Mangosteen has been used by some countries for decades It possesses strong anti inflammatory and anti allergic properties. Of particular interest to researchers are a group of antioxidant chemicals called xanthones found within the mangosteen hulls or under the thick peels.Our Mangosteen is manufactured from the fruit's hull (or pericarp) since this is where the richest xanthones are found in concentrated amounts versus the fruit. Xanthones are a unique biologically "active" compound. Active means they couple with other molecules and become very beneficial to the systems of the body. Xanthones enter the cell wall with antioxidants and can even kill intracellular bacteria before it has a chance to affect the cell's DNA.
Mangosteen juice is a tropical fruit beverage made by liquefying the seeds, rind, and flesh of the Southeast Asian mangosteen. Mangosteens, Garcina mangostana
, are native to countries such as Malaysia, the Phillippines, and Thailand. Now they are also cultivated in Brazil and India for American importers. They bottle mangosteen juice as a supposed miracle cure containing unprecedented amounts of antioxidants and xanthones.
The mangosteen is the size of an apple, with a thick rind and interior white segments like an orange, and large seeds. As with many fruits, the mangosteen is rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, B1, B2, B6, potassium, iron, and calcium. The mangosteen is not widely available in America, so the juice must be imported. While nutritionists have not tested the countless claims of mangosteen juice bottlers, many companies profess that this "Queen of Fruit" can cure everything from cancer to dysentery to bacterial infections. They base this on a few sporadic studies in the laboratory, or on animals, that have shown positive benefits of doses of xanthones and antioxidants, compounds found in various fruits.
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