Contributed by The Rooted Hook's Founder and Owner Nicole Law
Introducing Mangosteen Hibiscus, your organic Vitamin C powder!
Since ancient times, Mangosteen and Hibiscus have been used by indigenous people as a superfood. Our raw and certified organic mangosteen powder, which includes the rind (pericarp), are a natural source of antioxidants and vitamin c with many compounds known to keep inflammation at bay. Both the fruit and the peel have been scientifically studied as they contain a mega-load of minerals and phytonutrients to fight cancer, kidney problems and viral diseases. The peel in particular contains some of the highest vitamin C sources known on the planet, which is tied to help keep a strong immunity, while being deeply nourishing the blood and the gut.
Did you know that Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, a protein that the body uses to grow skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels? This strengthening effect is what causes the body to ward off the common cold, flu, and other viral diseases. We always think of Vitamin C to ward off infections and improve immunity, but it also wonderful for healing wounds, repairing bones and teeth as well.
Wondering what the big hype is about the rind? Scientific research has shown that Mangosteen contains a class of naturally occurring polyphenol compounds known as xanthones. These xanthones are found in the rind of the mangosteen. Hang with me here... According to research reported in professional journals such as Free Radical Research and the Journal of Pharmacology, these Xanthones may have remarkably beneficial effects in supporting cardiovascular health (healthy circulation). They also have properties which help to support the body's ability to protect against cellular damage by free radicals and support a healthy aging process. Xanthones also demonstrate the most powerful anti-oxidative properties found in nature as well as possibly supporting a healthy inflammation response. Compared to the fruit itself, the rind contains 10X more phenolic compounds and 20 times more antioxidant activity. This is why our blend involves the whole fruit, to have a holistic spectrum of its impressive compounds. Because of its high vitamin C count, it is also include it in our vegan Collagen Booster Elixir, and Collagen powders! All are available right here in The Mercado.