Brazilian ginseng 20% | Pfaffia paniculata

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Suma is an herb that comes from the Amazon basin. In the tradition of the local population, its root has been treated as a panacea. Because of that, suma has earned the name of “Brazilian ginseng”. Modern research has confirmed that suma is an effective adaptogen. It supports the immune and circulatory systems, exhibits anti-inflammatory properties and improves sexual performance with physical endurance.

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Brazilian ginseng 20% | Pfaffia paniculata

Properties: The natural habitat of suma is South America. This plant can be found primarily in tropical forests in the Amazon basin, where various Indian tribes have used its health-promoting properties for quite a long time. Over the centuries, more and more benefits of eating suma have been discovered, hence the nickname “Brazilian ginseng”, a name that has a good foundation. In traditional medicine of South American tribes, suma was used as a remedy for many diseases and minor ailments, although it was most often recommended for people whose sexual functions had deteriorated. There is a scientific justification for this. It has been proven that suma, when consumed regularly, can even act similarly to testosterone. Therefore, it improves libido and has a positive effect on muscle growth. The extract from this species should be used particularly before intense physical exertion as the active substances of “Brazilian ginseng” support the metabolic processes in the body. Because of this, the cells receive the right amount of energy to act, and as a result, physical performance is improved.

After taking suma, the defense of our organism will also benefit. It has been proven that the active substances contained in this plant, mainly saponins, have anti-inflammatory properties and help in the fight against pathogenic microorganisms. Moreover, they stimulate production of white blood cells, which are a key part of the immune response. Suma is therefore useful as a support for natural defense reactions when our organism is under attack. Saponins also contribute to lowered cholesterol level which results in better work of the circulatory system. This is important in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and disorders resulting from poor fat management in the body. It is worth remembering that suma extract has a positive effect on the work of the main organs that neutralize toxins – the liver and kidneys. In this way, it helps to cleanse the body of many more or less harmful substances. Regardless of whether we want to improve libido or add some energy to action, “Brazilian ginseng” will certainly be of great use.

Occurrence: Suma (Pfaffia paniculata) is a shrubby climbing plant that belongs to the Amaranthaceae family. It comes from the Amazon basin, and today it can also be found in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Typical for this plant are highly branched and tangled shoots, from which grow straight, hairy leaves, arranged alternately. It has very small, white flowers that form paniculate inflorescences at the tops of the shoots. Suma also has a fairly highly branched root system deep underground. The root is the herbal raw material.

In folk medicine of the native population of South America, suma root has been used for hundreds of years as a compound alleviating various types of ailments and strengthening the body. The Indians call it “para todo” which means “for everything”. This term refers to the multidirectional health-promoting properties of a plant. Suma has also been used as an aphrodisiac in order to improve libido. It gained recognition both among women and men.

Biochemistry: The substances to which suma root owes its properties are mainly pfaffosides. They belong to the group of triterpene saponins and they are similar to the ginsenosides derived from ginseng (Panax ginseng). In addition, the root also contains: allantoin, stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol, beta-ecdysterone, 19 different amino acids, vitamins (A, B1, B2, B5, E and K) as well as trace amounts of elements (zinc, iron, magnesium, germanium).

Fun fact: Suma (Pfaffia paniculata), due to its properties similar to the ginseng (Panax ginseng) and its main place of occurrence, is commonly called “Brazilian ginseng”. In Europe you can come across the term “Russian secret”. It was created on the basis of rumors that for many years Russian Olympic athletes used this plant to increase endurance and as a means of limiting the side effects from the use of steroids.

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Improves physical performance: One of the most important active substances present in suma root extract is beta-ecdysterone. It is a compound from the group of steroids. Its structure closely resembles testosterone, which allows it to act on the cells of the human body in a manner similar to this “male hormone”. It is beta-ecdysterone that is the source of the anabolic properties of Brazilian ginseng. It stimulates the synthesis of proteins, which translates to faster growth of muscle tissue and improvement of its regeneration. In addition, suma regulates blood glucose concentration, thanks to which it provides all tissues with an optimal level of energy. The effect is greater muscle strength and better physical performance.

Supports sexual functions: Traditionally, Brazilian ginseng root is used as a potency enhancer. The results of modern research show that there is a reason for this. The beta-ecdysterone contained in this plant works similarly to testosterone. So, it can increase libido and support sexual function. The results obtained from studies with animal models suggest that men with reduced sexual performance may benefit from supplementation with the suma root. Those who are healthy will also benefit, but not as much.

Regulates the immune system: Suma root is characterized by a high content of compounds from the saponin group. They give it antimicrobial properties. These substances have been shown to inhibit the growth of certain species of bacteria and viruses, making it easier for the body to fight them. Brazilian ginseng also stimulates the activity of white blood cells, especially macrophages, whose task is to eat pathogens. At the same time, it is anti-inflammatory, which is important in the case of symptoms of infections such as runny nose, muscle pain or fever.

Improves general health condition: Suma, as an adaptogenic plant, has a beneficial effect on the entire body. The results of research have proven that the saponins present in suma help to lower cholesterol. Thus, the condition of blood vessels is improved and also it helps to prevent many cardiovascular diseases. Studies with animal models have shown that the extract of this plant supports the function of the liver and kidneys, and also protects these organs against some toxic substances. Hence, it helps to cleanse the body of toxins and unnecessary metabolic products. Since Brazilian ginseng stimulates collagen production, it improves the condition of the joints. It also makes the skin more elastic and better moisturized. What is more, its ability to neutralize free radicals is vital in terms of keeping the entire body in good health.

Brazilian ginseng 20% | Pfaffia paniculata product specification

 

TYPE OF PRODUCT:
  • powdered raw ingredient
STANDARDIZATION:
  • extract from the root of Pfaffia paniculata (>20% pfaffosides)
MEASURING:
  • steel measuring tool 0.60 ml ~ 400 mg
PACKAGING:
  • airtight ALU-PET bag
INTENDED USE:
  • nutrition, neuroregulation, herbal medicine
LEGAL STATUS:
  • ingredient admitted to trading in the EU and the US

How to use Brazilian ginseng 20% | Pfaffia paniculata?

 

RECOMMENDED SERVING:
  • 300 – 600 mg
SERVINGS PER DAY:
  • 1 – 2
BEST ABSORPTION:
  • with food
WHEN TO USE:
  • during the day / before intense activity
OPTIMAL CYCLE DURATION:
  • 6 weeks of using – 2 weeks of break

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