Mangosteen Products: Which One is Right for You?

A number of companies are now producing Mangosteen products in various forms using different formulations and manufacturing processes.

As consumers thinking of buying a Mangosteen supplement to benefit from the healing and immune-system-boosting properties of this amazing fruit, your search has never been as interesting and as confusing.

Your question now is, which product should you buy to experience the benefits of Mangosteen?

It's not an easy choice. Although products such Xango, Thai-Go and Mangosteen Rx use Mangosteen as their primary ingredient, there are differences in how the fruits are harvested and selected, what other ingredients are used, or how they are manufactured.

Questions to Ask About a Mangosteen Product

To help you with this, here are some questions you need answered to help you decide which Mangosteen brand or extract is right for you:

First, does the product contain the whole fruit puree of Mangosteen? The whole fruit contains natural chemical compounds called Xanthones. But most of these Xanthones are found in the rind or pericarp of the fruit. Make sure that the supplement is based on the whole fruit extract of the Mangosteen, including the rind.

Second, is Mangosteen the product's primary ingredient? To obtain the greatest benefit from Xanthones, Mangosteen should be the main ingredient on which the supplement is based.

Third, is the manufacturer a nationally- or internationally-known name? Companies with reputations they need to uphold are more likely to manufacture products under quality-controlled conditions. If a manufacturer has recognized and well-known quality certifications, it should be at the top of your list.

Fourth, does the company provide you a way to contact them if you have questions about their product? Reputable manufacturers provide contact information on the supplement's packaging or website.

Fifth, is the product priced much lower than others? You might want to avoid a product priced much lower than comparable products because it likely will be of much lower quality.

Guidelines for Mangosteen Supplement Intake

Manufacturers generally provide guidelines on dosages and consumption, whether the product is in liquid or capsule form. But here are some things you should know about:

The Xanthones in the Mangosteen have a half-life of about 4-6 hours (length of time half of the substance remains in the bloodstream). With liquid supplements, for example, it's better to drink 3 fluid ounces a day by taking 1 fluid ounce 3 times a day instead of 3 fluid ounces in one big gulp.

Also, for better absorption of the Xanthones in the body, it's better to take the supplement just before or during meals.

With liquid Mangosteen supplements, here are the recommended dosages (note that these are not absolute recommendations - dosages vary depending on your specific situation):

* If you have no health challenges and are taking the supplement only to help maintain good health: 1 fl. oz., 1x or 2x a day with food

* For children 6-12 years old: 1/2 of adult dosage

* Children younger than 6 years old (and infants weaned onto fruit juice): 1/4 of adult dosage

* For minimal health concerns: 2 fl. oz., 2x or 3x a day with food

* For severe health challenges (like severe pain): 3 fl. oz., 3x a day with food

See also:

Xango Mangosteen Juice
Xango's patented Mangosteen juice product development process is designed to deliver the purest, freshest and highest-quality Mangosteen juice product possible.

Thai-Go Mangosteen Juice
Thai Go, a Mangosteen juice product manufactured by Nature's Sunshine, contains various ingredients rich in xanthones, bioflavonoids and antioxidants.

Mangosteen Rx
Mangosteen Rx capsules are made from pure Mangosteen powder derived from the fruit's pericarp or rind.