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Desert Labs

Desert Labs is the world’s leading Hoodia parviflora products company. For  over a decade Desert Labs has combined advanced agro technical, medicinal, plant research and consumer product development capabilities in its unique food, dietary supplements and diet aids.

The owners of Desert Labs - Kibbutz Yotvata - has over 50 years of experience in integrating advancements in technology with modern agriculture. It is recognized as one of the most successful agricultural organizations in Israel. 

Our Hoodia parviflora

Hoodia Origins

For thousands of years the Hoodia plant has been eaten by an ancient African tribe, the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, to ward off hunger  during long hunting trips. They shave the spines from the skin of this succulent cactus-like plant and consume it fresh.


How Does Hoodia Curb Appetite?

Normally when we eat, glucose levels rise. This increase is sensed by the brain’s hypothalamus, which registers the “I’m full” message, so we stop eating, typically about 20 minutes later. Like blood sugar, Hoodia signals the brain that the body feels full and satisfied, but Hoodia works faster to signal the hypothalamus that you’re full. So you’ll eat less.


Why Desert Labs’ Hoodia parviflora?

For over 10 years, Desert Labs has been developing and researching Hoodia parviflora in the southern deserts of Israel between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, where Hoodia parviflora thrives in a climate almost identical to the Kalahari Desert. Focusing only on pure Hoodia parviflora species, Desert Labs' scientists identified and propagated the type of Hoodia that is most suitable for appetite control. Our process, controlled for quality, from seeds and seedling production, results in a product that is fresh as it is in the field.

Desert Labs have complete control over the entire supply chain of our unique Hoodia parviflora: we grow it, we cultivate it, and we harvest it.

Desert Labs’ Hoodia parviflora preserves the potency of the fresh plant from harvest to manufacturing. It is free of agricultural residues, so our strains of Hoodia parviflora are pure and safe.  Desert Labs’ Hoodia parviflora is the only Hoodia approved as food-grade according to FDA procedures - self affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).

All of our products are Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Kosher (OU).

Combining ancient desert traditions with advanced agro-technical innovation we make sure you get the best ingredients in our products.