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Oprah’s Hoodia Review

I think most of us are familiar with Hoodia’s story. Hoodia enjoyed little fame until it was discussed in Oprah Winfrey’s magazine in the July 2005 issue. All of a sudden everyone is talking about how Oprah endorses Hoodia. Every Hoodia-selling website out there is splashed with pictures of Oprah Winfrey apparently endorsing Hoodia as an apptite suppressant.

But does Oprah really promote the use of Hoodia? Of course not! In fact I’m surprised the use of Oprah’s image on these websites is legal because the fact is Oprah has never endorsed the use of Hoodia for weight loss. To prove this point, here is the excerpt, word for word, from the famous “Hoodia Review” article in the July 2005 issue of Oprah’s magazine:

Deep in the heart of Southern Africa’s Kalahari Desert may lie the secret to weight loss. For thousands of years, the Bushmen have turned to spiny plants with delicate blossoms called Hoodia to stave off hunger and thirst during long treks across sparse terrain. When scientists at South Africa’s national laboratory discovered that the cactuslike plant caused weight loss in animals, they knew they were onto something big. They spent the next 30 years isolating the crucial compound, then licensed it to Phytopharm, a British pharmaceutical company, in 1997.

 As word of Hoodia spread, supplement manufacturers sought to capitalize on its weight loss properties. So far, however, there’s little proof that the supplements are even mildly effective: Most contain only small, probably insignificant levels of Hoodia extract, and caffeine is likely the active ingredient in many of them. Phytopharm is aiming higher: They have already spent at least $20 million researching what makes the plant so effective, and recently partnered with Unilever to develop a Hoodia-based food additive. The company is also working to develop a synthetic prescription drug, and if they’re successful, the Bushmen will receive 6% of the royalties. Up to now, though, no one has figured out precisely how Hoodia curbs appetite, and Phytopharm doesn’t yet have a drug ready for clinical trials. Meanwhile, other pharmaceutical firms are laboring on their own weight loss “miracles,” all of them racing to come up with the next win-the-jackpot diet drug.

Source: This excerpt was taken from HoodiaAndWeightLoss.com, whose Author, bless their souls, was kind enough to educate us about Oprah’s Hoodia review scam.

So that’s it. That’s what Oprah’s magazine had to say about Hoodia. Not the glowing endorsement we were all lead to believe, is it? And might I also add that this article wasn’t written by Oprah, but the writer Mary A Fischer, which even puts the claims of Oprah endorsement of Hoodia to further shame.

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