Hoodia Pfizer

Hoodia gordonii is a succulent plant Espinosa leafless medicinal properties. Grows naturally in South Africa and Namibia. Flowers, a smell of rotten meat and are pollinated mainly by flies. San (Bushmen) of the Aboriginal people of the Namib desert flame the plant ǁhoba (pronounced [kǁ ɔbɑ /t ʰ t] - sound initial is a lateral click)- and Ghaap Afrikaans. Hoodia gordonii was discovered and was painted by the col de Robert Jacob Gordon near the Orange River in 1779 and discovered maggots as a stapelia, a closely related genus. The use of Hoodia spp, It has always been known by the natives of South Africa, rarely used these plants for treating indigestion and minor infections, but their use of appetite suppressant on long expeditions of hunting in the Kalahari desert has attracted the interest of the majority. In 1977, the South African Council for scientific and industrial research (CSIR) isolated the ingredient in hoodia - now called P57 - who is responsible for its appetite-suppressing effect and patented in 1996. Jasjit Bindra, principal investigator of the hoodia of Pfizer, said, there was evidence of adverse effects in the liver caused by other components, which cannot be easily eliminated from the supplement, adding, clearly, hoodia has a long way to go before they can win approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Until safer formulations are developed, diet should be cautious of their use. . In 2002, CSIR officially recognized the rights of tribes San on hoodia, allows them to take a percentage of the profits and benefits from the commercialization of hoodia. H. gordonii is a protected plant that may not be so wild collected from individuals and the few companies who have licensed. Prior to this 60 minutes report, a total of three hoodia products were on the market for you. s. and h. gordonii was sold by African farmers US $13 per kilogram. In 2007, have sold an estimated 300 products all over the world presented as authentic Hoodia gordonii, at a rate of $250 of road per kilogram on average. In November 2008, the price on the street factory has fallen to $130 / kg h wild gordoni and an estimated $85 for farming equipment. The heavy of nutritional supplement companies that followed these reports of marketing and media coverage have created a demand for Hoodia plants spp. This protected status were imposed in several countries as Namibia. Many products that contain Hoodia spp, in reality they do not contain so-called active ingredient to suppress appetite. A continuous review of hoodia than alkemists Pharmaceuticals pills found at least half of the advertised products as containing hoodia contained none. Lack of scientific evidence or approval regulatory have not stopped dietary supplement companies in marketing of gordonii supplements. (H) with claims that can lower blood pressure and reduce appetite. GOEN Technologies Corporation TrimSpa unit began marketing under the brand name X 32 with celebrity Anna Nicole Smith spokesperson, although the FDA has notified Trimspa in a warning of the Charter which has not demonstrated that its product claims are scientifically defensible. However, they are sold in natural health stores. GOEN technologies has also been sued by State of New Jersey, to mislead consumers. The Trimspa brand is currently the subject of a lawsuit in California, which claims that it does not contain any active ingredient in hoodia. In December 2004, Unilever, has concluded an agreement with Phytopharm begin marketing h. gordonii commercially in the form of shakes and bars, diet although 1 ° April 2007, any product made any consumer area of market risk. Between March and June 2006, have been sent millions of spam and hoodia forums messages, apparently offers extracts of hoodia for weight control purposes. The Federal Trade Commission has registered numerous complaints of fraud consumer associated with hoodia and the number will continue to increase. November 14, 2008, Unilever launched a deal with Phytopharm to continue with the commercial development of hoodia. A paper on the sustainable development of the website of Unilever 2008 Overview: An, and signed by Paul Polman, CEO, contains the following statement: innovation also involves uncertainties and not always leads to a positive result. In 2008, having invested 20 million [pounds] in R & D, Unilever abandoned plans to use extract weight loss hoodia in a range of diet products. We have stopped the project because our clinical studies have revealed that products using hoodia had not met our stringent standards of safety and efficacy. Page 12. Currently marketed hoodia pfizer products of Hoodia gordonii in a variety of formats including: capsules, pills, liquid dyes, tea, coffee, syrups, protein drinks and bar food fruit too. In October 2009, district of the County of Santa Cruz Bob Lee joined his colleagues in several other counties in a lawsuit against three companies that are supposedly false statements supplementing their diet contains the plant extract African hoodia. The lawsuit, filed in Solano County, States that L-10 of Delmar Labs Dex, breakthrough Engineered nutrition and Geopharma manufactures packaging products and ads which contain h.»»» Gordonii if they contain little or nothing of all this. . .