HCG Drops VS African Mango
One of the latest super-foods to hit the dieting world is the African Mango, or most commonly the African Mango seeds. They have long been used in other parts of the world in natural medicine and in a variety of food dishes. There is also no known allergies associated with them, and they are completely healthy for humans to consume.
In terms of dieting you will usually find African Mango Seeds as an extract, in either a powder or capsule form.
What The Science Says
So what’s the big deal, how do some seeds help with losing weight? It’s not exactly clear, but two studies published in the Journal of Lipids in Health, by Judith L Ngondi of the University of Yaounde in Cameroon, conclude that the seeds improve levels of fat in the blood and promote overall weight loss.
In their 2005 research, they compared the weight loss of 28 volunteers, divided between those supplementing with the seeds and those simply taking a placebo, both with a fixed amount of exercise. Over a four week period those consuming African Mango Seeds 3 times a day lost an average of 5.3 percent of their body weight. This also included a significant reduction in cholesterol. Because of their high fibre, the seeds are able to bind to bile acids in the gut and cleanse them from the body to cause this reduction.
Those on a placebo only lost 1.3 percent of their weight with no significant change in cholesterol.
The results speak for themselves.
How This Compares To HCG
There is no doubt that African Mango Seeds are a healthy option for those losing weight, but there is nothing particularly unique about them compared to other high fibre foods. Compared to HCG they offer no appetite suppressing qualities, and do not have the ability to regulate the hypothalamus gland or target fat specifically over muscle and other energy sources.
Furthermore if you radically restricted calories while only supplementing with African Mango Seed extract, you would immediately feel exhausted and leave yourself prone to binging.
The HCG diet allows dieters to lose a large amount of weight in a matter of weeks, without having to exercise. This simply isn’t the case with the seeds.
Combine Them Both For Synergistic Results
This doesn’t mean African Mango Seeds are useless, in fact in terms of super-foods they are one of the best. In that sense combining the extract with a HCG diet can provide the best of both worlds. Products like HCg EZ Drops already contain the extract for that express purpose.