Mangosteen is a tropical fruit with a great amount of antioxidants which offer a lot of health benefits. Mangosteen juice is used to boost the immune system, increase vitality, and support human well-being. According to some manufacturers, mangosteen can even treat and prevent cancer. It is also claimed to have chemoprotective properties, however, there is no clinical proof of this.
Botanical name of mangosteen is Garcinia mangostana. This evergreen tree is cultivated in Central and South America, Australia, India, and Thailand, and has been applied in medicine by the Chinese and Ayurvedic for many years for the treatment of such illnesses, as diarrhea, infections, dysentery, and wounds. Usually the fruit's bark, leaves, pericarp have been used. Mangosteen juice is very popular among people who want to lose weight. It contains high concentrations of more than 50 types of xanthones, antioxidants which possess anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-tumor properties. These compounds also prevent oxidation of harmful LDL cholesterol.
Mangosteen juice is nowadays one of the most popular supplements. It's well-known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory benefits. Generally, mangosteen is considered to be safe, but when used for a long period it can cause some side effects. The report of one case claims that a prolonged daily intake of this supplement can increase the risk of acidosis (acidity of the blood plasma).
Secondly, mangosteen juice can cause loose stools, especially in people with irritable bowel syndrome. This may happen with other kinds of juices, rich in antioxidants. Some people may face allergic reactions to mangosteen juice. So, if you have any fruit allergy, consult your doctor before using this food supplement. Otherwise, you may suffer from nausea, rash, and vomiting. Antioxidants found in mangosteen can assist to prevent cancer but it can't be helpful in combination with chemotherapy as the latter relies on free radicals which destroy cancer cells. To prevent side effects it is recommended to lower a dose.