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Jo's Gems
designed for Weight Management

Use

Could be a complement to a healthy lifestyle that incorporates a calorie-reduced diet and regular physical activity for individuals involved in a weight management program (Ross 2011; Ngondi et al. 2009, Ngondi et al. 2005)

 

Helps support healthy cholesterol levels/cardiovascular health by reducing total and LDL cholesterol (Ross 2011; Ngondi et al. 2009; Ngondi et al. 2005)

Helps support healthy glucose levels (Ross 2011; Ngondi et al. 2009; Adamson et al. 1986)

Source of/Provides antioxidants (Atawodi 2011; Agbor et al. 2005).

Dose

Adults 18 years and older

Weight management, cholesterol, glucose

Take before meals (Ross 2011; Ngondi et al. 2009; Oben et al. 2008a,b; Ngondi et al. 2005; Adamson et al. 1986).

Caution

Consult a health care practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/physician prior to use if you are breastfeeding or have diabetes (Ross 2011; Ngondi et al. 2009; Adamson et al. 1986).

Contraindication

Do not use this product if you are pregnant.

Known adverse reaction

Stop use if you experience symptoms of hypoglycemia including feelings of anxiety, dizziness, tremor, sweating, nausea or headache (Adamson et al. 1986; Ngondi et al. 2009; Oben et al. 2008a,b).

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Why Jo's Gems?

Obesity and overweight are significant public health concerns that affect millions of people worldwide. Overweight and obesity are linked to a variety of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. While there are many weight loss strategies available, few are effective in the long term. African wild mango is a natural weight loss aid.

What is African Wild Mango?

African wild mango (Irvingia gabonensis) is a fruit that grows in the rainforests of West Africa. The fruit is also known as African mango, bush mango, dika, or ogbono. The fruit is similar in appearance to a mango, but it has a harder shell and a nut inside. The nut is rich in fiber and fat and is often used in cooking.

 
African Wild Mango and Weight Loss

There have been several studies examining its effectiveness. One study published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease examined the effects of African wild mango on weight loss in 102 overweight and obese individuals. The study found that those taking the African wild mango supplement lost an average of 28 pounds over 10 weeks, while those in the placebo group lost an average of 1.5 pounds. The study also found that African wild mango decreased cholesterol levels and improved glucose tolerance.

Another study published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease examined the effects of African wild mango on weight loss in 40 overweight individuals. The study found that those taking the African wild mango supplement lost an average of 12.3 pounds over four weeks, while those in the placebo group lost an average of 4.5 pounds. The study also found that African wild mango decreased waist circumference and improved cholesterol levels.

Safety and Side Effects

African wild mango is generally considered safe, and there have been no reports of serious side effects. However, as with any supplement, it is important to talk to a healthcare provider before taking African wild mango, especially if you are pregnant or have a medical condition. Some people may experience mild side effects, such as gas, bloating, or diarrhea.

Conclusion

African wild mango is a natural weight loss aid. Several studies have found that African wild mango may promote weight loss and improve cholesterol and glucose levels. African wild mango is generally considered safe, but it is important to talk to a healthcare provider before taking any supplement. African wild mango may be a useful addition to a healthy diet and exercise program for those looking to lose weight.

Scientific References

  • Adamson I, Okafor C, Abu-Bakare A. Erythrocyte membrane ATPases in diabetes: effect of dikanut (Irvingia gabonensis). Enzyme 1986; 36(3): 212-215.

  • Agbor, GA, Oben JE, Ngogang JY, Xinxing C, Vinson JA. Antioxidant capacity of some herbs/spices from Cameroon: a comparative study of two methods. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2005; 53(17): 6819-6824.

  • Atawodi, SE. Polyphenol content and in vitro antioxidant activity of methanol extract of seeds of Irvingia gabonensis Baill. of Nigerian origin. Electronic Journal of Environmental, Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2011; 10(6): 2314-2321.

  • Ekpe OO, Umoh IB, Eka OU. Effect of a typical rural processin method on the proximate composition and mino acid profile of bush mango seeds (Irvingia gabonensis). African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. 2007; 7(1): 1684-5374.

  • Ekpo IW, Amor ID, Morah FNI. Seed oils and nutritive studies on the seeds of Gabonensis and Wombolu varieties of Irvingia gabonensis. The Nigerian Academic Forum 2007; 13(1): 1-137.

  • Ngondi JL, Oben JE, Minka SR. The effect of Irvingia gabonensis seeds on body weight and blood lipids of obese subjects in Cameroon. Lipids in Health and Disease 2005; 4:12.

  • Ngondi JL, Etoundi BC, Nyangono CB, Mbofung CM, Oben JE. IGOB131, a novel seed extract of the West African plant Irvingia gabonensis, significantly reduces body weight and improves metabolic parameters in overweight humans in a randomized double-blind placebo controlled investigation. Lipids in Health and Disease 2009; 8:7.

  • Oben JE, Ngondi JL, Blum K. Inhibition of Irvingina gabonensis seed extract (OB131) on adipogenesis as mediated via down regulation of the PPARgamma and leptin genes and up- regulation of the adiponectin gene. Lipids in Health and Disease 2008a; 7:44.

  • Oben JE, Ngondi JL, Momo CL, Agbor GA, Makamto Sobgui CS. The use of a Cissus quadrangularis/Irvingia gabonensis combination in the management of weight loss: a double- blind placebo-controlled study. Lipids in Health and Disease 2008b; 7:12.

  • Ross MS. A proprietary seed extract of Irvingia gabonensis is found to be effective in reducing body weight and improving metabolic parameters in overweight humans. Holistic Nursery Practice 2011; 235(4): 215-217.

  • USDA 2011: United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). [Internet]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville (MD). [Irvingia gabonensis. Last updated 2011 May 9; Accessed 2014 July 23]. Available from: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/tax_search.pl

  • Adamson I, Okafor C, Abu-Bakare A. A supplement of Dikanut (Irvingia gabonensis) improves treatment of type II diabetics. West African Journal of Medicine 1990; 9(2): 108-115.

  • Kothari SC, Shivarudraiah P, Venkataramaiah SB, Gavara S, Soni MG. Subchronic toxicity and mutagenicity/genotoxicity studies of Irvingia gabonensis extract (IGOB131). Food and Chemical Toxicology 2012; 50: 1468-1479.

  • Leung, Woot-tsuen Wu. & Leung, Woot-tsuen Wu. & Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Food Consumption and Planning Branch. & United States. Nutrition Program. Food composition table for use in Africa; a research project sponsored jointly by U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Nutrition Program, and Food Consumption and Planning Branch, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Bethesda, Md 1968.

  • Onakpoya I, Davies L, Posadzki P, Ernst E. The efficacy of Irvingia gabonensis supplementation in the management of overweight and obesity: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Dietary Supplements 2013; 10(1): 29-38.

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