In the Graviola, also known as Guanabana, is an indeciduous tree native to South America. Different parts of this plant, including leaves, bark, roots and fruit have been used for centuries by native Indians and their descendants as a remedy for treating a wide variety of diseases, as well as for promoting health and wellbeing. Even if the fruit of this tree is most commonly used, it are actually the leaves of the Graviola that contain the highest amount of health-promoting active ingredients. For this reason, we use a highly concentrated Graviola leaf extract for GN Graviola, which allows you to maximally benefit from this powerful medicinal plant.
The leaves of the Graviola contain a variety of active ingredients known as phytochemicals, of which annohexocin and acetogenins are the most effective and well-known. Other active ingredients include annomuricin A to E, coronine, gigantetrocin, javoricin, murihexol, rolliniastatin 1 and 2, solamine and xylomatic. In addition to powerful phytochemicals, Graviola leaves contain a wide range of vitamins, with high concentrations of vitamins B1, B2 and C.
Although Graviola extracts are primarily known for their anti-cancer effects and their usage for treating other diseases, they also have numerous properties that can promote health and well-being. So everybody including healthy people can benefit from Graviola. Graviola leaves contain effective antioxidants that protect cells and DNA of your body from harmful oxidative effects of free radicals. Free radicals are associated with the aging process and the development of numerous diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease and cardiovascular diseases. Antioxidants are important not only for smokers and people who eat unhealthily, but also for physically active people and athletes, as free radicals are produced and released in higher amounts during metabolic processes that occur during strenuous physical exertions. Due to its pronounced antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, Graviola extract can support your immune function and help to protect your body from infectious diseases. In addition, Graviola extract has strong anti-inflammatory properties, which can have a positive effect on your joints. Graviola extract also has a soothing effect on skin, mucous membranes and digestive organs. A Graviola leaf extract has a number of properties that can prevent cardiovascular diseases. This extract can strengthen the cells of your blood vessels and improve the flow of blood, while it effectively counteracts the deposition of plaques and a constriction of your blood vessels. At the same time, Graviola can lower an elevated blood pressure and stabilize your blood pressure in a healthy range, which prevents the blood vessels from being damaged by high blood pressure. This can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction and stroke. Graviola extract has soothing, but not tiring effects that can relieve stress and prevent nervousness. These and other effects can also help prevent insomnia, reduce negative effects of stress, alleviate sleep problems, and prevent a further increase of stress due to fatigue. Since Graviola has a lowering and stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels, it is particularly suitable for diabetics, but can also reduce fluctuations of blood sugar levels in healthy people, that may otherwise result in cravings and feelings of hypoglycaemia. In addition, Graviola Extract has a vasodilating effect and can thereby improve blood circulation and prevent blood flow disturbances. Breastfeeding women use Graviola extracts and teas to promote milk production. Graviola's anticonvulsive effects and its soothing effect on involuntary muscle contractions are also appreciated by many users.
In addition to its physical effects, Graviola appears to have a positive effect on mood and well being and could thus prevent depression.
Graviola has been used by the South American native Americans and their descendants for centuries as part of their traditional natural herbal medicine. Traditional medical applications include treatment of high blood pressure by a vasodilator effect, combating worms and parasites of the digestive tract, alleviating stomach and intestinal problems including gastritis, stomach cramps, stomach ulcers, diarrhoea and other digestive problems, as well as treatment of flu and cold. Since Graviola has pronounced mucolytic effects, it is often also used for treating bronchitis, asthma and respiratory problems. Other fields of application include treatment of liver problems, internal bleeding, and cardiovascular problems. The extensive anti-cancer effects of the Graviola, which have been proven by numerous studies, have attracted great attention. Active ingredients including acetogenins contained in Graviola extract, are toxic for cancer cells and capable of destroying these malignant cells. This effect is due to a slowing of the cellular metabolism by blocking the supply of the cancer cells with adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and an inhibition of cell communication. For healthy cells these active ingredients are completely harmless.
Interestingly, the active ingredients of Graviola are also active in cancer cells that are resistant to conventional chemotherapy for various reasons. Different studies conclude that a Graviola extract appears to have an effect in breast, ovarian, intestinal, lymph, thyroid, pancreatic, prostate, renal and lung cancers. Some scientists even suggest that the acetogenins found in Graviola are more effective than the synthetic drug adriamizine used in chemotherapy. Despite its anti-cancer effects Graviola should not be used as a substitute for chemotherapy. However, a combination of Graviola with conventional chemotherapy can be of advantage since ingredients contained in Graviola extract can support and enhance the effects of conventional cancer drugs, while other ingredients of Graviola can alleviate undesirable side effects of chemotherapy such as nausea and vomiting.
Since the naturally occurring antioxidants, polyphenols and acetogenins found in Graviola have pronounced anti-inflammatory effects, a Graviola extract can be used for treating joint complaints and rheumatic complaints. Many satisfied users report significant relief of their pains.
Some of the otherwise desirable effects of Graviola can negatively affect persons with certain existing health problems. Since Graviola can lower blood pressure, people who are suffering from low blood pressure should consult their doctor before using a Graviola extract. Patients who are taking antihypertensive medication should consult their treating physician as an adjustment to their medication might be necessary.
Pregnant women should be careful not to use Graviola products, as there is evidence that Graviola can stimulate the uterus, which could lead to premature labor. Even if studies have shown that Graviola extracts possess strong anti-cancer effects and can fight tumor cells, a Graviola extract should never be used as substitute for conventional cancer therapy. A usage to support chemotherapy should be discussed with the treating physician beforehand.
Recommended daily intake: take 2 capsule without chewing and with sufficient liquid