Health benefits

Depurative-Detoxifying

Antioxidants are phytochemicals that modulate activity of enzymes which facilitates detoxification and enhances the antitumor activity.

Moringa is the queen of antioxidants.

Purify and renew the body

Antioxidants are phytochemicals that modulate the activity of enzymes, which facilitates detoxification and enhances metabolic activity. These, together with the Amino Acids Histidine, Methionine, Aspartic Acid, Cysteine, Zeatin, help in the removal of heavy metals from the body, impurities from the blood, fats, toxins from the liver, kidneys, brain, protecting these organs from diseases.

Antimicrobial Activity

The main ingredient responsible for this activity is Benzyl isothiocyanate showing bactericidal action
on various pathogenic species.

The use of Moringa Oleifera to control various infections caused by
microorganisms is well known.

An aid in the fight against disease

The use of Moringa Oleifera for the control of various infections caused by microorganisms is well known. The inhibition of the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosas and Staphylococcus Aureus by aqueous extracts of the leaves was demonstrated by Guatemalan scientists (1).

Chinese researchers have demonstrated the antifungal activity of essential oils from the leaves and from alcoholic extracts of the seeds and leaves against dermatophytes such as Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes (2).

Bacteriological studies demonstrated the antimicrobial activity of Moringa seed extracts, which flocculate Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. Its bacteriostatic action, whose main culprit is Benzyl Isothiocyanate, has bactericidal action on several pathogenic species including antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus, Streptococcus and Legionella isolates. The potency of isothiocyanates as antibiotics was also demonstrated in a study with Helicobacter Pylori, which is the cause of gastric and duodenal ulcers (3).

In a recent investigation carried out in Kenya, the antimicrobial activity of extracts of Moringa Oleífera seeds on the bacteria Salmonella typhi, Vibrio cholerae and Escherichia coli, which cause typhoid, cholera and gastroenteritis respectively, was demonstrated (4).

Vitamin C has an antiviral, antibacterial and anticancer effect.

The unsaturated fatty acids of medium-chain Moringa (FMC) present in behemic oil act as natural antibiotics, eliminating heavy metals and neutralizing other environmental toxins, destroying Cytomegalovirus and Helicobacter Pylori and Chlamydias bacteria, which can cause pneumonia, being also effective against yeasts and molds, Chlorophyll has an antibacterial effect against anaerobic bacteria present in the intestine and stomach and against molds.

 

(1) Cáceres, A et al. Pharmacological properties of M. oleífera. 1.991.
(2) Ping-Hsien Chuang et al. Antifungal activity of crude extracts and essential oil of Moringa Oleifera.
(3) Fahey, J. Moringa Oleifera: A. review of the medical evidence for its nutritional, therapeutic, and prophylactic properties.
(4) Walter, , A.; Samuel, W.; Peter, A. Joseph, O. Antibacterial activity of Moringa oleífera and Moringa stenopetala metanol and n-hexane seed extracts on bacteria implicated in water borne diseases.

Antitumor Activity

Salvestroles are the natural response to cancer,
chemicals that modulate the activity of
enzymes and facilitate their detoxification, promoting the antitumor effect.

Salvestrols, Astaxanthin, Catechin and Polyphenols are powerful antitumor agents found in Moringa.

Salvestroles

Salvestroles are the natural response to cancer. They are chemical substances that modulate the activity of enzymes, and by facilitating their detoxification (neutralize and eliminate toxins), they promote an antitumor effect.

Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is an antioxidant in blood plasma, reporting benefits in lung tumors and protecting against DNA damage. Found on the stems of Red Moringa.

Catechine

Catechin is a flavonoid that can neutralize the development of tumors, including prostate and breast tumors. Polyphenols have an anticancer effect. In addition, Moringa contains Chlorophyll, which stops tumors.

Intestinal Protection

Moringa is a powerful aid to combat
intestinal infections because it contains vitamin B12,
which is involved in the production of blood and stimulates the
Immune system.

Eliminating intestinal infections, contributes to purify the intestinal flora.

Healthy intestine, healthy body

Only a healthy intestinal flora can produce vitamin B12. Moringa provides a healthy colonization of the intestine, which added to its vitamin B12 content has a very important effect on the production of blood and the Immune System.

When the intestine presents chronic inflammation, it can prevent vitamin B12 from crossing the intestinal lining and reaching the Circulatory System.

Moringa heals our digestive-intestinal tract which will help to eliminate chronic inflammation, cleaning the intestine of toxins, infections, gastroenteritis, parasites, fungi such as Candida Albicans.

Anti-inflammatory

 Moringa contains 36 compounds that present
anti-inflammatory activity, stimulating the immune system.

Supports the body’s resistance to various acute and chronic diseases and ensures a higher quality of life.

Help the Immune System

Moringa has 36 compounds that have anti-inflammatory activity. Its high content of Phenols, Vitamins, Fatty Acids, Omega3, Amino Acids, Glutathione, Sterols, Isocyanates and Zinc contribute to protection against inflammatory diseases such as Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, stimulating the Immune System and improving autoimmune conditions, such as Lupus.

Polyphenols, including Quercetin, have an anti-inflammatory effect. A lot of anti-inflammatory potential is concentrated in moringa seeds.

Antioxidants

Moringa contains 46 antioxidants, substances with
ability to neutralize Free Radicals, whose
accumulation is associated with many human diseases.

The active ingredients of Moringa Oleífera are related to what happens in our body
With Free Radicals and with Antioxidants.

Antioxidants

An Antioxidant is a molecule capable of retarding or preventing the oxidation of other molecules.

Oxidation is a chemical reaction of electron transfer from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation Reactions Can Produce Free Radicals That Produce Chain Reactions That Damage Cells.

Although oxidation reactions are crucial to life, they are also harmful. Low levels of antioxidants or inhibition of antioxidant enzymes cause oxidative stress and can damage or kill cells. Oxidative stress has been associated with the pathogenesis of many human diseases.

Antioxidants are the opponents of Free Radicals, they provide electrons in order to stabilize and neutralize them.

Antioxidants absorb Free Radicals and act as shields against them. They protect the body against cerebrovascular accidents, myocardial infarctions. Protect the brain from degeneration and degradation.

Antioxidants are measured in ORAC values ​​which determines their qualitative and quantitative characteristics.

Antioxidants that protect the brain most strongly against Free Radicals include Beta-carotene, Alpha-carotene, Lycopene, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin.

Moringa Oleífera is the star of Antioxidants: it has the highest ORAC value of all the plants studied.

Among the benefits of Antioxidants, its power to prevent cancer stands out, it protects the eyes from macular degeneration, it protects the skin, it helps against inflammations, allergies, arteriosclerosis, asthma, it helps in the discomforts of the digestive system, gastrointestinal, decreases cholesterol, has a diuretic effect, strengthens the liver, has an excellent ability to reduce oxidative damage to DNA.

 

Free radicals

Free Radicals are unstable oxygen compounds that attack brain and body cells.

Aggressive substances that steal electrons from other molecules, such as proteins, lipids, and genetic material. This theft of electrons is called Oxidation and causes the formation of new unstable molecules, and results in cell damage and premature aging.

Free Radicals become authentic bullets that attack the walls of the mitochondria, which are the energy powerhouses of our cells, and these cells become toxins that infiltrate other cells and can cause DNA damage, or what it’s the same, in the genetic chain.

In nerve cells, Free Radicals cause the removal of Dendrites, which are the receptors of information, and cause the disappearance of the Synapse, which are the points of information transfer between two nerve cells. Altered communication between these nerve cells can lead to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

There is no organ in our body that is free from the effects of aggressive oxygen compounds. The brain is very active and consumes a lot of oxygen and nutrients, creating more Free Radicals than in other organs. Fats are in particular danger of being oxidized, and 60 percent of the brain is fat.

The oxidation of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) leads to it being deposited on the inner walls of the arteries, causing arteriosclerosis, which mainly affects the brain..

If the Free Radical attack on the brain is too destructive, the mitochondria (which we have said is the energy powerhouse of our cells, the one that commands energy), emits a signal through ‘suicide proteins’, which condition that the DNA breaks down and the cell dies.

Nerve cells die, not the biological body, which is what happens in Alzheimer’s. That is, it affects the mental and psychic disconnection of the affected subject.

In Parkinson’s disease, the damage is more directed to the biological body, losing the ability to control the handling of the body itself.

 


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Diabetes

Due to its high content of Antioxidants, Vitamins of Group B,
Omega-3, Chrome and Zinc, Moringa has a high power
hypoglycemic (regulates blood sugar).

Our metabolism is made to be on the go. If we don’t work
our muscles do not absorb enough sugar from the blood and the levels
glucose increases. As compensation the Pancreas produces so much insulin that over time the
cells become resistant to it. The result is an imbalance of sugar metabolism,
what we know as Diabetes.

Diabetes

Carbohydrates, together with a diet rich in fats, damage the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas and promote the development of Diabetes. The industrialized diet and fast food impair the functions of the cells. With exercise and natural nutrients made from whole plants, metabolism can be improved.

Diabetes brings great risks to health and reduces life expectancy. High blood glucose levels lead to inflammation, impotence, kidney disease, arteriosclerosis, neuralgia. The heart attack rate increases, the vision is affected by problems in the retina, the scarring weakens and there are dysfunctions in the nervous transmission to the brain.

A Natural Anti-Diabetic

The B vitamins are used for carbohydrate metabolism and regulate blood sugar levels. If there is a deficiency of this vitamin, the pancreas does not work optimally. Group B vitamins like Thiamine, Niacin, Pyridoxine, Cobalamin (B12) and Folic Acid are especially important in Diabetes. All these substances are found in Moringa.

Vitamin E and C deficiency contribute to the development of Diabetes. Vitamin C can regulate blood sugar levels, vitamin E reduces insulin needs and the formation of “platelet aggregates” one of the characteristics of Diabetes. Also the Omega3 fatty acids present in Moringa protect against Diabetes. Moringa Oleic Acid also protects from the development of insulin resistance.

Oxidative stress leads to deterioration and loss of insulin-producing cells, which accelerates the progression to Diabetes. Free radicals play an important role in the pathogenesis of Diabetes Mellitus

Numerous studies confirm the beneficial power of Moringa in the prevention and treatment of Diabetes.

The main advantage of Moringa powder is the set of all minerals, vitamins, amino acids, components of hormones and enzymes, together with its high antioxidant and therapeutic power, concentrated in a single plant product with excellent bioavailability.

Brain

Alphacarotene, Lycopene, Lutein and Zeaxanthin provide
Antioxidant protection to the brain, neurons, mitigating
cognitive and motor impairment.

Prevent degeneration and disease and increase natural brain function. The effects of
Moringa in the brain show immediately and in the long term.

Helps renew and protects against deterioration

Lycopene, alpha-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin provide antioxidant protection to the brain, protect neurons, and can delay the effects of cognitive decline caused by age, as well as decreased motor function.

A combination of amino acids, histidine and phenylalanine, omega3, omega6, vitamins and minerals enhance neuronal activity and regeneration, increasing concentration, memory, learning ability, protects the brain from dementias, such as Alzheimer’s.

Heart

Polyphenols, Beta-Sitosterol, Vitamin K, reduce
fat deposits in the blood vessels acting as cardioprotectors
.

Combined with the flavonoids found in Moringa, these elements are vital to ensure
long-term heart health.

Catechins

Catechins are one of the most important Flavonoids in human food. They are beneficial for blood circulation, in the treatment of varicose veins and phlebitis and increase the flexibility of the capillaries, so that they can better resist without breaking, preventing bleeding, bruising, nasal bleeding.

They increase the absorption of vitamin C, which enhances the benefits of this vitamin in preventing the oxidation of blood vessels. Its ability to lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol and triglycerides is an advantage in the health of the cardiovascular system. Catechins increase the antioxidant capacity of blood plasma and increase the active time of vitamin E and beta-carotene. The richest source of Catechins are green tea and moringa.

Beta-Sitosterol

Beta-Sitosterol protects the heart. Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium improve cardiac performance. Selenium reduces heart attack and stroke, (vascular brain accident).

Quercetin

Quercetin inhibits lipid peroxidation at the microsomal level, in the heart, producing a cardioprotective effect and protecting against strokes. It has a vasodilatory effect. Quercetin can potentially interact with many of the molecular targets involved in the pathophysiology of Ischemic Heart Disease and Stroke. Therefore, Quercetin can act by several mechanisms that operate both in the long-term prevention and in the acute phase of cardiovascular events.

Flavonoids

Flavonoids work in synergy with other antioxidant vitamins such as C and E, increasing their absorption.

According to Carmen Menéndez Soriano in her doctoral thesis ‘Vascular Effects of Quercetin and Catechin’ (1), epidemiological studies associate a lower incidence of cancer and cardiovascular diseases with a higher intake of flavonoids:

In a recent study published by (Sultana et al., 2008), the level of flavonols was determined in 22 plants (9 vegetables, 5 fruits, and medicinal plants). The highest concentrations were detected in the moringa medicinal plant (Moringa oleífera; 68 μg g-1) followed by strawberry (Fragaria spp .; 40 g g-1), the sacred fig (Ficus religious; 12 μg g-1) , spinach (Spinaceae oleraceae; 19 μg g-1) and cauliflower (Brassica oleraceae) (18 μg g-1).

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Unlike traditional vitamins, flavonoids are not essential for short-term well-being, but there is growing evidence that their medium to long-term intake could modulate human metabolism in a favorable way, preventing or reducing the risk of degenerative diseases. , such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and cancer.

(1) Carmen Menéndez Soriano. Efectos vasculares de la quercetina y la catequina: interacciones y papel de los procesos de conjugación y desconjugación metabólica. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Departamento de Farmacología. Facultad de Medicina.

*Contraindicated in people taking Sintrom.