Graviola Extract Leaf and Stem
2 Capsules Contains 1000 mg of 100% Graviola Leaf and Stem Ground To A Fine Powder. Organic Harvest In Brazil.
You may not have heard of graviola or you may be familiar with one of its alternative names; soursop, cherimoya or guanabana. Graviola is a fruit tree which grows in Central and South America and its fruit, leaves and bark have all been used traditionally to treat a range of health disorders from rickets to diabetes.
Graviola fruit is a rich source of vitamins B1, B2 and vitamin C. The fruit also possesses a number of healthy and essential minerals such as calcium, zinc, potassium magnesium and phosphorus. The leaves and the stem are a great source of antioxidant which help your body to repair the damage inflicted on its cells by infamous free radicals.
Much of the recent literature related to graviola has been inspired by recent research into its ability to fight cancer. The Graviola fruit is rich in Acetogenins, which are unique to this plant family. Acetogenins appear to have anti-tumor effects in animal studies. It has the ability to target and destroy malignant cancer cells in 12 different types of cancer. Certain of its compounds were many times more powerful in slowing cancer cell growth than the commonly used chemotherapy drug; Adriamycin. Graviola extract is selective. It only kills cancer cells and leaves healthy cells unharmed.
IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT
We all know the importance of a healthy immune system and graviola is said be able to boost the immune system and help to keep illness at bay. Those with a weak immune system might benefit from graviola.
Graviola has been used for centuries in South America to regulate blood sugar levels in diabetic patients and there is some preliminary modern research that suggests it might well be effective. Certain ingredients in graviola which include phytochemicals might be able to prevent spikes in blood glucose and help to regulate glucose levels.
In one study published in 2008, diabetic rats given graviola for a two week period demonstrated near normal blood sugar levels by the end of the trial without being treated with any other diabetes medication.
Another study showed that diabetic rats fed with graviola also exhibited higher antioxidant levels in the blood as well as healthier livers and a reduced level of unhealthy blood fats.
IMPROVED DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Graviola has antiviral and anti-parasitic properties and has been traditionally used to promote digestive health. Graviola might be used to treat constipation, diarrhea and promote regular bowel movements. Graviola fruit is also eaten traditionally to eradicate intestinal worms and other parasites.
Graviola has antioxidant properties which gives it a number of potential regenerative applications. It can help prevent and repair cell damage and reverse some of the telltale signs of aging such as wrinkles and other skin blemishes.
I retain a healthy dose of skepticism over this claim but there is some anecdotal evidence that suggests graviola can help boost energy levels and fight fatigue.
Another claim is that graviola can reduce the amount of uric acid in your body which would make it a potential remedy for gout.
Drinking graviola or taking graviola supplements is said to be good for easing back pain and rheumatism but there is no scientific research to confirm these claims.
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