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What is Graviola?

Evergreen and ever-healthy, the Graviola tree produces fruits, seeds, leaves and stems that are an amazing source of nutrients.  When consumed as a sweet fruit or ground into powder, Graviola can help fight bacterial or parasitic infections, improve the digestive track, reduce fever, improve skin, relieve arthritis pain and lower blood pressure.  It’s even showing promise for it’s anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.  This green giant of a plant may look small, but it is mighty in nutrition that supports and sustains health.

Found in the tropics of South America, Graviola or Soursop, has many documented medicinal and herbal uses.  Natives in the tropical rainforests of Peru, Brazil and the entire Amazon and Caribbean regions use Graviola for a variety of ailments.  For starters, Graviola contains excellent nutrition for whole body health.  It’s a rich source of many important vitamins, including Vitamin C and the B-complex Vitamins. Vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants and supports a healthy immune system, among other bodily functions.  The B-complex vitamins help with the metabolic process and give the body sustainable energy throughout the day.  Also, unlike many other fruits, Graviola has a high essential mineral potency, especially magnesium, iron, phosphorus and potassium, which helps muscles, bones, circulation and the entire nervous system. 

Perhaps the most encouraging news about Graviola is the growing attention it’s getting as a disease-fighting agent.  In preliminary studies, it acts as an antiviral, antiparasitic and antirheumatic. Graviola has proven to be helpful in the treatment and prevention of the herpes simplex virus and eliminating the parasite lice.  It’s also showing incredible results at combating cancer and tumor cells, due to its content of the phyto-chemical fatty acid known as annonaceous acetogenins, which may inhibit oxidation of cancer cells.  In one study published in the journal “Cancer Letters,” Graviola stopped tumor cells from growing and eliminated them altogether.  Much more research is being done to determine the uses of Graviola to prevent and eradicate cancer.

Graviola may help relieve seasonal symptoms around this time of year too.  It may offer relief for colds, the flu or nasal congestion.  Graviola is known to loosening mucus and soothe inflamed nasal cavities, as well as reduce fever.  It can also help ease coughs or asthma, and may help achy bodies or those suffering from arthritis.  And this time of year, a boost to the metabolism can’t hurt either.  Graviola contains a more fiber than an apple or bowl of brain flakes, which can help rev the metabolism and keep the body satisfied longer to aid in weight control.

Graviola has a sedative effect, which makes it very useful for several common health conditions.  As a calming agent, it helps stabilize mood, reducing anxiety and stress that can take a toll on a person’s mental and physical state.  Along these lines, high blood pressure can be a result of too much stress on the body, but Graviola may help reduce blood pressure within a normal range. Similarly, Graviola can be used to settle bowels by relaxing the gastrointestinal system to ease discomfort and correct the digestive track.

Graviola or Soursop is easy to take!  Add Graviola Leaf Powder to your morning smoothie, fruit juice or yogurt.  The sweet, slightly acidic taste will give a punch of flavor to your favorite drinks and snacks!

 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.

 

 

Graviola Tea and Promising Anti-Cancer Research

A world without cancer does not yet exist, but science is working hard to eradicate one of the most prolific diseases of our time.  There are almost too many cancers to count and the treatment of various types of cancer are unique to the organ and person it is affecting.  While man-made drugs have played a major role in improving cancer survival rates, researchers are looking to nature to help develop new and better ways to treat and prevent cancer.  One of the “hottest” plants on the list of potential anti-cancer aids is Graviola.

Graviola is part of the annonaceae family of plants that contain a unique combination of phyto-chemicals.  They are perhaps the holy grail of natural anti-cancer chemicals because they have shown incredible results for attacking, reducing and eliminating cancer cells in clinical trials performed on animals.  These chemicals are called annonaceous acetogenins and they are only found in annonacin family.  That makes Graviola a rare and valuable gem for anti-cancer research.  Additionally, Graviola is rich in antioxidants, especially Vitamin C, which are the go-to nutrients to fight free radicals that cause cancer.

There are over 40 acetogenins in the Graviola plant.  Several studies concluded that acetogenins have a toxic effect on cancer cells because they can inhibit the enzyme process only found in damaged tumor cells.  Moreover, annonaceous acetogenins do not harm healthy cells, unlike common cancer treatments including chemotherapy and radiation.  In fact, they have shown to kill tumors in cancer cells that have been resistant to chemotherapy and other cancer drugs.  This multi-drug resistance can make cancer spread and become deadly in some patients.  However acetogenins found in Graviola can block the energy source (ATP) of multi-drug resistant tumor cells and shut them down.  Without ATP to energize cells they cannot grow or multiply.  They die and slowly cancer dies with them.  Graviola was proven to be 10,000 times stronger at slowing cancer growth than drugs used in chemotherapy.

The National Cancer Institute’s plant screening program shows that Graviola may be effective in treating a variety of types of cancer including: lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer and lymphoma.  International research also reports Graviola may also support treatment for skin cancer, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer.  While research is still underway to obtain more conclusive results and formal FDA approval as a standard treatment for cancer, Graviola is already being used by patients and health care providers as a supplemental treatment for cancer. 

Graviola is also helps in alleviating other infections and illnesses.  It is used as an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-rheumatic and cyctotoxic agent.  In the Western cultures it has been particularly effective against the herpes simplex virus.  In third world countries it can protect against bacterial and parasitic infections that are common in unsanitary conditions. 

Cancer touches millions of lives every year.  No one knows what the future holds for themselves, but we can each take a step in protecting our bodies as best as possible.  Cancer is a potential threat for every person, no matter their age, race, gender or nationality.  With bioavailable Graviola tea, we can allow this powerful, promising anti-cancer plant to help us keep cancer at bay. 

 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.

Nutritious and Delicious Graviola Tea

Graviola tea is a nutritious and delicious all-natural herbal superfood tea.  It is made from the leaves of the Graviola plant, which is bursting with nutrients that have many amazing full body benefits.  Today we’re examining the nutrient content of Graviola tea and how each of these nutrients nourishes the body.  But first, let’s talk about the delectable and exciting taste of this one-of-a-kind tea.

Graviola tea is an all-natural and delicious addition to your daily diet.  The Graviola fruit is naturally sweetened with fructose and transfers a subtle sweet taste into the leaves that make the tea. It is smooth and refreshing with a citrus twist.  Some people taste a slightly bitter aftertaste, which makes the contrast of savors unique.  For those who prefer a more even flavor, add honey or any other natural sweetener.  For those who want even more zest, squeeze lemon juice into your Graviola tea.

Graviola contains a range of nutrients that support your body from head to toe:

Vitamin A: This fat-soluble vitamin also known as retinol is responsible for keeping eyes, skin and mucous membranes moist and healthy.  It is also an antioxidant that can help combat free radicals that threaten cells.

Vitamins B-complex:  The B-complex vitamins are useful for many bodily functions.  Those found in Graviola tea are especially helpful in converting stored fat into energy.  They rev the metabolism to help in weight management and sustained energy.  B vitamins also assist neurotransmitters create serotonin for an elevated mood and can repair damaged DNA. 

Vitamin C:  Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant known for its immune boosting properties.  It assists the cardiovascular system and protects against heart attacks and stroke, in addition to supporting eye health and younger looking skin.  Vitamin C is sometimes called the best nutrient for overall health.

Vitamin D:  This vitamin helps us absorb other essential nutrients like calcium and phosphorous (also found in Graviola) and supports a healthy immune system.  Vitamin D helps us grow and maintain strong bones and teeth, and may protect us against heart disease, MS and the common flu.

Calcium:  Bones and teeth are dependent on calcium to stay strong, but it also helps in weight management by burning more fat and reduces PMS symptoms by regulating hormones. Additionally, calcium may reduce risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Iron: Blood is the lifeline of the body and blood requires oxygen.  Iron oxygenates blood, helping it pump vital nutrients throughout the body.  This gives us energy, which allows us to move, think and function normally.  Iron deficiency is a common condition that causes fatigue and lethargy.

Magnesium:  Magnesium is a healing mineral that helps relax the body, restore the body’s pH balance, stabilize blood sugar and soothe bowels.  It also supports the integrity and strength of bones and muscles, and stimulates the chemical creation of enzymes in the body.

Potassium:  As the third most abundant mineral in the human body, potassium supports the heart, brain, kidneys, muscles and entire nervous system.  It helps balance electrolytes to keep the body hydrated and balanced. 

Phosphorus:  With three main functions in the body, phosphorous is an essential mineral for health.  First, it helps strengthen bones and teeth.  Second, it creates energy by burning through daily food and regulates fluid levels.  Third, it helps the body absorb and benefit from the B-complex vitamins.

Zinc:  This trace mineral works with Vitamin C to boost the immune system.  Like Vitamin C, it is an antioxidant that supports healthy cells multiply.  It also helps maintain a strong heart, muscles and bones, stabilizes blood sugar, improves cognitive function and supports reproductive health.

 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.

 

 

The Many Health Benefits of Graviola Tea

Graviola Tea is one of the most nutritious herbal teas with many immediate and long term health benefits.  Almost every part of the Graviola plant is used for medicinal, culinary and nutritional benefits.  Graviola leaves that are ground to make Graviola tea are especially potent in nutrients that bodies need to stay healthy on a variety of levels.  And Graviola Tea is nutrient bioavailable, meaning it is absorbed into the body rapidly and goes into effect quickly for amazing results.

Today we’re reviewing some of the many health benefits of Graviola Tea:

Promising Anti-Cancer Supplement:  Topping our list is the incredible cancer-fighting potential of Graviola that is currently being studied by government and independent medical researchers in the U.S. and abroad.  Graviola contains over 40 chemicals known as annonaceous acetogenins, which are unique to its familial species.  Acetogenins have proven to kill cancer cells, even those that have been multi-drug resistant, while not harming healthy cells.  In addition Graviola is chock full of antioxidants that neutralize cancer-causing free radicals.  The anti-cancer properties of this plant are extremely promising for preventing and eradicating the disease.

Mild Sedative:  Graviola Tea, also known as Soursop Tea, can have a gentle sedative effect.  Graviola triggers the release of serotonin, a brain chemical that calms the body and helps balance one’s emotional state.  This makes Graviola Tea an alternative supplement to mild anxiety, stress, depression, sleeplessness, moodiness, loss of appetite and other psychological conditions. 

Sustainable Energy:  Graviola is high in fructose and fiber, providing the body a natural source of sugar and a good-for-you carbohydrate.  Fiber helps satiate the body, supporting proper digestion so food is used for energy over a long period of time, rather then a quick sugar rush that ends in a crash.  When the body is satisfied nutritionally, all body systems can work optimally.   Additionally, Graviola is an excellent source of iron, which fuels blood with energy-producing oxygen.

Blood Pressure Stabilizer:  Speaking of blood, Graviola supports healthy blood pressure levels within a normal range.  First, it has many blood and heart-healthy nutrients including iron, calcium, zinc, Vitamin C and Vitamin D, among others.  The sedative effect of Graviola tea also makes it hypotensive, de-stressing and relaxing the body to return to a normal rhythm. 

Stomach Soother:  Staying “regular” is an important part of digestive and gastrointestinal health.  Graviola supports the digestive system by soothing the stomach and bowels.  It’s been used to treat gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea and constipation. 

Muscle, Bone and Skin Relaxer:  Graviola is both an antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory plant.  It relieves muscle spasms and tension, helping reduce pain from injuries or exercise.  It can also help with arthritic inflammation.  Additionally Graviola Tea is a good way to sip into better skin.  As a natural anti-microbial agent, it can treat damaged skin, as well as inflammation, irritation and itchiness. 

Graviola Tea is a simple way to consume a ton of health benefits all in one cup.  Zokiva is excited to offer a top-of-the-line, 100% pure, wholesome Graviola Tea.  Cheers, to your health and wellness!

 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should consult with a doctor before use. If you are on any medications check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any supplement.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, test, cure or prevent any disease.