Product focus: Weight Loss for dieting

Product focus: Weight Loss for dieting

Weight is an important factor in determining a person’s health. Obesity is one of the leading causes of heart disease, diabetes, strokes and many other illnesses. It is a big problem in South Africa – we have the highest obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa. “Nearly 70% of South African women and 31% of South African men are overweight or obese,” says Dr Craig Nossel, head of wellness at Discovery Vitality.

“Worryingly, 13% of South African children are overweight, which is twice the global average,” he adds. As an expert in the health industry, Nossel believes that an unhealthy diet is the cause of more deaths than any other risk. He states that a simple improvement in diet could prevent one in five deaths in South Africa.

Having a balanced diet and eating in moderation are two of the most important steps to take for managing weight. There is no need to completely cut out certain food groups from your meals. In fact, the body needs certain fats and sugars in order to function properly. Nutrition is all about getting enough proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fats. 

Taking supplements and natural remedies for improving weight loss is a good way to fast-track your health. Source of Health has carefully formulated a natural medicine, called Weight Loss, that uses herbal ingredients to promote a healthy diet. This product is believed to suppress the appetite, enhance digestion and promote good bowel movement. We recommend taking one teaspoon of Weight Loss, twice a day.

Ingredients in Weight Loss

Weight Loss is formulated from two indigenous plants with medicinal properties. Each of these natural ingredients has a positive function on digestion, hunger and the metabolism. These plants have been used by communities in the Kalahari for thousands of years. The remedy can be used to suppress the appetite and limit overeating too. The combination of these plants results in a powerful African remedy that boosts weight loss:

  • Aloe is most commonly used in Traditional African Medicine to treat stomach issues and digestive problems. It is believed to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-diabetic and anti-cancer properties.
  • Cinnamon is a common household spice that is packed with antioxidants. It is believed to reduce the risk of heart diseases and lower blood sugar levels.
  • Hoodia gordonii is a well-known medicinal plant that is believed to support weight loss. The spiny succulent has become threatened in the wild due to its popularity, but we source it from sustainable agricultural projects.

Weight Loss also contains vegetable glycerine and purified water to give it a sweet, honey-like flavour. Although it is sweet, vegetable glycerine is safe for diabetics, has a low GI value and a low effect on blood glucose levels. 

Our 100% natural products contain herbal concentrates and last up to 20 days for R185, making them a cost-effective option in the traditional African medicine industry.

Disclaimer: This medicine has not been evaluated by SAHPRA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These plants have been used in various cultures for many years, by traditional healers, to treat certain ailments.


To learn more about African medicines and traditional plant-based remedies, please do not hesitate to contact us. Source of Health is a manufacturer of Traditional African Medicines under the brand Isiphethu Sempilo. We use biomedicine processes to create herbal remedies, combined with scientific methods to ensure the finest quality and trustworthy herbal extracts.


Source of Health offers a range of herbal products that are effective as natural remedies for pain, depression, illnesses and more. The use of medicinal plants as part of traditional African healthcare is one of the oldest and most assorted of all therapeutic systems. It has been used through the ages to maintain health, as well as to prevent, diagnose, improve or treat physical and mental illnesses.


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