Although as a supplement it is not too well known yet, since there are other natural products that enjoy greater popularity, the truth is that knowing the healthy benefits of sum root, a creeping vine-type plant that can be found both in the Amazon basin as well as in other tropical regions of Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay and even in Peru and Venezuela.
It sure can be very interesting for you as it contains multiple active ingredients that will help your body stay healthier!
This root can be consumed both in tea format (in which case it is recommended to take two cups a day), and in liquid extract and it can even be taken in capsules of dried root, being in all cases equally effective.
But maybe before deciding how to take it, you are interested in knowing everything it can do for you, right? Well, that is precisely why below we explain all its benefits and also the precautions that you must take into account before including it in your diet!
A natural product with multiple vitamins, minerals and with diverse properties!
Although it seems difficult to believe because the truth is that it is not a very well known product, the sum root is not only a very good source of vitamins A, E, K and B complex -in addition to containing trace elements such as germanium, iron, magnesium and zinc-, it also contains a large amount of alkaloids and polyphenols that can protect the body against cellular damage (and consequently reduce the risk of contracting diseases ).
And although not many people know it, this product is highly valued, above all, for its antitumor effects (provided by the pfaffic acid and the saponins it contains), and for being an excellent adaptogen, which means that it improves the body’s response to biological stressors, chemical or physical, influencing the reduction of inflammation, stabilizing cortisol levels.
And favoring, in turn, the immune functions for the benefit of a better state of health and a reduction in the risk of suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart conditions.
You must take into account some precautions
Thus, in addition to being considered an antitumor product that can stimulate appetite, suma root also acts as aas an antioxidant and as an anti-inflammatory, thanks to which it has various applications, including, for example, the function of an aphrodisiac (which can increase sexual activity and ejaculation).
Although it is also known that it can be of help to improve both the shape of red blood cells in cell anemia patients sickles such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
Even so, it is important not to start consuming suma root without supervision if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, in the same way that its consumption is not recommended to patients with kidney or liver diseases.