Q: Is Moringa oleifera just another dietary fad/super food?
A: Moringa oleifera has been in use for more than 2,000 years and is a very valued plant for a wide variety of applications. It has been revered for centuries in countries in Asia and Africa for both its healing and nutritive value. It is only now being discovered in western culture as people look to nature for health and treatment. In many third world countries, Moringa oleifera continues to form the basis for nutritional programs put into place by charitable organizations. The biggest challenge for Moringa oleifera is the "too good to be true" syndrome. It offers so much, that it is difficult to believe such a simple plant can be so useful.
Q: If Moringa oleifera is so good, how come I haven't heard of it?
A: Moringa oleifera is known by over 200 names in many different countries, which adds to its anonymity. It is usually the product of tropical and sub-tropical countries, where the hardy plant survives well and provides sustenance to native people. As a result, this product hasn't been commercially farmed and produced on an industrial scale. However, it is incorporated into many "proprietary" formulas for nutritional supplements and the Moringa oleifera oil is used in many luxurious cosmetics.
Q: With the accessibility to fresh vegetables in most shops, why is a supplement like Moringa oleifera necessary?
A: Time, not availability is usually the issue. Gyms, swimming pools and basketball courts abound, but we are more out of shape now than at any time in our history. In an ideal society, we would have the time to cook all of our meals from scratch with fresh vegetables that we can personally vouch for. However, most of us are so busy in the evenings with after-school activities, homework, travel, and chores, that meals are usually grabbed from the freezer or emptied from a can. As a result, our food is reconstituted, reheated, "enriched", preserved, and genetically modified. We have only to look at the health of our youth, with a staggering increase in obesity, juvenile diabetes, and autism, to determine that all is not well in the world of nutrition. Our bodies were designed to get our nutrition primarily from plant sources. Balance is the key and Moringa oleifera is a naturally balanced nutritional supplement.
Q: Is your Moringa organic?
A: While our Moringa is grown responsibly, it is not Certified Organic at this time. Unless the product can bear the USDA label (which requires certification), it is not considered "organic".
Q: Is your Moringa gluten and monosodium glutamate (MSG) free?
A: Yes, our products are 100% free of gluten and monosodium glutamate (MSG).
Q: I have heard that Moringa is high in calcium. Is it safe for those who suffer from lactose intolerance?
A: You have heard right. Moringa is rich in many nutrients and has a high calcium value, pound for pound, 17 times the calcium in milk. Despite this, it is safe for all to consume, including those who are lactose intolerant, as it doesn't contain any lactose.
Q: Is your Moringa genetically modified?
A: No. Moringa oleifera is beneficial in its natural form and does not need to be genetically modified at any level. Studies in animals show genetically modified food can cause abnormalities in adults and children, and can be harmful to health. Our Moringa is grown in a natural, sustainable environment, and is pesticide, herbicide, and chemical-free, so you can rest assured it is safe to consume.
Q: How much Moringa should I take each day?
A: We recommend two capsules in the morning with breakfast and two in the evening with your evening meal. For powder, use one teaspoon twice daily.
Q: Do I need a prescription for Moringa?
A: No, you don't. It is a completely safe and natural product, which contains ingredients your body will recognize for their nutritive value. Moringa is one of the few plants that can be consumed by the entire family. In fact the World Health Organization recommends feeding malnourished infants and children Moringa on a daily basis. If you are concerned or suffer from a medical disability, we recommend you speak to your health care practitioner before consuming Moringa products.
Q: What are some of the health benefits to consuming Moringa?
A: There are many health benefits to consuming Moringa, which is why it has earned the title of a super food, and is also sometimes known as The Miracle Tree, or the Tree of Life. While the benefits vary in degree from person to person, our customers have reported improvement in digestion, vision, energy levels, mental clarity, and overall well being. They also use Moringa to support a healthy blood sugar level, as a nutritional support for diabetes, and as an overall health and wellness supplement.
Q: Are there any side effects I may experience?
A: Moringa is chockfull of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and amino acids. According to the International Organization, Trees for Life, extensive research conducted at the Noguchi Memorial Medical Research Centre in Ghana has found that Moringa leaf powder has no toxic elements and no side effects were observed even in families consuming high amounts of Moringa. However, each person is unique and responds differently to Moringa. If you do suffer any side effects, they may range from mild headaches and upset stomachs, to nausea. This is simply the result of toxins being eliminated from your body. Gradually, these side effects should disappear.
THE ANTIOXIDANT POWERPLANT- MORINGA
Moringa oleifera, commonly referred to simply as Moringa, is the most widely cultivated variety of the genus Moringa. It is of the family Moringaceae. Moringa is an exceptionally nutritious vegetable tree with a variety of potential uses. Moringa tree leaves are the richest natural sources of powerful vitamins and minerals on the face of the earth. The history of Moringa dates back to 150 B.C. Historical proofs reveal that ancient kings and queens used Moringa leaves and fruit in their diet to maintain mental alertness, physical prowes and healthy skin.