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Gravi-C is formulated using the following extracts.

Graviola (the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree.)

There are many studies on Graviola. These studies confirm the following benefits of Graviola.

Cancer studies have shown that graviola helps various types of cancers (breast, colon, lung, pancreatic, prostate, liver) by prohibiting cancer cell division and causing cancer cell death. Further studies have also shown that graviola extract helps cancer tumors by blocking ATP to tumor cells causing cell death while not harming healthy cells.

Graviola extract is effective against multidrug resistant cancer cell lines.

Graviola has been shown to be beneficial for the heart and liver.

Graviola is a natural antimicrobial used to kill bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungus.

Graviola helps the nervous system by calming nerves, relieving stress, improving sleep and lifting depression due to its ability to stimulate serotonin receptors.

Graviola assists the immune system in cleansing abnormal cell/tissue growth.

Graviola helps alleviate muscle and joint pain.


One of the latest trials can be viewed here: Graviola: A Novel Promising Natural-Derived Drug That Inhibits Tumorigenicity and Metastasis of Pancreatic Cancer Cells In Vitro and In Vivo Through Altering Cell Metabolism.


Magnolol/Honokiol (Magnolia officinalis is a species of Magnolia native to the mountains and valleys of China at altitudes of 300–1500 m.)

Pure honokiol is a highly active compound extracted from Magnolia officinalis bark. Thousands of published studies and extensive clinical use show pure honokiol delivers a remarkable array of powerful therapeutic actions.

It’s rare that one single ingredient can exert so many powerful actions. Pure honokiol is one of these unique compounds. It supports the treatment and prevention of numerous health conditions, targeting a diverse range of pathways with potent bioactivity.

  • Anti-cancer: Extensive published research shows pure honokiol works on critical cell signaling and genetic pathways to halt cancer growth, promote apoptosis in cancer cells, and disable the metastatic process. It is also shown to enhance certain conventional cancer protocols —including synergy with chemotherapy and radiation— and prevent multi-drug resistance.

  • Powerful neurological support: Pure honokiol has the unique ability to cross the blood-brain and blood-cerebral-spinal fluid barriers, delivering powerful protection and support for neurological health. Research shows it promotes the growth of healthy nerve cells, inhibits neuro-inflammation, and addresses amyloid plaque buildup in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s. Pure honokiol is also shown to support against other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s.

  • Relaxation and mood support: Pure honokiol enhances the activity of GABA, a primary neurotransmitter associated with relaxation and a sense of calm. Pure honokiol is a powerful way to help relieve stress and anxiety, and support deep, restful sleep.

  • Antioxidant activity: As an antioxidant, pure honokiol is 1,000 times more potent than Vitamin E in scavenging free radicals and addressing oxidative stress.

  • Mitochondrial support: Mitochondria are the tiny cellular engines that produce energy for the body. Mitochondrial health is essential for preventing chronic disease and ensuring healthy aging. Honokiol supports mitochondrial activity by enhancing the actions of SIRT1, a key protein essential for healthy mitochondrial function.

  • Anti-microbial: Pure honokiol is active against a number of aggressive microbes including bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites, offering critical support in treating a wide range of infections.


Burdock Root

Early research has pointed to burdock root's antitumor activity and potential ability to decrease the risk of certain cancers. According to one study from 2016, "burdock has been utilized in treatment of breast tumour, ovary, bladder, malignant melanoma, lymphoma and pancreatic cells." Burdock seeds also contain an active ingredient called arctigenin, which has the ability to remove the tumour cells with low nutrients. The root also contains tannin, an important chemical found in some plants being studied for its cancer preventive properties (like stimulating white blood cells that fight infection and limiting cancer. propagation). The flavonoids and polyphenols in burdock root may help slow tumour development as well as reduce pain experienced from some cancers, such as breast tumours. A laboratory study in 2011 found that the free radicals in burdock root helped stop some cancers from spreading.


Milk Thistle 80%Silymarin

Silymarin is a flavonoid complex that detoxifies the body and is a strong liver tonic. Silymarin strengthens the body's immune system which makes it effective in fighting cancer by stopping the growth of cancer cells. Research has found that Silymarin destroys prostate, breast, and cervical cancer cells and prohibits cancer cells from attacking other organs; Reduces the side effects of chemotherapy and blocks tumours from starting or continuing to grow. (Read more on Milk Thistle and its effects on cancer)


Amla Phyllanthus emblica 

Amla is rich in antioxidants which help in restricting the growth of carcinogenic cells and is highly effective in preventing the growth of cancerous cells. It helps in keeping harmful free radicals at bay. Antioxidants in Amla can even counterattack the side effects of anti-cancer drugs. Amla increases the oxygen levels in the body and in turn this weakens the cancer cells which die in the presence of oxygen.


Gravi-C is a combination of selected herbs that work synergistically to relieve the symptoms and side-effects of cancer and HIV, to strengthen the immune system, increase oxygen levels in the blood and to create a feeling of well-being.

For more in depth information on how Magnolia Bark/Honokiol works to fight cancer, please click here to go to our article on Magnolia.

The Immune System in Action

When the various parts of the immune system encounter a foreign invader they have identified as a threat, they leap instantly into action. The first line of defense, known as the innate system, includes our skin, tears, mucous membranes and the cilia in our respiratory tract that help protect our lungs. The innate immune system’s job is to immediately prevent dangerous disease-causing organisms, known as pathogens, from moving throughout our bodies. We cough, cry and develop runny noses as part of the innate immune response. The innate immune response is considered non-specific, meaning it will take on any invader that comes its way with the tools at its disposal.

The immune system’s second line of defense, the adaptive immune response, takes longer to rush to our aid, but its effects are also longer and are specific to the invader it has encountered. And, like an elephant, the adaptive immune system never forgets; once it has faced a foreign foe once, it stores the memory of their battle forever and is always ready to protect us in the same ways again. Our bodies develop swelling or inflammation, redness, pain and pus as part of the immune response.

Adaptive Immunity: T Cells, B Cells & Antibodies

Adaptive (acquired) immunity provides antigen-specific response. T cells are a type of leukocyte — or white blood cell — that is an essential part of the immune response, a defender against foreign substances in the body. Plasma B cells secrete antibodies, or immunoglobulins to fight enemy invaders such as illnesses and infections — the most common is Immunoglobulin G (IgG). When the immune system produces IgG in response to a specific threat, it’s fighting on two fronts: in the present, and in building immunity for the future.

The immune system’s natural capacity to detect and destroy abnormal cells may prevent the development of many cancers. However, cancer cells are sometimes able to avoid detection and destruction by the immune system when the the immune system is under stress and not functioning properly.

Immune-Boosting Herbal Extracts as Nature intended them to be.

Support and Treatment for a Healthy Immune System.






Click for more health benefits of turmeric

Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties of turmeric and curcumin are undergoing intense research which show that curcumin slows the development and growth of a number of types of cancer cells. In Japan researchers defined curcumin as a broad-spectrum anti-cancer agent. Its induction of "detoxifying enzymes," the researchers say, indicate its "potential value ... as a protective agent against chemical carcinogenesis and other forms of electrophilic toxicity. The significance of these results can be implicated in relation to cancer chemopreventive effects of curcumin against the induction of tumors in various target organs" (Iqbal M, et al. Pharmacol Toxicol. 2003 Jan;92(1):33-8).

Scientists at M. D. Anderson, Texas, wrote in January 2003: "Extensive research over the last 50 years has indicated [curcumin] can both prevent and treat cancer. The anticancer potential of curcumin stems from its ability to suppress proliferation of a wide variety of tumor cells. In their latest of a series of reports the M. D. Anderson say: "Curcumin can suppress tumor initiation, promotion and metastasis. Some researchers say curcumin inhibits angiogenesis, i.e. formation of new blood vessels, which tumors use to nourish themselves as they spread (Mol Med 1998 Jun;4(6):376-83).

Sutherlandia Frutescans

Sutherlandia frutescens is a shrub native to South Africa and the coast of West Africa. This plant and its related species have been used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes, chicken pox, external wounds, and cancer. Although Sutherlandia is not generally consumed as a dietary supplement in the West, some use the raw herb as an adaptogen.

Constituents in Sutherlandia have antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and anticancer properties 

In vitro studies suggest Sutherlandia has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The constituent pinitol demonstrated antidiabetic effects by increasing availability of glucose for cell metabolism. Sutherlandia upregulated VAMP3, a gene which plays a role in vesicle transport, and also regulated 26 other genes that code for vesicle transporters, receptors, signaling molecules, transcription factors, and metabolic enzymes. GABA found in the dry leaves of this herb can slow down nerve cell activity.

An ethanolic extract of Sutherlandia inhibited growth of MCF-7 breast adenocarcinoma cells by inducing apoptosis. Sutherlandia also downregulated metalloproteinases that control cell migration, proliferation, and apoptosis, and regulate tumor expansion, angiogenesis, and dissemination.​


van Wyk BE, Albrecht C. A review of the taxonomy, ethnobotany, chemistry and pharmacology of Sutherlandia frutescens (Fabaceae). J Ethnopharmacol. Oct 28 2008;119(3):620-629.​

Fernandes AC, Cromarty AD, Albrecht C, van Rensburg CE. The antioxidant potential of Sutherlandia frutescens. J Ethnopharmacol. Nov 2004;95(1)

Stander BA, Marais S, Steynberg TJ, et al. Influence of Sutherlandia frutescens extracts on cell numbers, morphology and gene expression in MCF-7 cells. J Ethnopharmacol. Jun 13 2007;112(2):312-318.

Stander A, Marais S, Stivaktas V, et al. In vitro effects of Sutherlandia frutescens water extracts on cell numbers, morphology, cell cycle progression and cell death in a tumorigenic and a non-tumorigenic epithelial breast cell line. J Ethnopharmacol. Jul 6 2009;124(1):45-60.​

Müller AC, Skinner MF, Kanfer I.Effect of the African Traditional Medicine, Sutherlandia frutescens, on the Bioavailability of the Antiretroviral Protease Inhibitor, Atazanavir. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med.2013;2013:324618

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Each 600mg Vegi-Cap contains Graviola 100mg; Magnolia Bark 200mg; Amla 50mg; Curcumin 50mg; Burdock Root 50mg, Milk Thistle 50mg; Sutherlandia Frutescans 100mg; Bioperine 2,5mg. Contains no preservatives or fillers.

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