Moringa is a popular supplement ingredient derived from a plant with the same name. It is loaded with healthy antioxidants and bioactive compounds.
Moringa supplements are popular for reducing swelling, preventing spasms, increasing sex drive, preventing pregnancy, and boosting the immune system.
1. Highly Nutritious
Moringa oleifera is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, as one cup (21 grams) of it packs:
- 2 grams of protein
- 12% of the DRA (Daily Recommended Intake) vitamin C
- 9% of the DRA of vitamin A
- 19% of the DRA of vitamin B6
- 11% of the DRA of iron
- 11% of the DRA of riboflavin
- 8% of the DRA of magnesium
All parts of the moringa plant are edible. However, the dried leaves are preferred for supplement manufacturing because they pack the most vitamins and minerals.
With that being said, even though the pods lack in almost every vitamin and mineral as compared to the leaves, they still pack the most vitamin C.
So if you want to add loads of vitamin C to your supplement, then go with the pods because only a hundred gram of them contains 157% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C.
2. Rich In Antioxidants
As you may know, antioxidants protect our bodies against harmful free radicals. In high amounts, free radicals can lead to oxidative stress, which can lead to several chronic illnesses. (1)
Moringa oleifera contains several healthy antioxidants, including:
- Vitamin C — essential for growth, development, and repair of all body tissues.
- Beta-carotene — essential for healthy skin, proper immune system function, normal growth and development.
- Quercetin — it helps lower blood pressure.
- Chlorogenic acid — it helps moderate blood sugar levels after meals.
According to a study, taking 7 grams of moringa powder for 3 months significantly increased blood antioxidant levels.
Furthermore, moringa leaf extract is also an effective food preservative, as it increases the expiration time of meat by reducing oxidation. (2)
3. May Lower Blood Sugar Levels
In case you didn’t already know, high blood sugar level is the main characteristic of diabetes. It also leads to many other serious health problems, including acute and fatal heart disease.
Current research suggests that moringa is effective at lowering blood sugar levels.
According to this study conducted on 30 women, ingesting 7 grams of moringa leaf powder daily for three months reduced blood sugar levels by 13.5%.
Furthermore, another smaller study on six participants with diabetes concludes similar results: adding 50 grams of moringa to a meal reduces blood sugar levels by 21%.
Health Issues Associated With Moringa Deficiency
People who don’t take moringa supplements face an increased risk of suffering from:
- Heart disease
- High blood sugar levels
- Vitamin C deficiency — which can lead to scurvy
So if you want to stay clear of these health issues, then start taking a moringa supplement.
Daily Recommended Intake
An appropriate dose of moringa is determined by the following factors:
- User’s age
- User’s health
- The condition user is trying to treat
Currently, there is not enough scientific data to determine the daily recommended intake of moringa for the average individual.
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