Rio Health Suma (Brazilian Ginseng)Product Type: Nutritional Supplement
Adaptogen & tonic herb Used for hormone imbalance Reduces stress & fatigue Aids detoxification
Nutritional Supplement Features:
Suma is the common name of a large rainforest root also known as ‘Brazilian Ginseng.’
In Brazil it is also referred to as ‘Para toda’ – meaning ‘for everything.’
Like herbs such as Asian Ginseng and Rhodiola, Suma is classed as an ‘adaptogen’ by herbalists, meaning that it can exert a balancing effect on multiple body systems.
It is often used to aid detoxification and to treat stress, fatigue and hormone disorders.
Suma root is also highly nutritious - and contains 19 amino acids, plus high levels of vitamins and minerals. It also has a high content of germanium which is thought to account for its properties as an oxygenator at the cellular level (which can increase energy).
The root is also a source of many other actives, including three important plant sterols - beta-ecdysterone, beta-sitosterol and stigmasterol, which are thought to have oestrogen-like properties and must account for its benefit to those suffering from hormone imbalance.
Nutritional Supplement Recommended Dosage:
2 - 4 capsules of Suma per day before food or as directed by your health practitioner.
Suma may have oestrogen like effects. Do not use with oestrogen-positive cancers.
Nutritional Supplement Ingredients:
Pure powdered Suma root (Pfaffia paniculata) 500mg. Capsule shell: vegetable cellulose.
Botanical name: Pfaffia paniculata
Common names: Suma, Brazilian Ginseng, Pfaffia, Para toda, Corango-acu