Mango: Particularly nutrient-rich and regenerative
Juicy flesh, deliciously sweet taste: the mango grows in the tropics and subtropics and is considered the “queen of fruits” in its countries of origin.
However, the exotic stone fruit scores not only with the taste, but provides valuable nutrients and high health value. A true superfruit! The low acid content also makes the mango easy to digest.
Nutrients and effect for athletes
Despite their high sugar content, mangoes are very healthy.
The valuable ingredients include especially vitamins C, E and B, including vitamin B1, and folic acid. These provide a stabilizing and protective effect for the immune system.
Furthermore, they help protect cells from the negative effects of stress. In addition, mangoes contain a lot of beta-carotene. This supports cell renewal, stabilizes the immune system and strengthens vision.
|Vitamins||Vitamins per 100 g|
|Vitamin C – ascorbic acid||37 mg|
|Vitamin A – beta-carotene||1163 μg|
|Vitamin E – alpha-tocopherol equivalent||1000 μg|
|Vitamin E – alpha-tocopherol||1000 μg|
|Vitamin B3 – niacin equivalent||900 μg|
|Vitamin B3 – niacin, nicotinic acid||700 μg|
|Vitamin A – retinol equivalent||194 μg|
|Vitamin B5 – pantothenic acid||160 μg|
|Vitamin B6 – pyridoxine||130 μg|
|Vitamin B2 – riboflavin||50 μg|
|Vitamin B1 – thiamine||45 μg|
|Vitamin B9 – total folic acid||36 μg|
|Vitamin B7 – biotin (vitamin H)||2,1 μg|
Antioxidant power – protection against cell damage
The proportion of secondary plant substances is also very high in mango, especially substances from the group of polyphenols.
Polyphenols have an antioxidant effect and accordingly protect the body from oxidative stress, DNA damage and degenerative processes.
Rich in essential minerals
Many fruits are rather low in minerals – but mango contains important minerals such as potassium, magnesium and calcium. Consumption can thus contribute to the coverage of the daily mineral requirement (RDA), which is naturally increased in athletes.
|Mineral||Minerals per 100 g mango|
Antioxidant and regenerative effect
In addition to the extremely high mineral content, promising studies have also demonstrated an anti-inflammatory effect and a positive effect on the formation of new mitochondria.¹
In combination with the valuable amino acids, the result is a true regeneration turbo. Our RECOVERY 8 contains all 8 essential amino acids, lots of real mango powder and other active ingredients that promote regeneration.
Top athletes appreciate the regenerative effect of the R8 especially after enormously high stress!
Mango in our GEL 40
Different carbohydrate sources ensure the best possible absorption of the 40g of carbohydrates. And mango strengthens your immune system at the same time, which is equally elementary for you as an athlete.