Mangosteen is an exotic fruit that can be mainly found in Southeast Asia. It is grown in large amounts in Malaysia and Thailand and it has very unique element that instigates cell death or apoptosis in cancerous cells in the breasts.
A study by a team from UCAS (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences) viewed how alpha-mangostin affects the multi-enzyme protein that is responsible for catalyzing the formation of a long-chain of fatty acids produced from various substances known as fatty acid synthesis (FAS).
It had been also seen that alpha-mangostin instigates apoptosis in human test subjects breasts cancer cells. This team of scientists believes that this discovery in mangosteen xanthones may be soon adopted as an alternative in breasts cancer treatment.
It was explained by researches that the alpha-mangostin was effective in inhibiting FAS expression as well as intracellular FAS activity which resulted in a decrease in the intracellular fatty acid accumulation. It had been also indicated that alpha-mangostin could raise the levels of the PARP cleavage product, while lowering cell viability and instigating apoptosis in individual breast cancer cells.
Even though mangosteen is a successful anticancer super food, you should be extremely cautious when obtaining mangosteen. Make sure that you buy products that are clear of dangerous and toxic contaminants that can do more harm than good.