Mangosteen Xanthones in Mangosteen Elixir

Q: I have a question about the amount of xanthones in your products.

A: Nancy,

E-mail me here with your questions. Did you check out your blog? I have many posts about mangosteen and it’s xanthones.

Dr. Marcus Ettinger, B.Sc., D.C.

Nancy: Yes, I have checked out both blogs and appreciate the information. However, the list of xanthones refers to what’s in mangosteen in general. It does not specifically name how many of these xanthones your Absolute Mangosteen TM contains.  Does a third independent party test for xanthone content and quantity in Absolute Mangosteen and how often do they test for this? Is it done before and after bottling? With every batch? Obviously, the xanthone content would vary somewhat from batch to batch, but one would hope you stay within a certain range. I believe you have a superior product but would like to know the specifics before purchasing.  Thank you!   Sincerely, Nancy

100% Organic Mangosteen Juice

Dr. Ettinger: Nancy,

Thank you for the question. We do not measure for exact xanthone content (mg’s/mcg’s), as our product is a juice and not a xanthone supplement (I don’t know of any such product). Apples and oranges, in juice products, are not measured for their phytonutrient content either. We use 100% organic, whole mangosteen. That’s whole fruit – pericarp and seed included, in our juices. That is what I require and look for.

No supplement company I know of tests for mg’s or mcg’s of the 20 or so xanthones present in their juice or caps. It is just assumed that it’s in there because of the inclusion of the pericarp and seeds. The total mg’s of the mangosteen is listed with a statement that, “this product contains a full complement of xanthones” or some such statement. Also, we are one of the only companies to use “flash pasteurization” (related posts on flash pasteurization), which helps to protect the phytonutrient profile of the juice.

I hope we can keep you as a customer and I do know you are getting more of a response here than you will get from any other manufacturer. If you do get a more detailed response, I would very much like you to forward it to me.

I hope this helps and satisfies your inquiry.


Dr. Marcus Ettinger B.Sc., D.C.

Liquid Power Multi-V or Ultra Supreme Greens and Fruits or Both?

Question: Hi,

I have been taking your Liquid Power Multi-V and your Mangosteen Elxir and I love it!  I am very interested in your Ultra Supreme Greens & Fruits and I just wanted to know is taking the liquid power multi-v and the Greens & Fruits a good idea or is it too much and I only need one.  I noticed the Greens & Fruits has a decent amount of vitamins in it already.  If I only need one which one do you recommend and if you recommend both how do you recommend I take them.  Both at the same time in the morning to start my day or one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Thanks!

Answer: Jason,

Liquid Power is the base and you will build from there. Here are a few other ESSENTIALS.

A complex of essential fatty acids Ultra Omega 3-6-9 and Lecithin granules (lecithin in the emulsifier that allows you to metabolize the oils, plus the brain is 30% lecithin, and it’s good for cholesterol metabolism).

Whey Protein: Proteins are essential parts of all living organisms and participate in every process within our cells. Protein is also what makes up our muscles, immune system, internal organs, hair, nails, skin, and connective tissue. Whether your body resembles a brick house, stick house, or straw house is determined by the level of protein in your body. When a client comes in for a consultation with weak nails, poor hair growth, a weak immune system, and/or low energy, I always know they are deficient in their intake of (quality) protein. I usually take one scoop a day (25 grams of protein), but two scoops on the days I am working out in the gym.

Vitamin D is mandatory for all of my patients – 5-6,000IU’s per day (see for more data)

Here is a protocol I put together some time back.

I hope this helps.


Marcus Ettinger, BSc., DC

Mangosteen’s Xanthones for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

100% Organic Mangosteen Juice

Question: Dear Dr. Ettinger,

I am a white female, 62 years old, and was diagnosed with fibromylgia 30 years ago, and RA l0 years ago.  Standard treatment for the RA has led to current Enbrel, along with methotrexate and Celebrex.  Savella for the fibromylgia.  Fatigue, over exertion and infections will trigger a flair.  Am still self-employed, and stay active, but find that weekends are spent doing light housekeeping and resting up for the week ahead.

Recently reduced my daily predisone from 20 mg. to 1.25mg.

Of course, would love to not be dependent on medications.

How does Mangosteen help people with RA and fibromylgia? Why does it work it the cases where it has been effective?  Obviously will check with my Rheumatologist to make sure it does interfere with any current medications.

Thank you for your time and knowledge.

Judith A

Answer: Judith,

FYI: All antioxidants are anti-inflammatory but not all anti-inflammatories are antioxidants.

The exciting aspect of the mangosteen fruit is the high level of xanthones, which have potent anti-inflammatory properties. People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis joint pain and fibromyalgia gain relief from anti-inflammatory medications. Some of the medications contain steroids and some do not. The xanthones are a non steroidal anti-inflammatory substance.

Mangosteen is a fruit/food and will not react with meds, as far as I know. Your MD should not discourage you from taking any and all antioxidants. If he/she does, ask to see ‘why’ in writing. I have treated many patients over the years with what you have now. If you would like to begin a natural approach to your body problem, please take a look at this link – here and visit my website.  I can design a personalized protocol for you.

Absolute Mangosteen at 1oz, two times per day will add a nice level of antioxidants back to your body. There are many more wonderful, natural products that can help but I would need to know more about you and your condition to make an intelligent decision.


Dr. Ettinger

PS. Here is a question put to Dr. Brent Bauer, MD

Can it relieve arthritis pain? Can drinking mangosteen juice reduce arthritis inflammation and pain?

Answer: It might. A number of laboratory and animal studies suggest that mangosteen has significant anti-inflammatory effects. And a few small-scale studies in humans indicate that the juice helps reduce blood levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP is a substance associated with inflammation, which may be caused by widespread infection or disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

But the studies that found this reduction in CRP were not conducted with people who have arthritis. And not everybody who has arthritis has an elevation in CRP. So at this point, while the data appears promising, it is still too early to say for sure what role mangosteen juice has in treating arthritis symptoms.

Mangosteen is a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia. Despite its name, mangosteen is not related to the mango. The mangosteen fruit is the size and shape of a tangerine, with a thick, dark rind and creamy flesh. Mangosteen is marketed as a supplement, both as a juice and in capsule form.

Organic certification is the hallmark of quality!

An organic update from CAOH

One of the earmarks of a high quality supplement company is demonstrated by their Organic Certification.  In order to receive this certification, you go through a rigorous inspection process to ensure that the products you are offering meet all the guidelines. 

CAOH goes through this inspection process every year!  (We just did again!)  We want to make sure you know that we are making every effort to keep our quality and value ahead of the curve.

Whenever possible, buy organic!

Organic products form CAOH®

Important: Why is it important that products be certified organic?  First of all, it guarantees that you are getting a product that is free of additives, chemicals and preservatives.  Secondly, because buying certified organic ensures that you are actually getting the real item.  Buying certified organic ensures that you are buying the real thing at its best!

Here is a list of our organic products:

Goji Fusion® – Goji Juice w/ Camu Camu
From Our Perfect oji Garden™
32 oz – Lycium barbarum L.
Amazonian Camu Camu
USDA Certified Organic!
Absolute Goji™ 100% Pure Goji Juice
100% Pure Goji Juice
Certified Organic
17 oz – Lycium barbarum L.
Organic Goji Berries
Hand Picked and Sun Dried
16 oz Bags 500mg
No Sales Tax!
Absolute Goji™ 100% Pure Goji Juice
100% Pure Goji Juice
Certified Organic
17 oz – Lycium barbarum L.
Mangosteen Elixir®
Certified Organic Mangosteen
32 oz – 100% Pure
Mangosteen and Fruit Juices
Absolute Mangosteen™
100% Pure Mangosteen Juice
Certified Organic and Kosher
17 oz – Garcinia mangostana L.
Certified Organic Acai
32 oz Superfruit Therapy Drink
The absolute finest available!
Absolute Acai Powder™
Fresh New Batch
Absolute Acai Powder™
Freeze Dried Acai Powder
100% Pure – 120 Grams – 4 oz
100% USDA Organic and Kosher
Absolute Acai Capsules™
100 – 500mg Vegetable Capsules
Made from organic freeze dried Acai.
Maqui Max™
Certified Organic Maqui Juice Blend
32 oz – 100% Pure Juice
Maqui + Fruit and Berry Juices
Almost Nude Noni Juice™
Certified Organic Noni and Kosher
Certified Tahitian Noni
32 oz Bottles
98% Pure Noni Juice
Totally Nude Noni Juice™
Organic Tahitian Noni Juice
Certified 100% Pure Organic Noni
32 oz Bottles
High Molecular Weight Polysaccharide
Organic Aloe Vera Juice
with Red Grape Seed Extract
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Certified Organic – 100% Pure
2 oz Bottle (60 ml)
100% Tahitian Organic Tamanu Oil
USDA Certified Organic
Natural Skin and Wound Care
2oz Bottle
Oregano Oil (2 oz)
Pure and Organic
Natural Carvacrol equals 69
No Additives!
Flax Seed Oil – High Lignan Flax
High Lignan Flax Oil
1000 mg – 120 Softgels
Certified Organic & Non-GMO

What type of bottling process does your Mangosteen go through, and how does the fruit get here?

Q: Hi i would like to know what type of bottling process your mangosteen juice goes through to get bottled and how you get the fruit here.  Please feel free to email me back with your response.

Thank you!

A: All of our juices are either blended with other “super-fruit” juices or stay as a 100% single varietal juice. All juices are then “flash pasteurized”. Bottles are then filled and before being capped, inert gas is injected into the neck to remove oxygen, and then sealed.

All of our juices, purees and pulps come to us, directly from the source, refrigerated in vacuum sealed, non reactive bags or containers.

To be honest, it’s the quality of the raw ingredients and the “flash pasteurizing” that sets us apart. All MLM juices (Freelife, Monavie, Xango, Seabu…) and the vast majority of competing company’s juices are produced at facilities like Aseptic Solutions in Corona, CA. The juices are ultra-heat pasteurized, another word for sterilized. There are no longer any biologically active enzymes present in the juices. Basically they are just flavored sugar water. What company’s do is to uses all the raw fruit research for their promotional material. Now the product appears to be a miracle beverage with almost mythical properties. If they preformed the research studies on the juices post-production, completely different results would be found.

A related blog post – A Few Words about our Bottles

Thank you for your questions.


Marcus Ettinger BSc, DC

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Berries the Superfruit; Learn How Small Amounts in Your Diet Can Have a Huge Impact on Your Health


Berries – the “Superfruit”

Who could have imagined?

While mom always recommended getting those extra servings of fruits and vegetables, she probably wasn’t aware of all the health benefits packed into those nutrient-dense pieces of produce. She might likewise be stunned at the impact delivered by the smallest of fruits—berries. With rich nutritional value, berries can be found in a range of dietary supplements, functional foods and beverages, and even cosmeceutical products.

Among their health benefits:

Antioxidant Effects: reduce brain aging, enhance memory and reduce oxidative stress

Cardiovascular Protection: enhance the strength of the blood vessels, prevent oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, reduce plaque formation and increase plasma’s antioxidant capacity

Eye Health: prevent the onset of cataracts via reduced oxidation, increase blood flow and blood vessel strength and regenerate rodopsin

Anti-Diabetic Effects: reduce diabetic angiopathy and improve starch digestion

Antiviral/Antimicrobial Properties: reduce the onset of colds, protect against infections from microbes such as Helicobacter pylori and those causing urinary tract infection (UTI)

Although the exact active ingredients responsible for all these health benefits in berries have yet to be fully determined, it has been speculated that anthocyanins are the key class of compounds acting singly or synergistically. These are present as glucoside monomers, responsible for the intense red and purple colors noted with berries, or combined (proanthocyanins), which are colorless and serve as copigments. Anthocyanins react with atmospheric oxygen or light, which can polymerize the compounds, losing their color and causing fruit to brown.

Botanically, berries are fruits, meaning they originate from mature ovaries of flowers that have been pollinated. Specifically, berries originate from single flowers with one superior ovary with one or more seeds that entirely ripens to an edible pericarp. A berry then can be described as a fleshy/pulpy fruit of specific origin with embedded seeds that remain undischarged (indehiscent). Berries have been used as drug preparations in Europe for treating various inflammatory and circulatory conditions associated with vascular health, specifically for treating venous inflammation (edemas and tiredness of lower limbs), treating capillary fragility of skin and soft tissue (gum and nose bleeding) and treating acute attack of piles and circulatory disorders of the retina. ………… Click here to read more!

Don’t forget about our two newest products!

Power Multi-V Vegi Capsules™:

This product is comparable to our Liquid V Power Multi Vitamin, but in a conveniently portable capsule form. It doesn’t need refrigeration, and the capsules are so easy to take along when traveling. Not only do you get your vitamins and minerals, it includes all the following great greens: spirulina, barley grass, chlorella, wheat grass, alfalfa juice concentrate, and green tea extract. For a full list of its ingredients see the Nutrition Facts on our website.

Absolute Goji Powder™:

A wonderfully easy way to get your Goji. This powder is easy to mix into a shake, smoothie or yogurt and can also be sprinkled on foods such as cereal and oatmeal. Travelers also find the powder form more convenient than juice. Priced affordably at just $24.99 for a 30-40 day supply.

Did you know. . . Aside from the many traditional and therapeutic uses of goji which we have listed on our website, we have also found that goji has been used to reduce sugar cravings! This can be useful to people with hypoglycemia and for hyperactive children.

We like adding the Absolute Goji Powder™ and Absolute Acai Powder™ to our cereal in the morning. And we even sprinkle it on our dogs’ dinners every night. They really love it – really!!!. In fact once a week we put a little Liquid V Power™ and Naked Noni Juice™ on their food too! They eat better than we do!!

Also coming next week Absolute Acai Capsules™ this is a great product and a super convenient way to get your Acai at work or traveling. Click here to read more!

Aerobic exercise stimulates release of appetite suppressing hormone. Vigorous aerobic exercise suppresses appetite by triggering the release of the appetite suppressing hormone peptide YY and lowering levels of the appetite stimulating hormone ghrelin, suggested in a recent study results.

David J. Stensel and colleagues from Britain’s Loughborough University and Sheffield Hallam University enrolled 11 male university students for their study of the effect of exercise on appetite and the appetite-regulating hormones peptide YY and ghrelin. Each participant was required to take part in three eight-hour sessions: one in which they ran for 60 minutes on a treadmill, and then rested for seven hours; another in which they did 90 minutes of weight lifting, and then rested for six hours and 30 minutes; and a third session during which the participants did no exercise.

Results showed that ghrelin levels dropped and peptide YY levels increased during the aerobic exercise session on the treadmill. Whilst ghrelin levels dropped but peptide YY levels did not change significantly during the weight-lifting session (resistance exercise). The participants also filled out hunger questionnaires after each exercise session. Results of the questionnaires showed that both aerobic and resistance exercise suppressed hunger, but aerobic exercise produced a greater suppression of hunger. However, appetite suppression was only short-lived – lasting for approximately two hours, including the time spent exercising.

“The finding that hunger is suppressed during and immediately after vigorous treadmill running is consistent with previous studies indicating that strenuous aerobic exercise transiently suppresses appetite,” Dr Stensel said in a news release. “The findings suggest a similar, although slightly attenuated response, for weight lifting exercise.”

Broom DR, Batterham RL, King JA, Stensel DJ. The influence of resistance and aerobic exercise on hunger, circulating levels of acylated ghrelin and peptide YY in healthy males. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. Published online November 5th 2008. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.90706.2008

News release: Exercise Suppresses Appetite by Affecting Appetite Hormones. American Physiological Society. December 11th 2008.

The point here is that exercise gets the body going. Not everyone can exercise vigorously 60 minutes a day but we all can take a 30 minute walk and get outside for a little bit. This does wonders for our well being, let alone our waist lines.

How can you get the supplements you need and still save money?

Like most people, you are probably looking for ways to cut costs. Here are some tips to save money on your orders from California Academy of Health:

Order in volume. Many of our products have graduated pricing, and you can save money by ordering more at once.

For example: A single bottle of Almost Naked Noni is $24.99, but is only $18.74 per 32 oz bottle if you order 12 at once. A single package of Absolute Acai is $39.99 per package, but if you order 4 at once the price is only $29.99 each. Order at least $75 worth so you can take advantage of free shipping, and don’t forget that you can choose a 10% discount instead!

If you use some products regularly, join our Replenishment Club. Replenishment Club orders over $150 get 15% off and free shipping in the continental US. For example, 3 Goji Fusion and 3 Liquid Power at regular price is $209.82. Set this up on the Replenishment Club and it is only $178.35.

Team up with friends and relatives and order wholesale. If you meet the minimum order volume for wholesale pricing you can buy wholesale even if you are not a reseller. Call us for details or look at the “wholesale” link on the website.

Always check the coupons page online or call us to find out if we are running a sale or special. Please check our website for further details, and don’t hesitate to give us a call at (800) 643-7188 between 9-5 Pacific Time if you have any questions.

There is a greens solution!

Important Information:

“The alarming fact is that foods (fruits, vegetables and grains), now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contains enough of certain minerals, are starving us – no matter how much we eat. No man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his system with the minerals he requires for perfect health because his stomach isn’t big enough to hold them.”

“The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value, and some of them aren’t worth eating as food … Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our system than upon calories or vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume.”

U.S. Senate Document No. 264 (1936).

The Solution:

Ultra Supreme Greens™:

An organically grown synergistic whole-food formulation, combining fruits, vegetables, sea vegetables, grains, grasses, herbs, and potent antioxidants. CAOH® Ultra Supreme Greens™ unique combination of ingredients will help to balance your body’s pH level, while adding a naturally balanced ratio of proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Everything your body needs for all of its cells to function properly.

Receiving the proper amount of vitamins and minerals is not as easy as it used to be. Plants absorb many different ingredients from the soil, yet farmers reintroduce only a few of these when replanting, resulting in the average diet being nutrient deficient. Ultra Supreme Greens™ helps counter this deficiency with each serving equal to the nutritional value of 2 lbs. of fresh vegetables – that’s 3 to 5 servings of vegetables .

Cell regeneration is vital to our bodies. It takes skin 30 days to regenerate and bodies take up to 120 days. Without the necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients our bodies fall into a degenerative state, also known as aging. Ultra Supreme Greens™ introduces the necessary amino acids, minerals, proteins, and vitamins to revitalize proper cell regeneration.

Sickness and disease occurs when the pH level of the cell and human body becomes acidic when the cell is normally alkaline. In an acidic environment disease producing levels are at their highest points. Ultra Supreme Greens™ will naturally alkaline your body to help combat against such disease and sickness, leaving you healthy and feeling young.

The Ultra Supreme Greens, taken in combination with our Liquid Power™, make an unbeatable nutrition team.

Not just another Mangosteen!

It couldn’t be easier to find Mangosteen juice these days. What sets us apart? For one thing, California Academy of Health is one of the only two sources of Certified Organic Mangosteen juice available on the market today in the United States. When you are considering buying Mangosteen, take a hard look to see if the juice you are considering is Certified Organic. Our juice is just that!

Our Mangosteen Elixir® is a wonderful blend of Mangosteen, Goji, Noni, and other juices that are dynamic and beneficial in their own right. In addition, we provide Absolute Mangosteen™, which is just 100% Organic Mangosteen. And what is even cooler is that Absolute Mangosteen™ is on sale right now for only $16.99 per bottle.

What Benefits may I see from Mangosteen?

  • Supports Healthy Weight Loss

  • Supports Health Cholesterol Levels

  • Supports Healthy Joints and Skin

  • Supports a Healthy Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Supports Healthy Connective Tissue

  • Supports Healthy Cognitive Function

  • Supports a Healthy Cardiovascular System

  • Supports a Healthy Immune System

“My own personal research has revealed that Mangosteen is being widely used by health practitioners worldwide for a variety of body ailments such as eczema, psoriasis, diabetes, weight loss, nerve pain, infections, arthritis, anxiety, depression, dementia, cancer and many others.” (Dr. E)

Click here for more information: Absolute Mangosteen™ and Mangosteen Elixir

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p-Coumaric Acid and your Juices

Question: Hi there,

I see you have some information of p-coumaric acid on you blog, I was just wondering if you know whether this chemical has GRAS status or if you are aware of any human clinical trials that have used p-coumaric acid? Do you have any supplements with just this compound in them?


Answer: Arjan,

That particular chemical is found in many different fruits (mangosteen, acai) and even peanuts. The issue is here is the actual percentage of the chemical found in each product. Unfortunately it’s in Parts Per Million (PPM). Until it is available in a standardized, stand alone form, it really is a non-issue in determining which fruit you should choose. My recommendation is to have as many dark colored (purple, blue, red) fruits as you can per day.

Here is a link on p-coumaric acid


Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.

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Need Some Orac Values Please

Question: Hi I’ve got a quick question.

I’ve been a loyal customer of yours for the past 2 years. I’m trying to convince my friend of the great quality & value of your products. She will only be convinced by the ORAC values. She wants to compare her orac values for Monavie juices to our orac values of our CAOH products.

So, may I have the ORAC values for the 32 oz bottles of the following:

Goji Fusion
Mangosteen Elixir

I’ve ordered these in the past & they are my favorites. I can’t wait to see her face when our products go head to head in orac values. I think, she’ll be well convinced & become a caoh customer soon.

Thank you & looking forward to your figures,

Michael Young Cho

Answer: Michael,

Here is a similar e-mail I just responded to from a doctor and a link (bottom of page) on ORAC. Let me know if you need more data. Also, trying to change the mind of an MLM distributor is like trying to change the mind of a McCain backer to vote for H. Clinton, it’s extermely difficult to impossible.

Question – Hi Dr. Ettinger:

My patient is being pitched by Mona Vie. You know the drill……..”The only approved processing method, etc, etc.” I told him what I remembered of what you told me.  He’s requested some literature from you. Do you have something I can give to him or refer him to?


Dr. Benn

Answer – Dr. Benn,

Here is a little more on MonaVie


Response – Thanks Marcus

It’s just what I needed.

Stay well.


Here is a link on ORAC

You can always go to the blog and type in MLM or Xango or acai in the search box to get all the past questions/answers asked on a particular subject. I hope this helps.


Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc

I Need The Iodine Content Of 2 Juices

Question: What is the amount of iodine in your Mangosteen Elixir and Acai Max juice products?

Please email me.

Thank you,


Answer: Lisa,

I really couldn’t say, because if it is there, it’s in extremely tiny amounts. That same question would be analogous to asking: How much iodine is in a carrot, potato, bread or an apple…. Seafood and table salt are going be your richest sources of iodine, everything else will be negligible at best.

Can I ask the reason for the inquiry?


Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.

Response: Thank you so much for your help.  You are the first person, of many I have contacted, to ask why I ask this question.

My husband, and other thyroid cancer suffers have to go on a low-iodine diet to prepare for scans and treatment with radioactivity attached to iodine molecules.  This is a way of life for them.  It involves cooking with whole foods, and fresh foods and eliminates all dairy, commericial breads, egg yolks, etc.

It would be a great help if manufacturers were as considerate as you.  Thank you for your help.

L. Payne

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