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Alternative Names

African Mango, Agbono, Bread Tree, Bush Mango, Dika Nut, Dikanut, Dikka, Duiker Nut, Etima, Irvingia, Kaka, Manguier Sauvage, Odika, Ogbono, Wild Mango

Scientific Name

Irvingia gabonensis

Why Do People Use Irvingia?

Oral preparations of Irvingia gabonensis (Irvingia), like irvingia powder, are orally used weight loss and obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and general pain issues. The seeds (nuts) and fruit part of African mango are used as food. In Manufacturing Practices - Oil extracted obtained from the seeds is used in cooking oil, margarine, perfume, soap and as a lubricant in tablets. The seed residue (after oil extraction) is also used orally as a binder and thickener in pharmaceutical as well as food manufacturing practices.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe Seeds extract of Irvingia gabonensis is thought to be safe, when taken orally and for appropriate short-term period. A standardized seed extract (called as IGOB131) has been used safely in doses up to 150 mg twice every day for up to ten weeks. Avoid in Pregnancy and Lactation - To rate the safety level of irvingia during pregnancy and breastfeeding there is scarce and unreliable information available.

How Effective Is Irvingia?

Irvingia gabonensis may be effective for following conditions: Hypercholesterolemia - According to initial studies, oral intake of Irvingia gabonensis effectively raises high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and lowers total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in heavy weighted adults who have mildly elevated cholesterol levels. A raw seed extract orally taken in a dose of 1.05 grams thrice every day for four weeks may reduce triglycerides by 45%, 46% of LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol by 39%. Studies also report that it is responsible for increase in HDL cholesterol by 47% in combination with a low-fat diet. According to another clinical study, combination of specific standardized seed extract of Irvingia gabonensis (IGOB131) taken in a dose of 150 mg two times every day for tens weeks decreases LDL and total cholesterol levels by 26% and 27% respectively, in comparison to 2% and 5% with placebo in heavy weight patients with normal cholesterol levels. Obesity - Clinical studies also confirms that oral ingestion of irvingia powder in an amount 1.05 grams thrice every day in combination with low fat, low calorie diet of 1800 kcal daily can result in weight loss of about four kg after every four weeks as compared to no weight loss in heavy weight patients taking placebo. Initial clinical studies also suggest that a standardized seed extract (IGOB131) taken 150 mg twice daily for ten weeks results in 12.8 kg of weight loss as compared to 0.7 kg in heavy weight patients taking placebo. Identical results were observed in a study using a mixture of standardized seed extract of Cissus quadrangularis and African mango (IGOB131) used for ten weeks in heavy weighted adults.

How Irvingia Works?

Irvingia gabonensis is a deciduous woodland tree native to the West Africa. The mango-like fruit is also known as African mango and is utilized as a food source in Cameroon and Nigeria. The seeds are dried and are utilization as thickening and flavoring agent for soup. The high-soluble fiber substance of the seeds play part as a bulk-forming laxative, furthermore decreases gastric emptying. This may help enhance blood glucose control for diabetic patients. Inhibition of hydrolase proteins by glycoproteins in Irvingia gabonensis seeds may also enhance blood glucose control. Cholesterol-lowering activities of the seeds may also be because of the fiber content. It can bind to the acids in the gut, decreasing their reabsorption and resulting transformation of more cholesterol to bile acids. The oil separated from Irvingia gabonensis seeds consist of beta-carotene, vitamin A and phytosterols which may also effect on cholesterol-lowering impacts. Initial studies also suggest that seeds extract of Irvingia gabonensis inhibits adipogenesis.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Irvingia?

The most common side effects reported with a specific standardized extract of Irvingia gabonensis (IGOB131) are headaches, flatulence and difficulty sleeping.

How Irvingia Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Irvingia Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Irvingia Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Irvingia Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Irvingia Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Irvingia?

ORAL For obesity and weight loss, raw seed extract of Irvingia gabonensis has been used in a dosage of 1.05 grams thrice every day. A standardized seed extract (IGOB131) should be orally taken in a dose of 150mg two times every day. To treat hyperlipidemia, seed extract of Irvingia gabonensis has been used in a dose of 1.05 grams thrice every day. 150 mg of standardized seed extract (IGOB131) should be ingested on daily basis.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Irvingia Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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