Cancer The phytochemicals found in the rind of mangosteen has been found to inhibit the growth of and actually destroy liver cancer cells1. Another study found that these phytochemicals extracted from mangosteen killed breast cancer cells and inhibited metastasis (spreading) in surrounding lymph tissues.2 Yet another study went as far as suggesting that the phytochemicals found in mangosteen are “a potential anti-colon cancer candidate.”3 The list goes on!
Diabetes Mangosteen’s phytochemicals were found to have comparable effects to the anti-diabetic drug acarbose, which inhibits enzymes that cause starches to break down into glucose.4 Who needs drugs when nature can give you the same effects?
Anti-inflammatory It has been said that the root cause of all disease is inflammation. One of the most important aspects of mangosteen is its anti-inflammatory capabilities.5 The anti-inflammatory power of the phytochemicals in mangosteen has ranged from treating allergic asthma6 to the inflammation associated with cardiovascular damage.7
Pain Relief Because mangosteen can act as an anti-inflammatory, it has been shown to have pain relieving effects, too. One study noted the traditional uses of mangosteen in Southeast Asia for abdominal pain, dysentery, wound infections and chronic ulcers, going on to scientifically observe mangosteen’s potential to relive pain and inflammation.8
Applications of mangosteen have been shown to be effective in treating acne. One study showed that mangosteen was successful in scavenging free radicals, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant which can be useful in the treatment of acne.9
Antibacterial Last but not least, mangosteen has been found to have “high antibacterial activity.”10 One study even found that the phytochemicals in mangosteen had antibacterial activity against tuburculosis!11
Xanthones are found in the rind of the fruit—this is critical because most mangosteen products on the market do not contain the rind. Our mangosteen powder does. Plus it’s sustainably grown without the use of pesticides and processed at low temperatures to maintain potency, without the use of fillers, preservatives, artificial colors or flavoring.
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As you can see, mangosteen powder is quite medicinal so a little goes a long way! Try adding ¼ teaspoon to your juice or smoothie. Check out this Mo’ Mangosteen No Problems recipe!
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1 – “Antitumour and free radical scavenging effects of γ-mangostin isolated from Garcinia mangostana pericarps against hepatocellular carcinoma cell.” Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, 2013.
2 – “α-Mangostin extracted from the pericarp of the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana Linn) reduces tumor growth and lymph node metastasis in an immunocompetent xenograft model of metastatic mammary cancer carrying a p53 mutation.” BMC Medicine, June 3, 2011.*
3 – “In vitro and in vivo anti-colon cancer effects of Garcinia mangostana xanthones extract.” BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, July 20, 2012.
4 – “Assay-guided fractionation study of alpha-amylase inhibitors from Garcinia mangostana pericarp.” National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 2007.
5 – “α-Mangostin: anti-inflammatory activity and metabolism by human cells.” The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2013.
6 – “Mangosteen xanthones mitigate ovalbumin-induced airway inflammation in a mouse model of asthma.” Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, 2012.*
7 – “Ameliorative prospective of alpha-mangostin, a xanthone derivative from Garcinia mangostana against beta-adrenergic cathecolamine-induced myocardial toxicity and anomalous cardiac TNF-alpha and COX-2 expressions in rats.” University of Madras, 2008.*
8 – “New medicinal properties of mangostins: analgesic activity and pharmacological characterization of active ingredients from the fruit hull of Garcinia mangostana L.” Sun Yat-sen University, China, 2010.*
9 – “Effect of Garcinia mangostana on inflammation caused by Propionibacterium acnes.” Mahidol University, Thailand, 2007.
10 – “Antibacterial activity of xanthones from Garcinia mangostana (L.) and their structure-activity relationship studies.” Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka, 2013.
11 – “Microbial metabolism of α-mangostin isolated from Garcinia mangostana L.” Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand, 2011.
12 – “Distribution of major xanthones in the pericarp, aril, and yellow gum of mangosteen (garcinia mangostana linn.) fruit and their contribution to antioxidative activity.” National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, 2013.
*Sunfood does not condone testing on animals.
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