Potential Benefits You Get From Mangosteen
Scientific research on the mangosteen by a number of experts
indicates that it can have well over 100 positive effects.
Here is a partial list of topics that describe the
potential benefits of taking Mangosteen food supplements:
Studies show that xanthones can inhibit the reproduction of
certain types of bacteria, such as, salmonella typhi and the
The xanthones of the
Mangosteen were tested experimentally against three common fungi
and demonstrated capability of inhibiting their growth.
Researchers from India
used the rind from Mangosteen to investigate its effects on
other types of inflammation in the body. the results
showed suppression of acute and chronic inflammation and
In another paper
studying Mangosteen's effect on inflammation, it was noted that
the xanthones do no interfere with the clotting mechanism of
blood or produce stomach ulcers. Both of these are
serious side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs.
of blood cholesterol
Scientists from Australia and Thailand have postulated that if
Mangosteen inhibits oxidative (free radical) damage, then
perhaps it could help with reducing the oxidation of LDL ("bad"
cholesterol) in the blood. After a series of
experiments, scientists concluded that the xanthones from
Mangosteen are effective inhibitors of LDL oxidation.
After studying the antioxidant properties of the Mangosteen, a
new laboratory test known as Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity
(ORAC), developed by USDA researchers at Tuft University,
researchers discovered that the Mangosteen rind exhibited
"potent free radical scavenging activity."
The anti-cancer activity of Magosteen phytoceuticals
specifically Garcinone E has been well-documented.
Garcinone E, a xanthone found only in Mangosteen, is a natural
compound and has been known to cause no side effects, as opposed
to the (5) five commonly used chemotherapeutic agents.
Because xanthones have anti-viral capabilities, scientists at
the National University of Singapore investigated the effects
the Mangosteen xanthones would have on the HIV virus. In
the experiment, two xanthones demonstrated the ability to
interfere with HIV protease causing the virus to remain immature
and incapable of infection.