Notes when eating mangosteen

Although it contains a lot of nutrients, you should only eat 30g of mangosteen equivalent to 2 average fruits a day and eat 2-3 times a week is enough. If eaten too much at the same time, mangosteen will bring many unwanted side effects, adversely affecting your health such as:

Lactic acidosis

A study by Memorial Sloan-Ketting Cancer Center (USA) found that consuming mangosteen daily for 12 months can cause severe lactic acidosis. This condition occurs due to an abnormal build-up of lactic acid in the blood. Symptoms of lactic acidosis include nausea and weakness, which, if left untreated, can be life-threatening.

tiêu thụ măng cụt hàng ngày trong 12 tháng có thể gây nhiễm axit lactic nặng

Allergic reaction

Eating too much mangosteen can cause some mild allergies such as hives, skin redness, swelling, itching and rash in sensitive people. It even leads to more serious symptoms such as swelling of the mouth, lips, throat or chest tightness.

Interfere with blood clotting

The xanthone compound in mangosteen can interfere with normal blood clotting. It can also interact with blood thinners such as warfarin and cause gastrointestinal bleeding.

Due to slowing blood clotting, doctors recommend that patients should not eat mangosteen 2 weeks before surgery because it may increase the risk of bleeding during or after surgery.
Obstructing the treatment process

Mangosteen can adversely affect the effectiveness of radiation therapy as well as chemotherapy drugs. This happens because some chemotherapy drugs depend on the production of free radicals to fight and destroy the tumour.

The powerful antioxidants present in mangosteen fight and eliminate free radicals, which have been shown to be a hindrance in cancer treatment.

Other side effects

Other side effects of mangosteen include insomnia, abdominal pain, muscle pain, mild headache, joint pain, disrupted sleep, persistent nausea, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, and dizziness. The use of mangosteen should be stopped immediately if any of the above signs and symptoms appear.
Most mangosteen side effects are temporary and can be easily overcome by reducing the amount used. Therefore, eat enough mangosteen, do not eat too much.

Patients undergoing treatment who want to eat mangosteen should ask and follow the doctor’s advice