Xanthones are a class of plant derived nutrients or “phytonutrients” found in a few selected tropical plants. They have been demonstrated in numerous scientific studies to hold tremendous nutritional value. Found to exhibit strong antioxidant activity Xanthones disarm free radicals in the body and enhance and support your body’s immune system. Although Xanthones exist in small amounts throughout nature, it is found in concentrated amounts in the Pericarp of the Mangosteen fruit.
There are more than 200 types of Xanthones in the nature and the modern-medical scientists currently put their interest in researching the health benefits of this amazing polyphenolic compounds worldwide. There are over 40 known forms of Xanthones naturally occurring in the Mangosteen fruit of which 20 of these are in the pericarp. The two most widely studied Xanthones are Alpha Mangostin and Gamma Mangostin.
Xanthones represent the very latest that nutritional science has to offer. Much more than a great antioxidant, Xanthones are a class of multi-functional phytonutrients poised to raise the bar in the nutritional arena!
Always remember that Xanthones occur in only a very limited way in nature and this rich source of Xanthones is what makes Mangosteen unique.