A recent study shows that mangosteen juice has anti-inflammatory properties which could prove to be valuable in preventing the development of heart disease and diabetes in obese patients. Published in BioMed Central’s open access Nutrition Journal, the study describes how the juice of the exotic ‘superfruit’ lowered levels of C-reactive protein. Dr. Jay Udani, M.D. from Medicus Research, California, worked with a team of researchers to carry out a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled trial. He said, “For people drinking over half a liter of mangosteen juice a day, the degree of reduction in CRP levels was statistically significant – a reduction of 1.33mg/L compared to an increase of 0.9mg/L in the placebo group”. Inflammation, as measured here by CRP, is a predictor of cardiovascular disease and a precursor of metabolic syndrome. Reducing inflammation in obese people is a treatment goal, and a natural treatment may be preferable to other treatments which may carry the risk of side effect.
Most mangosteen juices contain anywhere from 1,600 to 2,500 ORAC units per ounce of juice. A variety of products contain mangosteen blended with açaí, goji, blueberries, pomegranate and black cherry, creating a powerful antioxidant and delicious juice.
|FruitrientsX – Mangosteen 6:1 Extract – 60 Vegetarian Capsules|
|Genesis Today – Organic Mangosteen 100 Juice – 4 oz.|
|Trace Minerals Research – Ultra Mangosteen with Goji and Pomegranate – 32 oz.|