Mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana) native to the South Pacific, is perhaps the tastiest tropical fruit in the world. Mangosteen was traditionally used in some Asian folk medicines. It's rich in vitamin C, B6, B12 and many more contains at least 20 known xanthones, Carotene and Cryptoxanthin, plus lots of minerals.
Mangosteen is often called the "Queen of Fruits" because of being such a nutrient dense fruit, it is also an antioxidant-rich fruit, particularly known for the presence of xanthones in its white pulp. Xanthones are , which have anti-inflammatory and anti-According to research done by Ohio State University (USA) the fruit is also rich in Vitamin A, B6, C, Thiamin, Niacin, Riboflavin, Folate, Potassium, Zinc, Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium, properties. , Carotene and . The pericarps of Mangosteen contain Xanthones which exhibit anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial effects.
Xanthones have been researched and published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology they exhibit the potential to be developed as agents to prevent major health issues or can be used in combination with drugs for beneficial effects. Mangosteens contain powerful antioxidants, these antioxidants contain cell boosters (Xanthones) which as mentioned above have medicinal properties. So Mangosteen is justifiyably called a healing fruit. Dr. Zhuohong Xie et al., International Chemistry Testing, Massachusetts, in a study shows the daily consumption of a Mangosteen drink improves antioxidant levels in the body. Mangosteen is a rich source of nutrients and a longevity drink, the Powder makes the perfect addition to Super Smoothie.
- Clean, Fresh, Trusted Source.
- Skin Food - SuperFruit.
- Supports a Healthy Urinary System.
- Rich in Xanthones, Cryptoxanthin, Vitamins and Minerals.
- Effective in managing and maintaining blood sugar.
- Anti-inflammatory, Anti-histamine, Anti-bacterial.
- A traditional remedy for Heart Health support.
- Promotes Weight-loss.
Mangosteen "Queen of Fruits"
Mangosteen’s blood sugar-lowering ability is said to come from its tannic acid and even more so from its oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs). OPCs are naturally occurring plant metabolites that are widely available in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, flowers and bark. In addition to being good for blood sugar, OPCs are primarily known for their antioxidant activity. They’ve also been reported to demonstrate antibacterial, antiviral, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and vasodilatory actions.
They Contain Xanthones
Skin Food - Super Fruit
In 2005, researchers in Thailand published an interesting study on the antimicrobial effects of Thai medicinal plants against Propionibacterium acnes, the main acne-causing bacterium. This study, which was published in the October 2005 issue of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, showed that 13 of the tested medicinal plants could inhibit the growth of P. acnes. Along with three other exotic plants, Mangosteen fruit was shown to exert particularly strong inhibitory effects against P. acnes. These anti-acne effects were attributed to the presence of xanthones in Mangosteen pericarp.
After the 2005 study revealing the potential health benefits of Mangosteen Powder for acne-prone skin, several other science projects have been conducted to further investigate the anti-microbial effects of mangosteen extracts. One study examined whether mangosteen pericarp extracts from some parts of Thailand had more anti-acneproperties than extracts derived from fruits grown in other parts of the country. Published in the Jan/Feb 2009 edition of the Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology, this study found that the Mangosteens collected in the Southern provinces of the country had stronger anti-bacterial properties against P. acnes as well as higher levels of Α-mangostin.
In addition to fighting P. acnes, Mangosteen Powder has also been shown to fight Staphylococcus epidermidis (S.epidermidis) the skin damage and inflammation caused by P. acnes can make your skin more susceptible to colonisation by S.epidermidis. It's not yet clear whether S.epidermidis can actually make acne worse or whether its presence is just a harmless side effect.
As well as its potential anti-acne effects, Mangosteen may also offer other benefits for the skin by protecting the skin from the premature ageing of the skin caused by the sun's UV rays. When your skin is exposed to the sun, it starts to produce metalloproteinases, enzymes that help your body repair sun-injured connective tissue. However, not all metalloproteinases are beneficial. Some of them break down collagen and elastin, which can eventually cause wrinkles. Free radicals, unstable molecules generated by things like air pollution and cigarette smoke, are known to boost the production of the harmful metalloproteinases.
Antioxidant-rich foods like Mangosteen can neutralise free radicals, thereby reducing the production of the metalloproteinases that break down collagen and elastin. Experts say Mangosteen fruit has an ORAC value of 1,780. ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a standardised technique used by scientists to measure the total antioxidant potency of foods, drinks, and supplements in an in-vitro setting. Kale for example has an ORAC rating of 1,770, spinach has an ORAC value of 1,515.
Mangosteen and Cryptoxanthin
In our bodies, cryptoxanthin is converted to Vitamin A (Retinol) and is considered a "provitamin A" like other Carotenoids Cryptoxanthin is an antioxidant that may help prevent free radical damage to cells and DNA, whilst stimulating the repair of oxidative damage to DNA.
In one study, cryptoxanthin increased the activities of detoxifying enzymes in liver, colon, and tongue of rats. Cryptoxanthin can also be used for anti-inflammation, reduction of insulin, and improving metabolism. In another study, mice that were dosed with cryptoxanthin had higher learning ability.
Cryptoxanthin may also benefit people who are at risk of diabetes. Researchers from Japan found that oral administration of cryptoxanthin prevented bone loss in streptozotocin-diabetic and ovariectomized rats.
It increased their calcium content, alkalin phosphate activity, and DNA content in the femoral-diaphyseal and -metaphyseal tissues.
Cryptoxanthin was found to be good for the lungs. In studies, high intake of cryptoxanthin has been associated with a decreased risk of lung issues, particularly among smokers.
The Ultimate Skin and Whole Body Health Mangosteen Smoothie
If you want to get your skin radiantly glowing for summer or you want to experience the serious power of Mangosteens Xanthones and all its other nutrients, then a simple delicious smoothie is an easy way to get the celluar health boosting effects from this Super Fruit.
Get your blender out and make sure you have ice cubes from clean fresh water, we like Gravity Fed Filtered.
- 1 Tablesppon of Mangosteen Powder.
- 1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil
- 5 Ice Cubes (From Filtered Water).
- Add a Banana to thicken up.
- If feeling really exotic add a Tablespoon of Pink Dragon Fruit Powder.
Drink these smoothies regularly in summer for amazing health, in winter you can drink it once a week to enjoy a bit of light in the cold season. Smoothies in Ancient Purity's opinion should be lessened in the cold months.
Is fresh fruit preferable over Powder... of course it is, unless you are living or staying in South East Asia you're unlikely to have access. Importing whole fruit has issues with ripness and the carbon foot-print.
The Powder is from fresh ready Mangosteens in Thailand, freeze dried and then ground. You don't have to worry about it going off in days and still enjoy a massive health kick from fresh ground powder.
A SuperFruit, dried, ground and ready to Nourish
Mangosteen the Currency of Good Health
Mangosteen has been long and highly valued for its juicy, delicate texture and slightly astringent flavor, cultivated in Java, Sumatra, Indochina and the southern Philippines from antiquity. It’s a common dooryard tree in Indonesia, and in Myanmar (Burma), it’s called men-gu.
Magosteen seedlings can take 8 - 15 years to bear fruit, and the trees usually produce good crops only in alternate years. The number of petals on the bottom of a Mangosteen indicates how many sections it contains inside.
Mangosteen is said to have made its introduction into the Western Hemisphere when it was first grown in English greenhouses in 1855. Mangosteen then went on to became established in several of the West Indian Islands (most notably Jamaica) and later on the mainland in Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama. In the 1800s,
Queen Victoria is said to have offered knighthood to anyone who brought her fresh mangosteens from Asia.
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- Freeze Dried (Fresh) Ground Mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana) Powder - 100% Natural.
- Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free.
- Take 1 - 2 teaspoons (4-8g) in smoothies or juices. Can be mixed into desserts, yogurt or healthy ice cream.
- Topically: Can be mixed with a little clean water and applied to the face and skin.
- Orally: Mix a teaspoon in water and swirl around mouth for a couple of minutes then release.
- Brand: Ancient Purity.
- Origin: Thailand.
- Size: 200/400g.
- Package: Kraft Paper Pouch.
- Storage: Keep in sealed. Store in a cool dry place, out of sunlight. Must be kept dry, not allowing moisture in.
- Estimated shelf life from purchase: 1-2 years.
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