African Mango is an ingredient that is making its way into a growing number of different weight loss product formulations. It has gained a lot of attention from the media and certain celebrities, which this has caused it to become an ingredient that is drawing an ever larger number of consumers to purchase products that contain it.
Also known as Irvingia Gabonensis, this ingredient is extracted from a tree that is native to West and Central Africa. That tree produces a fruit that looks somewhat like a mango, which has earned it the name of bush mango, wild mango, dika nut, or African Mango. It is from that fruit that the extract is obtained.
The fruit is widely eaten and the seed or nut can be used either fresh or dried in order to provide the ingredients that have been receiving such a large amount of applause from the nonprescription weight loss market. Products containing this ingredient are sold nearly exclusively online and they can be found in the form of liquids, powders, and capsules, depending on the application.
Although the claims that are made about the benefits of this diet pill ingredient are broad and quite large, the actual research that has been conducted on this substance isn’t all that significant.
The claim is typically that the African Mango seed contains a highly soluble fiber that will somehow cause belly fat to melt away. It is frequently found in products that also contain green tea, which is marketed as being a powerful fat burner.
The use of these supplements will usually require the dieter to take the pill 30 to 60 minutes before eating a meal in order to reduce triglycerides, cholesterol, and the appetite as a whole. It is also claimed to decrease the growth of fat cells, improve the breakdown of existing fats, and enhance blood glucose balance. The primary claims are that it helps to improve cholesterol and fat levels.
The research into African Mango as a weight loss supplement is slim but it does exist. The majority, however, has been conducted by the companies that make the supplements, in the first place. Because the research is performed by companies that have something to gain by its success, those studies should not be considered to be as objective or accurate as trials conducted by large, reputable, independent organizations that are not being paid by the companies for that purpose.
Studies of that nature that have been conducted on African Mango have been considered to be small and preliminary, at best. This ingredient is far from being proven either safe or effective. Though this could happen one day, it has yet to occur.