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African mango is the fruit of Irvingia gabonensis, a tree grown in Central and West Africa that produces a fruit similar to a mango. Research on African mango shows beneficial effects for diabetes and obesity, as well as analgesic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and gastrointestinal activity.

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African Mango (Irvingia gabonensis) is the fruit of a tree native to West Africa. The fruit is similar to a mango and has interesting properties regarding cholesterol, diabetes and weight loss.

Other names

Irvingia Gabonensis

Benefits for health

In studies, African Mango has been found to have benefits for weight loss, diminishing cholesterol levels, and diabetes:

  • the high fiber content of the seeds of African Mango can help you lower cholesterol. The fibers indeed bind to bile acids in the intestinal tract, which allows them to be evacuated out of the body. Therefore, the body needs more bile acids (for digestion process) and converts cholesterol into bile acids. This helps to reduce cholesterol level.
  • Two studies have found beneficial effect of African Mango for people willing to lose weight. African Mango has also been found to reduce fat cell growth and increase the breakdown of fats. This might be the cause for the weight lost.
  • Finally, the high fiber content of African Mango helps to slow digestion and reduce the absorption of dietary sugar.

How to use it?

Take 1 to 3 capsules per day, preferably during meals.

Safety / contraindications

No adverse side effects have been reported in people using African mango. However, it is good to known that African mango can lower blood sugar levels. Therefore, you should avoid using if you have hypoglycemia.

Pregnancy use

African Mango is not recommended during pregnancy. This supplement is mainly used to lose weight, and pregnancy is not the period where you should be looking to lose weight, as it might hurt the normal growth of your baby.

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