African Mango Weight Loss
With the African Mango craze making it huge in our nation of those seeking relief from obesity, the question is arising: Is it just a fad or does it actually work?
Many people looking into whether or not the pills work, are often confused–suspecting a scam–because all of the sites offering this “miracle” product are biased. But each site claims to have evidence that the African mango seed extract works, helping people loose upwards of 50 pounds.
Does African Mango Really Work?
With studies showing phenomenal success, doctors recommending it and testimonials raving about it, some users become disenchanted when they don’t get desired, or even expected results. Each side for and against African mango seed extracts is very passionate, and there is still very little medical opinion to back up either side.
The African mango entered the diet pill industry last year stepping up to the plate where other diet pill fads struck out. It was mentioned on the popular Dr. Oz Show as the next miracle pill, and exploded onto the market replacing contenders like the “mysterious” acai berry and “time proven” green tea. Weight fighting hopefuls flocked to this product like they have before, with mixed results.
Some claim to have lost a phenomenal amount of weight, usually ranging anywhere from 10-50 pounds. Others claim moderate success, comparing the African mango to its predecessors acai & green tea. However, there seems to be a lack of unsuccessful testimonies, leading many to believe that this is just a fad, ready to fade out or be replaced like every other product before it.
Many prospective customers begin their research and become frustrated at the lack of third-party evidence about the African mango. There isn’t much to say about it on Wikipedia , and there aren’t any studies available elsewhere online. It seems that the African mango it “too new” to have gathered credit from bona fide sources.
The current studies that are circulated all mostly from Camaroon. Not to say that the Universities aren’t accredited, but the clinical trials were carried out in Camaroon, a nation that has very different dietary habits and health problems than the US.
And, unfortunately in most studies, both the patients and researchers were provided by those vested in the company, making it difficult to believe the results of the studies. The same problem exists for testimonials: some are paid actors or extreme cases because the real results don’t sell as well.
As for Dr. Oz, he did briefly mention the African mango seed extract on his show, but video clips are impossible to find, even on the Dr. Oz Show site. Only a couple of third party sources mentioned Dr. Oz’s connection to the pill, such as CBS Pittsburgh and one article on the Dr. Oz Show site.
Then what of the success? How could it sell if it didn’t work? Wouldn’t science de-bunk it? Well, science doesn’t play a role in popular culture and doesn’t have any investment in culture, so it will take some time for scientists to start testing African Mango seed extract in regards to its effect on weight loss. For now, it’s the entrepreneurs that market the mango, so science hasn’t proved it to not work. One study done by Gateway Health Alliances, Inc. shows promise, and more testing should show similar results.
Here’s how it’s supposed to work: extracts fro the African mango or Irvingia gabonensis are supposed to be appetite reducers. They are rumored to have been eaten by tribal hunters on long hunts so they could go further on less food. This means Americans on the extract would have less desire to eat more.
In the end, African mango extract should help those desiring to lose weight, but they should expect 5-10 pounds lost. Some people are immune to the appetite reducers and everyone gets resistant to them eventually, so care should be taken not to rebound once success has been achieved.
African mango is the perfect supplement for those starting their weight-loss regime, because it does promise quick results.