- Contains natural saponins
- Maintains healthy levels of cholesterol
- Promotes digestive health
- Contains natural antioxidants
Yucca by Now Foods is a food supplement based on Yucca extract. Yucca is a root from a shrub principally cultivated in the tropical countries of America, Asia and Africa, and belongs to the Euphorbiaceous family. Yucca root contains a number of phytonutrients such as saponins and resveratrol, which may be responsible for its possible benefits for good health.
Yucca root has been traditionally used as an intestinal purgative preventing the walls of this organ from suffering damage and toxins from penetrating the blood and lymph. Yucca also promotes digestive health, prevents constipation, helps to palliate intermittent diarrhoea and intestinal gases. The components of yucca root can also help to maintain cholesterol levels within a healthy range, thereby preventing the appearance of atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular disorders.
Saponins are mixed with cholesterol from the diet in the digestive tract, which reduces its absorption in the blood and favours its elimination with the faeces. In addition, the antioxidant effect of resveratrol in yucca provides the organism with protection against free radicals, unstable chemical substances that can damage the blood vessels and, potentially, increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.