Were you looking for information about Hoodia? Houdia is a common misspelling of hoodia.
Hoodia is an herbal supplement that is claimed to help with weight loss. The active ingredient in this product (a compound known as p57) is believed to work in the brain to give people a sense of being full, which helps to suppress the appetite. Since no adequate research studies have been performed and published using hoodia for weight loss, however, the effectiveness, dosing information, and potential side effects of this supplement are not known at this time.
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