Hoodia is supposed to make you feel like you aren't hungry. I didn't feel anything at all when I took this. It felt like I hadn't taken anything and I was hungry. This product made no difference whatsoever. There were no side effects or benefits. This product didn't energize me or squash my appetite. It didn't do anything at all. This product was a waste of money. I don't recommend it in the slightest to anyone. Even the hoodia doesn't seem to have any nutritional value. There are no incidental benefits it seems from taking this product either. Effectiveness It didn't feel as if I even used this product. I was still hungry and it didn't help me at all. It didn't help me with energy or anything. It was a waste of money for sure. I was hungry as usual and my appetite was not suppressed in the slightest. Side Effects I am rating this product a five because there were no bad side effects. There were just no effects at all. It was as if I hadn't taken this product. Nothing happened as a result of this product.