J Med Assoc Thai. 2014. Xanthones from mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana): multi-targeting pharmacological properties. This review focuses on mangosteen pericarp extracts, xanthones and derivatives for the future laboratory experiment and development in pharmacological aspects. All relevant literature databases were searched up to 2 March 2014. The search terms included mangosteen, xanthone, mangostin, and gatanin in all of the human, animal, in vitro and in vivo studies. Anti-intflammation, antioxidant, antibacterial, anticancer and antiulcer properties of each substance were the key parameters. Xanthones are a group of oxygen-containing heterocyclic compounds including alpha-mangostin, gamma-mangostin, mangosteen extract, xanthone derivatives and synthetic xanthones, which provide remarkable and diverse pharmacological effects such as anticancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities. These xanthone compounds may play a major role in therapeutic treatment ofthe diseases but precise mechanisms ofaction are still unclear and needfurther investigation.
While there are a lot of different supplements on the market, many men and women are going with mangosteen extract because of all the health benefits they can receive for a very reasonable price. We are going to talk a bit more about this “super fruit” and let you know why it has so many people excited.
Kw pfannenschmidt offers a wide range of products which includes mangosteen extract / mangostin. The mangosteen tree (garcinia mangostana) is a tropical, evergreen tree that bears round, red-purple to dark-purple fruit. Inside, the fruit contains 4 to 8 snow-white, juicy segments. Mangosteen is regarded one of the most delicious fruit in the world. They have a sweet and slightly acidic taste. Mangosteen contain a group of active compounds called xanthones (e.g. alpha-mangostin) that have been found to be even more potent antioxidants than vitamin e. Mangosteen is also a source of epicatechin and other flavonoids. Contact us for more information.
Small studies in humans suggest benefits with mangosteen-containing products as an adjunct for periodontal treatment and for control of halitosis . An herbal formula containing mangosteen extract may be helpful in weight management , but confirmatory studies are needed.