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Cathy Wong, ND

Can African Mango Help You Lose Weight?

By February 14, 2012

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A tree native to West Africa, the African mango produces seeds said to speed up weight loss. Sold in supplement form, African mango seed extract contains many nutrients (including fiber, essential fatty acids, amino acids, and minerals). But while African mango seeds may possess healthful properties, it's not known whether taking African mango supplements can help you shed pounds.

Some preliminary research suggests that African mango may help protect against obesity. For instance, several small studies show that taking African mango supplements may help lower body weight, trim away fat, and reduce waist size (as well as cut cholesterol). However, these findings have yet to be tested in large clinical trials.

While few natural remedies are known to safely and effectively promote weight loss, there's some evidence that enhancing your health routine with certain alternative therapies (such as yoga, meditation, and tai chi) may support weight-loss efforts. Read the article: African Mango for Weight Loss.

February 21, 2012 at 11:05 am
(1) Jonathan W. Fink says:

As the leading provider of African Mango diet supplements from FDA inspected and GMP approved labs, our customers have testified to the efficacy of the product for weight loss.

Creative Bioscience, LLC

Jonathan W. Fink
Director of Compliance

March 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm
(2) Robin Terranella says:

Hi Cathy,

Thank you for sharing this article on natural ways to lose weight. Certain foods, such as African mango, that are filled with fiber nutrients can contribute to weight loss. Alternative based remedies or foods can have both long term and short term benefits on people’s health, without the long term damage of drugs. Diet, fixing internal imbalances and staying on track are all natural ways to losing weight effectively without having to rely on drug substitutes. Here is an article that talks about the losing weight the natural way: http://blog.swintegrativemedicine.com/blog/bid/118426/Phoenix-Weight-Loss-Dr-Gives-Tips I hope this helps your readers understand that the correct diet, such as food high in fiber like African mango, can have a significant positive effect on someone’s weight.


March 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm
(3) Randy says:

A African Mango/Raspberry extract product I have been taking for a couple of weeks has tamed my appetite by 30-50%. This enables me to make wiser food choices and eat a lot fewer calories during the day. I feel a little uptick in energy, but not enough to concern me or to keep me up at night. In fact, I sleep better I think. With wiser, nutrient dense food choices, taking in fewer calories and exercising….I am and will continue to define my physique and overall health profile because I have the help I need to control those pesky food cravings…and with no noticeable, adverse side effects up to this point. Thanks….

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