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By: Lia Wright
There are several benefits of mangosteen. This fruit is from Southeast Asia and it takes the mangosteen tree over ten years before it will produce fruit. Mangosteen can be very beneficial to your health because of its high concentration of antioxidants. The best way to benefit from these antioxidants is by drinking mangosteen juice.

Mangosteen is full of vitamins and minerals that include fiber, iron, potassium, calcium, vitamin B1, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E. Those that take mangosteen claim that they have more energy and feel healthier at the end of the day. Mangosteen comes in several forms that include Mangosteen juice, Mangosteen extracts and Mangosteen pills.

Mangosteen is thought to have many health benefits that include lowering cholesterol, preventing allergies, preventing cataracts, boosting the immune system, lowering the blood pressure, inhibiting tumors as well as stopping aging. While these are great claims the small amount of research that has been conducted remains inconclusive.

However these health benefits are most likely very real because mangosteen is high in antioxidants and it is known that antioxidants have anti-aging properties, can help with cancer, prevent heart disease and more.

It is important when purchasing a mangosteen product that it contains the active ingredients of the mangosteen which are found in its rind. The most effective products are those that contain the rind though dark colored juice will also have high levels of antioxidants. You can also investigate the products oxygen radical absorbance capacity number as many high antioxidant fruits and foods are ranked on the ORAC scale.

Mangosteen has yet to make it big in the health and diet world but it is poised to become the next super food. The juice has a very distinct taste and the many health benefits will make it a very attractive product. Eating mangosteen certainly cannot hurt you and you can experience some excellent benefits.

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