Soursop, the Vitamin C SuperFruit

Soursop Fruit

We already know Soursop is beneficial in treating infections. It is being studied, and holds the promise of a cancer fighting food because it is a high-antioxidant food due to its vitamin C, B content.

Soursop is filled with beneficial antioxidants as determined by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In their studies they found the phytonutrients in Soursop to to be high in antioxidant compounds. These compounds include alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids,cardiac glycosides, saponins, coumarins, lactones, anthraquinones, tannis, phenols and phytosterols. This group of compounds is what helps to fight disease and tumors.

What’s more, extracts of the Soursop (also known as graviola, custard apple, paw paw, and guyabano) leaves show anit-inflammatory properties. Studies, published in the Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice presents

the effectiveness of this superfruit.

We are particularly excited, as published in Food & Function, that Soursop extracts may have a “positive cancer-fighting effect”. By blocking ATP production, it is understood that the leaves of the graviola kill cancer cells.  In addition, scientists at the Tepic Institute of Technology identified acetogenins which hold chemotherapeutic properties. The lead scientist, Dr. Efigenia Montalvo González, stated, “The research seeks to add value to the fruit so the least of it is wasted. We focus on acetogenins compounds because in Mexico, cancer is a disease that is increasing among the population and scientific research shows that the compounds found in this fruit can encapsulate tumors, but this depends on the [ how much is] amount consumed.

Further, studies conducted at the University of Nebraska Medical Center found graviola extract can kill several types of cancer, “specifically pancreatic cancer cells”. The cells in the UN study showed cells treated with Soursop extract decreased glucose uptake. The decrease made it difficult for the bad untreated cells to grow and multiply.

The next time you or a family member has an infection treat it with Soursoup / Graviola. Surprisingly, the superfruit is effective in treating infections like herpes, coughing, sneezing, fever and other similar symptoms.

Because of this Superfruit’s properties we combined it with Moringa to deliver Golden Leash Pet Products™ Pet Mixes.

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