Mangosteen 500 mg 100 capsules
- A traditional favorite in China and Calcutta
- Dried fruit is used to promote skin and GI tract health*
- 500 mg of powdered fruit in each capsule
One of the most praised of tropical fruits, mangosteen is valued for its many health- promoting properties. A traditional favorite from China to Calcutta, mangosteen is most known for its skin and gastrointestinal health benefits.* Each capsule of Swanson Mangosteen delivers 500 mg of powdered mangosteen fruit.
Serving Size 1 Capsule
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) (pericarp)||500 mg||*|
*Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: Gelatin, may contain one or both of the following: magnesium stearate, silica.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule two to three times per day with water.
What is Mangosteen?
The fruit is reddish or dark purple in color. Due to its good taste, mangosteen is also known as the queen of fruits. The place of origin is not known but it is said to have domesticated in Southeast Asian countries. Thailand, Burma, India, and Vietnam are some of the countries where it was cultivated for many years. Apart from these countries, it is now grown in other Asian countries and some African countries.
Mangosteen does not have many varieties except for the one which is found in Sulu Islands. It is an ultra-tropical plant which needs humidity, rainfall, and cannot survive long periods of drought. And it cannot be grown at very high altitudes. Harvesting seasons vary on the basis of location and altitude. In India, there are two seasons for harvesting, monsoon and between April and June. In Ceylon, the fruit season is from May to July for low altitudes and for higher altitudes the fruit ripens from July to September.
It seems that the people of Southeast Asia realized the medicinal value that this fruit had a long time ago. Relying on it as a form of treatment for different medical conditions is the reason why scientists have continuously carried out studies and research to confirm these healing allegations. So far the benefits of this fruit have been proven scientifically over the past 3 decades.
Nutritional Value of Mangosteen
Mangosteen is a healthy fruit, which is rich in water, energy, protein, carbohydrates, and fiber. Essential nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosporus, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, and manganese are found in this fruit. It contains vitamin c, vitamin b6, vitamin b12, and vitamin A which are required for maintaining good health. Other vitamins such as thiamin,rifolavin,, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, folic acid, carotene, and cryptoxanthin are also found in it.
Health Benefits of Mangosteen
- Anti-cancer Properties
- Anti-inflammatory Properties
- Beautiful Skin
- Boosts Immunity
- Antioxidant Properties
- Speeds up Healing
- Cures Diarrhea & Dysentery
- Treats Menstrual Problems
- Astringent Properties
- Protects Heart Health
- Controls Diabetes
- Weight Loss