19 FAQs About XanGo
Since 2007, when I was introduced to the benefits of mangosteen juice, I have read extensively the information on the Internet, information I have personally asked published authors to send me and of course company information, to arrive at these answers. It is my hope that in putting these answers on my blog people in my network of customers and distributors are assisted as are there customers and distributors and so on and on it goes.
1.What is the mangosteen juice that is made and has become known as XANGO Juice? The Juice is a proprietary formulation by the comany of the same name a formulation that uses the whole mangosteen fruit which includes the dark, red to purple rind or peel, the white flesh that people consider the edible fruit or pulp and the seeds contained within. All of this is pureed or “mashed up” and blended together. The juice is the original mangosteen beverage and the first to market and at this time the only drink to contain the whole fruit. When you drink XanGo juice you are getting a liquid food, a complete food experience.
2. Why is the juice called XanGo Juice? XANGO from two words: XAN from XANthones the unique plant nutrient (phytonutrient) in mangosteenand and GO from manGOsteen.
3. Why do people rave on about the goodness of mangosteen? Most people know about the benefits of vitamins C and E, fewer people in the community are aware of the other phytonutrients in fruit and vegetables. The uniqueness of mangosteen fruit is that it contains xanthones which have incredible benefits for us when found in a food source.
The fruit also contains other phytonutrients such as catechins, polysaccharides, proanthocyanidins and tannins that are found in other well known food sources people rave over such as wolfberry, aloe vera, blueberry and Indian mulberry (Morinda citrifolia). Incredibly all of the nutrients are found in the mangosteen, the fruit of the Garcinia mangostana tree.
5. Where does the mangosteen fruit come from? Mangosteen is native to Southeast Asia and the Malaca Straits area is thought to be its origin. It is the national fruit of Thailand. Currently it is grown in Australia, small pockets of South America and the Caribbean.
I have tried extensively Australian mangosteen and eaten South East Asian mangosteen, the latter is far superior in taste, texture and size. This may in some degree be due to the fact that I live in southern Australia and the fruit is grown in far northern Australia but that doesn’t account for the smaller size. The small size is the different environment and poorer soils.
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6. Is the mangosteen fruit grown as an environmentally friendly product or is it organically friendly? Look up any of the agricultural literature from orchidists and you will find that, the mangosteen has its own natural defense against pests that includes a yellow latex excreted to cover and destroy pests. Due to this no pesticides are used on the crops that XANGO cultivates for its products. XANGO also chooses not to use other chemical treatments during the harvest.
The mangosteen tree seems to be able to look after itself. A friend of mine has some mangosteen fruit that she has had for 10 years. The inside fruit has obviously gone as the seeds rattle around inside the shell, you could play cricket with the mangosteen exterior. The organically friendly question is not an issue that is current in Thailand, where the fruit is grown. Just consider this though, for malignant disorders the Thais have the lowest mortality rate in the world.
7. Why wasn’t there a mangosteen drink before XANGO? I often ask in return to this question “But how long is a piece of string?” The simple and really the complete answer is because no one thought to do it. Every great innovation in human history starts with usually one man with an idea. Until Joe Morton and the other founders of XANGO took the steps necessary to bring this fruit and its benefits to the world, no one else saw the possibility.
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8. What are the ingredients in The Juice? I appreciate the fact that XanGo blended its juice. Once I tried to make my own juice in a blender with fresh pineapple. The taste of the acerbic, (think Oh so so much worse that raw lemon skin) mangosteen peel came through not matter what I did.
In the process I had blunt blades on my blender and the stain from the fruit’s skin took forever to be removed from my kitchen bowls etc.. XanGo, makes its juice from a puree (think mashed and blended) of the whole fruit that includes the rind, pulp and seeds. Some additional natural fruit juices are also blended, to the proprietary formula, giving the unique taste we all love and children insist having more of. So the other fruits are added for flavour and these are apple, pear, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, blueberry, cherry and grape.
9. Is the amount of xanthones in each bottle the same? There are some slight variations from batch to batch due to the natural variations in the fruit between growing areas and the seasons in which the fruit is grown.
10. Why does it seem that some bottles have more pericarp than others? Components of the skin remain as a solid suspended in liquid. Each bottle contains the same ingredients, but because settling occurs, some bottles will seem to contain more solids. Shake the bottle vigorously before drinking.
11. Can I drink out of the bottle directly? Not the best idea. Think bacterial contamination from your mouth. Someone once told me their juice was off, it tasted funny. Upon closer investigation we found out the children were quickly drinking from the bottle when they thought they could get away with it. That is what happens when you don’t share your juice.
12. How much mangosteen is in XANGO Juice? The amount of mangosteen in the juice is part of our proprietary formula. XanGo is the only company to use the entire mangosteen fruit, including the nutrient-rich skin, as a drink for you to benefit from.
13. Is it safe to take XANGO Juice with medications? Since 2003, millions of people have consumed Xango’s mangosteen drink, there are no known contraindications with XANGO Juice and medications. As a mixture of fruit juices, it is safe to drink as much or as little as you like.
This question arises because people have heard of the contraindications of grapefruit with medications. These myths about medications and all sorts of fruits perpetuate as “urban legends”. Usually there was something that started it but the truth when it comes out is forgotten. Take for instance an acquaintance of mine from the UK asked me to answer this question because his doctor had told him that cranberries effected his medication and cranberry juice is added for flavour to our “Jungle” juice.
Upon researching the matter, I found that there was a publication in the medical literature of a case report of cranberry juice having side effects for one person. The person involved for whatever reason had consumed an obsene and immense volume of cranberry juice.
The following 2 reports in the medical journals involving hundreds of patients, revealed that cranberry juice did not effect the medications that it was supposed to influence. So my acquaintance’s doctor had read the sensational but not the sensible medical journal articles. Doctors are only human and cannot be on top of everything that is published.
14. Is XANGO Juice safe for everyone? XANGO Juice is made from a whole, fruit puree, of mangosteen fruit. The juice meets the highest safety and manufacturing quality standards; it has also been tested to be safe for anyone from ages 2 to 90 years old.
My favourite line is that it is liquid fruit in a bottle. Independent testing by Consumer Labs has also verified XANGO Juice as free from banned substances and suitable for all level of athletes.
15. How safe is the production of XANGO Juice? XanGo has a strategic production partnership with an ISO 9001-certified food-and- beverage-industry giant. The juice goes through more than 220 quality tests to ensure it meets the highest standards of cleanliness and quality in the world.
16. Is XANGO Juice pasteurized or heat processed? Yes. The juice is produced in the USA and government regulations require pasteurization for the safety of consumers or a warning label of possible microbial contamination in products that are not pasteurized. Extensive research reveals that these processes do not affect the xanthone content or efficacy in XANGO Juice, largely because the mangosteen is one of a select number of fruits that retains its nutritional value under heat.
17. Are there any preservatives in XANGO Juice? Yes. Sodium benzoate is added to ensure the safety of XANGO. Sodium benzoate carries the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) designation by the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) and is used as an antimicrobial agent in very small amounts; also it is added as part of the world-recognized Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in food and beverage processing.
Did you know that sodium benzoate is found naturally in all sorts of fruit for example, apples, cloves, cinnamon, plums and cranberries.
18. What is the shelf life of XANGO Juice?
Every bottle of juice has a shelf life of two years unopened at production. Always check the “Best by” date on the bottom of each bottle. Once opened, the bottle should be refrigerated and consumed within 30 days.
19.What other things can you tell me about XanGo juice?
- What kinds of sugars are used in XANGO Juice? There are no added sugars in XANGO Juice, only naturally occurring fructose.
- Does XANGO Juice contain potassium? Fruits used in the juice naturally contain potassium. Analysis shows potassium levels at 210mg/100g or 50-57mg per 60 mLs.
- Does XANGO Juice contain MSG? No.
- Does XANGO Juice contain gluten? No.
- Does XANGO Juice contain vitamin K? No.
- Does XANGO Juice contain any sulfur? No.
- Does XANGO Juice contain any silicates? No.
- Is XANGO Juice Kosher? No.
- Is XANGO Juice Halal certified? Yes.
Well there you have it the 19 most commonly asked questions about mangosteen juice from XanGo. In writing this article one of my sources that I relied heavily upon was XanGo’s own answers (only 15) answers to FAQs for distributors. In compiling these answers I have replied as I would have, in person, to the many people I have recommended the juice to since 2007.
Some very common questions that require more detail are covered in other blog posts, such as “How much XanGo juice should I drink?”.
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