African Mango Extract Side Effects
Hi there, my name is Karina and like many of you I’m fascinated with the latest and greatest health products in the news. There are now soooo many diet supplements and so called miracle weight loss pills on the market that people are just plain confused, right?
Well I don’t blame you.
I’ve been pretty confused myself :O).
- Which one do you choose?
- Which one is the right one for you?
One diet pill that has been featured on the Dr Oz show is african mango. I’ve done a considerable amount of research into diet pills and it is my honest belief that african mango is one of the “safer” options available for men and women looking to lose weight. I have actually tried a number of “diet pills” and frequently suffer from headaches and even motion sickness when driving (yes sounds weird but true). I am currently taking a low dose of african mango and I definitely have a significant loss of appetite throughout the day.
I will explain my thoughts, feelings and findings throughout my african mango resource blog.
The benefits of African mango are endless. Not only is it helping thousands of individuals lose weight, it also helps lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and stabilize blood sugars.
The African mango benefits really outweigh any side effects that have been reported during clinical studies (which I will explain in more detail below).
Here is a guide that will help you understand the fruit that this amazing supplement comes from, and the African mango extract side effects that have been associated with it :O)
Other Names African Mango Is Known By
African mango, African wild mango, irvingia, dika ( dikanut, dikabread tree ), odika, ogbono, sweet bush mango, bush mango, iba-tree
The African Mango Tree
Let’s start with the tree :O).
The African mango tree grows throughout Africa’s tropical forest. It is also grown on farms located in central and western Africa. Trees can grow up to 40 meters in height, and 3 meters in diameter.
The leaves on the tree are elliptical in shape, and are dark green in color. The Mango tree bears yellow or white flowers during February to March, and the amazing spherical shaped fruit bears from July to September.
The fruit is green when fully ripe, but the delicious insides will be bright orange and juicy when it’s ready to eat. The fruit has a sweet yet bitter taste, and is highly sought by African natives.
Through many case studies, the question, “does African mango work”, arises and has been answered.
I’m fascinated by alternative and ancient medicines.
Many years ago Hoodia Gordonii became known in the west when the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert revealed their trick for suppressing their hunger pains when going on long hunts.
African Mango also hails from Africa, this time from Cameroon. The natives have used it for similar purposes (hunger suppression) as well as a food source due to its antioxidant properties and nutritional value.
African natives have also used this exotic fruit for centuries as a painkiller.
The bark, seeds, leaves, and roots have all been used to help treat numerous sicknesses. Studies are also being conducted using the African mango in food, cosmetics, and other medications, and I will report their findings when they are published :O).
Here are some of the benefits that have been proven through genuine clinical case studies…
- Metabolism: The extract gives a boost to your metabolism, which helps your body burn fat
- Cholesterol: Through a variety of clinical studies it has been proven that the African mango extract can help reduce “bad” cholesterol and promote “good” cholesterol in your body.
- Fiber: Because the mango is all natural it is a great source of fiber, which can help with GI regularity and weight loss.
- Toxins: The supplement detoxifies the body, while acting as a fat burning agent.
- Glucose: Helps regulate blood glucose while increasing metabolism.
- Blood Circulation: Prevents blood vessels from swelling, which allows blood circulation to improve throughout your body.
- Antioxidants: The fruit is all natural and is packed with vitamins that make it a powerful antioxidant.
The benefits of the African mango are quite simply astonishing. Clinical Studies have proven that the supplement has helped serious health problems such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.
African Mango Side Effects
According to my thorough research, a very small number of individuals have reported African mango side effects and I will share those with you below.
Some of the subjects in the case study reported mild cases of headaches, dry mouth, GI upset, insomnia, and flu like symptoms. My research has shown that the vast majority of users have been able to consume african mango without any side effects. Also, one african mango supplement may give side effects and another will not.
Although it has not been proven, it is believed that the fruit may increase side effects with the use of diabetes, and cholesterol medications. For those individuals who are taking medicines for obesity, there may also be an increase chance of additional side effects.
Due to the effects of African mango delaying gastric emptying, any prescription medications should be taken with caution. None of these theories have been proven, but they are presented as possibilities.
Overall, the benefits clearly outweigh the side effects.
At this time, there is no research suggesting that it is safe to take the African mango supplement while pregnant or breast feeding. Until further research is done, it is not recommended.
There are two dosing recommendations: 150 mg of African mango extract be taken 30 minutes before dinner and lunch, or a maximum of 1,050 mg taken in a day.
If taking the maximum dosage, you should take the extract 30 minutes before meals, three times a day, with a glass of water. The supplement can be found in liquid or capsule form. Bear in mind that a larger dose may not be suitable for everyone so it is recommended that you start with a smaller dose.
How Does African Mango Work?
The African mango extract is formed from the oils found in the dika nut that is located in the pit of the mango. This extract has been proven, through numerous clinical studies, to help obese patients to develop a sensitivity to leptin.
Leptin is a hormone that is found in the body, and its job is to control fat storage. Some researchers suggest that individuals who are obese build a resistance for leptin. The mango extract allows the body to fight the leptin resistance, which results in losing weight.
The African mango has been thoroughly studied, and every aspect of the fruit has been analyzed. When broken down this is what the African mango components look like.
Protein 8.5% Carbohydrate 15% Fat 67%
The mango is also high in calcium, iron, B vitamin thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin. Healthy fatty acids that are found in the fruit include: myristic, lauric, palmitic, stearic and oleic acids. The oil from the nut within the mango is a great source of beta-carotene.
Feedback From African Mango Users Other Than Myself
Here are what some of the individuals who use African mango as a dietary supplement have to say about it including whether they personally experienced any side effects associated with it.
“In 2011, I lost 15 lbs taking this supplement on an intermittent basis, I noticed increased energy levels, and my cholesterol levels decreased from 200 to 172. I did not make any drastic changes to my exercise or eating habits. I think it is a good supplement that will aid in weight loss. I have not had any side effects.” -Cindy
“I did have high blood pressure and that has been lowered now without any other meds. I will continue to take it for another 2 months and re-evaluate at that time. NO side effects and slight reduction in appetite.” -Pam
“I have lost noticeable inches in my waist, hips and thighs. It does help decrease appetite. No side effects, thank goodness!” -John
“I am on my third week and I weighed in at my gym and I lost 7lbs. This is a lot of weight lost I normally lose between 1-2lbs per week. No side effects for me will purchase again to continue my weight lost.” -Sam
When taking a genuine African Mango Supplement, you generally do not have to worry about nasty side effects. Just be sure to buy a supplement where all the ingredients are proudly disclosed because if they aren’t you have to seriously wonder what they are hiding :O).
For information on the african mango supplement that I recommend for most people please read my in depth review about why I chose this supplement over others…