Mangosteen juice benefits

Mangosteen is a tropical fruit that is native to Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. It is also being grown in Brazil and India now for products being sold in the western world. The fruit itself is about the size of an apple and it has a thick rind like an orange, only it is dark purple in color. The fleshy part inside of the fruit is white. It is rich in vitamins B1, B2, B6 and vitamin C. It is also has minerals like potassium, iron and calcium and a lot of fiber. The juice from this fruit is made into a healthy juice beverage called Mangosteen juice. It started to appear on the market in the United States in 2002.

Pure Mangosteen juice is full of antioxidants, including powerful xanthones. The xanthones in this nutritious juice help to build and strengthen your immune system and re-energize the body. Pure Mangosteen juice is called a “miracle cure” by many natives in Southeast Asia where it is said to cure anything from diarrhea to cancer. They have been using it to treat illnesses for over 400 years. However, these claims have not been scientifically proven in the western world. Some initial research that has been done on Mangosteen juice has indicated that the healthy properties in the fruit can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease. Mangosteen juice is also thought to have characteristics of antibiotics, anti-histamines and can act as an anti-inflammatory as well as having anti-aging properties because of its antioxidants.

The mangosteen fruit contains a dense collaboration of xanthones in the pericarp part of the fruit. This is the part that is nearest the rind inside. Xanthone are considered to be the most powerful form of antioxidants that have been discovered on the planet to date. This is what is thought to be the most beneficial characteristic of this tropical fruit. The fruit actually contains 40 different xnathones. These powerful antioxidants can kill certain bacteria and stop fungi from growing. The pericarp part of the fruit is traditionally used in South East Asia to treat skin infections and wounds.

Many people who start drinking this juice will immediately start feeling more vibrant and energized. The xanthones will cleanse the body of toxins and you will begin to notice you need less sleep. The antioxidants in Mangosteen juice can remove free radicals in the system and prevent new ones from forming. Most experts agree that free radicals in the body are the main cause of many diseases. Antioxidants combat these free radicals and mangosteen fruit has the most powerful antioxidants found today. Some professional journals do have articles that show some research that has been done on Mangosteen fruit. These professional journals include the European Journal of Pharmacology, The Journal of Natural Products, The Journal of Phyto Chemistry and The Journal of Environmental Health Prospectus. These articles are about different health concerns like heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome and inflammation and the effects that Mangosteen fruit has on these conditions.

Pure Mangosteen juice is hard to find in the United States. However, there are several brands on the market that are diluted with other ingredients. A company called Xango is the only one right now that has the product made from pure whole Mangosteen fruit. The whole fruit, including the seeds and pericarp need to be in the juice for it to have the full nutritional and healing values of this fruit. Some Asian supermarkets carry various brands of Mangosteen juice. Be sure to read the labels. Many list water as the first ingredient as well as added sugar, artificial flavorings and other additives. The best way to find pure Mangosteen juice is online right now.

Last updated on Jan 1st, 2010 and filed under Nutritional Information. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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