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Mangosteen - the natural cure for whatever

  1. Aug 1, 2005 #1


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    Well, my parents are hooked on this idea of mangosteen! The super fruit drink that'll fix your whatever for $35 a bottle. Where does this fruit drink (most commonly sold as Xango) stand in the scientific community? Simple fruit drink marketed as a natural cure phenomenon or does it actaully help cure anything?
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    Pick your favorite fruit or veggie, go to PubMed, do a search and you'll probably find something. All these studies most likely point to the fact that a varied diet high in fresh foods and low in processed junk could actually be good for you.

    Blueberries, celery, pomegranate, sweet potato, spinach............
  5. Aug 2, 2005 #4
    I recall a study not too long ago that indicated diets had no effect on cancer. THey specifically looked at high fruit/vegetable diets, due to all the anti-oxidant broohaha.

    No reference on hand, but it might come up on Science Daily with a search.
  6. Aug 2, 2005 #5
    No luck finding it, but there are tons of articles promoting antioxidants in the fight against cancer (and everything else.)

    I'll ask hubby when he gets home if he recalls the reference.

    The problem is, that you can have a study where you give rats nothing but blueberries (for example) and see some sort of effect or other..... but then when you look at populations of people, those who eat more blueberries have a lot more variables going on than the rats you started the question with. Still, I'm big on fruits and vegetables.
  7. Aug 2, 2005 #6
    I'm reading a book: The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine by James Le Fanu that notes that Richard Doll's "Causes of Cancer" notions that diet had an effect on the probability of contracting cancer to be non-correlated, Dr. Fanu strongly believes that diet has no effects on whether or not you get cancer.
  8. Aug 2, 2005 #7
    Tell your parents to save there money, its just another gimic. It does not cure anything. They are better off drinking a low salt V-8. Or better yet buy a juicer and make there own.

    There are no studies found or published that use Mangosteen as a treatment or cure for anything.
    It has a rediculis anti-ox level. You see the body only uses so much,{about 2/3 less then in the drink} the rest is disposed of in our waste. So in a sense, your parents are flushing there money down the toliet.
    But it does make a good anti fungal if you grind up the skin of the fruit and put it on your toes. :smile:
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  9. Apr 13, 2009 #8
    Mangosteen Juice

    The mangosteen is a tropical evergreen tree, believed to have originated in Southeast Asia, the Sunda Islands and the Moluccas with tropical fruit with juicy flesh. The mangosteen fruit, known as the queen of fruits is 2-3 inch diameter. The outer purple-black skinned shell of the mangosteen fruit is hard. The snow-white, juicy, soft flesh pulp is segmented like an orange with 4 to 8 triangular segments. The mangosteen fruit is mild acidic, like that of a prune.

    The mangosteen fruit is high in carbohydrates, fibers and iron but low in vitamins and minerals.
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  10. Apr 13, 2009 #9
    $35 for a bottle of mangosteen. that is ridiculous. In Thailand you can buy 2 lbs of mangosteen for probably 2 or 3 dollars. Mangosteen is one of the best fruits I have ever tasted.
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