What is Moringa?

This plant is a little known superfood that offers several benefits when even small amounts are consumed on a regular basis. In fact, every part of the plant can be utilized in some way and offers benefits when consumed by humans. It is naturally found in Africa, India, and Asia, where it has been used for health purposes for centuries. The leaves are the most readily used part of the plant because they can be dried and ground for use in an array of products—including our protein shakes! In addition to being taken internally, moringa can safely be used topically as well. Consuming it in your favorite drink or nutrition shake makes it easy to get the benefits without any hassle.

Benefits of Moringa

  • Promotes Healthy Skin & Anti-aging
    • The moringa plant naturally contains high levels of nutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin E, both of which are very good for skin elasticity, healing, and the appearance of evenly pigmented skin. Moringa also has strong anti-inflammatory benefits, helping reduce visible signs of inflammation such as puffiness, and reducing the appearance of skin irritations. Another benefit of this plant is the reduced appearance of wrinkles, as well as wrinkle prevention because it is a good source of essential fatty acids.
  • Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease
    • Moringa contains upward of 46 antioxidants[1] and bioactive components that help purify the blood and prevent the buildup of plaque within arteries. It can also help reduce blood pressure and decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease when consumed on a regular basis[2].
  • Helps Detox the Body and Expel Excess Fluid
    • Often used for blood that is thought to be ‘tired’, Moringa helps renew the blood within the body and acts as a powerful way to purify the body. It helps the body release excess fluid being held, which can make an individual uncomfortable and can even lead to health problems by putting unnecessary pressure on internal organs. It can also help prevent or treat fungal infections and constipation[3]

Which Ultra-Shake Flavors Contain Moringa?

All the benefits of moringa may be hard to resist, but how can you add it to your healthy lifestyle? We’ve made it easy! Each of our ultra-shake protein superfood shakes contains moringa as part of our nutrient charged formula. There’s no need to go in search of complicated supplements, powders, or straight moringa. Simply keep an ultra-shake on hand for an easy to use, great tasting snack or meal replacement on the go. Interested in learning more about our ingredients and your health? Watch for our next ingredient spotlight post!

 

[1] The Science Of Eating, (2015). Benefits Of Moringa - The Science Of Eating. [online] Available at: http://thescienceofeating.com/vegetables/benefits-of-moringa/

[2] Organicfacts.net, (2015). Health Benefits of Moringa | Organic Facts. [online] Available at: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/vegetable/moringa.html

[3] Webmd.com, (2015). moringa: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings - WebMD. [online] Available at: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1242-moringa.aspx?activeingredientid=1242&activeingredientname=moringa