Mangosteen Powder, 16oz, (whole fruit, organic)
No fillers, additives, binders, or flow agents. 100% whole fruit powder.
Product of Thailand.
Modern Research and Ancient Wisdom Finally Agree
fruit, known as the “Queen of Fruits,” has been traditionally used for
centuries by the people of Southeast Asia. We now know it contains an
impressive variety of vitamins and minerals, but the most exciting
components are a group of phytochemicals called xanthones (pronounced ZAN-thnz) that are ONLY found in the rind. This is critical because most mangosteen products on the market do NOT include the rind. Our Mangosteen powder does. The xanthone compounds in mangosteen have been shown to have “antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects,”(1) leading modern researchers to further explore the health potential of this amazing superfruit:
One of the most important aspects of mangosteen is “the anti-inflammatory activities of xanthones.”(2)
This has led researchers to conclude that the major xanthones in
mangosteen “may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of allergic asthma.”(3)
It can even have an effect on heart health; one study showed that one
of the major xanthones in mangosteen known as alpha-mangostin “significantly attenuated [cardiac] abnormalities
and restored the levels to near normalcy,” leading researchers to
conclude that “alpha-mangostin preserves myocardial [muscular tissue of
the heart] membrane integrity.”(4)
The effect of mangosteen’s phytochemicals was found to be “comparable to that of acarbose,” a prescribed anti-diabetic drug which inhibits enzymes that cause starches to break down into glucose.(5)
Pain and Infections
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 suggest that based on clinical findings, “xanthones may be
developed as novel analgesics [pain-relieving] and anti-inflammatory
Applications of mangosteen have been shown to be effective in minimizing acne.
One study compared mangosteen to other plants and determined that it
“possessed the most significant antioxidant activity and reduced
reactive oxygen species production,” two factors that can affect the
growth of acne. Researchers concluded by identifying mangosteen as
a “promising source of anti-inflammatory agent which could be useful in treatment of acne vulgaris.”(7)
– “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.
2 – “α-Mangostin: anti-inflammatory activity and metabolism by human cells.” The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2013.
“Mangosteen xanthones mitigate ovalbumin-induced airway inflammation in
a mouse model of asthma.” Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and
“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.*
“Assay-guided fractionation study of alpha-amylase inhibitors from
Garcinia mangostana pericarp.” National University of Singapore,
Republic of Singapore, 2007.
“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.*
7 – “Effect of Garcinia mangostana on inflammation caused by Propionibacterium acnes.” Mahidol University, Thailand, 2007.
*These claims have not been reviewed by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.