H57 Hoodia Review
H57 Hoodia is a popular diet pill that claims that their principal ingredient, Hoodia Gardonii, “is a plant which the South African Bushman has used for centuries to aid in long hunting expeditions. This South African Hoodia is an appetite suppressant which hunters use to help them focus on their game instead of their hunger pains.”
Whether or not African Bushman have actually eaten this cactus-like plant for hundreds of years to fight off belly aches, I can’t say. But at any rate, H57 is clearly capitalizing on the belief in their marketing efforts (that same phrase is plastered all over their website on multiple pages). I just have one thing to say: “There is no published scientific evidence that Hoodia works as an appetite suppressant in humans.” Ok, wikipedia said that, but they may as well have taken the words right out of my mouth.
We have a clear standpoint against the inclusion of hoodia in a diet pill. I have yet to find one documented, unbaised, and legit study that supports hoodia’s claims to aid in appetite suppression or weight loss at all. It’s a fad ingredient that hundreds of diet pill companies are captilizing on to make their fortunes. This review continues with a more in depth look at H57 Hoodia’s diet pill.
H57 Hoodia Ingredients
Hoodia Gardonii – As already mentioned, people (at least the sellers of hoodia) claim that it aids in appetite supression. Yet despite the insane amount of publicity that it is currently receiving, it has absolutely no documented clinical research backing it up. Sure, you can find a plethora of website “quoting” research and results of studies but not one of these actually cites its source nor refers to the actual study. As if simply putting quotation marks around a lie somehow magically adds legitimacy. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who fall for that exact tactic. Hoodia is a fad. A fad that is making their wallets alot heavier and not making you any lighter.
Green Tee – A proven weight loss supplement, green tea is known to increase energy and fat oxidation. While we are huge fans of green tea (because it is backed by a ton of well documented, legitimate research), H57 Hoodia doesn’t have a substantial amount included. When you consider that Hoodia is doing nothing for you, there would have to a lot more green tea to make this a supplement worth buying.
Cinnamon Extract - While cinnamon may have other health benefits, the research supporting its efficacy in weight loss is lacking.
H57 Hoodia’s Marketing
Now for the fun part. First thing’s first, their before and after pictures are something else. With some pictures not showing enough of the person’s body in the before picture to tell much at all, and other pictures clearly being two different people entirely, their marketing already seems a little shady to me. And remember the comment earlier about “quoting” statements without citing any references? H57′s website is guilty as charged. Oh, and I love the “Breaking News” bit at the top of the homepage used to try to add credibility by claiming that other “imitators” are using the H57 search term to get traffic. It all looks like a bunch of smoke and mirrors to me.
H57 Hoodia Guarantee
They tout an unconditional money back guarantee on all unopened bottles in the first 30 days. While we like to see guarantees of any kind, we would much rather see a 60-day or more time frame.
H57 Hoodia Price
$39.95 gets you one bottle with 60 capsules, but when using the recommended dosage of 4 pills a day you will need 2 bottles a month. This amounts to around $80 which is way to much for something that will likely do nothing for you anyway (at least that’s what the research says). *Note: When I tried to go to the order page of their website, it said that their security certificate had expired. Interesting.
Although Hoodia has been subject of much publicity and hype, the ingredient profile reveals it to yet another ineffective diet pill. With zero supporting studies of its ingredients, shady marketing, and a high price tag, we give H57 two thumbs down.