Phentermin is a diet pill that really over-promotes the effectiveness of its only ingredient, hoodia gordonii. Basically, they’re suggesting that the television networks and celebrities have all given Hoodia Gordonii two thumbs up when in reality there is no clinical proof behind any weight loss claims.
Hoodia Gordonii is the latest fad ingredient for diet pills. Supporters of Hoodia claim that it was used as an appetite suppressant by the South African natives for hundreds of years. Some credible sources, however, say that it was actually used for indigestion. Here is something from a website that I found interesting. I will let you be the judge on whether or not it has anything to do with Phenterthin.
How consumers get conned by hoodia companies
So, you have these two camps. Camp one is the honest camp, and camp two is the con camp. Now, the question for you as a consumer is how do you tell the difference between these two camps?
Again, you might think that’s easy, but it’s not. It’s actually very, very tricky. If you’re a con artist and you’re running a hoodia business and you’re in camp two, your job is just to convince people that you have the real thing, and that’s very easy to do. All you have to do is get one sample of genuine hoodia, bottle it up and send it off to one of the two laboratories doing the testing in the United States. Once you get a lab test result that shows it to be genuine, you post that result on your web site, and that’s the last thing you do with genuine hoodia.
From that point forward, you just buy adulterated hoodia, or counterfeit hoodia, and you fill all your bottles with that substance, which could include sawdust, cellulose, ground up leaves or any other plant material. Then it looks to the world like you’re selling the real thing, because you have this certificate, and you have lab tests that show it to be genuine.
Of course, all these con artist web sites have text on them that says, “We’re the only ones with real genuine hoodia, and everybody else is counterfeit.” That’s how you play this game if you’re a con artist, and I guarantee you that every con artist out there selling hoodia is doing this exact same thing.
The second thing a con artist does is post a counterfeit CITES certificate, which is a certificate of export from South Africa that covers the exportation of protected plant species. Genuine hoodia will always be accompanied by a CITES certificate. Real hoodia cannot be exported out of South Africa without this certificate.
So what do hoodia con artists do? They download the certificates that have been posted by legitimate companies, and then they do a little Photoshop photo editing to modify the original information on this certificate. Then they post the altered image on their own web site, and all of a sudden, it looks like they have their own CITES certificate, and they have lab test results showing their product to be genuine. They appear to have two pieces of documentation “proving” that their product is real, while, in fact, they know it to be counterfeit.
The consumer, of course, is clueless in this situation because if you visit one of these web sites, it all looks real. They might even have testimonials that are real or fictitious, and it looks like a good deal, because it’s a lower price, perhaps, than some of the other web sites where you’ve seen hoodia. People buy into this, and this happens over and over, thousands of times a day across this country and around the world.
The Phentermin site is jumbled and disorganized with some spelling and grammar issues. Superior supplements usually have well-designed websites that mirror the quality of the formulas, and offer clear, easy to understand information.
From the Phentermin website, the cost is $69 for a month supply. Hoodia Gordonii usually sells in the $10-$25 price range. There are less expensive places on the internet it can be found, such as Ebay.
The Phentermin website is unprofessional and uninformative. It contains very limited information, and I saw something about a limited 30 day guarantee.
With so much going on with Hoodia Gordonii, we really don’t know the ingredient quality, there are typos and references to different products all over their website making hard to know what you are really ordering, and there’s a limited guarantee-three red flags. SincePhentermin doesn’t have any substantial testing, or proven ingredients in their formula, it’s probably not worth your money.
Ingredients: Hoodia Gordonii