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#1 macaco


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:21 PM

Interessant goedje. Heb het al een tijdje in gebruik en ben er erg tevreden over. Adaptogeen kruid.

Suma also called Brazilian ginseng (Pfaffia paniculata syn. Hebanthe paniculata, Gomphrena paniculata, Gomphrena eriantha, Iresine erianthos, Iresine paniculata, Iresine tenuis, Pfaffia eriantha, Xeraea paniculata [1]) is the root of a rambling ground vine found in South America used traditionally as a medicine and tonic. Nicknamed "para tudo" which means "for all," suma is a traditional herbal medicine.[citation needed]

Suma contains germanium, beta-ecdysterone, allantoin, and a group of novel phytochemical saponins called pfaffosides.

Suma (Pfaffia paniculata) is a large ground vine with an extensive root system. Today, it is considered a tonic and an adaptogen. An adaptogen is a plant that helps the body resists adverse influences by a wide range of factors. In Brazil, suma root is taken to stimulate appetite and circulation, balance blood sugar levels, and enhance the immune system, muscular system, and memory. Suma root has very high saponin content (up to 11%). Saponins have a variety of effects, including lowering blood cholesterol.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:43 PM

Ben alleen een beetje terughoudend met speculaties. Er ontbreekt nogal wat aan informatie over het goedje. Zo zie dit:

Research done on the healing effects of suma root suggest that it has mild effects on your body’s adoptogenic abilities and immune system functioning.

For the most part though, the total amount of research done on suma root is scant compared to other popular medicinal herbs and plants like green tea, garlic, or spinach. For example, a search in PubMed for “Brazilian Ginseng” only returns 13 studies, whereas a search for “garlic” returns 3,628. This means any “conclusions” drawn about the health benefits of suma root should be accepted with a healthy dose of doubt because the general nature of these things is that reams of research need to come in over many years from many different angles before people can conclude anything.

So with that said, what’s been studied so far?


Eigen ervaring is dat het een fijn supplement is. Beter dan koreaanse ginseng, het heeft gewoon niet dat opgefokte wat je daarmee nog weleens hebt. Wel denk ik er aan om een mix te maken van verschillende ginsengs (koreaanse & siberische) om zo eventuele bijwerkingen te omzeilen.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:39 PM

Wat voor effect ervaar je precies? Is er een werkingsmechanisme bekend?

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:40 PM

Dat omgevingsfactoren minder zullen bijdragen aan schommelingen in je hormoonhuishouding. Denk met name aan stresshormonen. Dit betekend dat een prikkel die normaal 100% stress reactie oproept, dankzij suma bijvoorbeeld maar 50% ervan oproept. Waarschijnlijk zal dit voornamelijk zitten in de mate waarin de betreffende hormonen worden afgescheiden.

Daarnaast is het een milde upper. Vooral in hogere dosering wordt je actiever en lever je makkelijker een lichamelijke prestatie. Hierdoor heeft het goedje ook bekendheid gekregen. Er zijn legio sites die reppen over de prestatieverhogende en positieve effecten op de anabole aspecten van het metabolisme. Iig heb ik gemerkt dat meer als 5 gram suma per dag je best zeker van jezelf wordt en daarbij weinig behoefte aan lui op de bank liggen hebt.

Als supplement heeft het nut vanwege de aanwezigheid van oa mineralen. Qua mate waarin het gebruik veilig is, daar valt niets over te zeggen. In de volksmond schijnt suma iets als 'voor allen' te betekenen. De suggestie is dat traditioneel gebruik het geschikt acht voor jong & oud, ongeacht geslacht. Ik zeg suggestie, de feiten zijn gewoonweg nog niet bekend. Werkingsmechanisme unknown, behalve dat er saponinen in het spel zijn.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Pfaffia
Species: paniculata
Synonyms: Hebanthe paniculata, Gomphrena paniculata, G. eriantha, Iresine erianthos, I. paniculata, I. tenuis, Pfaffia eriantha, Xeraea paniculata
Common names: Suma, Brazilian ginseng, pfaffia, para toda, corango-acu
Part Used: Root


Nutritionally, suma root contains 19 different amino acids, a large number of electrolytes, trace minerals, iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, E, K, and pantothenic acid. Its high germanium content probably accounts for its properties as an oxygenator at the cellular level; its high iron content may account for its traditional use for anemia. The root also contains novel phytochemicals including saponins, pfaffic acids, glycosides, and nortriterpenes.

Suma has also been called "the Russian secret," as it has been taken by Russian Olympic athletes for many years and has been reported to increase muscle-building and endurance without the side effects associated with steroids. This action is attributed to an anabolic-type phytochemical called beta-ecdysterone and three novel ecdysteroid glycosides that are found in high amounts in suma. Suma is such a rich source of beta-ecdysterone that it is the subject of a Japanese patent for the extraction methods employed to obtain it from suma root (approximately 2.5 g of beta-ecdysterone can be extracted from 400 g of powdered suma root-or .63%). These same Japanese researchers filed a U.S. patent in 1998 for a proprietary extract of suma (which extracted the ecdysterone and beta-ecdysterone); it claimed (through various in vivo and in vitro studies) that their compound maintained health, enhanced the immune system, and had a tonic and an anti-allergenic effect. A French company also filed a U.S. patent on the topical use of these ecdysterone chemicals, claiming that their suma ecdysterone extract strengthened the water barrier function of the skin, increased skin keratinocyte differentiation (which would be helpful for psoriasis), gave the skin a smoother, softer appearance and, also, improved hair appearance.

Suma root has a very high saponin content (up to 11%). In phytochemistry, plant saponins are well known to have a wide spectrum of activities including lowering blood cholesterol, inhibiting cancer cell growth, and acting as antifungal and antibacterial agents. They are also known as natural detergent and foaming agents. Phytochemists report that saponins can act by binding with bile acids and cholesterol. It is thought that these chemicals "clean" or purge these fatty compounds from the body (thus lowering blood cholesterol levels). One of the most famous plant saponins is digitalis, derived from the common foxglove garden plant, which has been used as a heart drug for over 100 years.

The specific saponins found in the roots of suma include a group of novel phytochemicals that scientists have named pfaffosides. These saponins have clinically demonstrated the ability to inhibit cultured tumor cell melanomas (in vitro) and help to regulate blood sugar levels (in vivo). The pfaffosides and pfaffic acid derivatives in suma were patented as antitumor compounds in several Japanese patents in the mid-1980s. In a study described in one of the patents, researchers reported that an oral dosage of 100 mg/kg (of suma saponins) given to rats was active against abdominal cancer. The other patents and Japanese research report that the pfaffic acids found in suma root had a strong in vitro activity against melanoma, liver carcinoma, and lung carcinoma cells at only 4-6 mcg of pfaffic acids. However, it should be noted that this equates to taking 400 to 600 g (about 1 pound) of natural suma root daily to achieve the therapeutic dosage of pfaffic acids reported to demonstrate toxic activity against these cancer cells. As such, it will probably be left up to the pharmaceutical companies to provide synthesized versions of these chemicals in therapeutic amounts.

Suma's main plant chemicals are: allantoin, beta-ecdysterone, beta-sitosterol, daucosterol, germanium, iron, magnesium, nortriterpenoids, pantothenic acid, pfaffic acids, pfaffosides A-F, polypodine B, saponins, silica, stigmasterol, stigmasterol-3-o-beta-d-glucoside, vitamins A, B1, B2, E, K, and zinc.

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