It will replenish your body and provide you with the right energy you need, not sugar-energy that makes you hyper for some period of time and then leaves you drained.
Moringa Leaf Powder can be added to any food or beverage and it will increase the vitamin, mineral and protein content. For healthy individuals, a few spoonfuls of Moringa Leaf Powder can be added to any meal to make it more nutritious. Since the nutrient content of Moringa Leaf Powder decreases if exposed to heat, add the powder after the food or drink has been prepared, just before serving.
Moringa Leaf Powder has the greatest impact on those who are more vulnerable: malnourished children, pregnant or lactating women, children at weaning age, and the elderly. Malnourished children ages 1-3 years should consume three rounded tablespoons (25g) of Moringa Leaf Powder each day. Pregnant or lactating women should consume six rounded tablespoons (50g) of Moringa Leaf Powder each day. According to FAO/WHO standards,
There is no doubt that the pure Moringa Tree leaf is the source of incredible health benefits. It’s the ultimate, natural, organic, energy and endurance health supplement. There are plenty of studies that describe these benefits and the pure, powdered, Moringa leaf is the most potent part of the plant. Gram for gram, Moringa leaves contain:
- 7 times the vitamin C in oranges
- 4 times the calcium in milk
- 4 times the vitamin A in carrots
- 2 times the protein in milk
- 3 times the potassium in bananas
Moringa Tree Leaf is organic and absolutely safe. There are no known side effects. It’s gentle enough to be given to babies in Africa to overcome malnourishment. It’s one of the most secret performance enhancing products taken by athletes today who ingest mega-doses that help them physically and mentally. It’s great for people of all ages, especially oldsters who are losing their alertness. The result is long-lasting energy without hyperactivity, a nerve system at rest, a blood system not under pressure, and a gland and hormone system in balance. The most popular way of using Moringa is as a tea and the most potent way to ingest it is through capsules.
Moringa leaf powder can be used as a tea, added to beverages, sprinkled on food or taken in capsules. Moringa leaf powder is loaded with nutrition, easy to make, easy to store and easy to use. The ways to incorporate Moringa leaf powder into the diet are truly endless. It can be used in cooking, but high temperatures destroy some of the nutrients.
Anti Oxidant property of Moringa
Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals, which start chain reactions that damage cells. Antioxidant is the collective name for the vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and polyphenols that protect the body from harmful free radicals. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions by being oxidized themselves. Although oxidation reactions are crucial for life, they can also be damaging; hence, plants and animals maintain complex systems of multiple types of antioxidants, such as glutathione, vitamin C, and vitamin E as well as enzymes such as catalase, superoxide dismutase and various peroxidases.
Low levels of antioxidants, or inhibition of the antioxidant enzymes, causes oxidative stress and may damage or kill cells. Antioxidants are also thought to have a role in slowing the aging process and preventing heart disease and strokes, but the data is still inconclusive. There is some evidence that antioxidants might help prevent diseases such as macular degeneration suppressed immunity due to poor nutrition, and neurodegeneration.
Vitamin A as antioxidant protects cell membranes and fatty tissue and helps to repair the damage caused by air pollutants, and boosts the immune system. Moringa with 4 times the vitamin A in carrots prevent these deficiency disorders like dry skin, brittle hair, vision problems, blindness, and increased susceptibility to respiratory infections. Vitamin C probably the most widely used of all vitamin supplements, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that has a myriad of functions and helps strengthen the immune system. Moringa contains ½ times the Vitamin C in Oranges which act as an antioxidant and should be supplied in the form of diet as it can’t be synthesized by the human body. Antioxidants can cancel out the cell-damaging effects of free radicals.
Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant by itself, but its effectiveness is magnified when taken with other antioxidants, especially vitamin C, selenium, and beta carotene. Some scientific evidence indicates that vitamin E helps promote cardiovascular health. Moringa with combination of the anti oxidants aids to prevent the damage caused due to free radicals. Bioflavonoids are a group of about 5,000 compounds that act as antioxidants. They have been shown to be beneficial in treating a variety of conditions, including allergies, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, and viral infections.
Moringa Powder for Pregnant Women
It is known that good nutrition before pregnancy is important because of the amount of “resources” childbirth requires. The process of pre-pregnancy nutrition is a process of “building up” the immune system in preparation of pregnancy, and is known as being one of the major factors in determining the success rate of conceiving healthy children. Moringa Powder has been used to combat malnutrition, especially among infants and nursing mothers. Having a well balanced diet during pregnancy is extremely important, as the diet is going to be directly related to the health of the fetus.
Thus, Moringa supplementation is essential to get the right amounts of vitamins and minerals, as well as other nutrients. All the pregnant women today are more conscious about their health during gestation yet their nutritional intake becomes less as they are prone to cravings, sickness, and lack of energy, which makes preparing the right foods even harder. So the need for the extra nutrient is increasing which becomes more effective when the intake is in the form of natural supplement. Pregnant women need more iron to make more hemoglobin for all that additional blood. They also need extra iron for their growing baby and placenta.
Moringa Powder for Lactating Mother
A new born baby has only three demands and they are the warmth in the arms of the mother, food from her breast and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breast feeding satisfies all the three. Breast milk contains several anti-infective factors such as bile salt stimulated lipase, lactoferrin and immunoglobulin.
The term given an herb or food that increases the flow or production of breast milk is galactogogue. Moringa act as galactogogues and increases the flow or production of breast milk. The use of Moringa by the mother would create the ultimate breast milk made even more nutritious by the vast array of vital nutrients naturally available to the mother. It provides the primary source of nutrition for newborns before they are able to eat and digest other foods. We all know instinctively that breast milk is the ultimate food prescribed by nature for the infant child and Moringa can be instrumental in helping mothers produce more of this precious food. To put it simply, if the mother is granted better health by ingesting Moringa ,all of her healthy benefits are passed on to the baby for a future of better health. Breast milk protects against microorganisms. Demonstrations prove that the IQ averaging 7 points higher if they are breastfed. Infants exclusively breastfed have less chance of developing diabetes mellitus type 1. Breastfeeding appears to reduce the risk of allergies, respiratory and intestinal infections. The Moringa Leaves are incomparable source of the sulphur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine, which are often in short supply.
The natural constituents of Moringa powder are nature’s answer to helping mothers produce copious amounts of highly nutritious milk for their infants. It’s very important for the newborn to get vital nutrients such as good fats (DHA and EPA) for brain development, immune system protectors, digestible protein, the amino acids argenine and histidine plus many others as soon as possible to start the process of total body development. Moringa leaf boosts your energy in a natural manner, and is a remarkable source of nutrition. This energy promotion does not happen because of sugar, so it is lasts for a long time. Mothers who took Moringa during pregnancy have experienced being able to produce milk much quicker after delivery verses those mothers who didn’t.
Moringa Powder for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and loss of bone tissue that may lead to weak and fragile bones which leads to an increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis occurs when there is an imbalance between new bone formation and old bone resorption. Osteoporosis affects the bones of millions of people worldwide. During Osteoporosis the body may fail to form enough new bone, or too much old bone may be reabsorbed, or both. In osteoporosis the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone micro architecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of proteins in bone is altered. Osteoporosis is most common in women after menopause, when it is called postmenopausal osteoporosis, but may also develop in men, and may occur in anyone in the presence of particular hormonal disorders and other chronic diseases. Usually, the loss of bone occurs over an extended period of years. Often, a person will sustain a fracture before becoming aware that the disease is present. By then, the disease may be in its advanced stages and damage may be serious.
Calcium and vitamin D deficiencies increase the risk of osteoporosis in older people. Evidence shows that sufficient intake of both vitamin D and calcium reduces the risk of osteoporosis in older people. Calcium is a mineral fundamental to good bone structure. Calcium absorption requires other vitamins and minerals to be present in the diet, specifically magnesium, Vitamin A and Vitamin D. Calcium retention needs Vitamin B6 and Vitamin K. Vitamin D is available normally in a balanced diet and is produced by absorption of sunlight through the skin. Vitamin C is required in sufficient amounts for Collagen production. Moringa as a single food holds these entire nutrient.
Moringa Leaves are one of the richest sources of natural Calcium. That’s why people view Moringa leaves as the natural cure for Osteoporosis. For the middle aged men and women the body requires large amount of calcium to perform the normal metabolic activities. When the amount of Calcium in the regular diet is low, which is common always, the body will absorb the calcium stored in the bones, rendering the bones weak and susceptible for Osteoporosis.
Another fact about calcium is that it needs iron along with it for the maximum effect. Moringa leaves, with 25 times more iron than that of Spinach, provide both the iron and calcium together and help to cure osteoporosis. Regular intake of Moringa Leaves either in the form of dried green leaves, powder or in the capsule form will provide the necessary amount of Iron and calcium to the body. The middle aged women and senior citizens are the ones who reap the maximum benefits by the regular intake of Moringa leaves.
Moringa Powder for Diabetic
Many types of diabetes are recognized they are Type 1 diabetes or Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM) or Juvenile Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes or Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) or Maturity onset Diabetes, Gestational diabetes (GDM), Other Specific types of diabetes which includes, Diabetes due to genetic defecets or persons with endocrinopathies or Pancreatic dysfunction caused due to drugs or due to Malnutrition.
Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the body either does not produce enough, or does not properly respond to, insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas where Insulin enables cells to absorb glucose in order to turn it into energy or Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels. Diabetes is a chronic disease, which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. This leads to an increased concentration of glucose in the blood. The blood sugar level is controlled by the Insulin. Insulin lowers the blood glucose level when the blood glucose elevates (for example, after eating food), insulin is released from the pancreas to normalize the glucose level.
Vitamin D is essential for the islet cells in the pancreas to secrete insulin properly. The studies have shown that individuals with the lowest vitamin D levels experienced the worst blood sugar-handling problems and had a greater risk of developing diabetes over time, diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure, and nerve damage. These types of damage are the result of damage to small vessels, referred to as microvascular disease. Diabetes is also an important factor in accelerating the hardening and narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis), leading to strokes, coronary heart disease, and other large blood vessel diseases. This is referred to as macrovascular disease. Moringa as a rich source of ascorbic acid helps in insulin secretion. It is interesting to note that certain nutrients like vitamins B1, B2, B12, pantothenic acid, vitamin C, protein and potassium – along with small frequent meals containing some carbohydrate – can actually stimulate production of insulin within the body.
Vitamin A as an antioxidant helps convert beta-carotene efficiently, which reduces the risk of blindness in diabetics. Vitamin B 12 supplementation has been used successfully to treat diabetic neuropathy. High dose supplements of vitamin C have been shown to prevent sorbitol accumulation and glycosylation of proteins, both of which are important factors in the development of diabetic complications such as cataracts. Studies have shown that a low vitamin-E concentration was associated with a 3.9 times greater risk of developing diabetes. Vitamin E reduces oxidative stress, thus improving membrane physical characteristics and related activities in glucose transport. This antioxidant promotes healing of diabetes-related lesions. Magnesium helps in the metabolism of glycogen, Magnesium works closely with vitamin B 6 to help the metabolic process with in the cell. Moringa with these entire nutrient and helps the diabetic patient to control their blood glucose level.
Moringa Powder for Hypertension
Hypertension is a worldwide common problem occurring mostly in the middle age. The people suffering from hypertension may fall into cardio vascular and renal problems. High blood pressure is the most important risk factor for stroke. Very high pressure can cause a break in a weakened blood vessel, which then bleeds in the brain which causes stroke. As people get older, arteries throughout the body “harden,” especially those in the heart, brain, and kidneys. High blood pressure is associated with these “stiffer” arteries. This, in turn, causes the heart and kidneys to work harder. The kidneys act as filters to rid the body of wastes. Over time, high blood pressure can narrow and thicken the blood vessels of the kidneys. The kidneys filter less fluid, and waste builds up in the blood. The kidneys may fail altogether. So, hypertension is the silent killer.
Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure exerted by circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels, and constitutes one of the principal vital signs. The pressure of the circulating blood decreases as it moves away from the heart through arteries and capillaries, and toward the heart through veins. Blood pressure tends to rise with age. Following a healthy lifestyle helps some people delay or prevent this rise in blood pressure. Once high blood pressure develops, it usually lasts a lifetime.
The main cause of hypertension is the increased level of sodium in the blood which increases the systolic and diastolic pressure. The important nutrients needed by a person suffering from high blood pressure are Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, and Vitamin E. Moringa contains these entire nutrients in it. Moringa contains Vitamin C helps support the body’s production of nitric oxide, which is critical to normal functioning of blood vessels. The better your blood vessels work, the lower your risk of hypertension. Calcium is needed for smooth muscle relaxation and contraction; increased consumption can have a direct effect on blood vessels. It’s best to get your calcium from your diet; studies have found that compared with supplements, dietary calcium has twice the benefits for blood pressure.
Moringa is the richest source of potassium as it contains 15 times the potassium content compared to banana. When the level of potassium in the blood decreases, the absorption of sodium naturally increases leading to hypertension. As Moringa contains sufficient potassium content it prevents the excess absorption of sodium thereby decreasing the blood pressure. Regular consumption of Moringa can increase the level of potassium and helps to reduce the pressure of the blood flowing to cells and tissues. Diet high in magnesium benefits those with hypertension, most likely by contributing to the relaxation of the smooth muscles of the blood vessels. Moringa also contains magnesium along with zinc and vitamin E which takes part in decreasing the blood pressure along with other nutrients.
Moringa Powder is available at Organic Sansar, Indore