Mangosteen Juice Reviews

Mangosteen Juice Reviews – Benefits And Side Effects

Mangosteen juice is made from the tropical fruit known as Garcinia Mangostana. It is called “the queen of fruits” in Asia, because of its unique appearance and extensive health benefits. Is is recorded to have originated in Indonesia. Currently is grown in many areas in Southeast Asia as well as some parts of Africa.

The juice is used as a supplement to help with a variety of ailments as well as to promote overall good health. In Southeast Asia, this fruit has traditionally been used as a part of the people’s natural healing and diet. Western medicine has more recently researched the attributes of consuming mangosteen and have found many positive results.

What Are The Benefits From Consuming Mangosteen Juice

The rind of the mangosteen fruit, otherwise inedible, is part of the pulp in the juice. That’s where the significant part of all the fiber, vitamins, minerals, and xanthones are stored. Xanthones are rare anti-oxidants found in very few foods on the planet. Mangosteen fruit is one of them. Xanthones have been found to have antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

In 2009, the Journal of Medicinal Food released the results of a small study consisting of 59 healthy adult participants. As with most studies of this type some individuals were given a mangosteen extract product while others were given a placebo.

The results showed that participants that took the mangosteen product had an improved immune response when compared to the placebo group. This study also claimed that this fruit can help with inflammation.

Other commonly reported benefits of consuming mangosteen juice include increased energy, curing of acne, gum disease, cataracts, helps shield the brain from toxic substances that cause Alzheimer’s disease, and the list goes on.

Made 100% From Whole Fruit Or Proprietary Brand

You need to make sure that the juice contains the pulp of the fruit, the seeds, and the most importantly, the rind (might also be labeled as pericarp). Since the rind has many of the medicinal properties, look for juices that are made with this part of the fruit as well.

The label should say something like MADE FROM WHOLE FRUIT. The serving size gets smaller, effectively making any 100% whole mangosteen juice “biggest bang for the buck”.

Proprietary blends can contain questionable amounts of mangosteen unless they state the percentage of the fruit as an ingredient. By adding in other ingredients and flavors, they dilute many of the nutrients that consumers expect from high-quality mangosteen juice.

The flavor will be affected greatly too. 100% whole mangosteen juices are somewhat more bitter than the blends, mainly because the major nutritional ingredient, the rind, is very bitter on itself. Xanthone content and the amount of sugar will vary too, depending on what other fruits and berries are added as ingredients.

Other things worth considering, is the manufacturing process and the type of pasteurization, which if not done right, can strip away much of the nutritional value of the fruit. Government regulations in USA require pasteurization on any juices meant for human consumption.

Review Of The 5 Most Popular Mangosteen Juice Brands

There are many juices on the market that have been created to harness the rejuvenating properties of this fruit. Mangosteen juice is somewhat more expensive than other fruit based juices. That’s why when collecting this list we took time to research about:

  • The company that sells the product.
  • How long have they been around?
  • What research have they done about mangosteen?
  • Are the fruits used for this juice organically grown?
  • Are mangosteens free of pesticides?

Here is a breakdown of the five most popular mangosteen juices:

1-GENESIS TODAY (CERTIFIED ORGANIC)

The Genesis Mangosteen Juice states it is vat pasteurized ( a gentler form of pasteurization) for flavor, and there is nothing else but wild harvested Mangosteen added to their juice. The labeling indicates a proprietary blend of the seeds, outer rind as well as the fleshy pulp of the fruit.

Reviews have mentioned a bland and slightly bitter taste, but this may be expected when no other juices or fillers are mixed in. From a nutritional point of view, Genesis is considered to be one of the highest quality 100% whole mangosteen fruit juices currently in the market with 30,000 mg of mangosteen per serving.

Serving Size: 1 fl. oz. (30mL)
Sugar content: 2g per serving
Calories: 10 calories per serving
Daily recommended dose: 1 to 3 oz.

2-XANGO (NATURAL PRODUCT ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED)

The Xango mangosteen juice is a mixture of the fruit plus several juice concentrates including pear, cranberry, blueberry and others. They pride themselves with the many clinical studies performed by Medicus Research and the renowned Mayo Clinic on the Xango juice. In fact, a lot of information online about mangosteen nutritional claims originate from these early Xango studies.

Reviews for this product seem to have been positive years ago, but recently there have been more complaints about the juice being not the same as it was previously. Customers are stating they are not receiving the same health benefits. This product is sold through their network marketing company and as well as through distributors on Amazon.com.
Xango juice is not certified organic. However, they are a natural product association certified and also only pesticide free fruit is used in the manufacturing process.

Serving Size: 1 fl. oz. (30mL)
Sugar content: 2.7g per serving
Calories: 13 calories per serving
Daily recommended dose: 1 to 3 oz.

3-LAKEWOOD (CERTIFIED ORGANIC)

Lakewood mangosteen is 50% organic mangosteen and pericarp extract concentrate and another 50% made from a fruit blend. All the ingredients are 100% organic, including apple, cherry, grape, pineapple, blueberry, pomegranate, cranberry, lemon, acerola cherry, grape seed and rose hips.

If the bitterness of all other juices is too much, this is possibly the best choice for you since it contains much more sugar than all others on this list. We included this juice blend here for people who prefer a sweeter taste.

What we like about this juice, even though they are not 100% mangosteen, is the fact that they donate 10% of the sale proceeds to a charitable or educational fund. The company also claims that the juice is made from freshly pressed mangosteen.

Serving Size: 8 fl. oz.
Sugars: 23 grams of sugar per serving
Calories: 110 calories per serving.
Daily recommended dose: 6 to 8 oz.

4-DYNAMIC HEALTH (CERTIFIED ORGANIC)

Dynamic Health Juice is a Genesis Today runner-up in the 100% whole mangosteen fruit group. They also claim 30,000 mg of mangosteen per serving. The interesting thing about them is they have listed “increased sperm count and promotes sexual desire” as some of the benefits of the juice. Contains no artificial colors or flavors.

Serving Size: 1 fl.oz. (30mL)
Sugars: 2g per serving
Calories: 10 calories per serving
Daily recommended dose: 1 to 3 oz.

5-VEMMA (CERTIFIED ORGANIC)

Vemma states that the mangosteen in their juice is wildcrafted, meaning the fruit has been harvested in its wild or natural habitat. These are also areas where pesticides are not used.

They use the entire fruit as well as the pericarp or rind, in their extraction process, as this ensures that the highest levels of the nutrients in the fruit will be maintained.

Vemma is a proprietary blend, but high-quality one since other ingredients in the juice, like green tea leaf and aloe vera, are also well-known antioxidant powerhouses.

Similarly like Xango, Vemma sells and promotes their line of products mainly through network marketing, as well as on Amazon.com

Serving Size: 2 fl. oz. (59mL)
Sugar content: 8g per serving
Calories: 35 calories per serving
Daily recommended dose: 2 to 4 oz.

Prior consumption any mangosteen juice, shake it well and keep it refrigerated after opening. Natural juice products will settle, especially with the better quality juices. Use within two weeks of opening.

SUMMARY

Drinking mangosteen juice over a longer period it will considerably facilitate the body consumption or absorption of the many minerals and vitamins and thereby keeping your immune system up to the radar.

You may want to take precautions for unwanted side effects when consuming excessive quantities of mangosteen juice. If you are on blood thinning medications, the xanthones in the juice can interfere with the blood clotting.

Consult your physician if you are interested in regularly consuming mangosteen, especially if you are taking any other medications as well.

Hopefully, by now you are well informed, and it will be easier for you to make an educated purchase when choosing the mangosteen juice of your choice.

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