Health Discoveries - Health News - National News - African Mango Irvingia Gabonensis - Weight Loss Medical Miracle? - Home Move over Weight Watchers® an exotic new superfruit called 'African Mango' has quickly become one of the hottest new ways to lose weight. After one of America's most popular medical doctors and daytime TV talk show hosts called African Mango (mentioning no specific brand) a "miracle in your medicine cabinet that can help you lose 10 pounds ," sales of the slimming supplement have skyrocketed, making it now one of the most popular weight-loss products in America today. Internet searches reveal countless blog postings and Facebook messages, calling African Mango, "The hottest new way to lose weight" and "a weight loss supplement without side effects." Study: Reduces 12.3 Pounds of Excess Bodyweight in 28 Days Beyond the success stories on social networking sites, new clinical research shows African Mango may indeed be the real deal when it comes to causing fast weight loss. According to a recent study published in the scientific journal Lipids in Health and Disease, African Mango extract (irvingia gabonensis) helped men and women lose an average of 12.3 pounds of unhealthy bodyweight in just 28 days without additional diet or exercise (although we always recommend regular exercise and balanced, portion-controlled eating for best results). But as stunning as those results are, weight loss isn't even the greatest benefit to supplementing with African Mango extract, say researchers. Volunteers taking the extract 30 minutes before meals lost an average of over 2 inches of dangerous belly, and their cholesterol, triglyceride, and bad LDL cholesterol levels plummeted 39%, 44.9% and 45.6%, respectively. What Is African Mango, and How Does It Work? Despite the recent frenzy surrounding African Mango, the fruit has been used as a health and healing aid for centuries in the West Coastal rain forests of Africa, boardering the Gulf of Guinea where the fruit is most commonly grown. African Mango, or bush mango, differs from other mangos in that it produces a peculiar seed, which natives refer to as Dikka nuts. Research shows an extract from the seeds called irvingia gabonensis may offer significant benefits to human health, acting as a sort of "super fiber" to help moderate cholesterol and triglycerides as well as promoting weight loss in at least four different ways. Increasing Adiponectin: Large fat cells secrete less adiponectin, a crucial hormone that helps support insulin sensitivity as well as cardiovascular health. Research shows overweight people given African Mango extract show markedly increased adiponectin levels. Reduces Appetite Through Leptin: Research shows overweight people given African Mango extract have elevated Leptin levels. Leptin is a hormone that regulates appetite. Leptin also induces a process whereby fat stored in cells is broken down. Reducing the Absorption of Carbohydrates: For carbs to be fully absorbed, they must be broken down in the digestive tract by the amylase enzyme. Research shows African Mango extract inhibits amylase, and thus reduces the amount of ingested starches that will be absorbed as sugar and stored as bodyfat. Inhibiting Fat-Converting Enzymes: An enzyme called glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase facilitates the conversion of glucose into triglycerides that increase fat cell size. African Mango extract inhibits glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, thereby reducing the amount of glucose (sugar) that is converted into body fat. Top Doctors Give 'Stamp of Approval' While a popular weight-loss treatment in Africa, African Mango only recently became popular in America when on September 13, 2010, the slimming super fruit was featured on one of America's most popular TV shows. On the show, the host, who is also one of America's preeminent medical doctors, called African Mango a "breakthrough supplement" and "a miracle in your medicine cabinet which can help you lose 10 pounds." Other leading doctors have similar high praise for African Mango. Dr. Judith Ngondi, a physician and professor of biochemistry at Cameroon's University of Yaounde, calls African Mango a highly effective natural alternative for reducing bodyfat and improving overall health. "Studies have shown supplementation [with African Mango extract] signficiantly reduced bodyweight, total blood cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides," says Dr. Ngondi. "Its use should be further encouraged for the purposes of control of dietary lipids as well as for weight reduction." Americans Swear by African Mango's Slimming Benefits Tiffany Waterson, a 30-year-old mother of three from St. Petersburg, Florida, says she struggled with her weight for years before she began taking African Mango extract. "I gained 40 pounds with my last child, and I was already 25 pounds overweight," says Waterson. "So when I only lost 20 pounds of weight I had gained with that pregnacy, I then was 45 pounds overweight. "I tried several diets and tried to stay away from the foods I loved and nothing seemed to work," says Waterson. "I might have lost a few pounds, but it would always come back." Waterson says she gave up hope of ever losing the weight until she read an article, which featured how African Mango may offer fresh hope to struggling dieters. "I have been taking African Mango for six months now, and I am already down 33.5 pounds," says Waterson. "All I have done is take the pills like the bottle says and drink plenty of water, and I don't eat past 8 p.m. I'm just loving my new body!" David Jeffery, a 36-year-old journalist from Columbia, Missouri, says he's experienced similar weight-loss success with African Mango. "After just two weeks of using African Mango, I lost 22 pounds of fat, including a lot of fat off my gut," says Jeffery. "I'm amazed at how fast the weight is falling off me. Already my jean size has dropped from 36 to 34. It's the most effective fat-loss product I've ever used." As stunning as the success stories may be, researchers point out that the results featured above are extraordinary and results may vary from person to person, depending on a number of variables, including body type, metabolic rate, diet, and level of physical activitiy. How To Find a Trusted African Mango Product With the explosion in popularity of African Mango over the last several months, it's no surprise that dozens, if not hundreds, of African Mango products have popped up online, making the buying process a difficult and confusing endeavor. One of the best-selling and most trusted African Mango products offered online is Pure African Mango, offered from Applied Nutritional Research, LLC one of the nation's largest online health product retailers. Applied Nutritional Research, LLC, was recognized this year by the United States Postal Service with its 2011 National Corporate Business Achievement Award. Other outstanding businesses who received this prestigious award in 2011 include eBay, General Electric, Office Depot, State Farm Insurance, and Verizon Communications. Click here to read the press release from the United States Postal Service. Bottom Line? When you order African Mango from Applied Nutritional Research, you can order with peace of mind and confidence. Applied Nutritional Research offers a full 60-day 100% money-back guarantee for their Pure African Mango product, and each and every order placed with the company is a one-time-only transaction. In other words, consumers don't have to worry about being enrolled in those controversial auto-rebill/auto-reship programs.