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Dr. Oz boosts sales of African mango seed extract

Dr. Oz boosts sales of African mango seed extract
Dr. Oz’s mention of Life Extension's Irvingia Integra-Lean in First for Women magazine sparks product sales.

When the calendar says January, it must be weight loss season and time for millions of Americans to make their New Year’s resolutions. And when

Dr. Mehmet Oz mentions a product such as Integra-Lean Irvingia from Life Extension on his television show, as he did earlier this year, or in the January 2012 issue of First for Women magazine, people take notice.

The January 2012 issue of First for women, that hit newsstands this week, featured Dr. Oz, host of the Dr. Oz Show and medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the Columbia University Medical Center, discussing Irvingia gabonensis, also known as African mango, and referred to it as one of his “breakthrough fixes for women over 40.”

The magazine article quoted Dr. Oz as saying “Taking 150mg of this African mango seed extract twice daily has been shown to help decrease weight and waist circumference.”  He also cautioned it’s important to use care when choosing which supplement to take because some African mango products don’t contain the extract called IGOB131 that research has shown to be beneficial. The one he said that does is Integra-Lean Irvingia 150mg from Life Extension.

Studies cited on by Dr. Tanya Edwards, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, revealed subjects who supplemented with African mango seed extract lost 5-10 pounds in a month without making any other lifestyle changes.

Grown in Cameroon, Africa, the African mango began its rise with a published study in Lipids in Health and Diseaseby Cameroon researchers. This was the first double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trial. The 10-week study on 102 overweight people (BMI >25) showed 150mg twice daily 30-60 minutes before meals led to significant improvements in body weight, body fat, and weight circumference as well as cholesterol and blood-sugar levels.

Dr. Oz also mentioned on his show and as the article also stated that African mango lowered LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by 46 percent and raised HDL (good cholesterol) by 47 percent in four weeks.

“Our organization takes great pride in being at the forefront of cutting-edge information and scientifically-supported products to maintain optimal health”, said Dr. Steven Joyal, M.D., Life Extension chief medical officer. “We introduced certified, clinically-validated Irvignia gabonensis seed extract to our members several years ago, and our members have reported impressive weight management results when combined with a reduced calorie diet and daily exercise,” added Dr. Joyal.

Over 66 percent of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so it’s not surprising to find weight loss is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions. Setting reasonable goals, exercising and staying focused are the most important factors in sticking with a weight loss program.

 “Current trends show that nearly three out of every five Americans is overweight or obese, so there is a great demand for scientifically-validated strategies for weight management”, says Dr. Joyal.

For more information about Life Extension Integra-Lean Irvingia (150mg) call toll-free at 800.544.4440 or visit

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