Irvingia Gabonensis, the official name of the African Mango from west Africa, has proven to be very effective when used as a supplement for weight loss programs, and we also found it tremendous for maintaining our weight loss during the post-hCG transition periods.
For example, when we phased off the hCG diet and back to normal calorie consumption, and during the weeks between hCG dieting in order to maintain our fat loss results before resuming the next hCG course.
The weight loss properties of Irvingia Gabonensis have been attributed to its ability to increase the amount of Leptin (a substance that is responsible for regulating the metabolism and appetite in humans).
The extract from Irvingia gabonensis' seeds inhibits body fat production, through effects on certain genes and enzymes that regulate our metabolism.
On his recent television show "The Dr Oz Show" he included African Mango in his "Just Ten" list - ten healthy habits to lose ten pounds - that he recommends everyone adopt to lose weight.
Dr Oz himself lost 7 pounds using it and hailed it as a "miracle in your medicine cabinet that can help you lose 10 pounds." You can read more about Dr Oz's experience below, in addition to our own experiences using it to maintain our hCG weight loss.
THE IDEAL METABOLIC SUPPORT TO MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS BETWEEN HCG COURSES, AND AFTER COMPLETING THE PROGRAM
DR OZ ON AFRICAN MANGO
Oprah's favorite doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz, recently tried African Mango himself and was impressed with his results. Here is the description of the African Mango episode of The Dr Oz Show.
A popular advocate of alternative health therapies, Dr Oz featured this health supplement on the popular Dr. Oz television show (Sept. 13, 2010)-- where he included it high on his "Just Ten" list of healthy habits you should adopt to lose weight.
The idea behind Just Ten challenge is to prove to ourselves the power of making a small a small commitment to achieve a huge payoff. Losing just 10 pounds is a big deal - it can lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of stroke, ward of dementia lower your risk of uterine and breast cancer, lower your cholesterol up to 10%!
Dr Oz himself lost 7 pounds in 28 days eating his normal food intake but adding just one mango tablet per day instead of two, although he recommends taking it twice daily. He hailed it as a "miracle in your medicine cabinet that can help you lose 10 pounds."
His site currently states: "New studies indicate that this Mango acts like a potent fiber. It's highly effective at sequestering fat and cholesterol and taking them out of the body." And Dr Oz goes on to cite the recent studies you see below.
YES! WE FOUND AFRICAN MANGO TERRIFIC SUPPORT FOR MAINTAINING OUR HCG DIET RESULTS
Our experience with it as a weight management supplement was really a positive one. As time passed on the hCG Diet, and especially after we'd completed the program, we looked for a healthy supplement that would help us maintain our weight loss in a health conscious way. This was the one!
Typically we'd begin phasing in this supplement into our daily eating plan as we phased off the hCG program so we could maintain our newly re-calibrated higher metabolism while we were between hCG courses, AND we'd use it after we'd finished our weight loss program (having achieved our goal weight) whenever we wanted to boost metabolism, burn fat and suppress appetite in order to lose that pesky few pounds whenever they crept up over our goal weight. And before they got out of control.
We especially enjoyed its noticeable, yet gentle, appetite suppressing effect during the times when the hCG was gradually leaving our system and natural hunger was returning.
And in addition to supporting our best metabolism and managing appetite with ease, African Mango is also known as a "belly fat burner", so when we resumed normal healthy calorie consumption the belly bulge was no longer an issue.
GROUND BREAKING NEW STUDY -
A study at the University of Yaounde in Cameroon randomly assigned 102 overweight adults to take either the plant extract or a placebo twice a day for 10 weeks. The study participants did not follow any special diet and were told to maintain their normal exercise levels.
By the end of the study, the extract group had lost a significant amount of weight — an average of roughly 28 pounds — while the placebo group showed almost no change.
At the same time, they showed declines in "bad" LDL cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Dr. Julius E. Oben and his colleagues report the findings in the online journal Lipids in Health and Disease. The Fairfield, California- based Gateway Health Alliances, Inc. supplied the Irvingia gabonensis extract and partially funded the research.
The study is the first well-controlled clinical trial of the extract's effectiveness as a weight-loss aid, the researchers note. But the findings, they write, suggest that Irvingia gabonensis could offer a "useful tool" for battling the growing worldwide problem of obesity and its related ills.
A few patients on the extract in this study reported side effects, including headaches, sleep problems and gas, but these side effects and their rates of occurrence were similar in the placebo group.
Although the use of Irvingia Gabonensis as a weight loss supplement may well help some people to lose weight due to its effect of reducing appetite, some experts have pointed out that unusually high levels of Irvingia Gabonensis have been observed in the bloodstream of obese patients, and that these patients seemed to be immune to the appetite suppressant effects of Irvingia Gabonensis.