NUTRIDOM MORINGA CAPSULE REGULAR
NUTRIDOM MORINGA CAPSULE REGULAR
- NATURAL MORINGA LEAF POWDER.
- NUTRITIOUS SUPERFOOD.
- EXCELLENT SOURCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF GOOD HEALTH.
- RESEARCH / SAFETY
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What is Moringa?
Moringa, also known as “drumstick tree,” is a fast-growing tree, native to the Himalayan Mountains in northwestern India. The moringa tree grows best in dry soil and is drought tolerant. It grows well even in soil of poor quality, such as in sandy soils of the coastal areas. Due to its superior cultivating quality and nutrient-rich edible parts, the moringa is researched and actively cultivated by several NGOs for the purpose of reducing poverty and malnutrition in developing countries.
Benefits of Moringa
1. Moringa is packed with nutrient.
Although many parts of the moringa are edible, the leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant. Each serving has twice as much Vitamin A as carrots, 14 times as much calcium as milk, four times the amount of potassium as a banana, twice as much protein as yogurt, seven times the amount of Vitamin C in an orange, nine times the amount of iron as in spinach and four times the amount of fibre in oats.
2. Moringa fights free radicals.
Moringa contains antioxidants including flavonoid, polyphenols, and ascorbic acid which are powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants fight free radicals, molecules which cause oxidative stress and cellular damage, a common pathway to aging and many chronic diseases.
3. Moringa fights inflammation.
Moringa helps reduce inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes. A 1996 research study published in Pharmaceutical Biology demonstrated the anti-inflammatory properties of moringa extract in the treatment of both acute and chronic forms of inflammation.
What are Antioxidants?
The word antioxidant has become common place when talking about health and nutrition. But what exactly is an antioxidant and why are they beneficial to health? Before learning more specifics on antioxidants, there are a few things that need to be understood first.
What is Oxidation and Oxidative Stress?
Oxidation is the term used for removing an electron from an atom or molecule which can result in that molecule becoming destructive in nature. Iron starting to rust is an common example of oxidation occurring in the environment. Oxidative stress is the amount of burden that is being placed on a system (in our discussion the human body), by the constant production of the cell damaging molecules (eg. Reactive oxidative species) which overwhelms the bodies ability to neutralize the damaging cells.
What are Some Health Benefits of Antioxidants??
As antioxidants can neutralize pro-oxidizing substances such as free radicals in the body, they are able to help prevent damage to the bodies cells. When different cells get damaged there can be a variety of consequences and thus antioxidants appear to help prevent a variety of chronic diseases.
How do I know if my body is experiencing oxidative stress and how could I protect myself?
There are a few ways that oxidative stress can be measured in the body.
It may be most beneficial to test both the damage that free radicals have already caused in the body as well as the reserve capacity of antioxidant system for the best analysis.
Talk to your medical provider about these integrative medical tests if you are interested. Some labs which provide these tests include Genova Diagnostics, Great Plains Laboratory and Cell Biolabs.
What are good sources of antioxidants?
Thousands of substances can act as antioxidants, however the most familiar ones include vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and glutathione. As mentioned previously fresh whole fruits and vegetables are great sources of antioxidants as they have large amounts of vitamins and minerals. Therefore they should be consumed as a large portion of the daily diet. Antioxidant supplements are another way to get a ensure you are getting a good dose of daily antioxidants. Whole food based antioxidant supplements such as Acai may be a better option to benefit from the synergistic benefit of different types of antioxidants present in whole food, rather then supplementing individual antioxidants.
ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, which is a method used for determining the total antioxidant capacity of different foods and spices in a lab. It is done by placing a sample of the food to be tested into a test tube with molecules that will generate free radical activity and damage and those that are easily damaged by oxidation. After some time, the amount of damage is tested and those foods that resulted in less free radical damage are given a higher antioxidant capacity rating. There are a few different tests that have been designed to measure antioxidant capacity however ORAC is perhaps the most well known. All of these different tests and scores need to be considered with caution as they are performed in a laboratory setting and thus far no correlation between test results and biological activity could be determined.
Caution and Warning
This page is not intended to be a comprehensive review of the medicinal ingredient.