Mangosteen supplement 500 mg
(from the whole fruit, including seed and rind)
Thai mangosteen with xanthones. This supplement is a no-calorie mangosteen drink and juice alternative
March 12, 2015
Developed by Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D.
Mangosteen as a source of xanthones is a Dietary Supplement. Taking a mangosteen supplement avoids the caloric intake from mangosteen juice or drink.
This mangosteen product wiht xanthones is from high quality ORGANIC raw material, imported direct from Thailand.
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We are often asked whether it is preferable to take a mangosteen capsule or to drink mangosteen juice. One advantage of mangosteen capsules versus drinking mangosteen juice is that you would not be consuming extra calories present in the form of fructose sugar in the mangosteen juice. There are many beneficial fruit juices, such as pomegranate, cranberry, goji, noni, acai juice, etc. If you drank a few ounces of each every day, that would be too many calories. Hence, the advantage of the capsules is that they have practically no calories.
Xanthones in mangosteen fruit, juice and capsules
Xanthones are the major active ingredients in mangosteen. Xanthones are mostly in the rind and seed, and less in the mangosteen fruit. We use the whole mangosteen - rind, seed and fruit - in order to provide you with the full spectrum of xanthones which comprise about 6 to 10 percent of the whole fruit. There are about 20 different xanthones in the whole mangosteen fruit. Mangosteen fruit itself has many beneficial compounds that act as antioxidants.
Mangosteen has a number of xanthones and beneficial substances. Some of these include mangostin, mangostenol, mangostenone A, mangostenone B, trapezifolixanthone, tovophyllin B, alpha- and beta-mangostins, garcinone B, mangostinone, mangostanol, and the flavonoid epicatechin.*
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Mangosteen Supplement Facts:
Serving size - 1 capsule
Servings per Bottle: 60
Amount per Serving:
Mangosteen - 500 mg **
(Garcinia mangostana pericarp)
Provides Full Spectrum of all xanthones present in Mangosteen, Freeze Dried. Directly imported from Thailand.
Suggested use: As a dietary supplement, take one or 2 mangosteen capsules daily or as recommended by your health care provider.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Rice Flour, Silica and Magnesium Stearate.
* Mangosteen supplement daily value not established.
Mangosteen side effects
Mangosteen juice and mangosteen supplements became popular in the United States starting about 2004. Thus far, after hundreds of thousands or millions of people taking mangosteen supplements, we are not aware of any mention in the medical literature of case reports of significant mangosteen side effects.
Mangosteen fruit, juice and supplement questions
Q. Does this mangosteen product have to be refrigerated after opening the bottle?
A. Herbs, in general, do not have to be refrigerated. They can last for years if kept in a cool, dry place. This mangosteen bottle does not need to be refrigerated.
Q. Is the mangosteen product an extract, or the real fruit? Is it organic?
A. This mangosteen product is organic.
Q. What is the equivalence between Xango mangosteen juice or mangosteen juice from other companies and your mangosteen product?
A. We have no idea what the equivalence would be between the mangosteen capsules and the Xango mangosteen juice. There are dozens of different mangosteen manufacturers and they each mix mangosteen juice with various other fruit juices (to make it more palatable), so we basically would be comparing apples and oranges. By the way, the other fruit juices would have health benefits, too.
Both mangosteen / fruit juices and mangosteen powder in capsules are likely to be beneficial, but one can't say over the long run which is better.
Q. Do you have any 'testimonials about your mangosteen pills?
A. Those who sell supplements are not allowed by the FDA to mention testimonials that refer to a particular product treating or curing a disease. If we mentioned such mangosteen testimonials on this website, we would no be in accordance with FDA rules.
Q. What medical conditions does mangosteen treat or cure?
A. Human studies are not available for us to make any claims regarding the treatment of a disease with mangosteen. And even if there were, the FDA does not allow claims of disease treatment for a dietary supplement unless the FDA provides the specific language that can be used and thus far they have no such statement on mangosteen.
Q. How does mangosteen antioxidant compare to other fruit and herb antioxidants?
A. Mangosteen antioxidants are mostly xanthones which are different than other antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables. It is difficult to say whether amngosteen antioxidants are healthier or not than other antioxidants since that would require long term human studies which have not been done. As a rule, it is a good idea to have a wide variety of antioxidants rather than the same ones all the time.
Q. Is it okay to take a mangosteen capsule daily for months or years?
A. Mangosteen appears to be quite safe, but since long term human studies are not available, it is a good idea to take 2 days off each week or a week off each month. This is a general guideline that can be applied to most nutritional supplements.
Q. Which is healthier to take, mangosteen or goji, or pomegranate, etc. There are so many healthy supplements and I find it difficult to decide.
A. It is difficult to predict which herbal supplement or combination is the best supplement program. One option is to alternate the use of different herbs. For instance you can try mangosteen for one week then try pomegranate for another week, then something else, and a month later come back to mangosteen herb for another week. There is no right or wrong answer. Different herbal experts are likely to have different opinions.
Q. Is it okay to take an acai supplement the same day as a mangosteen supplement?
A. We can't foresee any major problems. Both of these supplements appear to be quite safe.
Q. You write in your product description - Mangosteen capsules 500mg that its made from whole fruit and rind, but on the shield of the bottle it is written - active xanthones from mangosteen pericarp and whole fruit. So whats right?
A. The whole mangosteen fruit includes the inside flesh and the outside rind called the pericarp. Therefore, this mangosteen product includes xanthones from the pericarp and a high ORAC value whole fruit.
Q. Could someone tell me if the mangosteen capsules are 500 milligram how many would you take to equal the three ounces that the mangosteen juice recommends?
A. There are quite a number of different mangosteen juice products on the market, each with its own method of processing and concentration, many juice bottles mix mangosteen with other fruit juices. It is not easy to make a comparison. One advantage of the capsules is that the calories and sugar (fructose) are avoided. Most people take one or two mangosteen capsules a day.
I just want to say thanks for Mangosteen. Its an essential product in our lives and you provide it at a price seniors can afford. Best Regards Ed & Elke.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.