Irvingia Gabonensis or better known as The African Mango is now becoming popular because it has been shown to assist people in losing weight. It does so by boosting the body's leptin level. What is leptin you ask? It is a hormone that assists in the suppression of appetite.
This beautiful fruit also contains antioxidant properties as well as assists in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels. This fruit is traditionally found in the rain forests of West Africa. The seed it self contains a high fat content and has been used as a fat burning agent.
Benefits of Irvingia Gabonensis
Weight Loss - Irvingia gabonensis administered 150 mg twice daily before meals to overweight and/or obese human volunteers favorably impacts body weight and a variety of parameters characteristic of the metabolic syndrome. This is the first double blind randomized placebo controlled clinical trial regarding the anti-obesity and lipid profile modulating effects of an Irvingia gabonensis extract. The positive clinical results, together with our previously published mechanisms of gene expressio