I don't want to spam here but I have inside information re Hoodia chewing gum...I have a private label Hoodia based diet chewing gum coming out this March.
I know this is not an unbiased report, but yes, Hoodia diet chewing gum does work. It is going to be the next big thing for Hoodia users. It is an easy and convenient way to take hoodia. It is absorbed via the mucous membranes in your mouth more readily. The company that makes my hoodia gum from is the first to sucessfully manufacture it by means that insures the active ingredients in the hoodia are not destroyed.
As gum made the normal way is boiled, the heat produced can render the actives, inactive. So it is important for the Hoodia to be added at the end of the manufacturing process and not before.
When buying a hoodia chewing gum be sure that the manufacturer has taken care not to ruin the hoodia. The gum with the REAL Hoodia in it will cost you a little. The price of Hoodia makes this inevitable. So just be sure when you buy it to buy from reputable and established company.
I would like to address the nay sayers that claim to know that Hoodia Gum does not work because the average dose of Hoodia in gum is about 120mg. This can be tricky. 120mg can mean 6mg of a 20:1 concentrate or 120mg full power powder Hoodia. The difference is obvious. The type of Hoodia used in a product will make a difference as well. There is whole plant, where the parts of the plant that contain no actives at all are used. These are dilute. The raw material that uses just the core of the plant stems is the higher quality.
To say that 120 mg is insufficient to curb appetite without stating what grade the raw material is, is not acurate. Most the 120mg Hoodia diet gum products will have 6 mg of actual Hoodia. These will not be the best choices.
What is an effective dose when swallowed versus what is effective when aborbed directly and more completely though the mucous membranes are two entirely different things. Teh San traditionally chewed or sucked on the stem core. A good Hoodia supplement or gum will be made from stem core powder.
What the consumer needs to know and probably already suspects, is that nothing is what it seems when you start talking Hoodia Gordonii. The market is so flooded with various grades of Hoodia that it is a real challange to try to find a quality product.
You almost have to be an insider in the Hoodia manufacturing business to know what to buy. The consumer reports are more likely than not advertisements buy the product that is listed as number 1. You really can not believe much that is written on the topic. There has never been such confusion over an herbal, ever.
NuTrimu, will be available online, at ebay store PhytoSense-Premium-Herbals and hopefully in retail stores nationally.
See my custom pages for consumer guides on buying Hoodia on the Internet.
I hope this helps.
Wikipedia - Hoodia Diet Gum entry.