Mangosteen and Your Health

Does Mangosteen really benefit people's health? Can it help keep people healthy and prevent disease?

We all know that prevention is the key to lasting health. As the saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

It is especially important in a modern society burdened with an increasing number and level of toxins, free radicals, viruses, bacteria and other destructive agents.

Our immune system tries to protect our body's more than 75 trillion cells from these destructive forces of nature. But it can get overwhelmed and needs reinforcement on a regular basis.

Mangosteen Keeps Us in the Pink of Health

Exercise helps. Diet helps. But we need to add one more to the mix: Supplements.

Vitamins have long been recognized as one of the dietary supplements our body needs to reinvigorate and strengthen itself. But they are not enough. We need something more powerful to help us fight the daily onslaught of destructive agents we've mentioned earlier.

We need Mangosteen to prevent diseases. Mangosteen contains:

* 40+ xanthones - powerful antioxidants and immune system boosters.
* polysaccharides - highly potent anti-cancer and anti-bacterial plant compounds.
* catechins - five times more potent as antioxidants than vitamin C.
* polyphenols - found to be far more more potent as antioxidants than vitamin E, considered one of the most powerful known antioxidants.
* quinones - known for their anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties.
* stilbenes - known for their anti-fungal and antioxidant properties.

Free Radicals, Viruses, Bacteria and Mangosteen

Free radicals, known to be the root cause of nearly every known disease, need to be taken on and taken out. Antioxidants do the job. But we need lots of it.

So we turn to Mangosteen, which contains up to 30 times more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable.

Viruses and bacteria are constantly on the attack. We need a strong defender against these vicious micro-organisms.

So we turn to Mangosteen, proven to contain powerful, biologically-active, anti-viral and anti-bacterial compounds.

Strengthened by the presence in our body of these Xanthones and the other potent natural compounds in the Mangosteen, we elevate our immune system defenses, promote good health, and have peace of mind.

Mangosteen Health Benefits

Scientific research studies and clinical experience with fruits extracts of Mangosteens have caught the attention of medical practitioners in recent years.

These scientific studies and practical clinical experience in the medical field, backed by centuries of folk medicine practice, suggest that the natural compounds in Mangosteen may offer support to every system in our body and provide a safe alternative to conventional therapies and treatments.

As Dr. J. Frederic Templeman said, "The Mangosteen extract has multiple health benefits. This simple fact is both its greatest asset and its greatest liability.

"Unfortunately, many people will never try it because of its claims of effects across the full spectrum of health concerns.

"They say, 'No one product can do all that!' But my patients know better... Mangosteen works!"

Mangosteen As First-Line Therapy

Dr. Templeman uses the Mangosteen extract in his medical practice as both "first-line therapy in a wide range of conditions because it has, in my experience, proven to be more effective than the prescription medicine I used to prescribe for many conditions."

Based on his experience with the Mangosteen, he wrote that, in his opinion, the Mangosteen extract "equals or outperforms" many prescription and over-the-counter drugs used to address a wide variety of ailments.*

Successful Treatment With Mangosteen Extracts

Dr. Roland Phillips, in his book "Mangosteen: Super Nutrition for the 21st Century"**, discussed his medical group's experience in helping patients with the Mangosteen preparation.

He listed some 45 ailments which they have successfully treated with the Mangosteen extract: from allergies, angina, arthritis, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes...

... to fibromyalgia, glaucoma, Graves disease, hepatitis C, high blood pressure, LDL and high cholesterol, infertility, macular degeneration, sinusitis, tumors...

The Power To Heal

Dr. Kenneth J. Finsand wrote that "after experiencing the power of the Mangosteen beverage firsthand and researching the history and the scientific studies on the phytochemicals known as Xanthones," he decided to start using the juice with his patients.

"The Xanthones in the Mangosteen clearly contain the power to heal much of what ails the body", he said.***

A Weapon In a Medical Practitioner Group's Arsenal

Dr. Sam Walters, a human nutrition specialist who even formulated nutritional products for astronauts at the NASA Space Center, said that they treat a lot of cancer patients in their clinic. Majority of the cancer patients they treat, he said, are Stage Four and beyond.

"In some cases", he said, these patients "have been given six to eight weeks to live. We often witness wonderful results. The Mangosteen juice has become one of the many weapons in our arsenal..."****

More and more medical practitioners are discovering the Mangosteen and are using it in medical practice to help their patients regain their health and improve their lives.

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Mangosteen and Health: Inflammation and Pain
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Mangosteen and Health: Cancer
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* Health Journal: Feeding the Mind for a Healthier Tomorrow, Volume 44, Number 2, 2004; Mediavision, LLC;
** Mangosteen: Super Nutrition for the 21st Century, A Holistic Approach; Roland F. Phillips, Jr., B.A., B.S., D.C.;
*** Wellness Report: Feeding the Mind for a Healthier Tomorrow, Volume 52, Number 1, 2004; MediaVision, LLC;
**** Health Journal: Feeding the Mind for a Healthier Tomorrow, Volume 44, Number 2, 2004; MediaVision, LLC;