Thursday, December 18, 2008


 Xanthones In The Mangosteen Fruit

mangosteen fruit
photo credit: KayEss

By: D Fraser

A wonderful compound found specifically in mangosteen fruit Xanthones (said zan-thones) are polyphenolic compound sets that are wonderful antioxidants. If you're not familiar with antioxidants then you might want to get a quick over view of exactly what it is they do, for now we'll go a head break down the benefits of Xanthones in Mangosteen fruit.

Xanthones: A Miracle Antioxidant?

Better then most other known types of antioxidants xanthones in mangosteen are said to help slow the aging process of the bodies cells. Folk/Natural medicine also states that the xanthones in mangosteen are very effective at treating numerous ailments and diseases, along with preventing them from occurring at all. Recently medical studies have also proven that there is definitely benefits to these antioxidants and the effect they have on the human body.

Used for centuries in Southeast Asia the mangosteen fruit cured a variety of diseases and ailments. In the western world mangosteens have already exhibited anti fungal an antibacterial properties, and they appear through Xanthones to help strengthen our immune system. This could be wonderful news for those suffering from immune deficiency problems such as HIV.

Xanthones in mangosteen fruit also aid with blood circulation, and help dilate blood vessels. This allows more blood to flow through them, and an over all increased blood flow. For people with poor circulation such as those with diabetes this is good news to naturally help increase blood flow through the body.

Other positive health benefits that xanothones have been credited with curing are: fatigue, depression, eczema, gum disease, pain, obesity, and vertigo. There have also been claims that mangosteen has help slow the progress of Parkinson's, glaucoma, and Alzheimer’s.

Some research on the benefits of xanthones in mangosteen fruit appear to be very promising. Just for the simple anti-viral properties it possesses could turn to be very important in treat viruses. Generally there is no treatment for viral infections like colds, they're just left to run their course.

Will xanthones turn out to bring the mangosteen fruit into the spot light as a healing fruit? Time will tell, providing cancer curing properties isn't easy, and long term studies must be done before the medical community will recognize it at all. For now it's yet another dietary natural supplement you can take in juice, or capsule format. Before taking any Mangosteen product it's a good idea to consult your family doctor of any adverse side effects you might have. 

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