Severe lactic acidosis associated with juice of the mangosteen fruit Garcinia mangostana

Am J Kidney Dis. 2008 May;51(5):829-33. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2007.12.043. Epub 2008 Mar 25.


The tropical mangosteen fruit has long been prized in Southeast Asia for its traditional healing properties. Mangosteen fruit juice is now available in the United States and marketed for its purported health benefits. We describe a case of severe lactic acidosis associated with the use of mangosteen juice as a dietary supplement.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acidosis, Lactic / etiology*
  • Beverages / adverse effects*
  • Fruit / adverse effects
  • Garcinia mangostana / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology