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10 Reasons Why African Mango is Effective to Prevent Obesity and Associated Health Issues

I served the healthcare industry for more than 10 years, especially on herbal products. Here i am sharing my intakes to help readers.

Why African Mango is Effective to Prevent Obesity and Associated Health Issues?

Overeating or high calorie diet is not the sole cause for obesity but there are numerous reasons behind it. Though fat is essential, extra fat is never desirable and formation of extra fat happens due to several biological disorders.

So prevention of this fat deposition involves multiple activities which are directly or indirectly help in preventing obesity.

African Mango is effective due to presence of these elements besides several minerals and vitamins :

  • high amount of antioxidants,
  • enzymes,
  • Omega 3 fatty acids and
  • dietary fibers

Following 10 reasons will show these elements' activities whose combined effect helps in preventing obesity and associated health issues.

Reason #1: African Mango Regulates Food Intake

African mango contains high soluble fibers which make one feel full for long time and thus regulate both frequency and quantity of food intake.

A controlled food behavior leads towards losing fat.


Reason #2: African Mango Acts as Metabolite

Metabolic disorder is most common factor found among obese persons globally.

It contains Omega3 fatty acid, Vit B and Benzophenone , so when you take African Mango, it causes your body to release certain compounds called Adiponectin and Leptin. These two chemicals enhance lipid metabolism and thus neutralize fat present in blood stream.

Reason #3: African Mango Reduces Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Numerous studies on supplements of African Mango seeds’ extract have found that consuming 30-40 min before meal reduces plasma cholesterol level, LDL cholesterol level and triglycerides.

It is believed that this happens due to its high soluble fiber contents.

Reason #4: African Mango and Cardiac Health Benefits

There are several ways African Mango keeps your heart healthy.

  • It contains heart friendly fats- Mono and Polyunsaturated fats.
  • Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties due to presence of Flavonol and Tocopherol prevents arterial clogging and reduces oxidative damages.
  • Presence of Benzophenone, Vit B and Omega 3 fatty acid promotes fat metabolism.
  • It reduces cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • It contains Iron (Fe) and Potassium (K). Iron helps to generate RBC and Potassium keeps your heart function healthy.
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Reason #5: African Mango Reduces Sugar Level

There are several ways African Mango controls your blood sugar.

  • Presence of Flavonoids in its pulp exhibits anti-inflammatory property which prevents oxidative damages, one of the causes for diabetes.
  • Benzophenone, the content of its seed boosts metabolism due to which sugar level is balanced.
  • Moreover, some scientific studies indicate that High Soluble Fiber content causes lowering glucose concentration.

Reason #6: African Mango is Anti-Ageing

Skin ageing happens due to various oxidative stresses, like UV rays from Sun or toxins .

African Mango has strong antioxidant property for its contents of gallotannins, flavonols and tocopherols. Thus it prevents your skin’s oxidative stress and minimizes wrinkles.

In open market you will find various African Mango Anti-ageing cream and serums.


Reason #7: African Mango and Cognitive Dissonance

Various oxidative stresses cause damage to cognitive abilities. African Mango contains Flavonol which acts as anti-inflammatory agent to prevent cognitive dissonances like Alzheimer and Dementia.

According to Trendwatch 2012, a new report from natural products specialist, SPINS, African Mango is gaining popularity among supplement makers as brain food as consumers attract towards the product having ability for cognitive development.

Reason #8: African Mango Strengthens Immune System

Nothing to talk about the importance of immunity.

Vit C in African Mango builds a strong immune system. It also contains Carotenoids and Tocopherol which are basically antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents but have additional abilities to boost immunization system.


Reason #9: African Mango Prevents Anti Fungal Growth

There are numerous types of fungal growth happen due to bacterial or virus attack.

African Mango’s pulp contains a Glycoside- xanthone which has abilities to fight against bacteria and virus, action of glycoside is strengthened by Vit C and iron (Fe) in African Mango. So, formation of fungal infection, tumor or any sort of allergy is effectively prevented.

Reason #10: African Mango for Cancer Prevention

Oxidative stress damages and deforms your cell DNA, a severe damage may lead to cancerous growth.

African Mango contains strong antioxidant (Flavonol) and anti-inflammatory (Tocopherol) agent which prevents the damage and cancerous growth rate.

Moreover the presence of xanthone restricts the growth of tumor.

What is African Mango?

Scientific name: Irvingia Gabonensis.

Other common names: Wild mango, Dika nut or Bush mango.

African Mango is a fruit grown in tropical forest in central and western portion of Africa. This is not similar to conventional mango (mangifera indica).

The part that has been used traditionally to lose weight is the seed which contains a high level of a natural plant enzyme called mangostenol. Studies have shown that it can help reduce hunger and inhibit fat production. It also helps lower cholesterol levels.

African Mango

African Mango

Nutritional Profile of African Mango (Seed & Pulp) Per 100 gm



Crude fiber 10 gm

Calcium (Ca) 111 mg

Vitamin E 1.30 mg

Crude protein 8 gm

Sodium (Na) 21 mg

Vitamin B1,B2,B6,B12 0.42 mg

Crude fat 66 gm

Potassium (K) 22 mg

Vitamin K 0.59 mg

Carbohydrates 11 gm

Iron (Fe) 12 mg

Vitamin C 0.56 mg

Magnesium (Mg) 95 mg


Carbohydrate 11 gm

Calcium (Ca) 262 mg

Vitamin C 67 mg

Crude protein 1 gm

Crude fat 1 gm

How Long Does African Mango Take for an Effect? and Dosage of African Mango

It is often called “The Miracle Fruit” because of its multiple benefits besides losing weight.

Time period for an effect is 8-10 weeks, according to some clinical experiments. effects seen on abdominal fat, waist circumference and glucose level.

Recommended dosage is 150mg to 200mg taken twice daily before meal (lunch and dinner).

Now, how much weight can you lose on African Mango. Scientific studies have found that a regular consumption of 300 mg has reduced weight around 4 kg.


Who Should Avoid Using it?

African mango is a natural weight loss supplement. It can be used to help people who want to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle when they are not able to change their diet or lifestyle.

African Mango also helps with reducing inflammation, sexual dysfunction, and intestinal parasites.

However, this supplement should not be used by pregnant women or nursing mothers though there is no enough scientific evidence.

African Mango Side Effects

It is an all-natural product that has no side effect, yet there are some rarely occurred side effects of African Mango:

  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Disturbed sleep


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Images used here are only for illustration. Sources of facts and figures are from medical journals and personal experience. Here author has given his opinion only and never suggest to substitute it to any prescribed medicine.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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