One of the newest, hottest topics in health food supplements today is mangosteen!
The whole fruit of a mangosteen contains its primary nutrient compound, xanthones: naturally occurring, high-potency antioxidants found primarily in the peel/hull of the fruit.
Mangosteen has been revered for centuries as Asia's "Queen of Fruits". Of course, you do not need to take our word for it, as here is the list of "The Top 21 Secrets"
1. BOOST YOUR ENERGY
Mangosteen's ability to fight fatigue is one of its most sought-after benefits. Mangosteen predictably and reliably provides a safe boost of energy.
2. REDUCE AND PREVENT PAIN ASWELL AS FIGHT INFLAMMATION
Chronic inflammation can lead to , cancer, arthritis, , heart disease and other deadly diseases. Xanthones in mangosteen naturally fight inflammation at the cellular level by inhibiting COX 2 enzymes. Mangosteen's pain-relieving benefits are helping people all over the world.
3. LOSE WEIGHT
In our fat-laden world; our cell membranes are quickly becoming hard and impermeable. The xanthones in mangosteen act to make our cells soft and permeable and able to quickly convert the food we eat into energy. This makes us feel better and helps us lose weight at the same time.
4. PREVENT HEART DISEASE
Heart disease and arteriosclerosis occur when the elasticity of vessels surrounding the heart is lost. Mangosteen helps to fortify this system of vessels through its antimicrobial and antioxidant effects. When these vessels are healthy and strong, the risk of heart disease decreases.
5. FIGHT HARMFUL FREE RADICALS
Mangosteen contains catechins, which have been proven to be multiple times more effective against free radicals than the antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E.
6. REDUCE HYPERTENSION
Hypertension (elevated blood pressure) is one of the leading causes of arteriosclerosis. Dangerous plaques form and narrow the passageways of the arteries, increasing the risk for heart attack or stroke. Mangosteen has proven effective, especially in those with normal body weight, to lower blood pressure and prevent the onset of pulmonary hypertension.
7. IMPROVE DIGESTION AND YOUR STOMACH CONDITION
One of the effects of aging is the natural decline in stomach acid. This leads to increased bacteria in the stomach and causes diarrhea, cramping, gas, and malabsorption of nutrients. The rind of the mangosteen is mostly made up of fiber. Fiber pushes waste through the colon more rapidly, preventing constipation and possibly colon cancer. Fiber can also keep cholesterol in check by removing harmful bile acids.
8. IMPROVE THE URINARY TRACT
Incontinence for women is caused by the natural decline of muscle tone in the pelvis. This decline in muscle tone reduces the bladder's ability to completely empty itself. As men age, the prostate naturally enlarges, which narrows the urethra and causes some urine to remain in the bladder after urination. Men and women with this condition often experience infection because of retained bacteria in urine not eliminated. The xanthones in mangosteen have a proven, natural antibacterial effect, so dependence upon antibiotics can be eliminated.
9. HELP MOUTH SORES AND HELP BAD BREATH
Mangosteen can heal painful mouth sores in as little as 24 hours! Its astringent power and anti-microbial bacteria-killing effects work immediately to help promote a healthy mouth and gums.
10. EASE ASTHMA
Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the respiratory system. Mangosteen is an ideal alternative to undesirable asthma medication because of its ability to fight infection, inhibit inflammation, and reduce allergic triggers...naturally!
11. FIGHT AND PREVENT DIABETES
Chronic inflammation is one of the leading causes of Type II diabetes. Because mangosteen is a natural anti-inflammatory agent, it may help prevent Type II diabetes. With the ability to lower and regulate blood sugar, decrease appetite, improve energy levels, and decrease the need for hypoglycemic medications.
12. IMPROVE MENTAL AWARENESS
Oxidative damage to the brain is a significant cause of dementia, alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other central nervous system diseases. Because mangosteen is one of the best antioxidants, it is effective in preventing
mental degeneration. Plus, mangosteen has been shown to improve mental acuity.
13. FIGHT AND PREVENT CANCER
Mangosteen is being researched non-stop for its possible prevention of cancer. Research has shown that extracts from the mangosteen fruit inhibit the growth of human leukemia cells and also inhibit the rapid growth of cells that trigger , , and other gastric and lung cancer cells.
14. FIGHT AND PREVENT ALLERGIES
Mangosteen is highly sought after for its natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory effects. As a bonus, it is MUCH more pleasant to use than allergy medications, and doesn't cause undesirable drowsiness.
15. FIGHT INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Scientists have exposed growing bacteria to solutions of mangosteen and have found that mangosteen actually stopped the bacteria from growing. As a result, mangosteen is being hailed "queen of the anti-microbials" for its natural ability to kill bacteria.
16. FIGHT AND PREVENT DEPRESSION
One of the best benefits of mangosteen is its ability to give the user a feeling of well being thus avoiding depression. Plus, tryptophan -- an essential amino acid -- is enhanced by taking daily doses of mangosteen. Tryptophan is directly related to serotonin, which is responsible for sleep, moods, and appetite.
17. IMPROVE YOUR SKIN
Skin disorders such as eczema, dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, and rashes are commonly treated with steroids and anti-fungal creams. Applied topically, mangosteen has proven to fight these skin conditions naturally and without harmful drugs or side effects.
18. HELP EYE PROBLEMS
Cataracts and glaucoma are the result of radiation damage to the lens proteins in the eye. These conditions can be prevented by avoiding sun exposure and by supplementation with effective antioxidants such as those contained in mangosteen.
19. LOWER CHOLESTEROL
When low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad" cholesterol) is oxidized in the blood stream and arteries, fibrous plaques form. Studies have shown that xanthones reduce the oxidation of LDL, which prevents the plaques from forming.
20. HELP PREVENT KIDNEY STONES
Kidney stones are common, particularly in men. When men first use mangosteen, many will urinate frequently during the following 24 hours. This diuretic effect is helpful with prevention or passing of kidney stones.
21. PREVENT OR SHORTEN VIRAL INFECTIONS
Mangosteen has shown a remarkable ability -- when taken in high doses at the onset of a viral infection -- to speed up the body's processes and heal viral infections more quickly. When taken as a daily supplement, mangosteen has also proven effective in preventing viral infections altogether.