Joe Morton, one of the company founders, grew up in a family involved with network marketing and health products. He helped his parents run a dietary supplement business from their home and watched all types of products brought to market: water purifiers, vitamin C& E, aloe vera, etc. Growing up in this type of environment, Joe was prepared for trying all sorts of herbs, medicinal plants, and phytoceuticals. He was always on the lookout for new and beneficial health discoveries.
While eating at a local cafe in Southeast Asia, a fruit was brought out to him for dessert. The taste was exquisite... sweet and a slight bit tart. Through inquiries first at the cafe and later at the local markets, he discovered that this most delicious fruit was called, "Mangosteen" or as the natives called it, "Queen of Fruits."
Joe went seeking knowledge from local healers about the uses of this fruit. The delicious center was revered for its taste, but the rind of the fruit was ground up, used in teas, and made into a poultice for use in treating a number of ailments.
We are taught in our experiences that if something is good for you... then it has to taste bad! Right? This was not the case with the Mangosteen. All these exciting health properties and yet the fruit is delicious! Even Queen Victoria declared the Mangosteen her favorite fruit during one of her visits.
Joe was very excited at his discovery and immediately called some of his family and close colleagues. He asked them to find out anything they could on the Mangosteen. When they began to search the published medical archives - they discovered that there was a wealth of independent scientific studies already done on the Mangosteen. In fact, their printouts of research papers stacked up to over a foot and a half!
How could it be that this wonderful tasting fruit, with hundreds of years of folklore and mountains of scientific information, was still so unknown to most of the world? How come there wasn't already a myriad of Mangosteen supplements on the market? The answer is... SOMEONE HAD TO BE FIRST! And that someone is XanGo™!