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Moringa, the tree of life and endless health benefits.
The Moringa tree is called the “Miracle Tree” for good reason. It’s the most nutrient dense plant on our planet and has caught the attention of scientists around the world. It has more vitamins, minerals, proteins, anti-oxidants, and amino acids combined than any other known food. The tree’s use as a remedy for many health issues and as a great source of energy can be traced back centuries.
Green Virgin Products Moringa is the most potent moringa you can buy.
Continue reading to see why our Moringa is superior to every other brand!
Here are a few facts at a glance:
The leaves contain an impressive:
As with all other Green Virgin Moringa products, we have paid special attention to the drying and packaging process to ensure that you receive the highest quality product possible as Mother Nature intended. We are the only manufacturer to use the advanced temperature-controlled infrared drying method. Other companies shade dry their moringa which leaves it susceptible to contamination from mold, mildew, insects, and decreased nutrition. Shade drying takes days or even weeks during the rainy season. Our advanced far-infrared drying system is so superior, our Moringa goes from growing on the tree to sealed in the package within 8 hours.
We also are the only manufacturer to use 100% oxidation free packaging. Just as an apple turns brown when cut and exposed to the air, Moringa is also susceptible to oxidation. Without oxidation free packaging, the nutrients of the Moringa will be destroyed before the package is even open. All of our Moringa products come in a high tech 3-layer resealable pouch that blocks out all of the light which prevents photo-oxidation. We also add an oxygen absorber inside to suck up any oxygen inside of the package. You won’t find this exclusive packaging anywhere else.
All our Moringa products are packaged this way, and we are the only manufacturer to take the time and effort to do so. That is why our Moringa is more potent than any other brand.
Moringa Oleifera, its botanical name, is well known and widely used in Africa and Asia. As more and more information about this amazing tree comes to light it has also become very popular in the Western world. People discover that when they ingest the products derived from this plant, they feel more energetic and more balanced mentally and emotionally. People are known to recover faster after physical strains, sleep better and have healthier blood sugar levels.
Moringa is the most nutrient dense plant ever tested. It has more vitamins, minerals, proteins, anti-oxidants and amino-acids than any other food. It gained popularity in the west when it was recommended by Dr. Oz.
Just as an apple turns brown when cut and exposed to the air, Moringa is also susceptible to oxidation. If it is not packaged properly most of the nutritional value will be destroyed before you even open the package. So it is imperative that moringa must be packaged in oxygen free (not just air tight) packaging that also blocks 100% of light.
One serving of Moringa provides 125 percent of the recommended daily intake of calcium and 61 percent of the recommended daily intake of magnesium.
Nearly all parts of the tree, from the roots to the trunk to the leaves contain amazing health benefits. But you don’t need to start growing trees to take advantage of it. At Green Virgin products we have long realized the power of this amazing plant and researched many producers and sources before we settled on the high-quality product we are able to offer you today.
To ensure this quality, we have strict production and processing controls and we even introduced special packaging. Why? While the tree itself is highly resistant to severe environmental conditions, the finished powder needs special treatment so as not to lose its potency. Just as an apple turns brown when cut and exposed to the air, Moringa is highly susceptible to oxidation.
Exposure to air and oxygen decreases its nutritional value. That is often times not taken into consideration by other producers or sellers. As a result, when the processing and packaging of the final product has been completed, many of these products have lost a considerable amount of the nutrients, vitamins and other components that make Moringa so valuable.
It is imperative that the plant’s products are transported and packaged in oxygen free (not just air tight) packaging that blocks 100% of the light. Only then can you be sure that the leaf components are still as potent and fresh as they were when they were harvested from the tree, and only then can you be sure to enjoy the variety and combination of antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that the Moringa tree leaves are famous for.
We’ve made it convenient and easy by offering a variety of different products. Our popular powder form can be mixed with water or your favorite juice beverage. We’ve even created a super fine powder, “Ultimate” or “Micro Fine”. It dissolves quicker than the regular powder, which improves the feel and smoothness when it goes down. Some customers tell us that it even tastes better.
If you are not into powders and mixing, we also offer it in convenient capsules. Start out with one in the morning and you are ready to go. If you are a tea lover, our tea bags might be for you. Sweeten your tea with a little honey and you have all the energy you need to start the day! Green Virgin Products’ Moringa powder is bursting with nutrients – It doesn’t get any healthier than that!
To learn more about this amazing gift from nature, we’ve compiled a bit more background information about this plant that has it all.
Moringa is native to part of Africa and Asia, and widely cultivated at the foothills of the Himalayas in the northwest of India. It grows very well in tropical and subtropical climates and is also grown throughout Central and South America.
In poverty stricken nations, the tree is often people’s primary source of food and nutrients and in drought regions in Africa it is often the only tree and plant in a village that survives when everything else has shriveled and died. It’s a fast growing, broadleaf tree that can reach a height of 32 – 40 ft. The trunk can reach a diameter of 1.5 ft and the bark is light grey surrounded by thick cork, with the branches sticking out to the sides and giving it a strange appearance, especially when the leaves have been shed.
The name Moringa is derived from “Murungai”. It’s Tamil, the language of the people in Sri Lanka, and the word means drumstick. It refers to the appearance of the long, slender and triangular seed pods of the tree. As with everything else from this tree, the seeds are not wasted either and are another amazing source of health benefits.
The tree’s seeds contain high levels of Vitamin C and numerous minerals. They are used for cooking or as a food supplement. Removed from more mature pods, the seeds are roasted like nuts or eaten as a vegetable, just like peas. Ben Oil, named for its high concentration of behenic acids, is also made from the seeds. The refined oil is clear and odorless and unlike many other oils, it is resistant to rancidity. Commercially, ben oil is mostly used in hair conditioners, moisturizers and lubricants.
The Moringa tree seeds are even excellent green cleaning products. Crushed seeds, or the seed cake that remains after the oil is extracted, helps clarify and purify water. It lowers the bacterial concentration in the water and makes it safe for drinking. If you add seed powder to a bucket of polluted water and let it stand for a while, it will detoxify and clean the water. The powder acts as a coagulant agent, attaches itself to the impurities in the water and sinks to the bottom.
The seed cake itself is often used as a protein-rich plant fertilizer, and mixing Moringa leaves with water can make for a great organic fertilizer. Studies in Africa have shown that spraying this fertilizer increased the crop production by 20-35%. And in 2011, the Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America published an analysis of a plot of soil that was treated before and after application. The results confirmed that the use of its seed cakes increases the mineral content of the soil, which in turn increases the yield of the crop.
Virtually every part of the tree can be used, and no wonder in East Africa it is often called the “miracle tree” or fondly “Mother’s best friend”. Another admirable reference when people talk about it is the expression “supermarket in a tree,” which really says it all. Moringa is potentially one of the planet’s most valuable plants. It is not only a reliable resource of foods that survive under the most dire conditions, it also provides wood, paper, lamp oil, liquid fuel and helps purify water.
Our goal, to offer you the finest green products on the planet, meant that introducing you to the rich and vast benefits of this special tree was a must. And as with everything you’ll find at Green Virgin Products, it is the quality that makes our products stand out. From harvesting to packaging – we make sure that nothing gets lost in the process and that you enjoy a product that literally has the same potency as if you had just picked the leaves fresh from the tree.
Try our Morning Tea for a powerful start to a new day, or if you prefer, take up to 5 capsules during the day to keep your energy going. They all come in hermetically sealed, oxygen free, 100% light blocking resealable bags so you receive all of the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids and antioxidants Moringa is so famous for.
Or try our USDA Certified Organic, Food Grade, Cold Pressed, 100% pure Moringa Oil, well-known for its anti-aging properties. Green Virgin products’ extra virgin Oil is a real treat for your skin. It is quickly absorbed and leaves your skin smooth, healthy looking and deeply moisturized. It helps support the healing process of problem areas, and helps you feel great!
Today, this statement has never rung more true. And despite our efforts to eat healthy, we are met with the many obstacles of modern food production. Huge farms try to increase production with the help of chemical fertilizers, fungicides and pesticides. That might get rid of a few of the farming problems, but it unavoidably also affects the quality of the harvest.
The potency of the nutrients in fruits and vegetables decreases over time and in addition there is the packaging process and transport that takes its toll. To prepare food for the long transport to supermarkets, it is preserved, heated, frozen and packaged to ensure that it’s as fresh and colorful looking as the marketing campaigns like to present it. The nutritional content of the food is a priority that falls by the wayside.
Nutrients however, are vital to our health. That’s one of the reasons that make the Moringa tree extra special, as it can provide you with literally all the nutrients, minerals and vitamins you need to live a long and healthy life.
Why are these nutrients of such importance to the human body? Most of them we cannot produce ourselves, and yet, they are crucial for our body functions and well-being. Take Vitamin A for example. It is not, as most people think, a single nutrient; instead the term refers to a group of related nutrients with different benefits. There are two types of vitamin A - the retinoids that come from animal products, and the beta-carotenes that are found in plants and in Moringa.
The most popular food source of vitamin A and (Beta-carotene) is the carrot. Other foods containing vitamin A are sweet potatoes, spinach, grapefruits, mustard greens, bell peppers and parsley. In animal products, they are found in cod liver oil, eggs, shrimps and certain meats. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is stored in our liver. It plays a vital role in bone growth, stimulates the activity and production of white blood cells and the health of your immune system and regulates cell growth and division.
Vitamin A also helps you keep your skin healthy and is essential in maintaining good vision. Our body functions with the help of a range of complex biological processes and a proper balance of essential nutrients and vitamins. Vitamins therefore work best when taken in combination with other vitamins and minerals. Moringa combines the benefits of vitamin A, several B vitamins, vitamin C and E.
What benefits does the vitamin B group offer? B1, or Thiamine, is part of numerous chemical reactions in the body, and is a major player in helping your body convert carbohydrates into energy. It also plays an important role in the function of the heart, the nervous system and the muscles. B2, or Riboflavin, is responsible for growth, health and reproduction. B3, or Niacin, is a further crucial component in converting food into energy, and it supports the function of the digestive system.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is found in a variety of fruits, citrus fruits and vegetables. It promotes wound healing, is important for the health of gums and teeth, helps the body absorb iron and supports the immune system. It’s a water-soluble vitamin that regulates growth and development.
Vitamin D is crucial in helping the body absorb calcium, which plays a key role in the development and the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. It’s one of the two vitamins (the other is vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting) that the body can produce itself. It’s also known as the “sunshine” vitamin because the body produces vitamin D after exposure to the sun, and it’s present in Moringa leaves as well.
Calcium is the mineral that is essential for the health of your bones and teeth, which contain close to 99% of the calcium that is present in your body. It’s also found in tissue, muscles and in your blood. Calcium can be stored in your bones as a reserve from where the body releases it when needed. With age the concentration of calcium declines and bones can become more vulnerable to breaking and damage. In aging women, calcium levels lower due to reduced estrogen levels. Calcium helps maintain your bones and keep them strong. Moringa leaves provide you with an excellent source of this vital mineral.
Bananas are often mentioned in connection with another crucial mineral called potassium. A potassium-rich diet is a great way to help offset some of the harmful effects our, generally much too high intake of sodium creates. Increased sodium levels are connected to high blood pressure, stroke and heart problems. Studies suggest that cutting down on salt and sodium-rich foods and boosting you potassium intake can lower your stroke risk by 21%. Potassium also protects blood vessels from oxidative damage and maintains the health of the vessel walls. It promotes kidney health, helps nerves and muscles communicate and plays an important role in moving waste out of our cells and nutrients into our cells. Good sources for potassium are leafy greens, citrus fruits and berries, but Moringa provides you with a whopping 41%of your daily potassium needs.
Iron is the mineral that provides you with energy. It’s responsible for the transportation of oxygen to your blood and is also involved in numerous other bodily functions. An iron deficiency can cause a reduction in the number of red blood cells, which can lead to anemia. Symptoms include tiredness, lethargy, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. But it also has other purposes. Iron is also part of many body enzymes, whose task it is to drive many cell functions. Myoglobin, a protein that helps to store oxygen in muscle cells also contains iron, and the immune system needs sufficient iron to function properly. Similar to calcium, the body loses iron through sweat and shed cells, and through blood loss.
All of the above vitamins are present in Moringa leaves, but the remarkably high nutritional value does not end there. The plant is also acclaimed for its amazing antioxidant activity. According to studies, the tree leaves contain 46 types of antioxidants. Antioxidants are nature’s brilliant protection from the cell-damaging molecules called free radicals that we are exposed to every single day of our lives. Pollution, smoking, sun exposure and extreme weather conditions are only a few examples of the external causes that support the creation of free radicals.
Why are they dangerous? They can damage cell structures, lead to inflammation and premature aging and can even be the cause for chronic diseases. Antioxidants fight and neutralize these highly reactive chemical bonds that form during the oxidation process and develop inside the body.
Antioxidants are crucial in protecting body cells from harm, and are especially valuable later on in life, when the body’s defense mechanisms are slowing down which results in an increase in the development of free radicals.
Considering the powerful army of antioxidants Moringa provides, it’s quite rightly referred to as a super food. Antioxidants stimulate the body’s natural healthy metabolism, they protect your skin and they encourage optimal skin cell renewal. They also help to revitalize your skin’s ability to heal and renew itself. Antioxidants are food compounds that assist in neutralizing the devastating impact of free radicals, and help protect us from degenerative diseases and cancer caused by damaged and abnormal cells.
Another component that makes Moringa truly one of a kind is the fact that its leaves contain 18 out of 20 amino acids, 8 of them being essential amino acids, which means you’ll have a complete protein, which is quite amazing, considering that nearly all proteins come from animal products and meat. Proteins play a key role in practically all biological processes. Twenty percent of our body is made up of them and amino acids are the components that build proteins. They can be found in our cells, muscles and body tissue.
Amino acids give cells their structure and play a crucial role in storing and transporting nutrients. Together with proteins, they are needed to produce enzymes and hormones. They influence the functions of organs, glands, and tendons and they are needed to build bones, skin muscles and cartilage. They are essential for repairing tissue and wound healing, and they promote the removal of waste deposits accrued within our metabolism.
By 2010, already more than 750 studies, articles, and other publications had concerned themselves with the extensive nutritional and medicinal properties of the tree. Regular intake of the tree’s leaves have been linked to higher energy levels, improved digestion and mood, a boosted immune system and general improvements in well-being and health. While no single food can provide us with all the nutrients we need, Moringa Oleifera is one that comes pretty close to it.
It’s the most nutrient-rich plant on the planet that has been discovered to date. Noel Vietmeyer, from the US National Academy of Sciences, already stated in the 1990s that “Although few people have ever heard of it, Moringa could soon become one the world’s most valuable plants, in humanitarian [read – nutritional] terms” and his prediction seems to be becoming reality.
Organizations including the US Agency for International Development and the British Overseas Development Agency, as well as UNICEF, UNESCO, the National Geographic Society and others are viewing the tree and its benefits as apotential solution to end malnutrition and starvation, and as an excellent source to help prevent and support the healing of many diseases around the globe.
In the past decade numerous studies have been carried out to uncover the potential of Moringa and to view the effects that link long-term consumption of the tree’s leaves has on the treatment of a myriad of health conditions:
Asthma: In an early clinical study, the efficacy and safety of seed kernels of Moringa Oleifera in the treatment of bronchial asthma were investigated. Adult patients were given a dose of 3 grams of finely powdered dried seed kernels twice daily for three weeks. A significant improvement in terms of the asthma symptoms and the severity of asthmatic attacks was recorded.
In a 2012 study, the therapeutic potential of Moringa Oleifera in connection with chronic hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia were reviewed. Chronic hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) is an indicator of diabetes mellitus (DM), and chronic dyslipidemia (high cholesterol) a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, two conditions, which by now have turned into global epidemics. The studies involved animals and humans and tested the potency of the tree’s leaves, which were administered in powder form. Collectively the study provides preliminary, yet compelling evidence of therapeutic potential. It confirms that the leaves contain anti-hyperglycemic and anti-dyslipidemic properties that help lower glucose and cholesterol levels, useful in the prevention and treatment of these chronic diseases.
In several countries and especially in Asia, the tree’s leaves are used as a galactagogue, an herbal substance that increases breast milk supply. Preliminary clinical studies have shown that Moringa doubled the production of breast milk in women who took it, compared to women who did not.
As you can see, this is indeed one of the most remarkable plants on the planet. Regular consumption will keep you in top shape and in addition, it is an excellent green cleaning product!Once you start incorporating Moringa into your diet, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it!
Just remember, as with most things in life, it’s the quality that makes all the difference.
If you want to be sure to receive a product that is subject to strict production control and that is packaged and shipped to preserve the maximum potency of it ingredients, then Green Virgin Products’ Moringa just might be the answer.Hide.