A recent research conducted by The Singapore Eye Research Institute proved that Xanthones derived from the fruit “alpha-mangostin” from the mangosteen species is able to fight against MRSA, one of the bacteria most feared by Man.
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial infection that is known to be antibiotics resistant. MRSA, a type of “staph” infection that is spread via skin-to-skin contact, can occur even in healthy people.
The study, headed by Professor Beuerman and titled ‘Rapid bactericidal action of alpha-mangostin against MRSA as an outcome of membrane targeting’, extracted five natural xanthones from the fruit hull of Garcinia Mangostana to be investigated on their antimicrobial aspects.
The results identified “alpha-mangostin” to be the most potent extract amongst all.
WHAT ARE XANTHONES?
The antioxidants found in mangosteen are called Xanthones. In Nature, there are approximately 200 known Xanthones, with more than 40 found in the rind of the mangosteen. Xanthones are polyphenolic compounds that kill or expel free radicals, also known as oxidants from our body.
Xanthones carry a wide range of health benefits. Although many other fruits are also antioxidant-rich, mangosteen is found to contain the highest levels of antioxidants. Other vitamins and minerals found in mangosteens include magnesium, zinc, potassium and vitamins C and B1.
MANGOSTEEN AND RESEARCH
Through the years, numerous researches have been conducted worldwide on the natural properties of mangosteen and its health benefits. These researches have unearthed many useful medical properties in Xanthones, including:
- Anti- ageing
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Prevent constipation
- Help with menstrual pain
- Wound healing
- Improve skin conditions such as acne
Ongoing research shows promising anti cancer effects as well as prevention against other chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, migraines, depression and hormonal imbalances in women.
Nonetheless, continuous study is required as only 6 of the 43 Xanthones found in the mangosteen fruit have been researched. Their potent activity and broad-ranging indications for use may soon reveal that Xanthones in mangosteen is potentially an all-time greatest medical discovery.
As the mangosteen rind (skin) is difficult to consume due to its tough texture and bitterness in taste, one of the best ways to benefit from the nutritious value of the mangosteen rind is to consume pure mangosteen juice such as Nanoxan Gold.
Nanoxan Gold consists of 100% pure mangosteen juice with no added colouring, sugar or preservatives. It is also free of pesticides and chemicals.
Nanoxan Gold is made with a proprietary whole fruit technique comprising the mangosteen’s rind/skin, flesh and kernel to produce delicious and all-natural mangosteen juice.
Each bottle of Nanoxan Gold contains 7 to 10 kilograms of whole fresh mangosteen to maintain high amounts of Xanthones in every drop.
Approved by the Ministry of Health (under food category), Nanoxan Gold is also affiliated with the National Cancer Council Malaysia (MAKNA) where a donation is given to MAKNA for every bottle sold.
Nanoxan Gold is available at all leading pharmacies and quality food retailers such as MBG stores and Village Grocer. For details, please visit www.nanoxan.con.my or call 019-650 3747 / 019-364 1413 (Maziah).