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Mangosteen Properties Aid in Fight Against HIV-1

For people who have not followed HIV and AIDs research, you may be unaware of how many studies are being conducted. Many in the USA are just hearing about the properties of Mangosteen, a fruit from Southeast Asia. This fruit has been making numerous headlines in recent years about its healing properties and the preventative nutrients it contains for certain diseases. Cancer, diabetes, and even HIV research are being conducted on the benefits of taking mangosteen pills, drinking the juice or eating the fruit.

In 1996, an article was written called Links Active Constituents against HIV-1 Protease from Garcinia Mangostana. The research was conducted by Chen and Wan. Their studied showed an inhibitory factor in Mangosteen that relates to HIV-1 Protease. It will inhibit against HIV-1 Protease.

Protease is an enzyme that will break proteins and peptides down, but when related to HIV-1 it is a protease that affects the body’s cells. The cells are unable to form correctly and leave a patient with HIV-1 and the correlating symptoms.

While not entirely conclusive, the study gives indications that people who drink the juice, eat the fruit, or take a mangosteen product can fight against HIV-1. It does not mean the body is fighting against other HIV strains or AIDs.

Mangosteen’s helpful property is contained in the actual peel. This is where the protease inhibitors can be found, extracted, and then used for treatment of HIV-1. There are other protease inhibitors that scientists have studied that are found to help stop HIV replication in the late stages of the growth period.

Like all medical concepts, including herbal remedies, it is important to speak with a physician before deciding on supplementing your HIV treatment with mangosteen. Some protease inhibitors have negative side-effects and it does not work for all HIV patients

One study has linked mangosteen’s healing properties to HIV-1, specifically. HIV is a growing problem and those infected with the virus unless properly treated can suffer from AIDs later on. You do not want to mess with your treatment without proper permission.

If your physician believes that mangosteen treatments will not hinder your health and may help, then you will want to find a proper treatment option. As stated, the peel of the fruit is where the protease inhibitor can be extracted from.

You will want to eat the entire fruit, but the peel can be bitter and tough. It is why many people will make juice with the mangonsteen peel; so you will get the rind in the drink, gain the protease benefits and gain as much as possible from the mangosteen as possible

There are ways to purchase the juice, without buying the fruit and making it on your own. You can also purchase supplements that are made from the mangosteen rind. Several countries including Singapore have made mangosteen tea from the rind for centuries. These recipes are available.

If you suffer from HIV-1, then the studies of its health benefits are definitely something you want to consider.

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