This succulent plant has attracted a great deal of interest because of its supposed weight- loss properties. However, none of this is evidence-based. One never-published “study” of 18 obese people supposedly showed weight loss, but this research was not well-constructed or scientifically reviewed. The biggest problem with hoodia is that it is scarce and much of what is being sold to consumers has little or no actual hoodia.
Attention for Liver Disease: None known.
Safety Information: Not known.
Interactions: None known.
Lab Notes: None known.