What is Irvingia Gabonensis Supplement and Uses?

Irvingia Gabonensis is a supplement derived from the seeds of the African Mango that is sometimes used as a fat burning supplement. It is a natural source of fiber and fatty acids.

Also known as:  African Wild Mango, African Mango Extract, African Bush Mango, Dika nut, Agbono, Bread Tree, Bush Mango, Dikka, Duiker Nut, Etima, Irvingia, Kaka, Manguier Sauvage, Odika, Ogbono, Wild Mango

Diseases and Conditions

Irvingia gabonensis is traditionally used as a weight loss supplement to aid in eliminating obesity. Some prelimary research suggests Irvingia gabonensis helps lower blood sugar and lipid levels in type 2 diabetes patients. This supplement has also been used for hyperlipidemia and pain.



Irvingia Gabonensis is possibly safe for short-term use in the appropriate dosages.

Medication Interactions

Theoretically, taking Irvingia gabonensis with antidiabetes drugs might increase the risk of hypoglycemia in some patients so blood glucose should be monitored closely. Animal research also suggests that Irvingia gabonensis increases testosterone levels.

Supplement and Food Interactions

Herbs and supplements with hypoglycemic potential, such as devil’s claw, fenugreek, guar gum, Panax ginseng, and Siberian ginseng could alter intended blood glucose levels in diabetics. There are no food interactions at this time reported.


The dosage taken by individuals ranges greatly between 150-3,200mg daily alongside meals. There is no typical dosage of this supplement.


Irvingia gabonensis is a species of African trees in the genus Irvingia that produces a fruit known as the African mango. In manufacturing, oil extracted from the seeds is used in margarine, cooking oil, soap, perfume, and as a lubricant in tablets. The seed residue (after oil extraction) is used as a thickener or binder in food and pharmaceutical manufacturing.


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