Cupuaçu (Theobroma grandiflorum), is a tropical rainforest tree related to cacao. Common throughout the Amazon basin, it is widely cultivated in the jungles of Colombia, Bolivia and Peru and in the north of Brazil. Cupuaçu trees usually range from 5 to 15 meters (16 to 50 feet), with have brown bark.
The white pulp of the cupuaçu is uniquely fragrant, described as a mix of chocolate and pineapple, and It is frequently used in desserts, juices and sweets. The juice tastes primarily like a pear, with a hint of banana. Cupuaçu is touted as a the most potent Superfruit, also called the Pharmacy Fruit. The pulp is also used in cosmetics products such as body lotions, as it is highly hydrating, similarly to cocoa butter.
Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel described Cupuacu as "the pharmacy of the Amazon." According to him, the populations that have been eating and cultivating Cupuacu for generations look to the plant for a variety of treatments. Cupuacu is often used as a pain killer. It purportedly provides antioxidants and other benefits to the digestive system. In addition, the Theobromides in Cupuacu act like caffeine to provide energy and alertness.
Take two capsules, one time daily with a meal.
Cupuacu Juice Powder: 1000mg. Other ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Syliod 244, magnesium stearate.
No Egg, Milk, Fish, Crustacean, Shellfish, Peanut, Wheat or Soybean.