African Mango Study 2

In a 2005 study, the effects of Irvingia gabonesis seeds, on the human body were monitored to determine whether they aided in weight loss. Because conventional diet and exercise methods fail for so many individuals, the researchers wanted to determine whether these plant based extracts made a significant difference in weight loss.

The Study

Performed by the Nutrition, HIV and Health Research Unit, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde, the study utilized 40 obese individuals between the ages of 19 and 55. There were no specific diets followed, and no weight reducing medication or supplements taken during the test. The test subjects were given a total of 350mg of  mango seed extract to take three times a day before meals. The remaining individuals were given a placebo. Body weight, body fat, waist and hip circumferences were recorded each week.

The Results

After one month, individuals taking the  extract experienced a significantly higher amount of weight loss in comparison with those taking the placebo (5.6% versus 2.7%). What’s more impressive is the waist circumference reduction (5.07% versus 3.18%) and the hip circumference reduction (3.42% versus 2.12%). Another surprising result of the extract was greatly reduced blood pressure. After 4 weeks, the difference in the systolic blood pressure was significantly reduced for those taking the extract.


The African Mango extract acts as a fiber that delays the digestive process in individuals. During this time, the body more gradually absorbs sugar so sugar levels are more controlled. This reduces the instances of diabetes. The study shows that the seed extract aids in weight loss and boosts the weight loss process as well as the waist and thigh circumference reduction. It helps individuals shed the pounds faster and trim their waist and thighs more quickly.

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