The African mango, Irvingia gabonesis, is unlike other mangoes in that it produces an edible protein-rich seed that is commonly used in Cameroonian cooking. Extracts from the seeds are available in a tablet form, dubbed the ‘breakthrough supplement.’
After series of experiments, the African mango was found to be an effective weight-loss wonder fruit. Its ‘unique’ properties apparently help to budge fat and lower blood fat levels.
Oprah’s Doctor Oz, gave the capsules his endorsement last year. Now two studies by Judith L Ngondi and colleagues at the University of Yaounde in Cameroon support the hype.
Their data, which was published in the Journal of Lipids in Health, showed that the seeds caused significant weight loss and improved blood fat levels.
“Like other soluble fibers, Irvingia gabonensis seed fibre can bind to bile acids in the gut and carry them out of the body, which results in the lowering of blood cholesterol as ewell as other blood lipids,” study authors wrote.
An experiment was also carried out by Dr van Heerden in 2009, using a highly developed extract from the African mango seed, IGOB131, and studied its effects on 102 individuals over 10 weeks.
He said, “The treatment group lost more weight, had improved blood fat and glucose values, lower blood pressure, and other markers of the metabolic syndrome (e.g. lower leptin levels).”
It is a high fibre food, and high fibre foods had long been known to support a healthy and balanced diet. Regular consumption will always bring good result on achieving weight loss. It is definitely the best way to make your body look ideal without spending too much energy.