I heard about the benefits of mangosteen juice years ago in one of Yasmina’s book from Healing Histamine. The root of chronic illness is often complex. It can be attributed to a combination of toxins, food sensitivities and allergies, vitamin deficiencies, and less known causes like histamine intolerance. Yasmine resources are beneficial, and I love her recipe books. When she recommended Mangosteen, I looked it up. I wanted to try it, but I was unable to find a good source. Fortunately, that has changed, so I am revisiting this topic and taking you along with me.
A Bit More About Mangosteen Juice
The mangosteen fruit (Garcinia mangostana) grows in hot, humid countries like Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
Mangosteens are purple and the size of a small apple. They have a thick rind, and
They have been used in traditional medicine in Southeast Asia for a wide range of diseases and ailments.
The best forms of mangosteen juice are made from both the rind and the fruit as the rind contains all the xanthones. As you will learn in this post, xanthones are phytonutrients that have many healing benefits. Also, when you look for mangosteen juice, look for a source that doesn’t have any other added ingredients. Many mangosteen juice brands contain other fruits.
Many people take the powder and see amazing results, including for Lyme disease. However, some Websites will also guard you against using mangosteen powder because it is usually made solely from the rind, which may contain lead and arsenic. It also seems to me that the juice would retain more of the benefits since the fruit doesn’t have to be dried up.
Let’s talk about the benefits of m
1. Supports healthy immune responses
That’s the first benefit I have ever discovered. That’s why Yasmine recommends consuming mangosteen juice for histamine intolerance. It is often recommended to help reduce allergies as well. As someone who struggled with allergies for most of my life, that got my attention. This particular study seems to support this benefit.
However, the benefits don’t end there; mangosteen juice also helps boost your immune system. If you tend to get sick a lot, it would be worth a try. Its high antioxidant levels and vitamin C content will help you fight off the viruses that you encounter every day. Antioxidants have benefits that have been demonstrated over and over again, let’s learn more about them next.
2. Neutralizes free radicals
Have you heard of the ORAC value? ORAC stands for
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It’s a lab test that attempts to measure the antioxidant capacity of foods. Learn all the deeds here.
Antioxidants reduce the signs of aging, reduce the risks of cancer, support detoxification, protect against heart disease and strokes, reduce the risks of cognitive disease and vision loss. Learn the ORAC value of common fruits and vegetables:
Notice the ORAC value of mangosteen! The most potent antioxidants found in mangosteen are called xanthones. They have been studies for numerous benefits.
In particular, xanthones have been studied for their anticancer benefits. These studies have demonstrated their benefits at different stages of various cancers and they seem to inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells.
Oxidative stress has been linked to chronic disease and more, so it’s just a good idea to make sure your diet is rich in antioxidants.
3. Supports joint functions
Antioxidants help decrease inflammation. Consequently, many have suggested using mangosteen juice for arthritis relief. However, that’s not all. The COX-2 enzyme is the principal culprit in aggravating arthritis in the human body. Xanthones are COX-2 inhibitors.
4. Promotes a healthy skin
Mangosteen is used to improve eczema and other skin conditions. Again, xanthones’ anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects promote a glowing and healthy skin. As I mentioned before, these antioxidants also help slow down aging.
Mangosteen is called the Queen of the Fruits. Many skin care products, including faces masks and creams, take advantage of its healing properties. You can harness its benefits through topical application, but internal use will also yield results.
5- High in a wide range of vitamins and minerals
Mangosteen is loaded with vitamin B-complex elements, riboflavin, and niacin. It’s an excellent source of vitamin C, and vitamin A. It provides minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, calcium and magnesium.
Pretty impressive, right?
That’s it for today! Don’t forget, mangosteen powder might not be ideal and look for unadulterated juice made from both the pulp and rind. Get the most out of these amazing xanthones!
Comment below if you have questions.