According to the Ayurveda, the Moringa plant (leaves, seeds and root) is comprised of approximately 539 compounds capable of preventing 300 diseases. Moringa contains more than 90 nutrients and 46 different antioxidants which make it a powerhouse of nutrition.
Moringa leaf powder possesses all the normal benefits of GREEN LEAVES, that is to say the benefits of chlorophyll. It is a purifier and a natural detoxifier.
It is abundant in minerals especially magnesium, calcium, potassium, selenium, silica, sulfur, manganese, zinc and iron. Moringa leaves contain three times more iron than spinach and seven times more potassium than bananas.
Moringa leaf powder is high in both vitamin A and E, both of which are potent antioxidants and immune system builders. It is also abundant in B vitamins, Vitamin C and Vitamin D.
Moringa contains all eight essential amino acids:
ISOLEUCINE – Helps in building protein and enzymes and creation of biochemical components within the body.
LEUCINE – Builds protein and enzymes along with isoleucine to enhance body’s energy and alertness.
LYSINE – It is the first limiting amino acid needed to digest food proteins: without it, no matter how much protein is in the food, it will not be properly assimilated to use further in the body as building blocks. The body uses L-lysine to construct new proteins. Lysine insures the absorption of right amount of calcium by the body and aids in collagen formation and production of antibodies, hormones and enzymes. Lysine also maintains the balance of nutrients that reduce viral growth.
METHEONINE – Provides sulfur to the body and prevents hair, skin and nail problems. It helps lower cholesterol levels by increasing liver’s production of lecithin. Methionine helps in reducing liver fat and bladder irritation.
PHENYLALANINE – Stimulates production of chemicals required to transmit signals between nerve cells and brain, thus reducing hunger pains. It also improves memory. It is necessary for the production of thyroxine, dopamine and testosterone.
THREONINE -Forms an important part of collagen, elastin and enamel proteins. Assists metabolism, prevents fat build up in the liver and boosts digestive and intestinal tracts.
TRYPTOHYAN -Supports the immune system and alleviates insomnia. Helps reduce anxiety, depression and migraine symptoms. Like lysine, tryptophan helps the body produce its own proteins.
VALINE – Promotes a sharp mind, coordinated muscles and calm mood.
Moringa leaves contain approximately 30 different antioxidants. This along with their high sulfur and silica content, make moringa anti-aging. Moringa supports healthy hair, skin, nails and especially the brain.
Moringa powder is prepared by grinding the dried leaves and is therefore considered a raw product. It has a mild taste compared to most super green powders making it easy to hide in smoothies and other raw recipes.