Hoodia has become extremely popular in recent times, and because of that popularity is started to receive increased scrutiny. Many people are asking the question, is Hoodia FDA approved? In fact, the answer is no. The FDA has not officially approved Hoodia Gordonii or any of its products. However, this is because the FDA only approves foods and drugs, categories which do not include dietary supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative medicine. Therefore it should not be considered a red flag that Hoodia is not FDA approved.