Graviola Max: A Rainforest Sensation (Inspired by Rain Tree Graviola Max)
Graviola Max combines graviola and mountain graviola, more commonly called mountain soursop. Graviola (Annona muricata) is a tree found in the rainforests of South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. Mountain soursop (Annona montana) is a similar tree that grows in Central America and the Caribbean islands.
Although the two trees look alike and are classified in the same family, they comprise different chemical compositions. Graviola Max contains 50 percent each of these two supplements to provide a host of benefits.
The fruits, leaves, seeds and stems of these trees are used to make herbal medicine. People in many countries have traditionally used Annona muricata as a herbal treatment for various conditions. The Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center states that the supplement may have antiviral, antiparasitic, astringent, and anti-inflammatory properties that help fight infections and parasites, and decrease inflammation.
The plant may also help to counteract high levels of glucose in the blood and decrease sensitivity to painful stimuli. Annona muricata may also be beneficial to prevent and relieve symptoms of rheumatism, according to the center.
Graviola tree cancer benefits are being studied as a complementary treatment for use with traditional medicine. According to the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center, graviola tree cancer research indicates that the supplement helps to inhibit growth of cells resistant to multidrug treatments. This may help cancer patients who are not responding well to conventional medication.
The graviola tree contains 82 acetogenin chemicals. The mountain graviola tree has 108 acetogenin chemicals. These chemicals may modulate the production of adenosine triphosphate in cancer cells, which decreases growth of the blood vessels that bring oxygen and nutrients to cancer cells. Cells rely on fresh blood supply for nourishment and cannot thrive without blood vessels to bring them nutrients.
Graviola cancer studies show some evidence that the acetogenin chemicals in Annona muricata may have some benefit. However, graviola cancer research has yet to conclusively prove its use for cancer treatment. Other purported uses include treatment for herpes, infections and parasitic infections, as well as sedation, according to the center.
According to WebMD, people also use Annona muricata extracts in cooking and in drinks, as well as a relaxation aid. The Annona muricata fruit may contain a serotonin uptake inhibitor. Seratonin is a chemical hormone that can elevate your mood.
Ingredients: A pure blend of graviola leaf and stem (Annona muricata), and mountain graviola leaf and stem (Annona montana). No binders, fillers, or additives are used—just 100% pure plants, rich in the naturally occurring plant chemicals that these plants are regarded for.
Suggested Use: Take 3 capsules 3-4 times or as directed by a healthcare professional.
- Not to be used during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
- Graviola has demonstrated hypotensive, vasodilator, and cardiodepressant activities in animal studies. People with low blood pressure should monitor their blood pressure accordingly.
- If you are using Graviola for longer than 30 days, it is suggested that probiotics (acidophilus and/or bifidium in yoghurt or capsule form) and digestive enzymes may be beneficial to maintain healthy intestinal balance.
- Drug Interactions: None have been reported; however, based on animal studies, graviola may potentiate antihypertensive and cardiac depressant drugs.
- Graviola has demonstrated in vitro antimicrobial properties. Chronic, long-term use of this plant might lead to some die-off of friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. Supplementing the diet with probiotics and digestive enzymes may be helpful to counteract this possible effect.
- Graviola has demonstrated emetic properties in one animal study with pigs. Large single dosages may cause nausea or vomiting. Reduce the usage accordingly or take with a meal if nausea occurs.
- Drinking plenty of water (at least 8 glasses a day) is helpful to reduce Herxheimer reactions and flush dead and dying cells from the body.
- One of three documented mechanisms of action of graviola is by decreasing energy to abnormal cells (called an ATP-inhibitor). Taking supplements that increase cellular energy (like CoQ10) will counteract or disable this one mechanism of action of graviola (however, the other two mechanisms of action will be unaffected).
- Our Graviola Max is 100% sustainably wild-harvested or organically grown in the Amazon rainforest. Our Graviola has been ecologically harvested using indigenous tribes and local communities in the rainforest. This provides a morally and ecologically balanced frame-work to support their need for income and our need for the important botanical resources of the rainforest.