May/June 2006  

 

 

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“Research shows xanthones possess potent antioxidant properties that may help maintain intestinal health, strengthen the immune system, neutralize free radicals, help support cartilage and joint function, and promote a healthy seasonal respiratory system.”

While chatting with my massage therapist one afternoon I browsed her shelf of products and found a big bottle of opaque plum-colored juice. I asked what it was. She replied that it was a daily supplement, not just a refreshing spa drink. She explained that she’d felt healthier since she’d started drinking it a month ago. “It has a lot of different kinds of fruit juice in it; cherry, pear, raspberry, and mangosteen. It’s a detoxifying fruit. I bought it to help (me) during flu season.”

Xanthones are supposedly found in spades in the mangosteen, a fruit commonly grown in Thailand, China and the Philippines. Mangosteens have been used extensively in medicines and nutritional supplements in these countries for centuries. According to medical research, xanthones may have an inhibitory effect on some kinds of cancer cells, and may also have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and cholesterol-lowering effects. In addition to reputedly helping the immune system overall, a variety of reports suggest xanthones may also function as an antiviral, antifungal and anti-parasitic, aid in the lowering blood pressure and fevers, reduce a variety of pains, assist with weight loss, reduce the symptoms of allergies, reduce the effects of fatigue, reduce the likelihood of heart disease, and a host of other physical problems: In other words, they appear to be a good addition to any holistic and preventative health regime.

prod-3-202The company says that XanGo Juice contains a whole–fruit formula that provides a concentration of xanthones. “Research shows xanthones possess potent antioxidant properties that may help maintain intestinal health, strengthen the immune system, neutralize free radicals, help support cartilage and joint function, and promote a healthy seasonal respiratory system.” However the product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is meant to simply be a nutritional supplement.

Having suffered from the residual symptoms of a stubborn sinus infection, I bought a bottle in the hopes of beating back the tenacious bacteria. The instructions on the bottle say to take one-three ounces daily, shaking the bottle before pouring. Bottoms up!

It’s very tangy! I had to add water to an ounce before my husband was comfortable drinking it. I liked it better that way too. It tasted like cool fruity herbal tea. Very refreshing!

My results? The sinus trouble did seem to retreat within a few days. Also after returning to California from a press trip – four small planes in one day – and feeling the next day as if my stomach was still circling somewhere over another state, I drank a full three-ounces. My stomach calmed down a bit and the effects of jetlag reduced dramatically within 30 minutes! I don’t know what XanGo will do for me long-term, but I may keep it in the refrigerator for after plane trips.

The 25.35 fl. oz. bottle retails for about $35.00-40.00.
Check out XanGo’s web site at www.xango.com.



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