herbal medicinesOne of my childhood memories was of my mother staying up all night taking care of me. I was having a fever and a headache. My temperature simply wouldn’t back down. At around 5 a.m. I remember my mother giving me a cup of tea and in a matter of minutes I mumbled to my mother “I see a white knight fighting a dark knight… Look… look… the white knight is winning!”. Instantly I fell asleep and when I woke up the fever was gone.

If you are like me, probably you had an experience when you’ve used an herbal remedy to treat a fever or simply to get an energy boost (raise your hand if you had a coffee in the morning to wake up).

When confronted by weakness or sickness, we always sought medicines from the natural world, especially from the plants.

Basically, we use herbal medicines because:

  • They are safe, when used sensibly
  • Can be self-administered
  • Treat common problems like coughs, headaches, skin problems, etc…
  • Treat chronic problems like mild depression, arthritis
  • Prevent illness
  • Enhance health and performance.
  • Have longstanding traditional use with proven evidence of their effectiveness

The African Mango is well known not just for the fruit, but for the bark, kernels, leaves and roots. For instance the bark of African mango is known for treating diarrhea, hernias, yellow fever, while the boiled bark makes the tooth pain less painful.

The kernel, the seeds of African Mango, on the other hand, has been discovered to aid people trying to lose weight. In the next paragraphs we’ll focus on the process of extracting the active and the benefits of these seeds. 

Key Information on African Mango Extract

African Mango Extract The African Mango seeds can be eaten fresh or dried in food (ogbono soup, stews or sauces), taken as powder or processed to produce a concentrated African Mango extract.

In order to produce the extract, the seeds are dried and then washed with a solvent. The solvent dissolves the extractable matter from the seeds. Through distillation, the soluble matter evaporates and then collected in a different recipient. What remains after distillation is a high concentration of African mango extract. This whole process is called solvent extraction and the extract bears the scientific name IGOB131.

These extracts are then prepared into tablets or capsules. High-quality capsules are preferred because they are densely packed and the air can’t circulate through the powder, are easy to take and with little taste. Also the dosage of capsules is standardized and do not have the drawback of tables which may dissolve poorly in the stomach.

The Overall safety of African Mango extract

Being used in the kitchen all the time as a spice, it’s fair to say african mango is safe. The only contraindication would be if you are allergic or hypersensitive to african mango. Also, information on safety during pregnancy is lacking, so it’s best to avoid using it during pregnancy or lactation.

Moreover, a toxicology test was done by administering 1600mg/kg of african mango extract on rats. No deaths occurred within 24h or seven days after administration. Read here more information on African Mango side effects.

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Studies that provide evidence of effectiveness


There were at least 4 studies that provide hard evidence of how effective african mango extract is. We have detailed information about these studies on our African Mango Reviews page. What I would like to point out, is that the extract was proven to:

  • Inhibits the enzymes involved in converting glucose to fat
  • Has beneficial effect on the enzyme involved in adipogenesis and insulin sensitivity
  • Up regulates the adiponectin ( adiponectin is inversely proportional to the body fat, meaning more adiponectin – less fat in the body)
  • Decreases leptin levels and enhances the leptin sensitivity (less food intake and stimulates thermogenesis – more calories burned while at rest)
  • Cuts down T-cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol
  • Increases HDL-cholesterol (the “good cholesterol”)
  • Lowers blood glucose


What to Look for When Choosing African Mango Supplement

african mango weight loss pillsAfrican mango is a great supplement to choose if you decide to lose weight. It is of great help because it inhibits appetite while at the same time it increases metabolism. It will require less willpower from you to stick to your diet and provide you with the energy you need to exercise.

The price of the african mango extract is directly linked to its quality. As a general rule, you should buy supplements from trusted companies. The companies that have lower prices than the norm are either taking huge losses or are selling supplements of questionable quality.

You can try African Mango Plus. It’s an african mango supplement which has the right dosage of african mango extract while combing it with green tea extract. The company has 90 day guarantee, so you can invest in african mango risk free. Take advantage of their offer and please drop me a line after you’ve achieved your desired weight, I wish to know all about it.

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