Irvingia Gabonensis Gets Mainstream Media Coverage

January 4, 2012

The African mango seed extract is mentioned in a Dr. Oz conversation published in First for Women magazine.

The African mango seed extract Irvingia gabonensis is featured in the January 2012 issue of First for Women magazine, according to Life Extension (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), a manufacturer of Irvingia extract dietary supplements.

The First for Women issue includes a conversation about the ingredient with TV personality Doctor Oz, who is reported as saying, “Taking 150 mg of this African mango seed extract twice daily has been shown to help decrease weight and waist circumference.” According to Life Extension, Dr. Oz further describes the ingredient as one of his “breakthrough fixes for women over 40.”

A study published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease found that patients who took 150 mg of Irvingia daily before meals experienced significant improvements in body weight, body fat, waist circumference, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, says Life Extension.