Updated: 08/15/2017

African Mango Review - Does This Ingredient Really Work?

By Summer Banks Jul 13, 2017

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.

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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. [1]

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…

African Mango 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.” [2]

”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. [3]

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. [4]

“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. [5]

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 this year is one called Dietspotlight Burn. 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 Know About African Mango

African 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, similar to Natureal. 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 Ingredients

Only 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 Details of African Mango

The 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.

African Mango Advantages

  • Clinical study posted on official website.
  • Free book currently offered with order.

African Mango Disadvantages

  • 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.


African Mango is an interesting addition to the weight loss market. It is difficult to tell if more than one manufacturer offers supplements that feature this ingredient. The supplement manufacturer that we found online offers it at a relatively low price. However, there isn’t enough going on with this supplement for us to look at it as a serious weight loss aid. Additionally, the manufacturers claims that you will lose weight without changing any lifestyle habits sounds a bit “too good to be true” to use. For now, we will keep watching African Mango to see if further studies reveal anything new.

African Mango Ingredients and Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Serving Per Container: 60 Capsules
Amount per Serving% DV
Chromium75 mcg*
Green Tea Leaf Extract225 mg*
EGCG135 mg*
Caffeine200 mg*
African Mango Extract150 mg*
L-Theanine8 mg*

Other Ingredients: Gelatin and Cellulose.

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Summer Banks Dietspotlight Author
About the Author:

Summer Banks, Director of Content at Dietspotlight, has researched over 5000 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. Previously, she managed 15 supplement brands, worked with doctors specializing in weight loss and completed coursework in nutrition at Stanford University. full bio.

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Leave a comment or review

  Where to buy in Africa?

Where in South Africa can I get this african mango?


Also in South Africa, GP. Where can i buy this pill?

  Hoping for positive result

jst bought this today. Waiting to see if it works.

Maribel (Editor)

Hopefully it does…keep us informed please on how it goes. Another supplement you might also want to buy is Dietspotlight Burn. It has clinically tested ingredients and can help decrease fat and increase metabolism.

  Where can I buy this product?
ati rezaei

where I can buy African Mango in Adelaide?

  What's the mg size of it?
Helen Chavez

what is the mg weight on the africian mango per serving?

  Questions about purchasing the product

We’re in Cape Town can I buy the African Mango Plus


Where can I buy it and does it work



  Heard this works

I just bought African mango at walmart along with acai berry cleanse. I heard this works.I seen a study where they toke the African mango with a colon cleanse and is suppose to work. Well see.

Maribel (Editor)

Hey Angie, let us know how it works for you. Try Dietspotlight Burn too, to boost your metabolism, increase your energy and decrease fat. Also, always check with your doctor before combining any two products. Thanks!

  Where can I find this product?
amanda maartens

Where in bloemfontein can I get this product


Any health foodstore

  Where to buy in Africa?

I`m living in south africa and wish to find out where can we buy this africa mango diet pil by us. Is there pharmacies that keep this product. Can you please let me know. I`m living in Kimbelet Northern Cape in South Africa.

Thank you Lorinda

  Please how can i get hold of the order form in order to place my order?

i am in desperater need of these Nutra 10 African mango extract, together with the Neutrim but the webside does not allow me in to order and the promotion is until today. Please how can i get hold of the order form in order to place my order.

  Where to buy?
Barbara Payne

Just wondering did you buy the capsules. i am from near sunshine coast where did you buy it and how much weight have you lost and how long a period
Thanks Barb

  Loved the product.
Helen-lyn Stone (Verified User)

I’ve been using 150mg African Mango twice a day for three days now and already I feel the difference in my stomach. I feel less bloated and my metabolism appears to have had a boost. I do go to the bathroom maybe twice a day now though as apposed to once. I literally feel detoxified from the inside out. Am loving this product so far. From sunny Queensland.

  Be firm with your cancellation
Donzell (Verified User)

I also order it of the internet for about 6.00 dollars and 4.95 for the colon cleanse pills the only thing you have to cancle your order before your 15 days trial period or they will bill your credit card and you must be firm with them when you cancle your order

  Lose weight by just taking it
Donzell (Verified User)

I took this for a month with the colon pill it does work I also loss inches everyone could see it, I did not do anything else

  Make sure to check the ingredients
noodles (Verified User)

****make sure you purchase the african mango that contains igob131 ingredient. the patented formula that contains “IGOB131” was used in the clinical trail which resulted the patients to lose weight. so if your not experiencing weight loss, chances are the african mango your using is a FAKE. Without that active ingredient the product is a fake. make sure to check if the ingredients contain IGOB131. some product that i know are african mango complete and african mango plus, which value at $30 to $40 on the market. if you want to see real results, use the real stuff!!

  African mango works
may (Verified User)

African mango juice did work for me but I’ve been dieting a little. I cut out eating carbs and i really don’t get very hungry. i lose over 6 pounds in one week. for real not kidding. I was a 196 and now i am 190, so for me its working

  No results
Eleanore (Verified User)

Been on for 3 months and I work out 50 minutes 4x per week No difference what so ever

  Bad customer service experience
Anonymous (Verified User)

I got charged for 2 months when I called within the first 10 days to cancel my order. When I spoke to the supervisor they said I didn’t read the fine print and hung up on me. After calling about 10 times I was informed that they don’t lie and that it’s my problem that I couldn’t get customer service rep to understand me. I did write to headquarters and still got the same answer. The reason why they couldn’t understand me was one guy I spoke to was named hakim. All he new how to say is sorry sorry good bye. Oh and I gained 4 pounds in the week I took it after cutting all the junk food out and exercising for 30 minutes a day.


i so this at walgreen yesturday when i when to get my proten shake. for $30.00

  African Mango works
Robin (Verified User)

Well, I’m not a paid goon and my review is favorable. I have been taking African Mango for about 4 weeks and have lost around 3 lbs and inches in my waist. This is with no exercise and pretty much eating what I want. I do poop more often that I did before the pills.

  Where to buy in Wellington NZ?

Where can I buy this product in Wellington NZ?

  How long can you take this product?
Grace Osterlund (Verified User)

Is there any time limit as to how long anyone can take this product, and if so, how long and why? Thank you!

  I just want my money back
Mragaret L'Rae Valentine (Verified User)

I made a purchase of another product,then in the mail I also receive this Mango Crap. The company UNLAWFULLY took $84.90 from my checking account. I have been fighting them since March 20,2011 to get my money back. They had all ready rec’d the product back,but still took the money out of my account. I have begged,Pleaded, gotten an Attorney. I have sent so many e-mails just requesting that someone call me and get my money back to me. DO NOT DEAL WITH THIS COMPANY!!!!!!!! NO ONE WILL HELP ME AND I NEED THIS MONEY

  So far so good
albiy (Verified User)

i have been taking african mango for 3 days and see results. take before each meal and it works for me. i only take it twice each day before eating. those are the instructions on the bottle.

  Need to find out that will work
Bobbe (Verified User)

Alone this did not work, but when i started taking with the Konjac root and WHite Kidney bean extract I started to lose weight. Maybe it is the combination of the supplements, need to find out what works for you.

  Recommended dosage for this product
Lindon D Greer

What is the reccomended dosage for African Mango?

  Always going to the bathroom
SM (Verified User)

I bought it a Vitamin Shoppe for $12.00 only. It is pure African Mango (500mg) I started taking it this morning and I went to the bathroom 3 times already. I guess it does have lots of fiber.

  Doing diet and exercise but nothing happen
Sandy (Verified User)

I have been taking this for 2 weeks with diet and exercise but nothing happen. Why Dr. Oz is promoting this if it just going to rip us off. ??? Sad.

  The good reviews are by paid goons

the good reviews are by paid goons

  Very bad reviews

very bad reveiws do not order they are out to rip you off. I always read reveiws before I order.

  Nothing change after taking this product
angel2stormy (Verified User)

I am taking african mango for over two weeks now and have lost nothing. And I am working out like crazy and eat healthy. Are you guys real????? Are you sure you are not starving yourselves?

  Product information and availability

need to know what the price for african mango are in ZAR and where to order from South Africa