FAQs – Moringa Boost

FAQs

Powerful Benefits Of Drinking Moringa Every Day To Name a Few.

  • It's a nutrient-packed Supper Nutrient
  • It fights free radical
  • It fights inflammation.
  • It helps reduce some diabetes symptoms.
  • It protects the cardiovascular system.
  • It protects the liver.
  • It contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
  • It enhances wound healing.
  • It could protect against arsenic toxicity.

What exactly is moringa and why is it's so good for your health?

Moringa Oleifera is a fast growing, drought resistant tree native to northern India. These days it can be found growing throughout tropical, sub-tropical regions and beyond. Moringa's leaves and seed pods are traditionally eaten in India, the Philippines, and many African countries. There is also evidence that the ancient Romans, Egyptians, and Greeks utilized moringa trees.

Besides nutrition, moringa trees are used in a variety of ways. In Senegal for example, trees serve double duty as living, edible fences around villages. Moringa seeds are used in Sudan to purify water (seeds contain natural flocculents). It shows great potential as a food security crop and a solution to global malnutrition in our age of climatic uncertainty. Moringa is also useful as livestock fodder and is increasingly used in cosmetics and hair products. The Western world is now finally catching on to moringa's potency as a cornucopia of bio-available nutrition.

A few ways to use moringa

  • eat raw leaves in salads or add to any dish 
  • add leaf powder to smoothies, soups, sauces, etc.
  • drink moringa leaf capsules: recommended"
  • take moringa leaf capsules (most convenient)

What are moringa's benefits in the human body?

Moringa benefits

Sometimes it almost seems too good to be true. Claims around moringa's benefits go on and on. In fact, there are too many reported benefits to list. Here we'll break down the most common claims and cut fact from fiction. But remember, moringa is called "The Miracle Tree" for a reason.

Increased energy and mental clarity- This is simply explained by moringa's wealth of nutrients and micro-nutrients. By adding a spoonful of moringa leaf powder to a smoothie, for example, you're literally supercharging your body. High levels of B vitamins increase the absorption of potassium and magnesium, which moringa also contains in abundance. In addition, vitamin B1 assists in converting sugar into energy. You won't be hyper and anxious, but rather calm, focused and balanced.

Faster recovery- Moringa has a complete amino profile, meaning it is a complete plant protein (18 amino and 28% protein). This makes it perfect for post workout recovery. In fact, moringa leaf powder is an ideal protein powder for vegetarians and vegans. Exercise also drastically increases oxygen utilization, which in turn increases free radicals. Moringa's 46 active antioxidants reduce this oxidative stress. The presence of multiple minerals and vitamins also support quicker recovery following depletion. There are reports that boxer Manny Pacquaio eats moringa on a daily basis.

Regulates blood sugar levels- The rare and complex combination of nutrients present in moringa help promote blood circulation, balance blood sugar levels and help maintain healthy blood pressure.

A  study on humans, published in the International Journal of Health and Nutrition showed similar positive results. Participants took 6 Moringa capsules per day for 90 days. By the third month, the study group experienced a "significant impact" in lowering blood glucose levels.

Reduces joint pain- Joint pain and arthritis can have a serious negative impact on the quality of life. Many of us suffer from some form of it. Whether from the genetic disposition or mechanical overuse, joint pain is no joke. Due to high levels of vitamins D and E, as well as calcium and omega fatty acids, moringa supplementation is an effective treatment against painful joints. 

There are numerous other reported benefits credited to moringa, including:

  • a boosted immune system
  • anti-ulcer properties
  • quicker wound healing
  • anti aging properties
  • antibacterial properties

As you can see, moringa is simply overflowing with beneficial compounds. For this reason alone, it's clear that moringa can boost overall health. One only has to observe moringa's use in multiple geographically distinct cultures as proof of its high value.

 How does moringa taste?

Moringa smoothies

We're not going to lie. Moringa has a fairly strong, earthy flavor. Some liken it to arugula; it's a bit peppery and nutty. The good thing is that the flavor is quite easy to mask and you don't need much to experience the benefits. One tablespoon in 32 ounces of smoothie is enough. You can add this amount to sauces, seasonings, soups and just about any dish without an overwhelming taste. As you continue supplementing with moringa, you'll likely begin to enjoy the flavor (at least I did).

Can Moringa help me lose weight?

 

In short not really.

Some moringa companies would have you believe that moringa is some kind of magic bullet and will have you dropping pounds in no time.

This is simply not true. Losing weight is about using more calories than you consume---that's it. Of course, eating a balanced diet rich in leafy greens (like moringa) will keep you on the road to good health and optimal weight (you will feel satiated from proper nutrition). But claiming that moringa will directly help you lose weight is wrong. I would be wary of any company making these claims. Avoiding processed foods full of sugar, fat and empty carbs, along with consistent exercise is a much faster track to weight loss. 

Are there any side effects to supplementing my diet with moringa?

Side effects of Moringa shortly explained

Some experience a laxative effect when ingesting too much moringa too soon. It's important to build up your intake over time. Moringa roots, flowers, and bark supposedly contain a chemical that can possibly induce miscarriage in pregnant women. 

How is Moringa Powder made?

  • Moringa Powder is a 100% organic, raw wholefood made from the naturally-dried leaf of the moringa tree. Although the processing of moringa leaves is simple, the quality is dependent on the delicate conditions needed for harvesting and drying - therefore, not all moringa is made equal. 
  • To ensure nutrients are not damaged by the sunlight.

How do I use moringa powder?

  • Moringa has a green spinach-like taste and is easy to incorporate into your daily diet. Try blending it into smoothies (along with other superfoods if you like), mixing it with apple juice or using it as a ‘superfood seasoning’ on your lunch or dinner. You can use it the same way as you would any veg, herb or seasoning. 

What are the health benefits of consuming moringa?

  • A single serving (10g) of Moringa Powder is packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals. It is a rich source of complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids (incredibly rare for a plant) iron, vitamin E and K and a source and vitamin A and calcium. Moringa is also 24% fiber. It has one of the highest antioxidant contents of any food. We like to think of it as nature’s multivitamin! 

What are the nutritional differences between moringa powder and fresh moringa leaves?

  • When moringa leaves are shade-dried the nutritional content increases by over 10 times so generally speaking dried moringa leaf powder has far superior nutritional value than fresh leaves. The only nutrient that is reduced by the drying process is the vitamin C content which is higher in fresh leaves. Additionally, moringa in its powdered form is much easier to incorporate into your diet 

How much moringa powder should I take each day?

  • Moringa is one of the most nutrient-dense superfoods on the planet, containing 5 vitamins & minerals at source or rich source level per 10g serving as well as protein, fiber and antioxidants. As it is so nutritious, we recommend beginning with ¼ or ½ a teaspoon a day and gradually building up to a full serving to give your body time to adjust. 

Where do you source your moringa from?

  • As with all of our ingredients our priority is to source moringa directly from small-scale producers India

If I heat moringa powder will it lose its nutrients?

  • As with most foods, heating moringa powder can lead to a reduction of nutrients, particularly the vitamins, however as Moringa is so nutrient-rich, heating it will still provide you with nutritional benefits. For optimum results, we recommend stirring or sprinkling moringa into your foods after they have been cooked to ensure the nutrients aren’t lost.

Can I take moringa instead of vitamins/supplements?

  • It is widely considered that nutrients from food-based sources are more bioavailable to the body and are generally better absorbed than artificially formulated supplements which need breaking down before the nutrients can be utilized.
  • Moringa is a pure leaf powder which means it is easily recognized by the body and in turn, readily absorbed. Thanks to its impressive nutritional profile – a rich source of protein (unusual for a plant) iron, vitamin E and vitamin K, 24% fiber and a source of vitamin A and calcium – it can be seen as a natural multi-vitamin.
  • However, it is important to remember that a 10g serving of moringa powder doesn’t contain all of the nutrients our bodies need such as vitamin B12 or vitamin C at the source level. To be a source of a vitamin or mineral, it needs to contain over 15% of your daily requirement (NRV per serving). Therefore, it’s best to seek other natural sources for any additional vitamins or minerals your body lacks. 

Can I take moringa while pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, we recommend seeking medical advice before taking Moringa.
  • If you are breastfeeding, moringa is perfectly safe to take and in fact, has been scientifically proven to increase breast milk supply by up to 50%! This is because the leaves are a natural galactagogue, a substance that promotes or increases the flow of a mother’s milk.

Why have I read conflicting information about the amount of vitamin C in moringa

  • It is often reported that moringa powder is rich in vitamin C however, this is inaccurate. While it is true that fresh moringa leaves are high in vitamin when moringa leaves are dried to form a powder, the vitamin C levels diminish considerably. Dried Moringa powder has on average around 2mg of vitamin C per 100g, which is not enough to be classified as a source (it would need 12mg per 100g). 

Is your moringa high quality?

  • Moringa powder is available to buy all over the world, however, not all moringa powder is made equal and the quality and nutritional content can vary widely. As moringa is mostly grown in developing countries where infrastructure can be poor and resources limited, harvested leaves are often washed with unpure water which can contain bacteria and other microbes. 

Are there any side effects I may experience from consuming Moringa powder?

  • There are no known side effects to consuming moringa - however, as with all foods, everyone’s body responds differently. It is important to remember that moringa is simply a vegetable so in the same way people can feel bloated after eating Brussel sprouts or might be allergic to carrots, you could experience symptoms (such as stomach upset or dizziness) after eating moringa especially when just starting out which can be a side effect of your body getting used to the nutrients and eliminating any toxins.