African Mango, known scientifically as ivingia gabonensis, has been used for medicinal purposes in Africa for centuries and has been studied extensively by modern scientists for the past 20 years. The extract from the seeds of the fruit has been found to have a powerful effect on weight loss because it converts calories into a more usable form of energy, making it easy for the body to use more calories for energy and store less calories as excess fat. African Mango reduces hunger by stimulating Leptin, which tells your body it has had enough to eat, and by also delaying stomach emptying which causes you to feel full longer.
African Mango has been shown to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while raising HDL (good) cholesterol levels. It does this by binding to bile acids to carry cholesterol from the body. The high fiber content of African Mango aids this process as well.