Moringa offers a huge number of benefits from giving you a natural energy boost to providing you with a wide range of minerals and vitamins to improve your health.
So with all of its benefits, what can moringa do specifically for women? We take a look at the top moringa benefits for women; from beauty to breastfeeding and everything in between!
Grow longer, healthier hair
The desire to have healthy, long hair that shines is universal - and the fact that the haircare industry is worth over $86 billion is proof of this!
If you’re looking for a natural way to give your hair the TLC it needs, moringa is an excellent option.
The wide range of vitamins, minerals and nutrients in our high-quality moringa supplements can help to reduce hair loss and promote healthy hair growth in women.
Moringa is rich in inositol, biotin, and folic acid - all of which support hair growth. It’s also full of B vitamins that are good for your hair, including:
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B4
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B7
- Vitamin B12
Moringa is also packed with protein, which forms the foundation of keratin, the substance that your hair is made from.
Taking moringa every day will ensure that you meet your daily protein requirements, which will support healthy hair growth. It also provides a significant dose of vitamin E, which can improve blood circulation to your hair follicles and scalp.
A healthy scalp creates the perfect environment for your hair to grow, giving you those locks you’re lusting after.
Beat the PMS blues
Many studies have shown that women with PMS and associated mood swings suffer from zinc deficiency during the luteal phase of their menstrual cycles.
Plus, studies show that the availability of zinc in PMS patients during this phase may be further reduced by elevated levels of copper – a nutrient which must be opposed by sufficient amounts of dietary zinc.
Moringa is a rich source of zinc. 100g of dried moringa leaf powder contains around 3.29 mg of the mineral.
Taking moringa on a regular basis can help to correct zinc deficiencies. At the same time, it will ensure that you have enough zinc in your system to oppose high copper levels and help to elevate and reduce PMS symptoms.
Enjoy improved lactation
Breastfeeding is a real challenge for mothers. From latching to producing enough milk and ensuring your milk is as nutritionally as possible for your baby. Moringa can absolutely help expectant and nursing mothers to produce richer, more nourishing breastmilk.
A study published in the journal American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding found that breastfeeding mothers who took moringa showed an increase in milk supply at days 7 and 14 postpartum, compared to those who took a placebo.
Another study published in The Philippine Journal of Pediatrics gave mothers who delivered prematurely either a moringa supplement or a placebo, starting at 3 days postpartum.
The researchers concluded that moringa increases milk production on postpartum days 4 to 5 in mothers who delivered babies at 37 weeks or less.
In addition to improving lactation, moringa has been shown to improve the richness and nutritional properties of breast milk. With moringa, you’ll not only have an increased milk supply, but your baby will benefit from increased nutritional support from your breastmilk too.
Get a healthy iron boost to help with period cramps
Low iron levels in women are associated with heavy, irregular periods and severe period cramps.
More importantly, it’s when you’re on your period that you’re more likely to lose iron through menstruation - right when you need it the most.
To combat period cramps, moringa is an excellent supplement for boosting iron intake. 100g serving of the plant provides more iron than the same amount of spinach, kale or chard.
Additionally, moringa contains essential nutrients that aid iron absorption and retention, including vitamin B12, folate, and vitamin C.
Combined these minerals and nutrients in moringa when taken daily can take some of stress and discomfort away from your periods.
Alleviate the symptoms of menopause
Moringa has been shown in studies to regulate the body’s production of nitric oxide, a compound that plays an essential role in menopause, hormone regulation and endothelial function.
When women undergo oxidative stress, nitric oxide reacts with superoxide free radicals to create peroxynitrite, a compound that promotes inflammation and cellular aging.
Moringa can prevent this reaction by up-regulating the production of nitric oxide. In doing so, it reduces inflammation and unwanted symptoms of menopause, such as mood swings and hot flashes.
Benefit from increased oestrogen production
Moringa supplementation can support healthy oestrogen production in women, thereby promoting optimal hormone balance.
A study from the Federal University Wukari of Nigeria found that the consumption of moringa results in increased oestrogen levels in both men and women while maintaining a normal production of blood cells.
As an added plus, moringa contains a range of hormone-balancing nutrients, including magnesium, zinc and inositol.
These nutrients support the female endocrine system and can help to reduce hormone imbalance that women often experience during menopause.
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Use moringa to manage the symptoms of PCOS
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is an endocrine and metabolic disorder that affects millions of women around the world.
Its symptoms include androgenic alopecia (AKA male pattern balding), hair loss, acne, hirsutism, and weight gain. It also increases the likelihood of developing type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the long term due to a higher insulin levels in women who have PCOS.
A study on the effects of moringa supplementation on insulin levels and the development of ovarian follicles in PCOS revealed some interesting results.
Mice with PCOS who took two doses of moringa, showed a significant decrease in insulin levels compared to the control group. The mice given moringa had a decrease in the number and diameters of ovarian follicles too. The moringa group also experienced an increase in folliculogenesis – the development of new follicles – compared to the controls.
This study suggests that human women may benefit from lower insulin levels, a reduction in cysts, and better follicle development when taking moringa.
A helping hand with weight loss and reducing cholesterol
Some studies have found that moringa supplementation can improve fat breakdown and reduce the formation of fat within adipose cells, however more human studies are needed. What’s promising is that some early research does suggest that moringa can enhance weight loss in humans.
An 8-week study of 41 obese patients put all the patients on an identical diet and exercise program. Then, they gave the study group a supplement containing moringa, turmeric and curry. This group lost 4.8kg on average, compared to just 1.8kg in the placebo group.
Another larger study found that patients given moringa lost 5.4kg over 16 weeks, compared to just 0.9kg for the placebo group. The patients taking moringa also saw a decrease in their LDL cholesterol and an increase in their ‘good’ HDL cholesterol levels.
Only buy the purest moringa to maximise your benefits
For women, the best way to take moringa and to maximise its benefits is to choose a high-quality, pure moringa product made only from the leaves of the Moringa oleifera tree.
Many competitors use bulking agents, stems and seeds which are all less nutrient-rich than the leaves.
Green Virgin Products’ moringa supplements, powders, oils and capsules are made from the purest moringa available, and contain no toxins or adulterants – just the plant extract you need to enhance your health and well-being!