoodiaTherm weight loss pill is hoodia gordonii.
Hoodia gordonii supposedly contains P57. This is a molecule that is believed to trick the brain into thinking that a person is already full. That being said, many proponents of hoodia claim that only products that contain pure hoodia gordonii contain the appetite-curbing powers of P57.
Regardless of whether or not this is true, it is important to note that this ingredient has received a tremendous amount of media attention as a controversial method for helping people to lose weight. The reason for the controversy is that there is no scientific evidence by a reputable medical study to show that hoodia actually improves weight loss or is even safe to take.
Questionable Manufacturing Practices
Some providers of HoodiaTherm claim that it is manufactured by the company United Healthcare Labs, which is registered in Spokane, WA. However, no contact information for that company was available through official websites or on the marketing materials, when this HoodiaTherm review was created.
That being said, other sellers of this Hoodia-based dietary supplement claim that its manufacturer is PrideTech Labs, which has a phone number that is hooked up exclusively to a voicemail service. If that company’s official site is visited, it lists itself as being registered in Pico Rivera, CA.
Due to the unreliable information posted across the internet about HoodiaTherm, it is difficult to review this weight loss pill with any accuracy. The ingredients in HoodiaTherm are not listed and an “official” site cannot be located since there are many different companies claiming to be its manufacturer.
For this reason, many would not recommend HoodiaTherm if only because of the unreliability of information and uncertainty.
Possible Side Effects
Although it is not officially known what adverse effects hoodia may cause, some research suggests that this herbal ingredient may be linked to:
- Upset stomach
- Rapid heart rate
- High blood pressure
- Abnormal skin sensations
It may also trick the brain into thinking that it has enough blood sugar. As this is the case, HoodiaTherm may not be an ideal choice for individuals who are taking diabetes medications.
Speak to Your Healthcare Provider about HoodiaTherm
Even if you believe that this weight loss pill is the right one for you, it is still extremely important that you first speak with your doctor and let him or her know of your intentions to try this product.
He or she will be able to better advise you regarding potential conflicts with any medical conditions that you may have or any drugs – prescription or over the counter – that you are already taking or that you will be taking at the same time as the HoodiaTherm.
Next, be very careful regarding where you order the drug. As there are so many different unreliable sources of information and sale of this drug online, you need to be especially cautious that you are using a website or store that is reputable and won’t simply take your money – and credit card information – and run.
It isn’t difficult to see places that are charging up to ten dollars for the free trial! Keep in mind that if only shipping is being charged, that is a perfectly valid way of offering a free trial, and you are not facing a scam.
*HoodiaTherm no longer appears to be available. This product may have been discontinued by the manufacturer or may now be sold under a different name with a different formula.