Mangosteen juice, mangosteen powder, and mangosteen capsules – these are a few of the all-natural fruit products that are taking advantage of the mangosteen superfruit. The health benefits from mangosteen have caught public attention, and now all elements of the fruit are being harvested as a nutritional supplement.
The health benefits of mangosteen are extensive with a long list of potential uses. Mangosteen is being called a superfruit – in fact, the queen of superfruit – because of the antioxidants in both the rind and fruit that fight free radicals. Mangosteen can be taken internally as a juice, powder, or capsule; eaten raw; or ground up and applied externally to the skin to treat inflamed joints.
Nutritionists are beginning to document the health benefits of mangosteen. A compound called xanthones, which occur naturally in mangosteens, possesses antioxidant-like qualities.