Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Rich Pericarp Mangosteen May Help With Your Atherosclerosis


Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Rich Pericarp Mangosteen - May Help You With Your Atherosclerosis

What Is Atherosclerosis?

Your arteries are the blood vessels that transport the oxygen-rich blood from your heart to your other organs. A condition called atherosclerosis impairs them from doing their job efficiently. In atherosclerosis, plaque is built along the walls of your arteries, consisting of macrophages, cholesterol crystals, and calcium deposits. In time, the plaque hardens and decreases the blood vessel wall's elasticity, leading to atherosclerosis.

Atherosclerosis may be present in people who do not show symptoms. However, it could be lethal when it ruptures. Enlargement of the compensating artery can lead to an aneurysm.

The process of plaque formation is gradual. It takes years before it puts your organs in danger of atherosclerosis. At first, there is some injury to the blood vessel wall lining, calling in the white blood cells toward the affected site. This provokes an inflammatory response, further damaging the lining. Large, unstable LDL (bad) cholesterol molecules are then allowed to penetrate and reach the inner layers of the artery. 

The immune response creates free radicals which interact with the LDL molecules, resulting in oxidation of the bad cholesterol. The oxidized LDL aggravates the injury by releasing toxins, attracting more white blood cells, and triggering the immune response allowing more LDL molecules to penetrate the vessel wall.

In time, the bad cholesterol, white blood cells, and toxins form a lipid foam. The lipid foam is the building block of the plaque deposits within the arterial wall that leads to atherosclerosis. Calcium in the blood is attracted to the lipid foam, forming a hard shell over the deposit.

The blockage of blood flow due to the plaque within the lumen or the dislodged plaque that settles in a smaller-caliber artery compromises the supply of oxygen necessary for the normal functioning of cells and tissues. To compensate, the pressure rises within the arteries before the site of the blockage, leading to high blood pressure as it requires the heart to pump harder.

What Are The Effects Of Atherosclerosis On Different Organs?

Atherosclerosis can affect any artery in the body. When it occurs in the coronary arteries, serious consequences, including heart attack or stroke, could occur.(1), (2) When the carotid artery and smaller vessels to the brain are occluded, stroke ensues. Similarly, blood flow restriction to other organs, such as the kidney, compromises its normal functions and leads to renal insufficiency.

Cutting off the blood supply to other body parts, including the legs, results in gangrene formation, which may eventually require amputation.

What Puts Me At Risk For Atherosclerosis?

Your habits, diet, and genetics all contribute to putting you at risk for atherosclerosis. Cigarette smoking, a high-fat diet, and lack of exercise are things you must avoid. If you're on the heavy side, aim to lose some weight because obesity is an essential factor.

High levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), low levels of good cholesterol (HDL), hypertension, and diabetes mellitus all contribute to the development of atherosclerosis.(3) The goal in managing atherosclerosis is to improve your diet and avoid hazardous habits such as smoking.

Controlling blood cholesterol, sugar levels, and blood pressure is also necessary.

When arterial narrowing is severe, surgery is an option.

What Is Mangosteen?

Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is regarded as one of the world's most amazing fruits because of its powerful medicinal properties. It has been used for over a thousand years as a natural treatment for various diseases.

If you're unfamiliar with the fruit, the tree grows only in tropical climates, particularly in Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, and India.

It is round, with a purple outer covering called the pericarp, and white, the sweet-tasting pulp inside, which envelopes the seeds.

The beneficial properties are found within the pulp but are highly concentrated in the pericarp. The xanthones and polysaccharides are the components in mangosteen responsible for its beneficial properties.

Xanthones have been the subject of many research types due to their promising health benefits. There are 56+ types of xanthones, and among the most studied are alpha mangostin and gamma mangostin. These have been found to have potent properties in maintaining cardiovascular health.

How Does Mangosteen Help In Atherosclerosis?

Gamma mangostin, one of the xanthones found in mangosteen, is a powerful antioxidant that may prevent the oxidation of bad cholesterol (LDL) by free radicals. Oxidized LDL is one of the culprits for forming plaques that clog the arteries. By fighting off free radicals, we are preventing the many sequences of events that contribute to atherosclerosis.

As an antioxidant, the polyphenols found in mangosteen are five times more potent than vitamin C.

The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) test shows that an ounce of mangosteen is 20 to 30 times more capable of absorbing free radicals than other fruits and vegetables.

The supplementation of mangosteen in patients prone to developing atherosclerosis, coupled with a good diet, avoidance of smoking, and regular exercise, show remarkable results.

Aside from lowering bad cholesterol, mangosteen may help raise good cholesterol levels. These are essential factors that may prevent the risk of atherosclerosis.


What Type Of Mangosteen Supplement Should You Choose?

The many health benefits derived from mangosteen have made more companies jump on the bandwagon of producing different brands and preparations of mangosteen supplements. The availability of many options is good, but the problem is how to choose wisely.

Mangosteen supplements come in juice and capsule form. The juice is a great-tasting blend of mangosteen and other fruit extracts. It needs to be mixed with other pleasant-tasting fruits to improve its taste. The capsule form, however, offers 100% mangosteen without the need for additives and stabilizers.

Preservatives are added to juices to prolong their shelf life. Benzene, which is formed from sodium benzoate - a preservative added to mangosteen juice, has hazardous effects on one's health. Leukemia is one of the known health risks of benzene.(4)

Juice has to undergo processes such as pasteurization and irradiation, which can destroy the natural medicinal properties of mangosteen. You will pay a higher price in the juice form for the benefits that may no longer be there. Our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Rich Pericarp Mangosteen capsules don't have to undergo the above processes. You can be assured that the benefits you seek are intact and will effectively address your health concerns.


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   Source References

(1) Center For Disease Control - Heart Disease
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Stroke
WebMD - Atherosclerosis
American Cancer Society - Benzene

Source References

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  • Food and nutrition board, the institute of medicine of the national academies (2005). Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients). National Academies Press.
  • Food and nutrition board, the institute of medicine of the national academies (2005). Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrates, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients). National Academies Press.
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