Friday, December 21, 2007

Which Mangosteen Juice Is Best For You?

Mangosteen juice is made from the fruit that grows in Asia. Virtually unknown in the western world until the launch of Xango in 2002, there now are many mangosteen supplements on the market today.

Consumer awareness and popularity of the fruit has increased dramatically in the last few years. As a result, more and more mangosteen products are being produced in an effort to capitalize on its popularity. These juices can now be found in health stores and grocery stores. It can be confusing to consumers who wish to know which product they should purchase.

In order to obtain all the antioxidants found in the mangosteen, it is crucial that the whole fruit be used. It is in the rind that most of the xanthones, the powerful antioxidants are found. Research has shown this fruit has over 40 of these xanthones. Xango is the only product that contains the whole fruit and not just parts of it.

In addition, some of the mangosteen juice products have water listed as the first ingredient, and may contain added sugars, artificial flavoring or other additives. It's always a good idea to check labels so you know exactly what you are paying for. Other products may use powders or extracts which also contain only a fraction of the antioxidants found in the entire fruit.

Xango clearly dominates the mangosteen supplement category, and holds 80% of the market share according to their recent press release. This would indicate that people everywhere most enjoy the benefits the way nature intended-- by consuming a product that enables them to receive all of the fruit puree including the rind.

Increased knowledge of this superfruit will allow consumers to make informed decisions for those who wish to add the mangosteen to their wellness regiment.

Joanne Ott has written more about the mangosteen at her health blog. For more information you can visit and her web site at

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