Health Benefits of African Mango
African mango extracts are taken from the Irvingia Gabonensis tree and when combined with a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, can be beneficial to long-term weight loss and reduced cholesterol levels.
As a result of this, African mango has become one of the most popular dietary supplements on the market in the past couple of years.
What is African Mango?
Irvingia Gabonensis is a tree grown in Central and West Africa which produces the African mango fruit. The flesh of the fruit is popular and eaten frequently, but it is the seeds that are reported to contain highly soluble fibre which can reduce fat and aid in long-term weight loss. African mango is often combined with other supplements such as green tea which also promote healthy weight loss.
Benefits of African Mango
To date, there are only small scale studies examining the potential weight loss benefits African mango can offer. Despite this, African mango supplements continue to be extremely popular, with a growing loyal fan base.
African mango is thought to reduce appetite and cholesterol levels, and improve blood sugar control when combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle. A growing body of evidence supports the idea that African mango is able to regulate leptin levels – a hormone that controls appetite and produces hunger cravings. Leptin levels commonly decrease when following restrictive diets causing cravings to increase, which is partly why so many people struggle to stick to diets. African mango may be beneficial in reducing these cravings thus promoting fat loss over time.
How Much Should I Take?
Dosages used in successful clinical trials range from 300mg to 1050mg of African mango seed extract per day. Higher doses should be split into several smaller doses and consumed 30 minutes before meals with a glass of water.
Currently, very little research has been done for African mango and its effects on pregnancy and so the general advice is to stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Side Effects and Interactions
African mango is generally considered safe but possible mild side effects can include flatulence, headaches and sleep problems.