Prohormone & Supplement Ingredients:

Suma

Suma is also known as Suma root and Brazilian ginseng. Suma is a large shrubby vine found in the Amazon rain forest and other tropical areas of Latin America.

Suma root is used medicinally as a Brazilian folk remedy, but there's no research to support this. Alternative medicine practitioners claim suma is an immune enhancer, can help combat stress, and has anticancer properties. Some studies have shown possible anti-tumor activity of suma compounds called pfaffosides.

Suma has been sold as Brazilian ginseng, though it's not related to Asian ginseng or American ginseng.

Although there are claims made that Suma can be used to treat chronic fatigue, stress, menopausal symptoms, and diabetes, they aren't supported by human clinical research. What little research has been done focuses on the plant's anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and aphrodisiac effects and has been completed only in test tubes or with animals, and not with human trials.

Not much is known about the adverse effects of Suma. Saponins (the pfaffosides found in Suma) can cause nausea when too much is taken. The safety of this plant has not been established for use during pregnancy or breast-feeding.
Supplements with this ingredient:
Chlorovar (Prohormones)

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