Mangosteen Information: Documented Clinical Studies

You want more information and facts about Mangosteen, what its health benefits are and how it helps heal people's bodies.

Experienced health professionals, who know why and how this fruit benefits their patients, have written extensively about the health benefits of this exotic fruit.

Some of these health practitioners, who have experienced its benefits in their own lives and in their patients', have these to say:

"Mangosteen provides powerful support for every organ system in the human body. This fact is being confirmed on a daily basis by clinical experience... I am convinced that Mangosteen will, without a doubt, be the most successful food supplement ever."
- J. Frederic Templeman, M.D., a primary care physician for more than 20 years and board certified in both the United States and Canada.(1)

"Mangosteen... is able to reverse most of the ailments of modern man."
- Kenneth J. Finsand, M.D., a practicing chiropractic physician for nearly 30 years who specialized in functional medicine throughout his medical career.(2)

"Mangosteen provides huge health benefits for every organ in our bodies." - Sam Walters, N.M.D., a family practitioner trained as a specialist in both traditional and natural medicine, with more than 30 years of comprehensive practical experience in the medical profession, and formulated nutritional products for companies and institutions including the NASA Space Center for the austronauts.(3)

Mangosteen's Versatility

What makes this fruit so versatile in addressing so many health issues and in promoting health in so many different ways?

Mangosteen contains more than 40 biologically-active, natural chemical compounds called Xanthones. While all these Xanthones have similar molecular structures, each one has its own unique chemical composition that permits it to perform a specific function.

Alpha-mangostin, for example, is a very potent antioxidant. Gamma-mangostin is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Garcinone E is a strong anti-tumor agent.

These and the other Xanthones found in this amazing fruit provide a virtual medicine chest of natural healing compounds that address a wide variety of health issues.


Our immune system tries to keep trillions of cells in our bodies protected from disease-causing toxins, free radicals, viruses, bacteria, fungi and other harmful agents.

At times, though, our immune system gets overwhelmed. Our bodies get sick, often because of free radical damage.

Antioxidants counteract free radicals. They have an extra electron that they can share with free radicals. Because of this ability, they are able to prevent free radicals from attacking healthy atoms or cells.

Mangosteen contains powerful antioxidants and immune system boosters called Xanthones, natural chemical compounds which were proven to possess a variety of potent medicinal properties.

Xanthones occupy a special place in the fruit's arsenal of healing compounds. They have been shown to have more potent antioxidant activity than vitamin E, one of nature's most powerful known antioxidants.

A laboratory test known as ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), for example, showed that an ounce of Mangosteen juice provides 20 to 30 times more capacity to absorb free radicals than an ounce of most fruits and vegetables.

Xanthones are in Good Company

Mangosteen also contains other potent natural compounds like catechins, polysaccharides, quinones, stilbenes and polyphenols.

Catechinswere discovered to be five times more potent as antioxidants than vitamin C.

Polysaccharides are highly potent anti-cancer and anti-bacterial plant compounds. They help block a mutated cell's ability to stick to healthy cells to help stop the spread of cancer, and are specially effective against intracellular bacteria.

The Quinones in the Mangosteen are known for their anti-bacterial properties and also are strong oxidants.

Stilbenes in plants defend these plants against fungi. Interestingly, stilbenes also maintain their anti-fungal properties even when ingested. They also are strong antioxidants.

Polyphenols were found to be far more more potent as antioxidants than vitamin E, considered one of the most powerful known antioxidants.

Documented Clinical Studies

Documented clinical case studies on Mangosteen demonstrated that the fruit is effective in improving general health and wellness.

These studies support practical, clinical experiences reported by both doctors and patients on the health benefits the fruit provides.

A variety of health issues were reported to have been successfully addressed --- from arthritis to severe allergies, decreases in LDL levels and vertigo symptoms, regularization of bowel movement among people suffering from Irritible Bowel Syndrome, fatigue, inflammation and pain, and other ailments.

In a series of studies during which subjects took 3 ounces of the Mangosteen extract daily over a three-week period, researchers reported the following results:

  • A 57-year-old male, suffering from malaise, muscle aches, hepatitis, glomerionephritis, diabetes and hyperlipidemia, experienced a 30-point decrease in low-density lipoproteins (LDL), a 10-point increase in high-density lipoproteins (HDL), improved energy, a 14-lb weight loss, and the elimination of malaise.
  • A 70-year-old female, suffering from severe arthritis, experienced complete elimination of arthritic symptoms and increased energy.
  • A 30-year-old male, suffering from chronic neck pain, familial hyperlipidemia, fatigue and insomnia, experienced improved energy and a decrease in low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
  • A 62-year-old female, suffering from chronic back pain, nausea and chronic vertigo and being treated oral doses of morphine three times a day for the back pain, experienced improved energy, less nausea and a decrease in the vertigo symptoms.
  • A 56-year-old male, suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, muscle aches, fatigue and dysthemia, experienced improvement in mood, energy and muscle aches in the shoulders and back.
  • A 55-year-old male, suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), experienced regularization of bowel movement.
  • A 52-year-old male, suffering from hypokelemia, fatigue and weight gain, experienced improved energy and a normalization of potassium levels.
  • A 66-year-old male, suffering from a severe allergy reaction causing disquamation of palms, fingers, soles of feet and the inside of the mouth and esophagus, was completely cured.
  • A 28-year-old female, suffering from extreme fatigue and depression, experienced a significant increase in energy.
  • A 26-year-old female, suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, experienced a decrease in cramping and stool frequency and increased energy.

There are numerous examples of these positive experiences attributed to the Mangosteen. You'll find more personal stories and testimonials from individuals who benefited from this fruit.

Antioxidants in Mangosteen

Antioxidants in Mangosteen prevent mutation and the activation of cancer genes. It's worth noting that the ability to perform these protective functions is not found in commonly prescribed cancer medicines.

The Xanthones help the body absorb free radicals and stop cellular damage that leads to many types of diseases.

Scientists demonstrated that alpha-mangostin and gamma-mangostin, two Xanthones found in the Mangosteen, are stronger antioxidants than others known for their antioxidant capabilities.

Gamma-mangostin, for example, was shown to have more potent antioxidant activity than even vitamin E, one of nature's most potent antioxidants.

Independent scientific research studies and clinical experience all show the remarkable health benefits of Mangosteen. This exotic fruit, used in traditional medicine for centuries, contains some of the most potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal compounds in nature.

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Mangosteen Research
Mangosteen and Xanthones have more independent research studies than any other botanical in history.

(1) J. Frederic Templeman, M.D., is author of "Mangosteen: The X-Factor" and "A Doctor's Challenge: A Mangosteen Solution", available at
(2) Kenneth J. Finsand, M.D., is author of "Mangosteen's Healing Secrets Revealed" and "Mangosteen Through the Body: The Body Mind Connection", available at
(3) Sam Walters, N.M.D., is author of "Tame the Flame: Mangosteen's Remedy for Chronic Disease", available at