African Mango Diet the hot new weight loss aid for 2011

It seems like every week or so there is yet another exotic fruit or plant from the deep within the jungle that we find is a weight loss/fountain of youth/natural viagra/regrow your hair/cure cancer miracle. Well, here’s yet another to add to the list – African Mango. Strangely enough, this one actually does what it claims!

On September 13, 2010 on his tv show Dr. Oz featured Irvingia Gabonensis (also known as African mango) as a weight loss aid, as a part of a segment on the Dr. Oz show where viewers are urged to try to lose 10 pounds in order to improve their overall health. He has also listed it on his website as one of the daily “musts” for healthy weight loss.

What is Irvingia Gabonensis / African Mango Extract?

Irvingia Gabonensis is a tree found in West and Central Africa. It is also called wild mango or bush mango in addition to the more popular African Mango. The yellow fruit of the tree is eaten by natives, but it is the seed that is used to aid in weight loss. It is getting a lot of attention by people interested in weight loss. Studies show that it helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels in addition to aiding in weight loss.

Does the African Mango help with weight loss?

Since Irvingia is so new to the weight loss scene, there is a lot of false information being thrown around, much like the Acai Berry was in 2010. Studies have shown positive results, with the most significant being a 10 week study where participants lost an average of 10 pounds when taking African Mango seed extract, while the control group did not lose any weight.

In this study African Mango taken twice daily for 10 weeks has been shown to help people lose up to 28 lbs and remove up to 6 inches from their waist measurement. Leptin levels are decreased and adiponectin levels are improved with the daily administration of African Mango in the human research studies.  In particular, participants in this study lost an average of 10 pounds

Leptin is the key

Fat cells secrete a hormone called Leptin. As fat cells get larger, they secrete more and more. Leptin acts as a signal to your brain that you are full and can stop eating. But over time, your brain develops a resistance to the leptin and it takes more and more to send the signal. Much like insulin resistance. Irvingia Gabonensis increases the brains sensitivity to Leptin so the signals are received as they should be. Not only does leptin help shut down your hunger, it also helps you burn more calories. Leptin stimulates the breakdown of stored triglycerides from your fat cells. That is, when your body works as it should.

Adiponectin and Glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase
The second signal produced and released by your fat cells is adiponectin – a hormone that helps to maintain your body’s normal insulin sensitivity. As the amount of fat tissue increases, the level of adiponectin decreases. Larger fat cells naturally produce less adiponectin. Levels of adiponectin also appear to be directly related to belly fat.

Overall, levels are lower in overweight people and higher in lean people. When you lose weight, more adiponectin is available to promote health.

Last but not least, glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase is the third command signal that your fat cells produce. This is an enzyme that helps convert starch and sugar calories to stored body fat.

In the study it was shown that there was a significant increase in adiponectin and glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase.

They found that Irvingia Gabonensis has a natural ability to act as very strong appetite suppressant, actually influencing the way your brain works. Also, Irvingia Gabonensis increases the body’s production of Adiponectin, which improves sensitivity to insulin so the body will burn more fat. At the completion of the study, the average extract taker had lost 10 pounds, while the placebo users didn’t show significant change.

It probably won’t help everyone

While it is impossible to know all the mechanisms at work, we do know that increased leptin sensitivity (which decreases hunger) seems to be a primary reaction to ingestion of Irvingia Gabonensis. But not all dieters will benefit from this – especially those that are younger and/or slimmer, so their bodies have not yet built up a resistance to leptin.

The positive results from clinical testing has convinced us to add the top African Mango products to our store. We have found that it does indeed work well by itself, and is even more effective in combination with Acai Berry supplements. Visit our store for information on different African Mango diet and weight loss products.

8 Responses to “African Mango Diet the hot new weight loss aid for 2011”
  1. Karin says:

    I am very curious about the African Mango combined with the Sea Buckhorn and Acai. I read the ingredients on the combination and noted Guarana & Green Tea as the effective agent promoting thermogenesis, however the difficulty is that my system does not tolerate Caffeine at all. While it may be an efficient fat burner, Caffeine in ALL it’s forms manifests in me with extreme chest pain, accute nervousness and anxiety. So I must avoid it, in all forms.
    Are there other alternatives (different combinations) of these supplements that can/will enable me effective weight loss?
    I am 5’4″ tall and my weight has peaked at 224lbs.
    I really need a safe and effective weight-loss system.
    [NOTE: I’ve been diagnosed with RA & Fybromyalgia from 2000] So I must be very careful what I take.
    I await your response.

    • admin says:


      Excellent point. I believe the green tea in sdf-3 does have caffeine so wouldn’t be good for you. The SDF-3 may be a little more effective, but we do sell the main ingredients in the superfruit trio, so you can get about the same benefits with that.

      • fergie44 says:

        hi, i bought the african mango plus and have being using it for 2weeks now, how ever i bought 3 bottles. Since i ain’t seing any changes yet would like to know if it has a given period to start acting.

    • arina says:

      You might want to try to give up to gluten before starting this and see how you feel after. You should see an improvement after the firt 1-2 weeks. It is very possible that not the caffeine is the problem for your sympthoms but the gluten. Caffeine can just amplify them. I had the same problems and after I geve up to gluten I can manage easier losing weight, hunger and no palpitations… NO a lot of other things. After so many years I can have coffee again and I am an espresso person so not just coffee but strong coffee. It is worth to try.

  2. Agnes Scrivner says:

    I have been taking African Mango for almost a month and have only lost 5 pounds, all of that in the last 2 weeks. The first couple weaks, I was only taking 1 capsule a day. My boyfriend suggested I try more, so started taking 3 a day and it made a huge difference for me.

    Hope that helps some. I’ll try and check back in next month.

    • Anonymous says:

      I have had the exact same experience. While I have been taking it, it has occurred to me that by reducing my ‘hunger’ I’m also reducing my metabolism rate. With this product I barely want to eat all day long. I end up eating a small portion at the beginning of the day and a medium meal for dinner. I’m not hungry before or after that. This means that I’m living on probably 500-800 calories per day, which, in itself is unhealthy. Begs the question, what will happen when I stop taking these???

  3. E.Jay Adams says:

    have tryed to find a place on your wed site to stop getting african mango and cant find one i wish to stop my oreder and i dont need it any more

  4. Sammi says:

    G’Day! Acaiberry,
    Cool Post, I’m going to take a closer look at weight changes with regard to the new African Mango diet pills.

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