Mangosteen in mouthwash helps gum disease

May 10, 2007

You may want to add a Mangosteen Extract to your mouth rinse. In this study researchers gave 60 patients with mild to moderate gingivitis either a mouthwash that included Mangosteen or a look alike placebo mouthwash. At two weeks the patients were all treated with scaling and polishing. Vs. placebo, the Mangosteen decreased odor released in the mouth, decreased plaque levels, and decreased bleeding of the gums; all significantly decreased. The study is published in the January 2007 issue of the Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology.

Meta analysis of studies shows that CLA triggers a steady loss of fat

These scientists from the University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine performed a meta-analysis of existing double-blinded, placebo controlled, randomized studies of people taking CLA specifically to burn fat. Taking CLA caused a steady loss of a little over 10 ounces of fat per month which continued steadily over a 6 month period but modestly-slowly declining in effect over the remainder of a 2 year period. Using 3.2 grams of CLA per day over a 6 month period could result in loosing almost 4 pounds of fat (this is important because in most diets you loose more muscle than fat - JH). The analysis of studies is published in the May 2007 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.