The Product: Ostania Mangosteen Amrita
Phew, that was a mouthful! I can assure you that the product is a lot less complicated.
As an active runner, Furley Bioextracts was keen to hear about their product from my (a runner) point of view.
I’m very wary when it comes to these things. I don’t jump into anything and everything that is free or for advertising purposes. I make sure that every product I try/review is something that I would feel safe to use/take. I always do my own extensive research/background checks before I try anything new or unfamiliar. In fact, it took me more than a month to decide to do this review.
So, here goes!
What is it?
It is a drink that has a combination of whole mangosteen, apple, roselle, acai berry, grape and pomegranate. Basically, it is juice that is packed with antioxidants.
The Science behind Ostania
Research has shown that mangosteens contain one of the highest antioxidant levels, even more than blackberries and cranberries. This finding has been tested and validated by the National University of Singapore.
The problem is that the good stuff (Xanthones, Anthocyanins and Polyphenols) is in the deep purple colour mangosteen skin. This beverage uses the whole fruit (including the skin) to ensure that the best parts are not lost in the process. Together with the other ingredients, this drink has an added phytonutrient profile of Oligometric Proanthocyanidins (OPC), Resveratrol and Flavonoids.
What Are Antioxidants?
Free radicals are formed as a by-product through natural processes in the body. They are unstable molecules that try to steal electrons from other molecules/healthy cells which can lead to heart diseases and cancer.
Antioxidants help to neutralise these free radicals by donating extra electrons.
Known Benefits of Xanthones
-antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antituberculotic, anti-viral, antiplatelet, Betaadrenergic blocking and anticonvulsant
-More potent than Vitamin C and E
-Anti-cancer properties as it has shown to suppress tumour development
-Lower LDL (bad cholesterol)
This product is manufactured by Furley Bioextracts (a Malaysian company) which is a BioNexus accredited biotechnology and agrotechnology company. The BioNexus title is awarded to qualified international and Malaysian biotechnology companies undertaking value-added biotechnology and/or life sciences activities.
The company is passionate in producing functional foods, supplements and cosmetics. They leveraged on the fact that Malaysia is one of the few places where mangosteens can be grown abundantly. This ensures control over the source and quality of the product.
Running causes your body to produce a significant amount of free radicals that can lead to muscle fatigue and soreness. If you’re finding it hard to eat your 5-a day (fruits and vegetables), then you can opt to take this!
I am not taking this product as a supplement because I take enough fruits and vegetables to meet my nutrition needs. It is something refreshing to have on an occasional basis.
Burst of citrus flavours and a slight tangy aftertaste, perfect for a hot day.
The first time I had it was after my long run. I mixed 1 part juice with 1 part water, added a ton of ice and shook up a yummy post run recovery drink! It was very refreshing. With the added benefits (immune system booster, deals with inflammation and fatigue etc), it is definitely a plus!
You can make up to 12 servings per bottle. I like mine a little diluted so I have more servings per bottle!
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