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.

It ‘s important to know what you are putting into your body. Don’t be misled!

Recently I was in a small market and I wanted some strawberry jam or preserves, real strawberry jam – I love it!  I found one that looked good.  It stated all natural strawberry preserves on the front label – it had a nice looking natural look to it and seemed a fair cost.  I put it into the cart and started to walk away when I noticed another brand that was organic.  I stopped and thought – read the label, dummy!

The brand that stated “all natural” was not really.  It did have some strawberries in it, but it was also high in fructose corn syrup and three different preservatives. Not very natural!  I then read the organic strawberry bottle and lo and behold it was 100% nothing added certified organic strawberry jam!

The contents look pretty much the same, but clearly they were not.  The organic jam may have cost more – but it was what I really wanted – real strawberry jam.

The other day we ran across a video that emphasizes the point even further.  “Blueberries found in blueberry bagels, cereals, breads and muffins are REAL blueberries right? Wrong! Award-winning investigative journalist Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, exposes the deceptive chemical ingredients and dishonest marketing of “blueberry” products from big-name food and cereal companies. The blueberries, it turns out, are made from artificial colors, hydrogenated oils and liquid sugars.”

This video really illustrates the point:

As you all know from our newsletters and website we try to push this message.  It really is important to know what you are buying.  Buying organic is very important.  This is why!

There are many companies marketing products that don’t contain what they appear to, based on the front label.  Much of the Goji, Mangosteen, Acai, Noni, Pomegranate, Maqui, Sea Buckthorn Oil,, Tamanu Oil, and Oregano Oil for sale are so much less than the pure product you should expect.  Many are significantly diluted versions of their former selves, containing only trace amounts of the ingredients listed on the label. Plus, a whole lot of other ingredients you don’t want.

It’s not just off-brands marketed on the web – it’s big name brands and retailers that are providing misleading information regularly.  We are not big fans of the Walmart’s, Monsanto’s and GNC’s of the world.  We like and do support small business that are the backbone of this nation.

This is why buying organic products is really worth the effort and the cost.  In order to be organic they have to be independently inspected, and additive free!  Its a way of really ensuring you are getting what you intend to get!

So read the label, buy organic when you can, buy natural when you can and live healthy!



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

True Colloidal Silver?

Dear CAOH,

Well to be honest I am kind of disappointed. I read that true colloidal silver is supposed to be amber in color or darker and that fake “ionic silver” comes in clear color as your product is, so I feel as though I was deceived. I would like to have true colloidal silver if you do ever happen to sell the actual product and thank you for your concern.



I was forwarded your e-mail and I would like to respond to it. Whomever told you that or wherever you got that misinformation from is lying or totally misinformed. There is no truth to the color having to be amber, just as it doesn’t have to be clear either. We are talking 15 parts per million (PPM) here. Think of it this way: it’s like dumping 15 cups of cherry Kool-Aid into 1,000,000 cups of water; it’s not going to change the color! There is not enough substance contained in the entire bottle to effect to color in any way shape or form. Please understand that sometimes when others make claims they may be doing so solely to make themselves look good and others to look bad.

The truth is that “colloidal silver” is in fact a generic term like Xerox is for making a copy of something.  Read below and you will get a clear picture of what I am talking about.

Colloidal silver is a liquid suspension of microscopic particles of silver. A colloid is technically defined as particles which remain suspended without forming an ionic, or dissolved solution. The broader commercial definition of “colloidal silver” includes products that contain various concentrations of ionic silver, silver colloids, ionic silver compounds or silver proteins in purified water. Colloidal silver with concentrations of 30 parts per million (ppm) or less are typically manufactured using an electrolysis process, whereas colloidal silver with higher concentrations of 50 ppm or more are usually silver compounds that have been bound with a protein.

I hope this clears things up.


Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.

USP labeling and CAOH products

Question:  Does your Liquid V Power MVN come with a USP symbol on its bottle (United States Pharmacopoeia)? This looks like a great product. Symbol validates contents of product. Also, is your Goji grown in the U.S? Does Goji organic 100% juice go through heat pasteurization? Very interested in your products. Please e-mail some scientific research your company conducts for it’s formulations. There’s not a whole lot of information on history of company and the science behind it. Looking forward to your response.—— Big D.

Answer:  Dennis,

Thank you for your inquiry

1. About USP: Please read this post of mine

2. Our goji berries are not grown in the USA. As of this moment there are no viable sources of goji berries in the US.

3. All of our juices are “flash pasteurized”, never heat pasteurized. (Related Posts on Heat and Flash Pasteurization)

4. Our company has been in continuous operation/business for ten years now. We were also one of the first companies to sell noni juice (Totally Nude Noni), goji berries, mangosteen juice (Mangosteen Elixir), freeze dried acai powder (Absolute Acai Powder) and acai juice (Acai Max). We WERE the first to sell a goji camu-camu blend (Goji Fusion) and our Almost Nude Noni formulation.

5. Research: I have not submitted any of our products for scientific research. The individual ingredients chosen to go into the formulas are based on research already done, on the individual nutrients, herbs, minerals…. I wish we had a few extra millions lying around to pay for a research project on just one of our products, but we don’t. What specifically were you looking for and maybe I can help.

Let me know if you have any additional questions. I hope this helps.


Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc

Response Back:  Dr. E, thanks for the response and links. I’ve read everything on CAOH website and did some further investigating of my own and you are absolutely dead on about the USP certification. Both my best friend and his wife are Chiropractors, and even the products they use and promote are “unregulated”.  The BBB and Yahoo confirm that this is a trustworthy company that sells top shelf products. Just ordered everything on your daily intake minus the lecithin and omegas’. Would have ordered them as well but already on that regimen. Thanks again for the reply.
Dennis S

What type of container is your Acai Max packaged in, glass or plastic?

Q: What type of container is your Acai Max packaged in, glass or plastic? I hear that if acai juice is put in plastic, there is a chance of leaching???


A: Gary,

We use medical/food grade plastic and the data on leaching does not apply to our plastic in question. Please follow the link below for more clarification.

Blog Post – Plastic


Marcus Ettinger DC, BSc.