Traditional Medicinal Roots
Much has been written about the mangosteen fruit in the past few years but traditional medicinal benefits of mangosteen date back to the Ming Dynasty in China (1368-1644 A.D)
Multiple Known Health Benefits
Mangosteen science offers significant health benefits via its phytonutrient antioxidant activity. Click here to download a PDF file for further information on explaining antioxidants. Some studies show that such health benefits might potentially include:
Anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-tumour, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergies, and treatment for, asthma, myalgia, diabetes, Immune system disorders and skin disorders.
Major Antioxidant Power – in Xanthones
Antioxidants themselves are measured by their ORAC value: (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity). The ORAC analysis, developed by the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore provides a measure of the scavenging capacity of antioxidants against the peroxyl radical, which is one of the most common reactive oxygen species found in the body. Trolox, a water-soluble Vitamin E analog, is used as the calibration standard and the ORAC result is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent (TE) per gram. The acceptable precision of the ORAC assay is 15% relative standard deviation. The USDA recommends an ORAC unit ingestion of between 5-6,000 units daily. The average human daily diet is considerably less.
Xanthones – the Inside Track
- Xanthones are polyphenols – a strong type of antioxidant that commonly occurs in plants; they are highly valued for life enhancing properties.
- Polyphenols are phytonutrients – non nutritive plant chemicals that contain protective compounds.
- Xanthones are prized because there is growing evidence that their unique characteristics can help to:
- support the immune system
- combat free radicals, which contribute to the ageing process
- maintain intestinal health
- reduce inflammation
- support cartilage and joint function
- promote a healthy respiratory system
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