FACTS

Facts

The Science

below you will find a number of interesting web sites (In vivo human study support data) supporting some of the findings in mangosteen research.

Below find some other interesting scientific reports from the national center for biotechnology information USA (NCBI).

The research behind the brand [by Nutritionist Suzie Sawyer]

  • 1. Polyphenols from the mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana) for breast and prostate cancer.

    This article specifically examines the potential power of the natural xanthones in the mangosteen fruit.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3693070/

  • 2. Distribution of Major Xanthones in the Pericarp, Aril, and Yellow Gum of Mangosteen (Garcinia Mangostana Linn.) Fruit and Their Contribution to Antioxidative Activity.

    This article quantifies the antioxidant effects of the various parts of the mangosteen fruit.  Clearly, some parts have a greater capacity to scavenge free radicals, but, most importantly, positive results are concluded.
    https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bbb/77/5/77_120931/_pdf

  • 3. In vitro and in vivo anti-cancer effects of Garcinia mangostana xanthones extract.

    Whilst this article focuses on the potential cancer modulating effects of the mangosteen fruit, its potential to detoxify the body and ameliorate cytotoxic cells looks positive.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3457913/

  • 4. Alpha-mangostin induces changes in glutathione levels associated with glutathione peroxidase activity in rat brain synaptosomes.

    This study is important because it cites alpha-mangostin as increasing glutathione levels which is the body’s main antioxidant enzyme, therefore it demonstrates its powerful antioxidant effects.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23232053

  • 5. A new antioxidant xanthone from the pericarp of Garcinia mangostana Linn.

    Another positive study to evaluate the antioxidant activity specifically of gamma-mangosteen
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20954095

  • 6. Stuctural Characterization, Biological Effects, and Synthetic Studies on Xanthones from Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), a Popular Botanical Dietary Supplement.

    This provides a comprehensive review of the many positive potential health benefits of mangosteen, specifically the xanthones, which provokes a good all-round discussion.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3090081/