Wellness

Moringa Oleifera Advantage

Moringa leaf and seed grinded on white background

Often referred to as the “miracle tree”, moringa oleifera has a beneficial role in nutrition when the whole tree is included in the supplement. Cheap, sketchy versions available online are usually only the tree leaves & do not contain the full value that this article explains. Our highly nutritious product is organically farmed on a family owned farm, shade dried & is guaranteed to include leaves, seeds & fruit. It is a whole food. 

Nutrients Found in 1 Supermix Moringa packet:

• 92 Nutrients
• 46 Antioxidants
• 36 Anti-Inflammatories
• 18 Amino Acids, 9 Essential Amino Acids
• Nourishes The Immune System
• Promotes Healthy Circulation
• Supports Normal Glucose Levels
• Natural Anti-Aging Benefits
• Provides Anti-Inflammatory Support
• Promotes Healthy Digestion
• Promotes Heightened Mental Clarity
• Boosts Energy Without Caffeine
• Encourages Balanced Metabolism
• Promotes Softer Skin
• Provides Relief From Acne
• Supports Normal Hormone Levels
Rare for a plant source -Moringa oleifera leaves contain all the essential amino acids to build strong healthy bodies.

Examples of a few nutritional ( Gram-for-gram) comparisons  

2times -the Protein of Yogurt
3times – the Potassium of Bananas
4times – the Calcium of Milk
4times – the Vitamin A of Carrots
7times -the Vitamin C of Oranges
The Vitamin component of Moringa:

Vitamin A (Beta Carotene), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6 Pyrodixine), Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (Tocopherol) and Vitamin K.

Vitamin A (Beta Carotene), Vitamin A is a vitamin which is needed by the retina of the eye in the form of a specific metabolite, the light-absorbing molecule retinal. This molecule is absolutely necessary for both “Scotopic”scotopic and color vision. Vitamin A also functions in a very different role, as an irreversibly oxidized form retinoic acid, which is an important hormone-like growth factor for epithelial and other cells.

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) helps fuel the body by converting blood sugar into energy. It keeps the mucous membranes healthy & is essential for nervous system, cardiovascular & muscular function.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is required for a wide variety of cellular processes. Like the other B vitamins, it plays a key role in energy metabolism, & for the metabolism of fats, ketone bodies, carbohydrates, and proteins. It is the central component of the cofactors FAD & FMN, and is therefore required by all “Flavoprotein” flavoproteins.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin), like all B complex vitamins, are necessary for healthy skin, hair, eyes, & liver. They also help the nervous system function properly. Niacin also helps the body make various sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands & other parts of the body. Niacin is effective in improving circulation & reducing cholesterol levels in the blood.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is required for the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin & norepinephrine & for myelin formation. Pyridoxine deficiency in adults principally affects the peripheral nerves, skin, mucous membranes, & the blood cell system. In children, the central nervous system (CNS) is also affected. Deficiency can occur in people with uremia, alcoholism, cirrhosis, hyperthyroidism, malabsorption syndromes, congestive heart failure (CHF), & in those taking certain medications.

Vitamin B7 (Biotin) has vital metabolic functions. Without biotin as a co-factor, many enzymes do not work properly, & serious complications can occur, including varied diseases of the skin, intestinal tract, & nervous system. Biotin can help address high blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes, & is helpful in maintaining healthy hair & nails, decreasing insulin resistance & improving glucose tolerance, & possibly preventing birth defects. It plays a role in energy metabolism, & has been used to treat alopecia, cancer, Crohn’s disease, hair loss, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, Rett syndrome, seborrheic dermatitis, & vaginal candidiasis.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)is one of the safest & most effective nutrients, experts say. It may not be the cure for the common cold (though it’s thought to help prevent more serious complications). But the benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, & even skin wrinkling.

Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) is essential for promoting calcium absorption in the gut & maintaining adequate serum calcium & phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone & prevent hypocalcemic tetany. It is also needed for bone growth & bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts . Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Vitamin D sufficiency prevents rickets in children & osteomalacia in adults. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis. Vitamin D has other roles in human health, including modulation of neuromuscular & immune function & reduction of inflammation.

Vitamin E describes a family of 8 antioxidants, 4 tocopherols & 4 tocotrienols. alpha-tocopherol (a-tocopherol) is the only form of vitamin E that is actively maintained in the human body & is therefore, the form of vitamin E found in the largest quantities in the blood & tissue. Vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin, protects vitamin A & essential fatty acids from oxidation in the body cells & prevents breakdown of body tissues.

Vitamin K is necessary for normal clotting of blood in humans. Specifically, vitamin K is required for the liver to make factors that are necessary for blood to properly clot (coagulate), including factor II (prothrombin), factor VII (proconvertin), factor IX (thromboplastin component), & factor X (Stuart factor). Other clotting factors that depend on vitamin K are protein C, protein S, & protein Z. Deficiency of vitamin K or disturbances of liver function (for example, severe liver failure) may lead to deficiencies of clotting factors & excess bleeding.

Amino Acids: The foundation of our body.

Our bodies need twenty different amino acids or proteins that are the building blocks for a healthy body. Nonessential amino acids are those that the body can synthesize for itself, provided there is enough nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen, & oxygen available. Essential amino acids are those supplied by the diet. They must be consumed as the human body either cannot make them at all or cannot make them in sufficient quantity to meet its needs. Of the 20 amino acids required by our bodies, eleven of them are nonessential and nine are essential.

Functions of Amino Acids: Proteins act as enzymes, hormones, & antibodies . They maintain fluid balance & acid & base balance. They also transport substances such as oxygen, vitamins & minerals to target cells throughout the body. Structural proteins, such as collagen and keratin, are responsible for the formation of bones, teeth, hair, & the outer layer of skin & they help maintain the structure of blood vessels & other tissues.
*Enzymes are proteins that facilitate chemical reactions without being changed in the process.
*Hormones (chemical messengers) are proteins that travel to one or more specific target tissues or organs, & many have important regulatory functions. Insulin, for example, plays a key role in regulating the amount of glucose in the blood. The body manufactures antibodies (giant protein molecules), which combat invading antigens. Antigens are usually foreign substances such as bacteria & viruses that have entered the body & could potentially be harmful. Immunoproteins, also called immunoglobulins or antibodies, defend the body from possible attack by these invaders by binding to the antigens & inactivating them.

If these critical components for a healthy body are not provided as part of a healthy diet, the body will look for other sources for them. This can include breakdown of our organs, leading to chronic problems such as liver & kidney problems, diabetes & heart disease among others.

Considered a complete food as it contains all of the essential Amino Acids required for a healthy body.

Shade dried moringa oleifera is a nutritional powerhouse & contains all of the following Amino Acids.

ISOLEUCINE builds proteins & enzymes & it provides ingredients used to create other essential biochemical components in the body, some of which promote energy & stimulate the brain to maintain a state of alertness.

LEUCINE works with isoleucine to build proteins & enzymes which enhance the body’s energy & alertness.

LYSINE ensures your body absorbs the right amount of calcium. It also helps form collagen used in bone cartilage & connective tissues. In addition, lysine aids in the production of antibodies, hormones, & enzymes. Recent studies have shown lysine improves the balance of nutrients that reduce viral growth.

METHIONINE primarily supplies sulfur to your body. It is known to prevent hair, skin, & nail problems while lowering cholesterol levels as it increases the liver’s production of lecithin. Methionine reduces liver fat and protects the kidneys, which reduces bladder irritation.

PHENYLALAINE produces the chemical needed to transmit signals between nerve cells & the brain. It can help with concentration & alertness, reduce hunger pains & improve memory & mood.

THREONINE is an important part of collagen, elastin, & enamel proteins. It assists metabolism & helps prevent fat build-up in the liver while boosting the body’s digestive & intestinal tracts.

TRYPTOPHAN supports the immune system, alleviates insomnia, reduces anxiety, depression, & the symptoms of migraine headaches. It also is beneficial in decreasing the risk of artery & heart spasms as it works with lysine to reduce cholesterol levels.

VALINE is important in promoting a sharp mind, coordinated muscles, & a calm mood.

Non-essential amino acids:

ALANINE is important for energy in muscle tissue, brain, & central nervous system. It strengthens the immune system by producing antibodies. Alanine also helps in the healthy metabolism of sugars & organic acids in the body.
ARGININE causes the release of the growth hormones considered crucial for optimal muscle growth & tissue repair. It also improves immune responses to bacteria, viruses, & tumor cells while promoting the healing of the body’s wounds.

ASPARTIC ACID helps rid the body of ammonia created by cellular waste. When the ammonia enters the circulatory system it can act as a highly toxic substance which can damage the central nervous system. Recent studies have also shown that aspartic acid may decrease fatigue & increase endurance.

CYSTINE functions as an antioxidant & is a powerful aid to the body in protecting against radiation & pollution. It can help slow the aging process, deactivate free radicals, & neutralize toxins. It also aids in protein synthesis & presents cellular change. It is necessary for the formation of new skin cells, which aids in the recovery from burns & surgical operations.

GLUTAMIC ACID is food for the brain. It improves mental capacities, helps speed the healing of ulcers, reduces fatigue, & curbs sugar cravings.

GLYCINE promotes the release of oxygen required in the cell-making process. It is also important in the manufacturing of hormones responsible for a strong immune system.

HISTIDINE is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, ulcers, & anemia. A lack of histidine may lead to poor hearing.

SERINE is important in storing glucose in the liver & muscles. Its antibodies help strengthen the body’s immune system. Plus, it synthesizes fatty acid sheaths around nerve fibers.

PROLINE is extremely important for the proper function of your joints and tendons. It also helps maintain & strengthen heart muscles.

TYROSINE transmits nerve impulses to your brain. It helps overcome depression; improves memory; increases mental alertness; plus promotes the healthy functioning of the thyroid, adrenal, & pituitary glands

CANADIANS Dr. Howard W. Fisher*  & Dr. Colombe Gauvin** used a darkfield microscope & proved our moringa oliefera product makes blood healthier!

*Anti-Aging Medicine Researcher, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
** Naturopathic Physician, Preventive Clinic, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Isagenix offers several products with Moringa Oliefera loaded with 90+enzymatically alive nutrients.

 

References

1. Matic I, Guidi A, Kenzo M, et al. Investigation of medicinal plants traditionally used as dietary supplements: A review on Moringa oleifera. J Public Health Afr. 2018 Dec 21; 9(3): 841.

2. Olson ME, Sankaran RP, Fahey JW, et al. Leaf Protein and Mineral Concentrations across the “Miracle Tree” Genus Moringa. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0159782. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159782

3. Glover-Amengor M, Aryeetev R, Afari E, et al. Micronutrient composition and acceptability of Moringa oleifera leaf-fortified dishes by children in Ada-East district, Ghana. Food Sci Nutr. 2017 Mar; 5(2): 317–323.

4. Gopalakrishnan L, Doriya K, Kumar DS. Moringa oleifera: A review on nutritive importance and its medicinal application. Food Science and Human Wellness. 2016 June; 5(2): 49-56.

 

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