Organic Guava Extract
Guava is a tropical fruit that is native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. This powerfully potent fruit, with its leaves in particular, has been verified by many studies over the last decade to be a strong component of healing against many disorders and worldwide diseases, which is why we chose to use guava leaf extract in our Adrenal Super Tonic formula.
For many centuries, indigenous cultures around the world have been using guava leaves to promote overall health and quality of life. Guava leaves contain properties that have been shown in traditional medicine to treat things such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, parasitic infections, and have also been known to regulate blood-glucose levels.
We have found a special type of guava leaf extract that is in the form of a paste, and of which contains 1.8% plant based zinc that is water extracted and water soluble; meaning, it still contains all of the essential micronutrients that are staples for immunity. Zinc is an essential trace element that is most commonly used for the growth, development, and general maintenance of immune function. Zinc deficiency affects up to a quarter of the population in developing countries, but also affects certain populations in the developed world as a result of age, disease, and lifestyle factors. This guava paste, alongside its other plant allies in our Biodynamic formula, can serve as a supplemental, immune boosting agent during any time of the year.
Along with its immune boosting functions, guava leaves have also been found to be a powerful aid for people struggling with diabetes. One of the major causes of diabetes is hyperglycemia (an excess of glucose in the blood), which in turn, often leads to other health risks such as coronary artery disease, stroke, and peripheral arterial disease. The effects of guava leaf extract were investigated in rabbits who were fed a high-cholesterol diet and it was found that treatment with guava leaves reduced the plasma-cholesterol level and in turn, significantly reduced the hyperglycemia. People all over the world have caught onto this over the years, and because of this, guava leaves have been used as a natural medicine to help in the treatment of diabetes by many people.
Guava leaf paste is only one of 14 other ingredients in our Adrenal Supertonic, so it is not a highly concentrated dose of this plant-- however, the healing properties it contains made it a must for us to add into this immune boosting, herbal formula. Since the guava leaf we use is paired alongside other plants such as moringa and turmeric juice, it will not have laxative effects on the body, as these ingredients have all been carefully formulated together to ensure the recommended dose is well-balanced with no harsh side effects.