There's a great deal of talk about mangosteen going around the health community these days. Why? Because mangosteen is a newly discovered fruit. When I say newly discovered I mean the fact that research has been done that proves all types of theories that mangosteen has the ability to heal many diseases and in fact increase people's lifespan. So what is it?
There's a great deal of talk about mangosteen going around the health community these days. Why? Because mangosteenis a newly discovered fruit. When I say newly discovered I mean the fact that research has been done that proves all types of theories that mangosteen has the ability to heal many diseases and in fact increase people's lifespan. So what is it?
Mangosteen is the fruit of a slow-growing ultra-tropical tree. It has been grown and used in Asia for centuries, but isn’t easily cultivated in the Western world. When the tree is about ten years old, it begins to produce small purplish fruits. These fruits are what the buzz is about.
The fruit has two parts: a thick, purplish hull and a soft, white inner fruit. The inner fruit is prized for its delicate flavor, and it is called “The queen of fruit.” It’s the hull that has the most health benefits, though.
It's important to not that the actual hulls of the mangosteen don't taste anywhere near as good as the outside flesh so don't be shocked when you bite into the middle, because I told you so! It's usually a more bitter taste and you'll find that the center is where the purple juice is stored. Mangosteens are known fro having high density stores of xanthones.
Xanthones are nutrients that are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants repair cell damage and improve cell function. Xanthones work on all of our body systems. They are good for brain function, heart and lung function, immune system function, muscle and joint function and digestive function. They have powerful health effects because they work at the cellular level, and they work in all of our cells.
Benefits of Mangosteen Xanthones
Most of the talk about mangosteen has been directed towards its ability to improve different areas of health. There has been a great deal of research done on mangosteen and so far every result has been promising the say the least. Individual anecdotal reports show that this fruit has real and powerful health benefits.
One of the benefits that mangosteen is said to contribute towards is the reduction of hives on people who have strong allergies. Many people who have tried fruit will tell you that their allergies have become less and less frequent ever since they started eating mangosteen. Another benefit that that researchers still aren't 100% sure about is mangosteen's potential to reduce the likelihood of people getting cancer. This information is only speculation, however many lifetime consumers of mangosteen will tell you otherwise and in fact support the argument that mangosteen does reduce the likelihood of getting cancer later in life.
One other supposed benefit is mangosteen's potential to improve respiritory infections such as asthma. This is probably one of the biggest reasons why people in the Western world have become so fanatical about Mangosteen.
Finally the last benefit that mangosteen is contributed for is its ability to improve skin strenth. You can actually get mangosteen oitment which is reasonably cheap compared to the fruit that health to heal skin marks and sores. Hives being one example.
It’s important to understand that these claims haven’t been proven yet; the research is still preliminary. This fruit may or may not be the cure for the common cold and cancer. However, because it definitely has the health benefits of high concentrations of antioxidants, it could make you feel better and healthier.