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Mangifera indica

The common mango is thought to be a functional food due to its unique bioactives, most notably mangiferin. Supplements from the leaf also appear to be antioxidants after consumed, but their practical relevance and benefits are not yet confirmed.

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Summary of Mangifera indica

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Despite not conferring much potency overall, mango may be a promising supplement as the peels and kernels of mango retain a high concentration of the bioactive molecules are seen as an industrial waste-product in making mango products (which usually use only the pulp) suggesting a low cost to mass produce supplements.

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The Human Effect Matrix summarizes human studies to tell you what effects Mangifera indica has on your body, how much evidence there is, and how strong these effects are.

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
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Outcome Magnitude of effect
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Consistency of research results
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Studies Excluded from Consideration

NOTE: The above table consists of studies using both the mango fruit (as food) or supplements derived from other parts of the mango plant such as the leaves

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Things to Note

Is a Form Of

Also Known As

Common Mango

Do Not Confuse With

Irvingia gabonensis (African Mango)

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