African Mango seed is also known as African mango and is a useful weight loss aid. The soluble fiber of the seed delays stomach emptying, resulting in more absorption of dietary sugar. Irvingia gabonensis fiber binds to bile acids in the gut and carries them out of the body, which requires the body to convert more cholesterol into bile acids. African mango is a deciduous tree indigenous to the humid lowland forests of tropical Africa.
The juicy pulp from its mango-like fruit is rich in vitamin C, and, along with its seed, kernels are used as a food source in Cameroon and Nigeria. The roots, leaves, and bark of African mango are used as traditional medicines. The bark, in particular, is used in combination with palm oil to treat diarrhea, colic, and dysentery. The active constituents found in the bark have antibiotic and analgesic properties, making it useful for treating skin ailments. Local tribes in Sierra Leone grind the bark and form it into a paste with the addition of water, which is then externally applied for treating scabbing skin and the relief of skin pain.
In addition to its traditional medicinal uses, preliminary clinical research of Irvingia gabonensis focuses on the seed kernels for improving blood glucose levels. The African Mango seed kernel consists of a high soluble fiber content that acts as a bulk laxative, while at the same time delays gastric emptying. These actions may improve blood glucose levels in diabetes. Glycoprotein constituents found in the seeds of African Mango have been shown to inhibit hydrolase enzymes that may also help to control blood glucose levels. Initial studies also indicate that African mango seed is effective in lowering cholesterol levels and in reducing body weight and improving metabolic parameters in overweight humans.
When people are overweight, fat cells become enlarged due to the accumulation of fat, and they increase in number and in the amount of the hormone leptin they secrete. Furthermore, the more leptin, the harder it is to lose weight. African Mango seed has been shown to reduce the secretion of leptin from fat cells.
African mango has also been shown to increase secretion of adiponectin by fat cells, which are essential because adiponectin plays a role in fatty acid metabolism, and higher levels of adiponectin are associated with a lower body fat percentage. Even more significant than the laboratory research on African mango is human clinical research, which shows dramatic weight loss and fat belly reductions across the board in all of the studies thus far.
African Mango seed taken twice daily for ten(10) weeks has been shown to help people lose up to 28 lbs. Moreover, remove up to 6 inches from their waist measurement. Leptin levels are decreased, and adiponectin levels are improved with the daily administration of African Mango seed in human research studies. African Mango (known as ‘dikanut’ in these studies) has been studied as dietary fiber for reducing the hyperglycemic effects and lipid metabolism disruption caused by diabetes mellitus.
Increase in metabolism
May reduce body fat by up to 7%
May help reduce belly and waist size
Supporting healthy cholesterol & blood lipids levels
Origin: Wild-harvested African Mango Seed
Parts Used: Seed
Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).
How to use:
Powder: Take 1/2 tsp of dried powder in 8 oz. glass of favorite juice or smoothie twice a day.
Capsules: Take 1 capsule 2 times a day with water or favorite beverage.
The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all-natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide, and Sulfite FREE!
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Powdered (2oz), Capsule (s) 60 Vegicaps
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