The mangosteen fruit grows in sub-tropical climates in Southeast Asia. It contains Xanthones, the highest concentration of anti-oxidants found in nature. Local folklore has used its medical benefits for thousands of years, but no one knew how to preserve the nutritional benefits and market the total fruit commercially. It took American and German ingenuity to come up with the answer. A botanical expert from Utah ran across the fruit more than 10 years ago in a Thailand restaurant. It tasted delicious.
Science has produced a number of synthetic products to help reduce inflammation and suffering in people. They came up with medicines like aspirin and non steroidal agents like Motrin and Naprosyn.
The discovery of the COX 2 enzyme has brought about massive insight into many diseases. Cox 2 is the enzyme associated with pain and inflammation and many other diseases and disorders such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, Parkinsonism, and arthritis (both Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis), osteoporosis, Crohn’s disease, allergies, depression, Respiratory disease such as asthma, chronic kidney injury and many others.
When the Cox2 enzyme was discovered, the next step was to create a Cox 2 inhibitor, known as the “super aspirins” – Vioxx and Celebrex, each of which has helped people but have their own side effects. (Vioxx was taken off market because of severe cardiac risks.)
The best solution would be to discover a natural product with the ability to inhibit the inflammation problems associated with Cox 2 without disturbing the protective effects of the Cox 1 enzyme, which protects the stomach and blood cells.
Who knew the answer had been in Southeast Asia for thousands of years, and decades of science validating the long term usage and safety of the Mangosteen fruit.
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