African mango 32.4 g (60 caps.) - seed extract - 400 mg DIET SUPPLEMENT
Usage: 1 capsule a day, preferably in the morning with a meal.
Ingredients: African Mango seed extract (Irvingia gabonensis) standardized for the content of flavones; anti-caking agents: E551 and E470b; capsule shell: gelatin.
Country of origin Poland
African mango - what is it?
Irvingia gabonensis, because this is the Latin name of our African mango, is also known as wild mango, valued for a large amount of dietary fiber and seeds rich in protein. One of the reports on the nutritional value of seeds showed that they contain about 7.60% ± 0.80 of protein, 66.60% ± 0.80 of fat and as much as 18.20 ± 1.80 of dietary fiber. Their dried form has been a common element of the local diet for centuries in Nigeria and Cameroon - countries that base their nutrition mainly on plant products.
Weight loss, improvement of the lipid profile?
In 2005, a study was conducted on 40 obese people aged 18-50 (average 42.4 years). Diabetics, pregnant and lactating women were excluded from the study, and patients who were without pharmacological treatment and who did not follow any diet were selected for the experiment. Out of the total of forty, 28 people were assigned to the group that received capsules containing 350 mg of Irvingia gabonensis extract in the amount of 1.05 g three times a day, half an hour before a meal, washed down with warm water - for a month. The remaining 12 people received placebo capsules (oat bran) for the same period of time. Patients had their waist and hip circumferences checked and their body fat levels checked. It was observed that in the first group there was actually a decrease in body weight by an average of 5.26 ± 2.37% (p <0.0001), while those in the placebo group reduced their weight by only 1.32 ± 0.41% ( p <0.02). The study also showed that patients receiving Irvingia gabonensis also had lower levels of total cholesterol, lower levels of the so-called "Bad" cholesterol - LDL and triglycerides. At the same time, there was an increase in the concentration of "good" cholesterol - HDL. No changes in lipid profile were observed in the placebo group.
The participants of the research with the use of African mango extract showed a reduced body weight and an improved lipid profile after the end of the experiment.
The second best-known study on the slimming properties of mangoes in 2009 involved 102 patients (aged 19-50 years, average 34) - healthy, overweight or obese. One randomly selected group received a more refined 150 mg mango seed extract (IGOB131), the rest of the volunteers - a placebo. Among others, body fat, fasting glucose and lipid levels. The experiment lasted 10 weeks. After its completion, there was also a decrease in body weight, a decrease in waist circumference and a decrease in body fat in people from the experimental group. Similar conclusions were made regarding the level of glucose and lipids in the blood.
The punch line? Trust years of experience and research, not short term experiences
Among the available data, there is currently no other reliable research. And although the data quoted here actually indicate the beneficial effects of supplementation with African mango extracts, it should be borne in mind that these data are insufficient, not taking into account many additional factors. Much more, specific research is needed to confirm the theses. One thing remains unchanged - no ready-made preparations, no newest, miraculous specifics and the easiest solutions will replace a properly conducted diet and a proper, healthy lifestyle. You cannot take care of your well-being and physical fitness in a rudimentary way.
A bad diet, lack of exercise and harmful addictions will always lead to a deterioration of our quality of life. So if you want to lose weight - forget about preparations that promise too much. Just go out, move around and take care of what you put on your plate every day.
Weekly slimming diet - balanced and effective
* for example, studies were conducted on volunteers of different ages - both young and mature; it should be remembered that the metabolic rate varies depending on age, and it could happen that young people were randomly assigned to the experimental groups, which disturbed the obtained results
One thing remains unchanged - no ready-made preparations, no newest, miraculous specifics and the easiest solutions will replace a properly conducted diet and a proper, healthy lifestyle.