Irvingia Gabonensis Seed Extract
What is Irvingia gabonensis? Irvingia gabonensis (IG) is the Latin name of the tree grown in Central and West Africa that produces a fruit similar to a mango and nicknamed African mango, wild mango, dika nut, or bush mango. In areas where IG grows, its flesh is widely eaten. But it's the...
What is Irvingia gabonensis?
Irvingia gabonensis (IG) is the Latin name of the tree grown in Central and West Africa that produces a fruit similar to a mango and nicknamed African mango, wild mango, dika nut, or bush mango.
In areas where IG grows, its flesh is widely eaten. But it's the seed or nut (fresh or dried) that contains the supposedly powerful ingredients. Sold almost exclusively online, the seed extract comes in powder, liquid, tablets and capsules.
Specification of Irvingia gabonensis Seed Extract
Product Name: Irvingia gabonensis Seed Extract
Latin Name: Irvingia Gabonensis
Appearance: Brown yellow powder
Concentrated Extract Powder: 4:1, 10:1
Storage: Store in sealed containers at cool & dry place. Protect from light, moisture and pest infestation
Shelf life: 2 years when properly stored.
Packing: 1kg/bag, 5kg/bag, 25KG/Drum, or as your requirements.
Payment terms: T/T in advance, Western Union, Paypal, etc.
Leading time: Usually, 3-5 working days after your payment confirmed.
Nutritional Content of Irvingia gabonensis Seed Extract
Albert Ayena, Ph.D., of the Global Institute for Bioexploration, states that the oil contained in the fruit's seed is abundant in beta-carotene. National Institutes of Health explains that beta-carotene is effective at preventing certain cancers, high blood pressure, infertility, heartburn and some emotional and mental disorders. The seed is also rich in calcium, iron and B vitamins, as well as healthy fatty acids, such as myristic, lauric, palmitic, stearic and oleic acids. Fatty acids are essential for brain health, body function and muscular development.
Mechanism of Irvingia gabonensis Seed Extract
Irvingia gabonensis Seed Extract have high amounts of soluble fiber. Soluble fibers are “bulk-forming,” meaning that they delay the rate by which food exits the stomach, leading to a gradual absorption of sugars. This decreases the elevated blood glucose level after a meal. Fibers in African mango seeds can also bind to bile salts and carry them out of the body in the stool. This increases the conversion of cholesterol into bile salts to replenish the deficiency, thereby decreasing blood cholesterol levels.
Additionally, African mango seed extract can suppress fat production by:
1. Reducing the activity of the protein PPARγ, which promote weight gain.
2. Increasing adiponectin, a protein hormone involved in fat breakdown and glucose control.
3. Reversing leptin resistance, a factor that can lead to obesity.
African Mango Seed Extract Side Effects
Excess consumption of Irvingia gabonensis Seed powder can result in sleep problems, headaches, and flatulence. While this is only experienced when people consume too much of either the fruit or the seed extract, the active ingredients can also affect people at much lower concentrations. Allergies to this fruit also exist, although they are rare.