PAU D ARCO FAQ: Nutrition & Health Benefits of PAU D’ ARCO

Pau D’ Arco FAQs – Maxx Strength Herbal Dietary Supplement

What Is Pau D Arco?

Pau D’Arco is Wild-Harvested from the Lapacho tree. The Lapacho tree grows predominantly in Central and South America. Pau D’ Arco is known by many other names including ipe roxo, taheebo and lapacho or lapachol.

Why is Pau D Arco used as a herbal supplement?

In the mid-1960s a Brazilian physician discovered that the herb Pau D’ Arco had tremendous medical benefits. He claimed it was able to help relieve pain, increase red blood cell counts, and had anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Since then, additional studies by researchers such as Dr. Walter Accorsi, Dr. Robert M. Nakamura, and Dr. Theodoro Meyer have produced results showing its effectiveness. Books and articles were prepared and written regarding the topic of Pau D’ Arco, and there are patents for one of its compounds, lapachol.

Why choose Pau D’ Arco liquid formulas over capsules or tablets?

When it comes to Pau D’ Arco, capsules and tablets are not effective. The effectiveness of Pau D’ Arco comes 1st, from the inner bark and not the outer bark (used mostly in tablets and capsules) 2nd, from the proper preparation of the bark. Pau D’ Arco bark must be boiled and extracted to release the volatile oils and esters, the key components that make Maxx Herb Pau D’ Arco and Pau D’ Arco Plus as effective as herbal dietary supplements! Your body’s digestive system is not capable of extracting these volatile oils and esters from capsules or tablets. Consequentially, Pau D’ Arco capsules and tablets are useless and a waste of your money! Our Pau D’ Arco and Pau D’ Arco Plus are in a concentrated liquid form rendering them far superior for maximum effectiveness than any Pau D’ Arco liquids, capsules or tablets on the market.

Can’t I go to a health food store and buy some Pau D’ Arco bark and make it myself?

Yes you can. However, it’s not practical. First of all you have no way of guaranteeing the quality or purity of the bark, second it would take you 3 weeks to extract the key components (volatile oils and esters) and you still wouldn’t have the strength for maximum effectiveness. Consequently, it’s not as effective, efficient, convenient or as affordable.

How does Maxx Herb Pau D’ Arco compare to Pau D’ Arco Tea?

Just making Pau D’ Arco tea does not release the volatile oils and esters, which are the key compounds that make Pau D’ Arco a very effective Herbal Dietary Supplement. We use a proprietary extraction process which releases the volatile oils and esters ensuring the highest quality extract available for maximum effectiveness.

How much alcohol am I taking in a dose of either, Pau D’ Arco?

When consuming 2mL (60 drops approx.) Pau D’ Arco with 2 ounces of warm water, the amount of alcohol is very low indeed. Comparably, 2mL (60 drops approx.) of an extract containing 18- 20% alcohol in 2 ounces of warm water will be equivalent to consuming about 1/300 of a glass of wine… barely a sip!

Can I remove the alcohol if I put the extract in boiling water?

Yes! Put 2mL (60 drops Approx.) in 2 ounces of boiling water for 3-5 minutes and the alcohol content will be virtually nil.

Are Pau D’ Arco Maxx Strength gluten-free?


Are Pau D’ Arco Maxx Strength vegan?


Has there been any research done on Pau D’ Arco?

Pau D’ Arco caught the attention of some American researchers and the scientific community about 30 years ago. Because of the drug companies’ lack of interest in preventative health care, the research was very minimal. However the story is much different in South America. The inner bark of the Lapacho tree has been used medicinally by native South American people for centuries. [As a side note in South America Pau D’ Arco is always consumed in a liquid form and never in capsules or tablets.] Pau D’ Arco has been shown to help increase the production of red blood cells which carry the body’s oxygen supply and removes carbon dioxide from the blood stream. Scientists isolated an active chemical found in the bark, and termed it lapachol. Some researchers have theorized that other ingredients in the bark besides lapachol may have therapeutic benefits. Researchers have isolated over 20 active compounds in Pau D’ Arco. Research has shown Pau D’ Arco to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antifungal properties, helping destroy bacteria, viruses, fungi and some parasites by increasing the supply of oxygen to the cells. Pau D’ Arco has also been shown to influence the activity of the immune system. In small dosages, it can support immune system activity and in large doses may suppress some unhealthy immune responses.

Is your Pau D’ Arco Maxx Strength produced in an FDA certified facility?

The FDA does not certify manufacturing facilities. Our facility is certified by the health department and is produced in accordance with all current GNP regulation.

How does Maxx Herb Pau D’ Arco (Maxx Strength) and Pau D’ Arco (Therapeutic Blend) compare price wise?

Pau D’ Arco (Maxx Strength) retails for $25.95. (4 oz. bottle)

Pau D’ Arco Plus (Therapeutic Blend) retails for $29.95. (4 oz. bottle)

Other Pau D’ Arco typically retails for $10.00 per ounce. That’s $40 for 4 ounces, plus the inconvenience of 4 separate 1 oz. bottles. Occasionally, you can find 2 oz. bottles for $19.95, that’s still $39.90 for 2 bottles compared to Maxx Herb Pau D’ Arco for $25.95.

That’s just the beginning. Let’s look at the strength of the Pau D’ Arco. Maxx Herb Pau D’ Arco contains 8 lbs of bark per gallon. Others use either 2 lbs or 4 lbs of bark per gallon. At 2 lbs per gallon, you would need 4 times the product, that’s $160 compared to $25.95. At 4 lbs per gallon, you would need twice the product, that’s $80 compared to $25.95.

No matter how you look at it… based on price, strength and convenience, Maxx Herb Pau D’ Arco is by far the health conscious consumers’ choice!

*Statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.

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