African Mango Review - Does This Ingredient Really Work? Are ineffectiveness and lack of large scale studies deal breakers?
This week, I obsessed over every aspect of African Mango. We looked at the ingredient, clinical research, side effects, and customer service. Then, we went on to read through hundreds of user comments and reviews. We condensed and refined everything to get you the bottom line.
What is African Mango?
Firstly, African Mango is a fruit that grows natively in Africa. The extract is often used in weight-loss products, since it is supposed to help suppress the appetite and boost metabolism.
Several brands manufacture African Mango supplements. Sometimes, it’s the only ingredient in the formula, and sometimes it’s just one of many, depending on the product. We like that it is an all-natural solution, and there are many choose from, but read on…
Ineffective – “Doesn’t Really Work?”
The first thing we noticed is several customers reporting African Mango just didn’t work. “If people don’t get the results they are expecting, they’re going to be upset. They want to know what they buy works as promised,” said our Research Editor.
An aggravated customer said, I had an allergic reaction to the product after 2 days of using.”
”This did nothing to help me lose weight,” agreed another annoyed reviewer.
Not everyone felt this way, however.
We found a cheerful commenter who stated, “I felt great and lost 5 pounds in my first week.”
“I definitely noticed a change in my appetite which made it easier to eat less,” yet another had to say.
Lack of Large Scale Studies – “More Research Is Needed”
There are several small studies available to show the effectiveness of the product, but given the reports of ineffectiveness, we feel there need to be additional larger-scale research done to really provide credibility.
”So a study with 40 people over four weeks shows it works? Okay,” complained one shopper.
According to one frustrated reviewer, ”I didn’t get any results, so the studies don’t convince me.”
Still, others had only great things to say.
“This stuff has helped me break through a plateau,” said a satisfied reviewer.
“I lost weight without side effects,” noted another.
Over the years, we’ve discovered that it takes just one small thing, like lack of results, to ruin any chance of lasting results. If African Mango is not an effective ingredient, it’s useless in a product.
The Science – “So-So”
There are a handful of small studies that show African Mango helps people lose more weight than diet and exercise alone. However, because of the size and credibility of these, we’d like to see more concrete evidence from better sources.
At DietSpotlight, we want to see science before we can recommend any product, but we want it from reliable sources, proving both safety and effectiveness. Otherwise, we see red flags.
The Bottom Line – Does African Mango Work?
Should I race out for a bottle of African Mango? Since there are reports of ineffectiveness and the science behind it isn’t highly reliable, we’re skeptical about making a recommendation. There are other products on the market that could work better.
If you’re ready to lose weight, we suggest using a supplement with clinically tested ingredients known to support a healthy metabolism. It should be free of harmful side effects, and come with science from reliable sources.
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. It’s made with a blend of four key ingredients all shown in clinical studies to help promote a healthy metabolism, reduce hunger and boost fat loss. Our analysis of customer feedback from all over the web found no mentions of harsh side effects or negative comments about it. And, users are seeing fantastic results.
Plus, right now, you can get in on a Special Trial Offer, currently available from the manufacturer, which is always a wonderful thing to see.
Previous African Mango Review (Updated May 29, 2013):
What You Should KnowAfrican Mango is one of the latest trendy weight loss ingredients to hit the market. It is also the name of a new weight loss supplement that, not surprisingly, features African Mango as it’s main active ingredient. African Mango, the supplement, claims that it can help those looking to lose weight by functioning as both a fat burner and a cleanse. The makers of African Mango claim that this supplement is suitable for everyone: men, women and seniors. The makers of the African Mango supplement claim that it specifically targets belly fat, which can be a real problem area for many dieters. The official supplement website does provide a link to a 2005 study published in Lipids Health Digest that details the potential of Irvingia gabonensis seeds, presumably found in the African Mango, to treat obesity. We really like to see clinical studies offered by diet product manufacturers!
List Of IngredientsOnly disclosed ingredient we could find was African Mango. It would be nice to see the other non-active ingredients that may be in this supplement.
Product DetailsThe official website for the African Mango supplement claims that it is a “rare” fruit that is only found in the rainforests of Cameroon. Claims made about the power of African Mango include that it will boost metabolism and burn fat. As of this writing, the makers of the African Mango supplement currently only offer it for order online, although they claim it will be available in stores later this year. They also claim that, since African Mango is the only ingredient, this product is 100% natural. They also offer a money-back guarantee. A company called Applied Nutritional Research manufactures African Mango, and full contact info is given, which we always like to see.
- Clinical study posted on official website.
- Free book currently offered with order.
- No trial of African Mango is offered by the supplement manufacturer.
- African Mango does not contain any patented ingredients.
- The makers of African Mango suggest that you will lose weight without diet or exercise, which may not be realistic.
- Other ingredients besides the actual mango extract are not disclosed.
- Long-term effects of African Mango use may not be known, since it is relatively new to the market.