Do you mean Irvingia Gabonensis? We will continue to call it African mango since “IV” (Irvingia Gabonensis) is the name of the tree on which the African mango grows. This tree produces edible mango-like fruits that are valued for their protein-rich nuts.
Why is there such a craze for Mangoes from Africa and why did it appear on Dr. Oz and many other health-related shows? Well, it seems that after digging into this topic a little bit, it seems that it actually helps people who struggle with weight problems and obesity to lose weight and be healthier. Guess I’ll have to change the routine of an apple a day and focus on Mangoes.
Jokes aside, in our research we found several mentions of the positive effects that African Mango can have, but the ones that we prefer to value the most are those that focus on real studies. If you open a new browser and search Wikipedia or the US National Library of Medicine’s National Institutes of Health for African mango, you’ll find several links to studies, two of our favorites are:
“The effect of Irvingia gabonensis seeds on body weight and blood lipids of obese subjects in Cameroon”
“A new seed extract from the West African plant Irvingia gabonensis significantly reduces body weight and improves metabolic parameters in overweight humans in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled investigation.”
To make things easier, you can grab any of them and drop them into a search box in a new browser.
In these resources, you will see that subjects who took Devgad Amba African Mango during the study reduced their body fat while also having a significant decrease in total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and an increase in HDL cholesterol. Tons of big words again, but it couldn’t be helped this time. To keep things simple, we’ll mention the date Dr. Oz spoke about Africa’s delicious mangoes: September 13, 2010. He featured this health supplement on his popular TV show, where he featured it at the top of his “Just Ten” list. of healthy habits that you should adopt to lose weight.
It is very important to note: Dr. Oz is not a paid spokesperson for any Mango product and he recommended it to the masses on his health-focused show.
It’s called a “breakthrough supplement” and a “super potent fiber” and is proving effective in removing cholesterol from the body and acting as an anti-inflammatory in the body. In short, it’s good for you.