Irvingia gabonensis, or the African mango tree, grows in the rainforest in West Africa, mainly in Cameroon. This indigenous tree produces a yellow fruit that looks and tastes similar to other types of mango but has health benefits that other varieties do not have. The source of these benefits is the seed of the African mango fruit. The seeds contain a unique mix of nutrients that have received a lot of publicity for their effects on weight loss.
Certain indigenous tribes in West Africa have used the fruit in their diets for centuries. Today the seeds have become known for their appetite suppressing properties and for their naturally stimulating effect. Obesity has become a worldwide health problem that affects especially the Western world but that is an increasing problem in many Asian countries. Obesity can lead to many health problems including high blood pressure and heart problems. Diet supplements have been popular for years but because of health scares related to synthetic diet pills, an increasing number of people are now turning to natural weight loss supplements.
The fruit and especially the seeds from the Irvingia gabonensis tree are said to stimulate hormones that stimulate the metabolism. Weight loss products made from the African mango tree are believed to reduce the feeling of hunger, making it easier to stick to a low-calorie diet. They can also stimulate the body to burn off fat more effectively, which makes it easier to lose weight from the traditional problem areas: the belly area in men and the hips and the buttocks in women. Although it is said that the African mango can help to lose weight even if you do not make any changes to your lifestyle, the best weight loss results are always achieved with a healthy low-calorie diet and regular exercise.