Sunday, January 26, 2003

Xango Dietary Supplement FAQ

What is XanGo™ Juice? Using the whole fruit of the Garcinia mangostana in a patented formulation, XanGo™ Juice dietary supplement is the original mangosteen dietary supplement.

What are xanthones? While most people know about the antioxidant benefits of vitamins C and E, far fewer are aware of the incredibly potent antioxidant power of xanthones. Xanthones are natural chemical substances that have won high praise from numerous scientists and researchers. Xanthones have been studied for their medicinal potential, since they demonstrate a number of pharmaceutical properties.

Why the name “XanGo”? XanGo derives its name from two words: XAN from xanthones and GO from mangosteen.

Why hasn’t a mangosteen dietary supplement been brought to market before XanGo™ Juice? Many researchers around the world have wondered this same thing. The mangosteen and its xanthone-rich pericarp, or rind, have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years, and xanthones have been the subject of extensive positive scientific research. But 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 vision. XanGo is the original, a true category creator.

Is XanGo™ Juice approved by the FDA? As a dietary supplement, XanGo is considered a food, and does not therefore require FDA approval. The FDA does not offer opinions on or approval of dietary supplements. Independent laboratory testing confirms the safety and purity of all components of XanGo™ Juice.

Where does the mangosteen fruit come from? Although this exotic fruit can be grown in any location offering a tropical climate, it is native to Southeast Asia.

Is the harvesting of the mangosteen fruit environmentally friendly? Protecting the environment is important to XanGo. If only for this reason, XanGo would always use care in harvesting. But there is a practical reason, as well. It takes many years for the mangosteen tree to mature and produce fruit. Because of this, it is critical that the care of the tree and all harvesting techniques meet the highest of standards.

Is the mangosteen related to the mango? Except for a similar name, the two fruits are very different. The mangosteen comes from the rare Garcinia genus of plants.

What are the ingredients in XanGo™ Juice? The ingredients of XanGo are listed in order of quantity in the formula. The ingredients are: Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) from whole fruit juice, apple fruit juice, pear fruit juice, grape fruit juice, pear fruit puree, blueberry fruit juice, raspberry fruit juice, strawberry fruit juice, cranberry fruit juice, cherry fruit juice, citric acid, natural flavor, pectin, xanthan gum and sodium benzoate.

Why are there other ingredients besides mangosteen in XanGo™ Juice? While the mangosteen pericarp is rich in xanthones, it tastes very bitter. This bitter flavor can fight with the naturally delicious pulp inside the fruit. Because of this, additional natural fruit juices are blended, according to a patented formula, to create Xango’s unique taste.

Is the amount of xanthones per bottle standardized? Yes. Because of an exacting process, each bottle of XanGo contains the same amount of xanthones.

Why does it seem that some bottles have more pericarp than others? The pericarp, or rind, of the mangosteen is rich in natural xanthones. Even when pureed, the pericarp elements remain a solid suspended in liquid. Every bottle contains the same XanGo formula, but because settling occurs, some bottles will seem to contain more solids. Simply shake vigorously before serving.

What is the recommended intake of XanGo™ Juice? 1-3 oz. daily. However, many people choose to vary from this amount, tailoring consumption to their personal preferences.

Should I continue taking vitamins and minerals if I drink XanGo™ Juice regularly? Absolutely. XanGo contains natural xanthones from the whole fruit of the mangosteen that are not present in vitamins and minerals, and, likewise, vitamins and minerals have benefits that may not be present in XanGo in the amounts wanted.

Is it safe to take XanGo™ Juice with medications? We know of no harmful interactions between the XanGo product and any medication. But it is important to be safe, so it’s always best to consult your physician if you have any questions.

Is XanGo™ Juice safe for senior citizens, children and lactating and pregnant women? Yes. XanGo is made from the whole-fruit puree of the mangosteen fruit. It is similar to eating any common fruit. The only real difference between mangosteen and other fruits is the high concentration of beneficial xanthones found in the Garcinia mangostana. The amount of XanGo consumed may be varied for the body size of a person, and you should always check with a trusted physician before beginning any new dietary program.

How safe is the production of XanGo™ Juice? We have a strategic production partnership with WILD Flavors Inc., the ISO 9001-certified food-and-beverage-industry giant. Before you consume XanGo it goes through more than 220 quality tests to ensure it meets the highest standards of cleanliness and quality in the world.

Is XanGo™ Juice pasteurized or heat processed? Yes. Government regulations require either 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.

Are there any preservatives in XanGo™ Juice? Sodium benzoate is added to ensure the safety of XanGo. Sodium benzoate carries the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) designation by the FDA. It is used as an antimicrobial agent in very small amounts, and is added as part of the world-recognized Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in food and beverage processing.

What is the shelf life of XanGo™ Juice? While XanGo boasts a shelf life of two years in an unopened bottle, it is always preferable to check the “Best by” date on the bottom of each bottle.

What kinds of sugars are used in XanGo™ Juice? There are no added sugars in XanGo, only naturally occurring fructose.

Does XanGo™ Juice contain potassium? The fruits used in formulating XanGo contain potassium as a natural component. Our analysis shows potassium levels at 210mg/100g. This is about 140mg per 2-oz. serving.

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.

What is the pH level of XanGo™ Juice? 3.6.

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