For hundreds of years it has helped people achieve and maintain good health, recover from medical problems and increase energy levels. With 90 different types of nutrients including vitamins, proteins, fiber and minerals, 46 antioxidants, 36 anti-Inflammatory agents, 18 amino Acids and 9 essential amino acids, Moringa truly is the ultimate superfood.
Green Virgin Products’ very own potent Moringa Oleifera is grown and harvested in the tropical climate of the Philippines. The natives have long known about the tree’s wide range of nutritional and medicinal properties and have taken advantage of it since ancient times. The Moringa benefits however are not just restricted to the consumption and use of the leaves; the entire tree, including the flowers, fruits, seeds and roots are used for various purposes. But the leaves are by far the most nutritious part of the tree. The roots are known to be toxic so beware of companies that use the whole plant.
Lately, this amazing plant has garnered more attention in the Western world. Numerous studies have been conducted to examine its powerful effect
However, the increase in awareness of the numerous Moringa benefits is resulting in higher demand of the product. To keep up with the high demand some manufacturers and producers cut corners by adding fillers and additives to their Moringa powder. Make sure to read your labels and opt for quality. Our Moringa Oleifera powder, tea and moringa capsules are 100% pure leaf guaranteed.
Our production follows strict guidelines, which are ensured through high quality controls. The final product is packaged in an expensive air tight, 3-layer, resealable pouch to keep the powder’s full potency and provide you with all of the valuable Moringa benefits it has to offer. When you open the pouch you will notice the rich green color of the powder indicating the freshness of one of the most nutritious food sources on the planet.
One hundred grams of high quality fresh Moringa leaves contains an impressive 434 mg of calcium, 404 mg of potassium, 164 mg of Vitamin C, 738 mcg of vitamin A, and 9.3 g of protein, which is rarely found in plants. In fact, Moringa has the highest protein ratio of any plant identified so far including soybeans.
The benefits of Moringa actually outperform those of the soybean. Allergy to soy, a product of soybeans, is a common food allergy. According to the latest research, Moringa leaves do not contain any toxins, and therefore do not cause any allergies or other health problems. A recent, extensive health and safety study conducted at the Noguchi Memorial Medical Research Centre in Ghana determined that Moringa leaf powder has no toxic elements. In their study, laboratory mice, rats, and rabbits were fed a diet that included up to 15 times the recommended daily dosage of Moringa leaf powder, and no adverse side effects were reported.
Proteins are molecules containing one or more long chains of amino acids. Moringa contains 18 of the 20 amino acids including all eight of the essential amino acids the body cannot produce and must intake through animal products or other sources of protein. Speaking of Moringa benefits, no wonder this plant is being used as a means to combat poverty and poor nutrition.
Because it is easy to grow and has high nutritional content, Moringa Oleifera is being cultivated in underdeveloped nations. One of them is Nigeria, where Moringa is not only a primary source of food, but also a good source of income due to its increasing popularity and demand in international markets. Well known organizations such as the UNESCO and the WHO, as well as major NGOs such as ECHO and Trees for Life International, advocate this amazing plant as a solution to malnutrition.
Moringa Oleifera trees – one of 13 different species of Moringa – can be found throughout the world in tropic and sub-tropic regions. Its edible fruits and leaves are common to peoples’ diets in India, the Philippines, Senegal, Niger, Ethiopia and many other countries. Seed kernels of the tree possess natural flocculants and are used by people in Sudan to purify the turbid waters of the Nile.
The benefits of Moringa also spread to other parts of the world. In Haiti, for example, Moringa is planted and used as windbreak and to reduce soil erosion.
In West Africa, Moringa is used as livestock feed, and yields huge benefits. According to a BIOMASA report, when Moringa leaves constituted 40-50% of feed, milk yields for dairy cows and daily weight gains for beef cattle increased by about 30%. Milk production was 10 liters a day when cows were fed Moringa, compared to 7 liters a day without it. With Moringa feed, daily weight gain of beef cattle was 1,200 grams a day, compared to 900 grams a day without the feed.
Moringa is an ideal food source in some parts of the world because it is easy to grow, easy to maintain and can withstand some of the harshest environmental conditions. But the benefits it presents to third world countries don’t end there. Moringa also plays another important role in the purification of water. The crushed seeds and the seed cakes that remain after oil extraction are used to purify well water and to remove salt from seawater.
Studies have shown that the Moringa seeds not only diminish water pollution, but that they also remove harmful bacteria, making it fit for consumption. The filtering method is simple and effective. The Moringa seed powder is added, joins with the solids in the water and sinks to the bottom. The result is clear and clean water. You can even try it at home: Add the crushed seeds to a bucket of water and let the bucket sit undisturbed for about an hour or until the impurities have sunk to the bottom.
The Moringa benefits reach beyond supplying food in poverty-stricken countries; they also provide a wide range of health benefits to modern civilization. Moringa’s powerful combination of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and complete proteins are known to boost energy, increase focus and clarity and support the body’s immune system. Moringa Oleifera is often admiringly referred to as a “pharmacy on a tree.” Better health through better nutrition.
Research confirms the wide-ranging health benefits of its powerful properties that support and protect your body internally and externally. Applied to the skin for example, it acts as a germ-killer and astringent (a drying agent) and helps fight infections, treatment of smaller wounds and gum disease. Moringa's skin-related benefits have made the plant’s ingredients a sought after component in the cosmetic industry.
Although the whole tree is valuable, it is the leaves that are the most potent in terms of medicinal value. Best of all, the leaves can simply be picked from the tree and without any further preparation, may be consumed. Moringa does not necessarily lose its nutritional value when consumed in other forms. Drying moringa leaves actually concentrates the nutrition and a gram of dry leaves contains far more of the beneficial nutrition than a gram of fresh leaves.
The ultimate Moringa benefits are its ability to detoxify the body. It supplies crucial nutrients to the cells and even alkalizes the body by getting rid of acidic wastes. Recent studies in Europe have brought some exciting data to light. In Germany, several major pharmaceutical companies ordered studies of the effect of Moringa in regards to the reversal of toxic liver damage and protection from potential hepatotoxic agents, and they have returned promising results.
The Johns Hopkins School of Medical Research has examined the compounds of Moringa in regards to Cancer Prevention. They reported that Niaziminin, found in the leaves and fruit of Moringa Oleifera, is a potent inhibitor of the tumor-promoter-induced Epstein-Barr Virus which is associated with at least 3 different types of lymphoma. In one of their studies, it inhibited tumor promotion, and in another, a dramatic reduction in skin papillomas.
For a long time, the Moringa tree and its benefits were considered “folk medicine,” but increasing evidence proves that this plant is the real deal.