What is African Mango (Irvingia gabonensis)?
African mango extract comes from the fruit of the Irvingia gabonensis tree, also known as African mango, wild
mango, bush mango, andok, and odika. Despite its name, it’s not related to the common mango. The
Irvingia gabonensis tree is native to the northern parts of Angola and south-western Uganda. The
trees grow in tropical climates, both wet and dry. It prefers canopied jungles, forests that form along
rivers, and semi-deciduous forests. African mango features in Nigerian and Cameroonian cuisine as fruit
fresh, jam, jellies, juice, sauces, and wine. Traditional remedies used the African mango’s pulp, leaves,
seeds, and bark to form salves for wounds and the related pain.
Potential Benefits of African Mango Extract
African mango extract comes from the seed of the Irvingia gabonensis fruit, a nutritious source of fiber and
fatty acids. A 3.5 oz serving of African mango fruit is only 86 calories but provides 62% of the necessary
daily value of vitamin C. The African
mango fruit is also an abundant source of minerals, including iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, and sodium.
It’s also rich in carotenoids, fat-soluble compounds that provide the pigment to many yellow, orange, and red
fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids are essential for eye health, but they’re also powerful antioxidants.
African mango also contains high levels of phenolic compounds, including ellagic acid, flavanols, and
tannins. These compounds convey antioxidant benefits by fighting free radicals. When free radicals outweigh
antioxidants, they cause inflammation, oxidative stress, and contribute to numerous adverse health
African Mango and Cissus Quadrangularis
African mango extract’s fat-burning properties outperformed cissus quadrangularis in one study comparing
the two supplements. However, the combination of African mango extract and cissus quadrangularis showed
synergistic potential for weight loss.
There is much interest in African mango extract’s potential as a fat-burning agent. Research shows that
African mango extract may expedite weight loss by inhibiting the proliferation of fat cells. One small study
noted that participants taking African mango extract over a ten-week period lost an average of 28 pounds,
6.3% body fat, and 6.4 inches from their waistlines. Those same individuals saw improvements in their LDL
cholesterol and fasting blood glucose levels. Other studies have reported similar findings when comparing
African mango’s weight loss potential against placebos and other supplements.
Potential African Mango Side Effects
Human and animal trials alike reported no significant adverse effects of taking African mango supplements.
Some individuals may experience headaches, gas, or sleep disruptions. Consult with a physician before
starting any new supplements to avoid any adverse reactions with other medications or medical conditions.
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