Google “Moringa”, and you will find that it is the most nutritious plant in the world. The Matana Health Group brings you Moringa from South Africa, packaged in juice, capsules, and powder form that is easy to take and affordable for everyone. Many of you may have heard about Moringa powder and capsules, but we want to introduce you to Moringa juice as well – a super supplement with much higher levels of vitamin C than its more well-known family members.
Below are 10 of the top most Powerful Health Benefits Of Moringa Oleifera:
1. Lower Blood Sugar Levels
Different studies have shown us that Moringa leaf is as effective in treating Type 2 Diabetes as prescription medication. It lowers glucose (sugar) levels in the blood, improves glucose tolerance, and may even reverse weight gain and insulin resistance.
Scientists have found that it is the potent antioxidant content of Moringa leaves that is the main reason for Moringa’s ability to balance blood glucose. Picture this: Free radicals in our blood attack and destroy cells – including the pancreas’ B- cells. Antioxidants hunt free radicals in the blood down and blast the little blighters. Unfortunately, Diabetes radically weakens the work of antioxidants in the body. By adding Moringa’s flavonoid superheroes to the mix, you elevate the number of antioxidants so significantly, that the health of the B-cells can be restored.
Furthermore, things like flavonoids and tannins in Moringa leaves help to reduce the amount of glucose that is reabsorbed in the digestive system.
Lastly, the high fibre content in the Moringa leaves shortens the time that a meal sits in the gastric tract, as the fibre is not digested by the body. As a result, it also helps to regulate blood sugar levels and lessen the absorption of cholesterol.
2. Reduced High Blood Pressure
The potassium, phytochemicals and antioxidants in Moringa are all mighty warriors in the fight against high blood pressure. Stress and being overweight are well-known factors in sky-rocketing blood pressure levels. Here Moringa also comes to the rescue my helping your brain to manage tension and it can even help you to lose weight.
Inflammation is not all bad. In fact, it is a natural process of the body and vital to for instance repair injuries. However, sometimes the body goes into a state of chronic inflammation that can cause great harm. It can lead to many debilitating and even deadly diseases like cancer, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease and even Alzheimer’s.
The massive amounts of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components in Moringa detox the body scavenges free radicals reduces inflammation and prevents cell damage. Supplementing with this superfood can lower pain levels and increase the quality of life.
4. Improved Immunity
The very best defence against illness is a healthy body and a well-functioning immune system.
Our wonderfully designed bodies have naturally built-in armies for defence (and attack) against viruses and other organisms that may cause sickness. These armies consist of killer cells called white blood cells, that “eat” unwanted particles, such as bacteria. Furthermore, they are critical for cleaning and repairing the body after an immune attack.
Moringin, a component in Moringa, stimulates the production of killer cells and helps them to function at their best.
Other major players in the immunity stakes are vitamins A, C, E, and the mineral Zinc. Moringa ticks all these boxes in abundance. The message is clear: Consume Moringa to build your body’s armies and fortresses!
5. Treats Ulcers and Poor Digestion
Many experts these days believe that most diseases start in the gut. People often suffer from an unhealthy intestinal biome that causes all sorts of bowel problems, like leaky gut and Crohn’s Disease. Bacteria in the stomach can lead to ulcers. Overgrowth of candida is common due to our poor modern diet and overconsumption of sugar and refined carbs.
Fortunately, Moringa goes a long way to treat all these problems. The nutrients, fibre, and phytochemicals in Moringa improve gut health by stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria and suppressing the bad bacteria. The phytochemicals also reduce inflammation in the bowel walls, which reduces the leaking of toxins into the bloodstream. This also lowers the chances of bowel cancer.
Furthermore, Moringa has antibacterial and antifungal properties, that prevents and treats ulcers as well as candida overgrowth in the intestines.
6. Healthy skin and hair
Remember, Moringa is the most nutrient-dense plant in the world. Many of those lovely nutrients are extremely beneficial for promoting healthy skin. It Is remarkably high in the skin-friendly vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as the essential mineral, Zinc. Moringa reduces inflammation in the skin and helps to regulate hormones that might cause acne flare-ups. It also reduces hair loss.
Moringa juice is exceptionally rich in antioxidants (15 times higher than goji berries), which help to lower the biological stressors of pollution, stress and diet that may cause all sorts of breakouts. Moringa is also antibacterial and antimicrobial. This means that it fights the spread of infection that may already exist and speeds up the healing process.
Ageing is the one factor that no skin can escape. Regular supplementation with Moringa will slow down this inevitable process. It may even turn back the clock a bit by promoting the forming of collagen and, as a result, elasticity in the skin. Studies show that Moringa also increases the body’s ability to absorb and use collagen when it is taken as a supplement. Wrinkles will become less noticeable, the skin smoother and plumper, and skin tone more even.
7. Reduced Stress
An important study in 2010 confirmed that the leaves of the Moringa tree are a powerful, natural adaptogen. Say what?? ‘Adaptogens’ is the name of a group of very special plants that greatly help your body to adapt to stress and fatigue. To put it simply, they are nature’s chill pill, as they will help to calm you, while boosting your energy levels and immunity at the same time.
Moringa helps increase resistance to stress, whether this stressor is physical, chemical, or biological. It also helps to bring the body back into balance, no matter where the stress is coming from. Finally, it does not interfere with the body’s normal functions and taking it has no side-effects.
8. Faster Recovery after Exercise and Illness
To replenish your body’s stores after exercise, you need more than carbohydrates and protein. You also need the electrolytes that were lost during your sweaty training session. Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium are the minerals most needed by the muscles to help stop cramping and ensuring fast recovery. Moringa is a powerhouse of all three.
The body’s engine cannot generate energy without vitamin B’s. Moringa contains a hefty amount of all the B’s, except for B12 that is only found in animal products.
The exceptionally high antioxidant content and nutrient density of Moringa juice also ensure that the body is primed to recover faster from illness as well as physical exertion.
9. Stronger Bones
Maintaining strong and healthy bones is an important component of overall health, and especially crucial for women who are prone to Osteoporosis. Moringa is a rich source of vitamin K, protein, calcium, and phosphorus – all of which are the building blocks of healthy bones.
10. Treats Anaemia
Anaemia is a condition where the body does not produce enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to tissues and organs. It causes weakness, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Iron is essential for the body to make red blood cells and is the carrier of oxygen in our blood. Therefore, an iron deficiency will directly affect your energy levels
Spinach is usually called a vegetarian iron superfood, but Moringa contains 25 times more iron than Popeye’s favourite food and in a more bio-available form too! In fact, Moringa is often prescribed around the world for iron deficiency. “Tired blood” is a great Moringa benefit for a more healthy lifestyle