LEHI, UT- Aug. 1, 2007- XanGo, LLC, recognized creator and market leader of the mangosteen supplement category, was honored for its latest mangosteen research at the 70th annual natural products trade show, Natural Marketplace 2007, in Las Vegas. The Natural Products Association awarded first place to the team led by Edward Walker, Ph.D., from Weber State University, for their poster session on the HPLC analysis of selected xanthones in the mangosteen fruit. Walker's work, in conjunction with XanGo, established a credible standard for testing and measuring xanthones in the whole mangosteen fruit.
Walker's team utilized an 80:20 acetone/water mixture to extract the xanthones from dried, ground whole mangosteen fruit rind. The mangosteen rind is considered nature's most concentrated source of xanthones, a family of phytonutrients that possess potent antioxidant properties.
"XanGo congratulates Dr. Walker and the research team for this outstanding accomplishment," said XanGo's Chief Marketing Officer John Digles. "We are dedicated to leading our category with credible research of the complete mangosteen fruit. This award-winning research, published in the June Journal of Separation Science, ensures more consistent and reliable marketing of mangosteen products to consumers relative to claims of xanthone content."
For more information about mangosteen research, visit www.thewholefruit.com.
XANGO, LLC is a recognized category creator as the first company to market a premium mangosteen beverage, XANGO(r) Juice, to consumers worldwide. XANGO continues to lead the category we created by driving the development and success of functional mangosteen products. Based in Utah, XANGO is privately owned and powered by a global network of independent distributors. XANGO's expansive operations include the U.S. and numerous international markets such as Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany and Malaysia. For more information on XANGO, visit www.xango.com.
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