What is it? African Mango is a rare fruit that can be found in parts of Cameroon, Africa. Africans have been using the African mango and its seeds for hundreds of years, they call the seeds ‘Dikka Nuts’ and the extract ‘Irvingia Gabonesis.’ Natives believe that both the seeds and the extract have medicinal benefits beyond its weight loss capabilities.
How does it work in the body? The high soluble fiber content of the seeds can help keep cholesterol levels in an already normal, healthy range. It can bind bile acids in the gut, stopping re-absorption and causing conversion of more cholesterol to bile acids. Preliminary research indicates that extract from the seeds (Irvingia gabonensis) may inhibit the formation of fat. The extract is also thought to increase secretion of adiponectin by fat cells (adipocytes). Adiponectin plays a role in utilizing fats as a source of fuel, and its levels are correlated with a lower body fat percentage. When humans were given 150 mg of a standardized seed extract (IGOB131) of Irvinga gabonensis twice daily for 10 weeks it lead to healthy weight loss. The seeds may help keep blood sugar levels in a normal healthy range.
How do you take? Take one (1) capsule twice daily with or without food. This product is sold individually or in combination with other nutrients for supporting healthy weight management.