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Buy Irvingia Gabonensis Seeds At These Suppliers

Updated on May 13, 2011
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Where To Buy Irvingia Gabonensis Seeds

Here's an overview of where to buy Irvingia gabonensis seeds. The differences between suppliers and brands, and other consumer information.

The extract of Irvingia gabonensis seeds is used as a natural weight loss supplement. Recent media coverage has led to a small hype. The demand has sky-rocketed and supply is increasing. What to keep in mind when purchasing this product while more brands are marketing this dietary supplement.

Integra Lean Irvingia Seed Supplements

Integra-Lean irvingia supplements by LifeExtension only contain pure Irvingia seed extract. A weight loss guide is also offered with this supplement.

According to the supplier of Integra Lean irvingia seeds:

"Scientists have identified specific biological mechanisms that cause aging people to gain weight no matter how little they eat. The problem was that there was no way to circumvent the underlying factors that cause excess body fat? until now! As you are about to learn, gaining control over your body's command signals is critical to maintaining a healthy weight. Leptin is a hormone that tells our brain that we have consumed enough calories and can stop eating"

Irviniga Gabonensis Suppliers

The supply on Amazon is relatively limited. Rather popular, although not very well reviewed, is the Integra lean brand by Life Extension. The active ingredient of Integra Lean is a proprietary extract of the Irvingia Gabonensis seed.

Scroll down to view more brands available on Amazon.

"Health and dietary benefits and uses of West African Irvingia gabonensis seeds have long been acknowledged by the native peoples. It's only recently taht this medicinal plant has gotten worldwide attention"

African Mango Plus

African Mango Plus is a Irvingia seeds brand that combines several weight loss inducing ingredients into one product. Its ingredients:

  • Chromium (as polynicotimate)
  • Green Tea Leaf Extract
  • EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate)
  • Caffeine
  • African Mango Extract
  • L-Theanine

African Mango Plus is much acclaimed and the demand for this supplement is increasing. Click here for more info on African Mango Extract. There's more comprehensive info, and the possibility to opt for a free trial.

Weight Loss Benefits of Irvingia Seeds

Irvingia seeds contain a high amount of soluble dietary fibers which are "bulk-forming" laxatives. This means they delay stomach emptying, resulting in a more gradual absorption of dietary sugar This effect can reduce the elevation of blood sugar levels typical after a meal.

The seeds also contain the Irvingia adoptogen which normalizes blood fats, boosts the body’s ability to burn fat and may help promote normal cholesterol and c-reactive protein (CRP) levels, preventing CRP from adhering to leptin. (An adaptogen is a herb thought to instill a normalizing effect on body processes.)

Irvingia demonstrated beneficial effects upon leptin blood levels, followed by weight loss and inches off the waistline. Leptin is a hormone responsible for the signals to your brain telling you are not hungry anymore.

Irvingia Seeds Studies

The past decade three clinical studies have been done on the effects of Irvingia on weight loss.

The first test was conducted in 2005, the other two in 2008. In two of these tests two test groups were used. In one group the subjects were administered placebos and in the other they were given Irvingia.

The other studie had three test groups. One of the groups were given a placebo, one was given a Cissus extract and one was given a combination of Irvirngia and Cissus.

Conclusion of these clinical trials: In all three tests the group using the Irvingia showed a significant weight loss over the placebo and the Cissus alone.

What To Keep In Mind

Always look at the dosage. Some brands contain less of the active ingredient than others. Also make sure to be aware of additional ingredients.

Some products combine substances for a synergistic effect which can be beneficial. Green tea extract for example has demonstrated to help with weight loss but may also contain caffeine. (caffeine-free supplements are available.) In case you are a heavy coffee drinker, and also take a supplement with caffeine it may be an overload so keep this in mind.

Irvingia Gabonensis Seeds

The African genus is also refered to as

  • African Mango
  • Wild Mango
  • Mango Sauvage
  • Bush Mango
  • Kaka
  • Ogbono
  • Bread Tree

The protein rich and high in healthy fats kernels of the mango fruit are called; Dika nut, Etima, Dikka, Duiker Nut, Ogbono, and Irvingia nuts.


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      SaraPalmer 6 years ago

      HI Buzzler, thanks for this informative and interesting hub. I like the part where there are studies dedicated to the seed extracts and found that it is effective.

      I really enjoyed the additional information. Thanks again.