Mangosteen (Xango) Juice anyone???

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nursetiff
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   Posted 5/12/2008 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I guess I'm willing to try anything to get off some of my stinking medication....Has anyone tried Xango Juice??? I got some and have started it today, so I guess we'll see. Let me know if you've had any good results from this. It's rather expensive ($25-35 per bottle, but you take a 1oz shot each day). It actually tastes pretty good, aside from the aftertaste.
diagnosed with Crohn's 2/2007. Small bowel resection 4/2007 d/t abcess, perforation.
Currently on Remicade, Pentasa 1000mg 3xday.


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 5/12/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
i havent looked into it too much, but here is the skinny from what i've read:

it is supposed to have anti-inflammatory properties and be high in antioxidants (like noni juice, gogi (aka wolf) berry juice). it is from asia, like thailand or something. and only grows there cos of the climate. hence it is processed and bottled there, so it must travel quite a distance to get to you.

if juice is cheap, the stuff sucks. but that is rule of thumb for all juice. most juice is from concentrate and has been pasteurized. this is bad cos it is weakened in potency and enzymes have been destroyed. juice breaks down very fast due to oxidation and thus should be drunk basically immediately. so since it has to go like half way around the world, it is not, imho, gonna be as good as the claims are compared to if you drunk it right after it was made.

people i've talked to in the health and wellness field are skeptical to it actually helping people with a severe inflammatory condition, like crohn's, to where it can alleviate symptoms and reverse the damage. however i dont want to discourage you or others from trying it. i was on the cusp of doing it myself until i redid the makers diet, doing an extreme version of it, which got me over the proverbial hump.

but bottom line with anything - if works for you then stick with it. and nothing ventured nothing gained - it may well be worth the money to see if this stuff works, however it may take a few months of experimenting to know for sure. and you have to do your research to find a solid product which will give you the best chances of actually receiving any promised benefits. and then there is the money aspect to it as well....
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


Marie-Claire
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   Posted 5/12/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Manganstene juice was suggested to me also, but for a different reason. I have MS as well as CD and have terrible spasms in my legs at night that keep me up. This fellow on MS Foundation of Canada, sells the stuff and swears that it really has helped his legs.
I didn't go with it because of the cost and because I've yet to read anything really convincing about it....but with all that being said....a lot of people are drinking it for the antioxidant qualities and various other ailments. It is sold in our local health food store. When I inquired about it, it apparently flies off the shelves the minute it comes in....so it must be doing some good for it do be so popular.
Anything is worth a try....good luck with it and let us know what you find.
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis
 
 


Sniper
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   Posted 5/12/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I have tried it with poor results I may add. I find it bitter and it gives me heartburn . I drink pomegranate juice now. Its also high in antioxidants, it tastes good and its cheaper too. I am not expecting great things to happen, just better things will make me happy. Hope you have good luck with whatever you try.
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nursetiff
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   Posted 5/13/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the responses, I am giving it a go....we'll see! I actually kind of like the taste!
diagnosed with Crohn's 2/2007. Small bowel resection 4/2007 d/t abcess, perforation.
Currently on Remicade, Pentasa 1000mg 3xday.


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 5/13/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I know 3 people who tried this stuff (mangosteen) . . . . WOW what a waste of money! None of them had any improvement in any of their health issues (each took it for a different ailment). . . . and they took it for months.

Additionally . . . it is advertised to "boost your immune system" . . . not what someone with an autoimmune issue really want to do. So if that is a true statement . . . . it goes against the immuno suppressants many of us take.

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Georgia19
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   Posted 4/7/2009 3:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Mangosteen is so prized by inhabitants of tropical rain forests that it is universally known as the "Queen of Fruits". Traditionally utilized to control pain, fever and to ward off infections of every kind, to protect against disease, increase energy, and as a natural anti-inflammatory, the whole mangosteen fruit has been used and revered for thousands of years in Chinese, Ayurvedic, and folk medicine throughout Asia. Drink 100% Pure Xango Mangosteen Juice and experience one of nature's li'l known natural cures!
example: 100% Mangosteen Pericarp Powder & Mangosteen Tea - Traditionally utilized to control pain, fever and to ward off infections of every kind, to protect against disease, increase energy, and as a natural anti-inflammatory, the whole mangosteen fruit has been used and revered for thousands of years.

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Celey
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   Posted 4/7/2009 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I seriously would reconsider forgoing your medication... It would probably be best if you continued to take your medicine and drank the juice...
 
A word about juice, though... I hear papaya juice is especially good because it has enyzmes that can help you digest foods. I've drank that before, and it tastes really good. I think it also helped me to feel a bit better, but here's the key...
 
I was still taking my medicine at the time. What the juice did was just a small bonus. Any bonus is better than no bonus... If it wasn't for the medicine, I'd probably be in very bad shape.
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


Blossom
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   Posted 4/10/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   

My take on it is that the juice is no better than any others that have antioxidants---and others are way cheaper. I know at least a couple people who tried it for different reasons, and it didn't help them at all.  My belief is that it's a big gimmick.

Good luck to you.


54 year old female;
 
Have had Crohn's of terminal ileum for over 9 yrs, but finally accepted diagnosis when it was confirmed Feb. 2008.
 
Allergic/hypersensitivity to Pentasa, Entocort, and 6-MP.  Recently started Humira in December.


Katmom
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   Posted 4/15/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Been there, done that. My vendor swears by the stuff, and has lots of testimonials . The sales folks are aggressive---Costco and Whole Foods have it cheaper, but the real Zango is supposed to be the whole fruit. Intense anti oxidants in the skin, I guess.
After faithful usage of the pleasing taste and wallet emptying experience, there were no changes. Nothing worse, nothing better....
Daughter,15 diagnosed 1-08 w/ UC .
Previous drug sampling: Asacol, Prevacid, Flagyl, Prednisone- 50mg to 0, 4 major flares '08.Hospital four x. Low residue diet,
6MP, Colazal , Cortifoam enemas,
Trying probiotics, Niferex, fish oil, Magnesium, Acupuncture.
Remicade 10mg per kilo@ 8wks, since 10-08. Still on 6mp and Colazal


lilturbo
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   Posted 4/15/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I actually have been drinking Xango for the past couple weeks and have to tell you, it shocked me. I have been in remission for about 6 months now and wasn't sure if I should try it.

Well, I did, and have to tell you, I have noticed a difference. My poo's are formed way better than they have been! It also tastes really really good!

If anything, at least it's healthy and tastes really good!

I am also on Remicade and will stay on the mouse juice as it has helped get me, along with plenty of rest and low stress, get into remission and stay there.
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   Posted 4/16/2009 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I just read an article today that says all these juices, Xango, Acai etc are all nothing but a BIG HYPE.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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Sniper
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   Posted 4/16/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe we need a Shaman to cast out the evil spirit or the spells cast upon us. It works in some countries. I think a lot of what helps us is what we truly believe will help us. So if you think juice will help, try it. I didn't think it would help me and I was right. Maybe I need a new mind set.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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