There are countless studies and testimonies to the alleged healing power of Moringa. The question I have always asked is, “why does this superfood excel over the rest” and are the studies regarding Moringa for weight loss true? The simple answer… It’s COMPLETE nutrition from A-Z! What do I mean by “complete”? We have studied nutrition for many years and have tried so many “supplements” it would make your head spin! The age-old problem was researching the thousands of supplements, herbs, foods, etc, to see which ones you need and are the “best”. You truly have to fill your shopping cart with 10, 15 or more supplements to get a COMPLETE nutritional solution. Enter MORINGA!
Testimonies and studies have alleged the following benefits of Moringa.
1. Boosts Energy:
Being a COMPLETE superfood of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients, this supplement is great for boosting your energy and stamina as well as increasing concentration. Anyone can use it to improve concentration whereas athletes can benefit in the form of increased endurance during exercise. It also aids in weight loss because it provides enough energy and vitality to reduce the need for eating to increase energy levels(SEE MORE DETAILS BELOW) (1).
2. Controls Sugar Levels – Diabetes, a Thing of the Past:
It is incredibly beneficial for people with diabetes. Moringa Oliefera extract(recommended for its bioavailability) or a drink made from moringa powder can be consumed for keeping the level of sugar normal. Thus, it is a cost effective home remedy for diabetic patients (2).
3. A Super Anti-Oxidant – Disease Killer:
Moringa extract is also rich in flavonoids, such as catechin polyphenols and especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). It has been suggested that these extremely powerful antioxidants may have therapeutic applications in the treatment of many medical disorders and overall well-being. It’s particularly rich in epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which is a powerful antioxidant for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells (3).
4. Lowers Cholesterol:
The leaves of the Moringa plant have been blessed with the remarkable natural ability to lower Cholesterol levels in the body. These compounds also provide protection against the abnormal formation of blood clots. The compounds Zeatin, Quercetin, and Beta-Sitosterol are responsible for achieving these wonders.
Zeatin is a powerful antioxidant.
Quercetin is an anti-inflammatory that can also neutralize free radicals.
Beta-Sitosterol is a rich nutrient that inhibits the accumulation of LDL Cholesterol (4) (bad cholesterol) as well providing relief to inflammation and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots.
5. Normalizes Blood Pressure and a Good Night’s Sleep:
The critical nutrients needed by a person suffering from high blood pressure are Zinc, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin E. Moringa contains every one of these! Vitamin C helps support the body’s production of nitric oxide which is critical to normal functioning of blood vessels. The better your blood vessels work, the lower your risk of hypertension. Calcium is needed for smooth muscle relaxation and contraction and increased consumption can have a direct effect on blood vessels. Calcium is best absorbed from your diet, studies have found, compared to supplements. Calcium from a food source has twice the benefits for blood pressure. It is a natural cure for insomnia as it possesses certain properties that can treat erratic sleeping (5).
6. Detoxifies the Body:
It’s seeds can actually purify contaminated water due to its detoxifying effects. Being a coagulant agent, it can attach itself to hazardous bacteria and other agents. In a similar manner, when consumed, it helps in removing toxins from the body (6).
7. Balance Hormones Naturally & Treats situational Depressive and Anxious Episodes:
In a 2014 study published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology (7), researchers selected ninety postmenopausal women between the ages of 45–60 years to test how different levels of moringa would effect their hormones. Results showed that supplementing with moringa and amaranth caused marked increases in antioxidants in the body along with impressive decreases in oxidative stress.
Also researchers found better fasting blood glucose levels and increases in hemoglobin, leading them to draw the conclusion that moringa can prevent hormonal changes and age-related diseases.
Moringa leaf extract is effective in treating the triggers of “depression” and “anxiety” symptoms as well. You can make it a part of your diet and see the results within a couple of days.
8. Organic with no Fillers:
Our Moringa is 100% organic with no side effects, it is safe for people of all ages. In Africa, it is often given to young children to overcome malnourishment (8).
9. Good For Pregnant Women And Lactating Mothers:
It is incredibly beneficial for pregnant and breastfeeding women including those who are at the risk of suffering from nutritional deficiencies. Around 6 teaspoons of moringa leaf extract satisfies nearly 100% of a woman’s daily iron and calcium needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding (9). If you eat a well-balanced diet, much less is needed daily.
- Aids in breast milk production
- Relieves constipation – Moringa leaves with its fiber content helps to clear the bowels easily.
- Good for cold in babies and kids – If your baby has running nose, take moringa tender leaves along with stem and boil it in pure coconut oil. Apply this oil in baby’s scalp everyday. It is known to stop runny and itchy nose in babies. (NOTE : Please do not try this for babies below 6 months even though its external)
- Balances the sugar level of the body – Moringa leaves control and balance the sugar levels. So even diabetic moms and dads could have it.
- Immunes the body as it acts as an antioxidant – Rich in antioxidants, moringa leaves act as an antioxidant which helps the body fight off germs and infections.
- Promotes proper digestion and metabolism – Moringa leaves act as a very good digestion aid and helps in proper metabolism.
- Lowers blood pressure – Helps to control blood pressure
- Provides energy – Being a wholesome food, it provides enormous amounts of energy
- Lactose free – Since the calcium present in moringa leaves is lactose free, even lactose intolerant moms or mom to be/s can have it
- Increases blood circulation – Helps in increasing the blood circulation. Also its best for anaemic mom/ mom to bes.
- Increases skin texture and beauty – Juice of moringa leaves is a perfect fix for acne and other skin problems.
- Rich source of iron – Moringa is rich in iron and zinc. Comapred to spinach, moringa has 25 times more iron and iron absorption of the body is increased with the usage of moringa leaves.
10. Treats Minor Infections:
It was found that moringa was just as effective as the commercial antibiotic Neomycin in getting rid of the infection. Moringa’s use as an antibiotic in traditional medicine dates back thousands of years while scientific evidence of it has been in existence since the late 1940’s. These studies were conducted largely in the orient, which is why Western medicine and the pharmaceutical industry have largely covered it up! Indian scientists have identified Pterygospermin as the active compound in moringa that causes its antibacterial action. Pterygospermin, once consumed, breaks down into two separate benzyl isothiocyanate, a substance with known antimicrobial properties. Due to its medicinal value, this supplement is used for the treatment of minor bacterial and fungal infections (10) lowering blood sugar levels, anemia and weight loss.
11. Improves Immunity:
In addition to the benefits given above, it improves immunity (11), provides nourishment to the eyes and brain, promotes metabolism and cell structure; and encourages the normal functioning of liver and kidney.
12. Skin Benefits of Moringa Leaf Powder:
Moringa leaf powder can be used directly as a face pack on face for smooth, glowing and blemish free skin. Our Moringa Oil will enhance this immensely or simply use the oil on it’s own!
13. Delays Ageing Process:
It is an excellent source of antioxidants with high contents of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and bioflavonoids. Active oxygen radicals cause skin diseases by stealing electrons from normal healthy biological molecules. These nutrients help to block the oxidation of healthy tissue by active oxygen, thus delaying the ageing process and lowering the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Take care of the skin with our Moringa Oil which is now being widely used in the skincare industry.
13. Heals Wounds:
This powder can also be applied on cuts and wounds. It heals the cuts and wounds fast and offers a clear skin devoid of wound marks (12).
14. Hair Benefits of Moringa Powder: Aids In Keratin Formation – Aids Improved Hair Growth – Stimulates Hair Growth – Provides Nutrients To Hair Follicles:
Having a healthy body is a pre requisite to healthy hair. Health problems or nutritional deficiencies can hinder hair growth and cause several hair problems making your hair damaged and brittle. As stated earlier, moringa powder contains all the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals conducive to healthy hair.
Moringa powis rich in vitamins. Deficiency of B vitamins, particularly B6, biotin, inositol and folic acid causes hair loss. On the other hand, Vitamins C and E improves scalp circulation, thus making more nutrients available to the hair follicles to grow stronger and healthier hair. Vitamin C is required for maintaining capillaries that carry blood to the follicle. Use our incredible Moringa Oil as a hair treatment!
Medical Journal References to Moringa:
Nandave M, Ojha SK, Joshi S, Kumari S, Arya DS. Moringa oleifera leaf extract prevents isoproterenol-induced myocardial damage in rats: evidence for an antioxidant, antiperoxidative, and cardioprotective intervention. J Med Food. 2009;12:47-55.
Ganguly R, Guha D. Alteration of brain monoamines & EEG wave pattern in rat model of Alzheimer’s disease & protection by Moringa oleifera. Indian J Med Res. 2008 Dec;128(6):744-51.
Ray K, Hazra R, Guha D. Central inhibitory effect of Moringa oleifera root extract: possible role of neurotransmitters. Indian J Exp Biol. 2003 Nov;41(11):1279-84
Anwar F, Latif S, Ashraf M, Gilani AH. Moringa oleifera: a food plant with multiple medicinal uses. Phytother Res. 2007 Jan;21(1):17-25.
Bose CK. Possible Role of Moringa oleifera Lam. Root in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. MedGenMed. 2007; 9(1): 26.
Fakurazi S, Hairuszah I, Nanthini U. Moringa oleifera Lam prevents acetaminophen induced liver injury through restoration of glutathione level. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008 Aug;46(8):2611-5
Ndong M, Uehara M, Katsumata S, Suzuki K. Effects of Oral Administration of Moringa oleifera Lam on Glucose Tolerance in Goto-Kakizaki and Wistar Rats. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2007 May;40(3):229-33
Chumark P, Khunawat P, Sanvarinda Y, Phornchirasilp S, Morales NP, Phivthong-Ngam L, Ratanachamnong P, Srisawat S, Pongrapeeporn KU. The in vitro and ex vivo antioxidant properties, hypolipidaemic and antiatherosclerotic activities of water extract of Moringa oleifera Lam. leaves. J Ethnopharmacol. 2008 Mar 28;116(3):439-46.
Ndong M, Uehara M, Katsumata S, Sato S, Suzuki K. Preventive effects of Moringa oleifera (Lam) on hyperlipidemia and hepatocyte ultrastructural changes in iron deficient rats. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2007 Aug;71(8):1826-33.
Rathi BS, Bodhankar SL, Baheti AM. Evaluation of aqueous leaves extract of Moringa oleifera Linn for wound healing in albino rats. Indian J Exp Biol. 2006 Nov;44(11):898-901
Gupta R, Dubey DK, Kannan GM, Flora SJ. Concomitant administration of Moringa oleifera seed powder in the remediation of arsenic-induced oxidative stress in mouse. Cell Biol Int. 2007 Jan;31(1):44-56.
Chuang PH, Lee CW, Chou JY, Murugan M, Shieh BJ, Chen HM. Anti-fungal activity of crude extracts and essential oil of Moringa oleifera Lam. Bioresour Technol. 2007 Jan;98(1):232-6.
Ndiaye M, Dieye AM, Mariko F, Tall A, Sall Diallo A, Faye B. [Contribution to the study of the anti-inflammatory activity of Moringa oleifera (moringaceae)] Dakar Med. 2002;47(2):210-2
Lipipun V, Kurokawa M, Suttisri R, Taweechotipatr P, Pramyothin P, Hattori M, Shiraki K. Efficacy of Thai medicinal plant extracts against herpes simplex virus type 1 infection in vitro and in vivo. Antiviral Res. 2003 Nov;60(3):175-80.
Rao AV, Devi PU, Kamath R. In vivo radioprotective effect of Moringa oleifera leaves. Indian J Exp Biol. 2001 Sep;39(9):858-63
Ghasi S, Nwobodo E, Ofili JO. Hypocholesterolemic effects of crude extract of leaf of Moringa oleifera Lam in high-fat diet fed wistar rats. Ethnopharmacol. 2000 Jan;69(1):21-5.
M.P. Colombinia, G. Giachib, M. Iozzoband E. Ribechini. An Etruscan ointment from Chiusi (Tuscany, Italy): its chemical characterization. Journal of Archaeological Science (in press)
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Moringa for Weight Loss?
Most people in the world are absolutely not getting recommended amounts of nutrients (vitamins and minerals)? Would you believe people with the lowest intake of vitamins and minerals gain the most weight? The answer is a resounding YES and the population of the world is becoming more and more unhealthy by the day!
Here are just a few health conditions nutrient deficiencies cause:
- Depressive Symptoms
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High blood sugar (diabetes)
- Heart disease
- Osteoporosis (arthritis)
- Dementia (alzheimer’s)
- Cancer, etc.
Vitamins & minerals are the building blocks of human life and crucial for health. They are essential nutrients and without them, your health deteriorates, sometimes to the point of severe disease and death.
One of the little knows consequences of vitamin/mineral deficiency is weight gain. You read that right. WEIGHT GAIN! Let’s consider the top 3 ways people progressively gain weight from nutritional deficiencies, sometimes 5-10+ pounds per year.
Nutrient Deficiency and Gaining Weight
Those with the nutrient deficient end up weighing the most, and those with more nutrients end up weighing less. In medical language, those with the lowest intake of vitamins and minerals have the highest BMI (references below).
Here are 3 major reasons for this unwanted & progressive weight gain:
Reason 1 – Increased Appetite (Cravings)
Low nutrient levels in the appetite center of the brain can trigger an ungodly appetite and uncontrollable cravings! Our brain’s appetite center has receptors that know if we are deficient on very important nutrients like iron, vitamin D, B-vitamins, etc. If we are lacking these most important nutrients, our appetite center gets turned on and we will eat more. Often the cravings are excessive, relentless, and irresistible; especially for high calorie foods that cause excessive weight gain. The food industry plays on this, sadly, with billions and billions of advertising.
Reason 2 – Sluggishness (Fatigue)
Low nutrient levels cause fatigue, limiting activity. When we are tired, we are less active. Chores, shopping, and fitness activities just don’t get done! This fatigue, often the result of missing key nutrients, will sabotage the best intentions to be fit and active. More unwanted weight gain occurs from less activity.
Reason 3 – Slow/Degraded Metabolism
Missing nutrients disrupts and slows the metabolism. Essential nutrients are the building blocks of life and play key roles in our body chemistry. Nutrients build bone & muscle, burn sugar and fat, provide energy, and keep physiological systems in order. If you aren’t getting all your vitamins and minerals, a sluggish metabolism will also contribute to progressive, unwanted weight gain.
To conclude, nutrient deficiencies lead to unwanted, progressive weight gain, BUT, there is good news. You can use our Moringa Oleifera Liquid Extract to get all your vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, etc! Moringa for weight loss has been studied at reputable institutions. See more below.
Is it really true I can use Moringa for weight loss?
If the above information regarding nutrient deficiencies and weight gain was not enough, there is further evidence that Moringa is truly one of the most amazing superfoods! This information is directly from the
National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Isothiocyanate-rich Moringa oleifera extract reduces weight gain, insulin resistance and hepatic gluconeogene. Could moringa for weight loss really be a reality?
A new, ground breaking, 3 month study from Rutgers University titled “MORINGA FOR WEIGHT LOSS” has proven that Moringa does directly help you lose weight and prevent & treat type 2 diabetes(their words, not ours).
The hidden secret is four unique Moringa Isothiocyanates (MIC’s), with strong biological activity found in Moringa leaves which are in our liquid extract!
Emerging evidence has suggested these MIC’s are the principal therapeutically active constituents found in Moringa.
This study provides justification and preliminary mechanistic evidence for the uses of moringa as a dietary agent in preventing Type 2 Diabetes by demonstrating that MIC’s caused significant reduction in weight gain, hepatic adiposity, gluconeogenesis, insulin, cholesterol, and inflammatory markers; and increase in insulin signaling sensitivity and lipolysis.
The studies on Moringa Isothiocyanates continue to show how truly great this miracle superfood truly is. So far they have been proven to:
- Reduce weight gain
- Lower cholesterol
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower inflammation (the cause of so many health conditions like pain, water retention, etc)
- Lower blood sugar levels
- Increase the mobilization and use of body fats for energy (metabolism)
Moringa isothiocyanates are potent inducers of phase II detoxifying enzymes (the nrf2 pathway) and provide protection against oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. They have profound weight loss, detoxification, anti-aging, and anticancer benefits. So according to the above studies, proper nutrition and isothiocyanates are pointing to moringa for weight loss. Get yours today!
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