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Superfruit Appears To Help Obese People Live Healthier Lives

November 20, 2009 by  

Superfruit appears to help obese people live healthier lives According to a new study, the juice of mangosteen fruit, which has been known for its anti-inflammatory properties, may also help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes in obese individuals.

The results of the research were published in Nutrition Journal and suggest that consumption of the exotic fruit may lower the levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), which is a measure of inflammation.

Dr. Jay Udani, lead researcher in the study, explained that inflammation—as measured by CRP—is a predictor of cardiovascular disease and a precursor of metabolic syndrome.

He added that the results are important because they suggest that reducing inflammation in obese people is a treatment goal. Moreover, drinking a natural product such as mangosteen juice tends to be preferable to other therapy methods due to its lack of side effects., an informational website, says mangosteen fruit is rich in antioxidants and contains fiber, potassium, calcium, vitamins B1, B2 and B6 as well as iron and vitamin C. It is also a good source of xanthones, which are believed to boost the immune system and promote general wellbeing.

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  • Richard Weber

    Where is mangosteen Juice available I Have never seen it in stores, Publix, Etc.

    • David

      Mr. Weber.
      I was one of those over weight, bad heart, 60+, Males with a high CPR rate and I was slow to move because of my arthritis. A friend told me about this stuff called “Mangosteen Juice”, she said that it might help with all my akes and pains — SO I tried some — and in a short time about 3 days I started to feel better, My hands were more flexable, and I just felt much better — Long story short — I have been on “Mangosteen Juice” from a Co. called “Xango” for over 5 years and my wife who is diabetic ( 6 shots a day ) has been taking the juice for the same amount of time, sayes that she too feels much better now. I hope that this gives you some idea of the “Mangosteen Juice” and what is possable………


  • http://none Susan Wood

    I would very much like to know how to contact the ‘Xango’ company as stated by Dave on November 21st, to obtain ‘Mangosteen Juice’. Thank you, Susan

  • Tim McGrath

    Xango can be purchased easily by putting your request into the xango web contact page on the official site.

    It may pay you also to consider the Australian VitalXan pure 100% pericarp powder concentrate as it is very effective with an ORAC reading of 3.481 million units per umol/kg.

    The price is also a factor with 6 packets/6 x months supply at $120 aud ($110 USA) INCLUDING SHIPPING from Australia by PayPal.

    VitalXan is heading for the first human blind placebo controlled trials early 2010 in Queensland Australia.
    Further details are available by e mail request.

    Tim McGrath Adelaide Australia-Principal Owner

  • Tim McGrath

    Every VitalXan packet makes up to 3 litres of juice.
    The ORAC value is 69620 per serve.
    Noted as one of the most powerful antioxidents available.

  • Adrian Jamieson

    I have had a stroke Nov; 03 plus shunt & brain surgy to reduce a benign tumor on the brain stem, plus Radio therepy general & stereotactic. I have been taking Xango since my stroke which has been a great help to me with increased energy. VitalXan is now my product of joice as it gives me a good result & I am able to vary the strength & is a LOT more less expensive than the other product.
    I have recently sent samples to Salt Lake City & will let Tim know the results. It can be advetised & is considered an equal Mangosteen product to any other I have taken & a lot cheaper. If you contact me in the future I will let you know of any developments. My Email is,au & I am also on Skype or can call you if you give me your phone number, Best Regards Adrian

  • Tim McGrath

    The latest news for VitalXan is it has been officially announced that the double blind clinical trials using Vitalxan starts Feb 2011.

    James Cook University is starting a pioneering study of the mangosteen,a tropical fruit that originated in South-East Asia
    and is grown in the Far North, to examine its potential use as a side effect free treatment for schizophrenia.

    Mangosteens are high in nutrients called xanthones,which have been
    found to have strong antioxidant activity, supporting the body’s immune system.
    Xanthones are found in concentrated amounts in the purple rind, the pericarp,of the mangosteen.
    The study is sponsored by Mangosteen Dietary Supplements, a
    South Australian company that produces Vitalxan,a mangosteen health

    JCU Professor of Nursing Kim Usher said patients suffering schizophrenia would take about 2000mg of Vitalxan mangosteen product daily for about six months.

    “It’s proven to be safe – Vitalxan a fruit juice supplement,
    anyway,” Prof Usher said.

    “All we’re doing is giving it to people at a slightly larger dose of the purified pericarp instead of the preserved mangosteen fruit
    juices available commercially,for about 180 days.”

    Some side effects existing anti-psychotic medications have include dry
    mouth, constipation,blurred vision, drowsiness,sexual dysfunction
    and menstrual changes.

    Prof Usher said the fruit had the potential to change the lives of people with the mental illness.

    “If this study proves successful,it will be a wonderful thing,” she said.

    “People living with schizophrenia live a life of taking medication.”


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