Moringa Olefeira Extract Health Benefits
Often nicknamed The Miracle Tree, the Moringa Tree is probably the most versatile tree on the planet. Virtually every part of the tree can be used in some practical way, be it nutritionally or medicinally.
Although it has only recently been brought to the attention of the wider western world, it has been used for hundreds of years in the countries from which it originates. It is a native of Northern India but grows in areas across Africa and Asia.
Throughout Africa, Moringa is being used to treat and reverse the effects of malnutrition.We will now look at some of the many health benefits Moringa offers.
Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Oxidant Properties
When you take Moringa, you are essentially giving your body the effects of 36 anti-inflammatory and 46 anti-oxidant compounds that protect your free radical damage. This is the type of damage caused by things such as poor diet, stress and harmful toxins. The anti-oxidants slow down the damage that the free radicals cause to your cells while the anti-inflammatory work at reducing inflammation and pain. This will help your body to remain healthy and keep things such as heart disease and cancer at bay.
Reduces Blood Pressure
Although our blood pressure tends to rise as we get older, anyone of any age, gender, and race can in theory develop high blood pressure. This can lead to a higher risk of having a stroke, heart disease or kidney disease. A worrying statistic is that around 1 in 4 American adults have high blood pressure. One of the major problems with high blood pressure is that there are no clear warning signs or symptoms, it just happens. Once a person develops it, it can be very hard to get rid of it completely.
To avoid the many dangers associated with high blood pressure, by reducing it, the body needs 5 important nutrients. These nutrients are Vitamin E, Zinc, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium – all of which occur in Moringa at high levels. For instance, the levels of Potassium in Moringa are 15 times higher than what is found in a banana. Potassium is important as it increases the amount of sodium emptied from your body when you pass urine, which in turn encourages blood vessels to dilate, changing the the levels of interaction between the hormones that have an affect on blood pressure.
Moringa is widely regarded to be one of the richest sources of anti-oxidants on the planet, and contains high levels of bioflavonoid, Vitamins E, C and A. Normally active oxygen radicals will steal electrons from healthy molecules, oxidizing tissue and causing disease. However, when the nutrients mentioned in this section are present in the body, they block the oxidation of the healthy tissue, which has been shown to reduce the signs and effects of ageing.
Moringa Has No Dangerous or Unhealthy Side Effects
Countless clinical and scientific trials have proven that Moringa has no harmful side effects, even when when the the maximum daily dose has been taken over a long period of time. Dr Lowell Fulie, an expert on Moringa based in Senegal has confirmed this on many occasions.
Moringa For An Active Lifestyles and Athletes
Although practice is important to athletes and people who take part in sports having success, proper nutrition also has a key role. Moringa is incredibly high in all the protein, minerals and vitamins that are essential for people with very active lifestyles. From nutrients such as Iron, Calcium, Vitamins E and A, athletes can gain the extra strength they need to push themselves physically.
Boosts Endurance, Increasing Weight Loss
Another benefit of Moringa is that as Moringa is high in Vitamin C and A, as well as Iron, it can help to improve and increase the blood’s hemoglobin content. This then helps the blood to distribute oxygen to the muscles in greater quantities during endurance and aerobic exercises.
The increased oxygen in the blood also increases the metabolic rate, which assists in burning off unwanted and hard to shift body fat.
As we can see from the above, Moringa can provide our bodies with many health benefits. Its levels of various nutrients surpass many other superfoods, and even more impressively, with virtually no calories.
This is just the tip of the iceberg really as there are many other benefits and positive effects from making Moringa a part of our daily routine.