Mangosteen juice is something that you see mentioned often on cancer websites. It is one of those things that always seemed too good to be true to me. I tend to be very analytical, probably due to my graduate degree in finance, so I work hard not to write things off too quickly. I have tried to keep an open mind on mangosteen juice, just in case it was a wonder fruit we should be consuming.
When I saw this article at the Nutrition Journal on-line tonight I had to read it. The purpose of the study was to see if consuming mangosteen juice (specifically "Xango") reduced inflammation as measured by CRP (C-Reactive Protein). I find CRP to be a vague test and one whose results are not that easy to interpret, but it is an indication of any overall level of inflammation, which we all know is not good if chronically elevated.
The results, those consuming 18 ounces of mangosteen juice a day had reduced CRP levels compared to those on the placebo. I don’t know about any of you but the sugar that must be associated with consuming 18 ounces of juice each day is just too much for me.
This study has done nothing to convince me to buy mangosteen juice. However, I am going to keep my eye open for other studies on this juice. If I see something else I will pass it along.