Studies related to Heart Rate and Hoodia gordonii

Effects Of 15-d Repeated Consumption Of Hoodia Gordonii Purified Extract On Safety, Ad Libitum Energy Intake, And Body Weight In Healthy, Overweight Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 2-4 Weeks
Number of Subjects 49
Sex Female
Age Range 18-29
Body Types Overweight, Average
Notes for this study:
1,110mg of a hoodia supplement (79.5% steroidal glycosides) twice daily, each time an hour before a meal, over 15 days in mildly overweight women in a clinical setting noted reductions in energy intake in both groups (placebo by 18% and hoodia by 24%) with the difference not being significant.

There was an increase in pulse rate and blood pressure seen with the supplement, and both bilirubin and ALP were similarly increased.