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Health professionals are overwhelmed with the many health benefits of mangosteen. It is scientifically called Garcinia mangostana and was believed to have originated in Indonesia. Asian countries are fond of this fruit because of its health benefits. As a matter of fact, it has been used since the 18th century for many medicinal purposes.
Mangosteen contains more than 40 biologically active and natural compounds termed as Xanthones. Several Xanthone examples are Alpha-mangostin which is an antioxidant, Gamma-mangostin, an anti-inflammatory and Garcinone E, a strong anti-tumor component. Scientific research shows that mangosteen contain many antioxidants. Xanthones fight free radicals that cause oxidative stress on cells. Free radicals are the culprit to many diseases.
Furthermore, mangosteen is high in Vitamin C which is also a potent antioxidant and it boosts the immunity to prevent occurrence of illnesses. Aside from that, it can reduce cholesterol levels too. Studies say that it can control the levels of triglycerides in the body. Mangosteen also contains polysaccharides that are known to be anti-cancer agents.
Aside from that it also has antimicrobial properties that fight disease-caing microorganisms. Vitamin B complex such as thiamin, niacin and folates which help metabolize carbohydrates and proteins. It has components that help reduce blood pressure and regulate the heart rate. Subsequently, it prevents inflammation. There are many diseases that are due to inflammation. Hence, these diseases are also prevented.
It improves digestion, treats acne, and has antihistamine properties. It can treat allergies because of its power to treat inflammation. Mangosteen helps in maintaining a healthy skin. Since it has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-allergy and anti-oxidant properties, it aids in reducing the risk of various conditions such as skin inflammation, skin aging, eczema, and infections. Lastly, mangosteen can help in weight loss and now it is used in many products to lose weight.
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