Why are there a lot of testimonials about the health benefits of Mangosteen? Are the Xanthones and other natural plant compounds in Mangosteen for real?
Or is Mangosteen simply too good to be true?
Here are personal testimonials from individuals who benefited from Mangosteen.
We do hope these will inspire you take the first steps to even better health.
"As a physician who trained at the Yale University School of Medicine and is a former member of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, I have been somewhat skeptical of the health claims of many nutritional supplements.
"Unlike most other physicians, however, I was always aware of the tremendous importance of nutrition as a factor in many of the most common illnesses, and I pursued a Master of Public Health degree at Harvard University in order to learn more about nutrition and the role of alternative treatments in maintaining optimal health.
"I have always been open to using natural non-toxic treatments, so when I was contacted by a colleague about Mangosteen and the fact that it contained xanthones, I was very intrigued, because I had been aware of the fact that St. John's Wort, a popular antidepressant in Europe, contained xanthones which were in part felt to be responsible for its mood-elevating and energizing effects.
"For years I suffered from a medical disorder known as allergic rhinitis which resulted in debilitating headaches, repeat sinus infections and required treatment with antibiotics. I had consulted with several ENT and Allergy specialists and was prescribed a variety of antihistaminic agents (Allegra, Zyrtec, Claritin, Nasacort, Flonase) with only marginal relief of my symptoms.
"I decided to try Mangosteen for my allergy symptoms after I reviewed some scientific literature and was surprised to discover robust evidence that the xanthones in garcinia mangostana L. actually inhibited histamine release and also reduced prostaglandin E-2 synthesis which is known to mediate allergic reactions in the human body.
"To my utter amazement, I can bear witness to the fact that within 2 days of ingesting only one ounce of Mangosteen twice a day I had almost complete resolution of my allergic symptoms and was able to discontinue all of my antihistaminic medications.
"Feeling that this was 'too good to be true' I then initiated my own washout protocol by stopping the Mangosteen for one day. To my astonishment, the following day I was re-introduced to my former allergy symptoms of pounding headaches, congestion, and sneezing, which again resolved after restarting the Mangosteen Juice. It is exremely gratifying to know that there is strong scientific proof for the health benefits I experienced with Mangosteen.
"Throughout my medical career I have been disheartened to observe that in the U.S. we have more medicines but less health and I am immensely grateful that there exists a natural product such as Mangosteen which is health enhancing and non-toxic." - Louis
"... I've stopped using my homeopathic allergy nasal spray because allergies aren't a problem for me anymore. I rarely use Advil and am totally off any OTC sleep aids.
"(The Mangosteen juice) has also leveled out my monthly cycles and gotten rid of my PMS - my co-worker said she doesn't even know when that time of the month comes around for me anymore. (Every man alive will be getting this juice for his wife when they read that!)..." - Anonymous
"I am General Manager of an adult care home in Arizona. A few months ago, one of our residents' daughters brought a bottle of Mangosteen juice to our adult care home to try on her mother who has Alzheimer's disease.
"This resident is 86 years old. The results were amazing. Prior to taking Mangosteen juice, she was sleeping most of the day and it was very difficult to carry on a conversation with her. Now, after taking Mangosteen juice for approximately three months, she is alert during the day, vibrant and easy to communicate with. Since her results were so exciting, we began giving Mangosteen juice to four of our other residents with outstanding results.
"Resident 1 is a 72 year old Alzheimer's patient who prior to taking Mangosteen juice was sleeping all day, would not communicate and could not feed herself. Now after two months on Mangosteen juice, she does not sleep all day, she is alert, communicates with others and feeds herself.
"Resident 2 is an 86 year old Alzheimer's patient, is blind, has very stiff muscles, she has not talked or opened her eyes for several years and is bed bound. After being on Mangosteen juice for approximately two months, she now talks at times, moves her arms and legs occasionally and communicates without screaming. She now opens her eyes and is aware of her surroundings.
"Resident 3 is a 76 year old who has Parkinson's disease. Prior to taking Mangosteen juice she was very quiet, stayed in her room all day. Now after two months on Mangosteen juice, she comes out of her room for meals, is a lot stronger, her appetite has increased, and she now walks with minimal assistance.
"Resident 4 is a 94 year old who is very frail, has transfusions every three months, has a poor appetite and is anemic. Now, after being on Mangosteen juice for almost two months, she is eating well, much stronger and very happy.
"After seeing the wonderful results that the residents were experiencing, I started taking Mangosteen juice myself. I was suffering from migraine headaches. I have now gone several months with no migraine headaches.
"When I begin to feel the symptoms of a migraine, I double up on the Mangosteen juice dosage and do not have migraines. My energy level has also increased since being on Mangosteen juice." - Barbara