San Vanquish Description San Vanquish Hoodia Extract is SAN's latest weapon in the fight against obesity. Vanquish contains revolutionary and novel ingredients that are known to possess appetite controlling properties while being natural and safe at teh same time. One of its ingredients "Hoodia" is found in the desert of South Africa. Used by nomadic bushman for thousands of years. "Hoodia" blunts appetite and increases energy. Griffonia Simplicifolia is the second ingredient in Vanquish taking the formula to the next level. By controlling appetite though a second and totally different mechanism users are able to achieve their personal fitness and weight loss goals without compromising health.
Hoodia Gordonii (as Reported on 60 Minutes II) is a succulent plant found in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa.
The San Tribesmen of the Kalahari have been using hoodia extract as a food source for thousands of years.
It is believed to reduce appetite, lower craving for food and provide greater energy.
Hoodia gordonii can be found in the semi-deserts of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola. hoodia extract grows in clumps of green upright stems and is actually a succulent, not a cactus.
It takes about 5 years before hoodia's pale purple flowers appear and the cactus can be harvested. Although there are 20 types of hoodia, only the hoodia gordonii variety is believed to contain the natural appetite suppressant.
Although hoodia extract was "discovered" relatively recently, the San Bushmen of the Kalahari desert have been eating it for a very long time. The Bushmen, who live off the land, would cut off part of the stem and eat it to ward off hunger and thirst during nomadic hunting trips. They also used hoodia extract for severe abdominal cramps, haemorrhoids, tuberculosis, indigestion, hypertension and diabetes.
In 1937, a Dutch anthropologist studying the San Bushmen noted that they used hoodia extract to suppress appetite. But it wasn't until 1963 when scientists at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa's national laboratory, began studying hoodia extract. Initial results were promising -- lab animals lost weight after taking hoodia extract.
The South African scientists, working with a British company named Phytopharm, isolated the active ingredient in hoodia, a steroidal glycoside, which they named p57. After getting a patent in 1995, they licensed p57 to Phytopharm. Phytopharm has spent more than $20 million on hoodia research.
Eventually pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (makers of Viagra) caught wind of hoodia and became interested in developing a hoodia drug. In 1998, Phytopharm sub-licensed the rights to develop p57 to Pfizer for $21 million. Pfizer recently returned the rights to hoodia extract to Phytopharm, who is now working with Unilever.
San Vanquish Recommended Use
Take 1-2 vanquish capsules up to three times daily with at least 8 oz. of water 30 minutes before meals. Do not exceed a capsules in any 24-hour period.
San Vanquish Questions & Answers
How long does hoodia extract takes to work?
The consensus is that hoodia extract can take up to 1 to 2 weeks to kick in, however, many people notice the appetite suppressing effects within 1/2 hour of taking a dose of hoodia extract.
How to take hoodia extract
An hour before meals
With a glass of water. Ensure adequate water intake, because hoodia extract will also shut off your thirst mechanism.
Side effects of hoodia are still unknown
There are no published long-term studies on the safety of hoodia. Just because it has been used for thousands of years doesn't mean it is safe. The San Bushmen are a tribe of hunter-gatherers. They do not take pills for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, depression, and other diseases, like we do.
Hoodia extract simply hasn't reached a wide enough market yet or undergone safety testing to know what the side effects, drug interactions, and safety concerns are, if any.
People with diabetes should be particularly cautious. Because hoodia extract tricks the brain into thinking that it has enough blood sugar, it's possible that a person's blood sugar could drop dangerously low while taking hoodia. With the regular hunger mechanism turned off, the normal warning signs may be suppressed -- until it's too late.
There are no studies evaluating the use hoodia extract during pregnancy, lactation, in children, and by people with chronic conditions such as heart, kidney, or liver disease.
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