Alone amongst every plant known, Cupuaçu fruit has phytonutrient polyphenols (theograndins). These have a myriad of nutritional benefits. Often called «the pharmacy in a fruit».
Vitamins B1, B2, B3 (Niacin), fatty and amino acids, and at least nine antioxidants including Vitamins A and C).
Being from the cocoa family, Cupuaçu has a high flavonoid content.
Benefits are synergistic. The energy-boosting effect comes primarily as a result of the fruit’s heightening of the immune system, lowering of blood pressure, and the body-boosting effects of the fast-acting nutrients and vitamins from the fruit. Unlike most energy drinks or caffeine, there is no «down» and a feeling of being tired afterwards.
Synergistic effects include healthier skin and hair, lowered cholesterol levels (through lipid peroxidation inhibition), and better libido. These are some of the better benefits of the Cupuaçu fruit.*
*The information must be understood as unsubstantiated claims based on traditional use of the product. The information must in no way be construed as health-related claims. Always contact a doctor if you have problems described here.