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"So what are the Benefits of Mangosteen?"
Well first, for those who dont know what the mangosteen is...
The mangosteen is a fruit grown primarily in Southeast Asia and is often called the "Queen of All Fruits". The scientific name is Garcinia mangostana and it is mostly known for its great flavor and the many folk benefits of mangosteen.
The dark purple rind was dried & ground and used to fight off infection. Ancient healers used the extract of the fruit to reduce fever. Poultices were made to treat parasitic skin infections. The benefits of mangosteen have been used for centuries to treat dysentery, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, and eczema.
Not many have heard of the mangosteen before because, until now the mangosteen fruit had never been talked about outside of its native region.
Researchers have identified dozens of biologically active compounds called "Xanthones" in the rind of the mangosteen fruit. There are many research papers on the benefits of mangosteen. In fact, there are stacks of existing mangosteen research in dozens of countries talking about the benefits of mangosteen.
Xanthones, the active compounds in mangosteen, have been proven in many scientific studies to promote healthy bodily function. The whole mangosteen fruit, packed with naturally occurring xanthones, can help:
-Maintain Intestinal Health , -Strengthen Your Immune System , -Promote a Healthy Respiratory System , -Support Cartilage and Joint Function , -Combat the effects of Free Radicals and Inflammation ,
But the benefits of mangosteen were a mystery for a long time. It wasn't until 40 years ago when scientists first put the Mangosteen Fruit under the microscope that they discovered these Xanthones.
Xanthones are 100 times more powerful anti-oxidants than vitamin A, C & E and also have shown incredible healing properties in reviewed scientific studies all around the world.
These supercharged anti-Oxidants, are found more in the rind of the Mangosteen Fruit than any other food source on earth. The benefits of mangosteen have been shown to include the following:
-Anti-aging -Anti-biotic -Alzheimers -Parkinsons -Anxiety -Antioxant -Anti-Allergy -Anti-depressant -Periodontal (gum health) -Eye health -Migraines -Skin rashes -Hypertension -Pan systemic -Energizer (Energy booster) -Anti-Inflammatory -Anti-Tumor -Analgesic (Pain reducer) -Nerve pain -Anti-pyretic (Lowers fevers) -Anti-viral -Stimulates red blood cell growth -Ulcers -Osteoporosis -Immune Modulator (help immune system) -Cardio protective (helps protect heart) -Cataracts -Irritable bowel syndrome -Anti-fungal -Anti-pathogenic (reduce pathogens) -Anti-parasitic -Supports weight loss -Hardening of the arteries -Anti-lipidemic (lowers blood fat) -Anti-diabetic (lowers blood sugar)
**Six Xanthones were even found to KILL CANCER Cells.
It's obvious that this fruit has amazing properties and the benefits of mangosteen can be reaped by many. I myself was turned on by the natural "energy boost", after experiencing bad caffiene withdrawals from coffee.
More and more people are seeking "natural" health alternatives, and the mangosteen just might play a huge part in fulfilling that void.
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