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Mangiferin & Coffee Leaf

Get to know a little more about Mangiferin & Coffee Leaf…

In the world of natural compounds you sometimes encounter hidden gems that possess pretty incredible medicinal properties, mangiferin is one of those. Mangiferin is a lesser-known micronutrient found in brewed coffee leaves and plays a big part of what gets us excited about coffee leaf. We’re going to give you a quick guide to mangiferin, why it’s great and the studies you can check out if you want to nerd out. So let’s get started, shall we?

Younger leaves have higher concentration of magiferin.

Mangiferin aka The Shield Against Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is increasingly seen as a contributing factor to many chronic diseases. It’s the persistent low-grade inflammation that simmers within, subtly undermining the body's equilibrium. Inflammation is one of those things that’s great when you need it but a lot of our day-to-day life causes way too much. The result? Your body sends white blood cells to deal with the nonsense it doesn’t want like an injury or to fight bacteria but when this happens too much it can make you feel stiff, uncomfortable and tense.

This is where mangiferin comes into play… it’s an unassuming yet potent bioactive agent that has remarkable anti-inflammatory properties. Through its inhibitory action on pro-inflammatory cytokines and enzymes, mangiferin has demonstrated the ability to quell the inflammatory cascade. By doing so, it presents itself as a promising candidate for potential therapeutic interventions in conditions where uncontrolled inflammation plays a pivotal role.

Mangiferin: A go to for supporting your neural integrity

Brewed coffee leaf which is the base for Headstand is rich in mangiferin.

As we contemplate the complexities of human cognition and brain health, oxidative stress emerges as a formidable adversary. Free radicals accumulate in us especially when we are exposed to things like pollution, or consume alcohol, breathe smoke, eat red meat and heaps more. They pose a constant threat to the delicate neural structures, potentially contributing to cognitive decline and neurodegenerative disease. They do it by basically deteriorating the integrity of your cells. Yet, mangiferin helps us preserve our neural integrity. Its potent antioxidant properties enable it to neutralize these harmful free radicals, thereby mitigating oxidative stress and preserving neuronal function.

Coffee Leaf: A natural home for Mangiferin

Research into mangiferin is ongoing with new papers coming out all the time. We definitely don’t see it as some sort of magic cure but all the research so far is showing that this natural compound may help us deal and thrive in a world taking an ever bigger toll on our bodies and minds. With coffee leaf being one of the few places you can get it in nature it makes it a delicious and smart choice to grab when you’re thirsty.


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