Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Rich Pericarp Mangosteen - Don't Buy Mangosteen Extracts As You're Only Receiving An "Extract/Fraction" Of the Real Mangosteen Benefits
Some companies are candid enough to disclose that what they are offering is simply a mangosteen extract. Again, there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with that… unless you know exactly what an extract is. An extract is defined as a preparation containing the active ingredient of a substance in concentrated form. Extracts are often made by using a solvent such as ethanol or water. Simply put, a mangosteen extract is not 100% mangosteen since it is mixed with other components (usually alcohol). In order to harness all the healthful benefits that mangosteen has to offer, you need more than just a mangosteen extract. You need the fruit processed in such a way that you don’t lose the precious mangosteen xanthones that you are after. You have to isolate the xanthones and avoid interactions with other substances as much as possible so they don’t lose their potent antioxidant properties.