Hoodia raw material

Hoodia rose to fame when Pfizer began using it as an appetite suppressant in their SlimFast product. A major rise in demand between 2004 and 2006 led to a shortage in supply, which resulted in the infiltration of fake hoodia into the market. This subsequently collapsed the industry, which is only now starting to reintroduce it into their weight loss products.

Known Adulterants:

Hoodia is often incorrectly sold as “20:1 cactus extract” or “Opuntia extract” made from Opuntia species (prickly pear).

Quick Facts:

Hoodia is known as an effective appetite suppressant and was in such high demand between 2004 and 2006 that it led to a shortage in supply.

Commercial Success:

The legitimate Hoodia market was estimated to be worth $100 million in 2005, the counterfeit market was estimated to be many times larger than this. TrimSpa and H-57 were two notable brands on the United States market.

Products Offered:

Milled stem powder NLT 0.2% P57


Packed inside agricultural bags with double inner plastic lining. Packaging can also, within reason, be customised to your specific needs.


20kg per bag (smaller pack sizes available for product development)


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