Hoodia pills contain a molecule that goes to the hypothalamus and gets the cells working without us having to eat. You get the feeling you are full. Hoodia gordonii is a plant from Africa that has the thrilled weight-loss crowd . Is this the thing that could help millions of overweight people reach their ultimate goal-The body of a god? .Hoodia is actually a succulent and not a cactus. This plant grows in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Angola and although there are about 20 varieties of it only Hoodia Gordonii contain the natural appetite suppressant you heard so much about.