People who suffer from the debilitating effects of fibromyalgia may have a new life opportunity with the benefits of graviola. In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Seville it was determined that the extract of graviola has the ability to protect against the characteristic symptoms of fibromyalgia, including pain. Find more details below.
First, what is fibromyalgia?
It is a long-term disorder characterized mainly by muscle pain and fatigue. People who suffer from it experience pain and sensitivity throughout the body, as well as other conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and a failure for the joint that connects the skull to the jaw.
Its incidence is more frequent in women and usually begins in middle age. However, certain risk factors such as family history and some pre-existing conditions, such as spinal arthritis and lupus, increase the chances of a person getting it.
The common symptoms of fibromyalgia include pain and stiffness throughout the body, fatigue and tiredness, depression and anxiety, headaches and, sometimes, migraines.
An major complication of this disease is the reduction of patient’s quality of life. If left untreated, you can fall into a major depression and face an increment in the risk of suicide. The researchers highlighted the need to identify treatments that alleviate the symptoms of fibromyalgia, which affects up to 6% of the world’s population.
The Benefits of Graviola extract
It is a delicious and creamy fruit that provides many health benefits. This plant, which is native to the tropical regions of America, is classical in traditional medicine to treat problems such as cancer, digestion issues, high blood pressure, inflammation, fever, cough and asthma.
Researchers from the University of Seville studied the possibility that this extract was effective in addressing these symptoms. To determine its effectiveness, the researchers tested a liquid extract of graviola in mice that had suffered from intermittent cold stress to simulate the condition of fibromyalgia. The results obtained indicated that the daily consumption of this extract gave them protection not only against chronic pain, but also against associated symptoms such as anxiety and depression.
In addition, this fruit has other beneficial qualities for our body. Specifically, it is rich in dietary fiber and vitamin C, is a great source of antioxidants, has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and helps balance blood sugar levels.
The fruit is popular in South America, where it is frequently consumed as sorbets and smoothies. It can also be consumed in tea or as an additive to make baked goods sweeter.
Although we are aware that there are still many studies to be performed, we can assure you that if you suffer from fibromyalgia, you can reduce the symptoms of this disease and, consequently, increase your quality of life with graviola.
There is an ozonized graviola liquid extract in the market (Graviola Prozono) that combines the benefits of the graviola that has been demonstrated by the University of Seville, with the already known ones of ozone, of Pau d’Arco (Lapacho) and the promoters of telomerase in the therapies to fight fibromyalgia.