- Weight management
Women who engage in “binge eating” or stuffing themselves are often deficient in magnesium, B vitamins, chromium and zinc. The magical Moringa plant in the form of its powder contains B-1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 12 and. B-12 as you may know is crucial for the nervous system to name a few.
Individuals and particularly women taking Moringa leaf extract and leaf powder often report weight loss. This beneficial effect could be due to many factors due to the natural detoxing effect Moringa has, which will eliminate excess water weight, feces, plaque and fat. To be more specific, it is the anti-inflammatory and diuretic effect helps reduce water retention. Furthermore, high fiber content in Moringa reduces fat absorption in the gut. It is also found that the reduction in insulin resistance may prevent excess fat accumulation around the body. Last, Glutamic acid, an amino acid in Moringa’s protein, helps in curbing sugar cravings.
- The importance of vitamins and minerals for women
Most people in their 40’s and 50’s and especially women, need several different vitamins and minerals for performing the normal functions of the body. These middle-aged women suffer a lot of health disorders because of the physiological and enzymatic changes in the body. Moringa helps them in many ways and aids them in crossing this stage with ease and joy. Moringa host numerous vitamins and minerals from A to Z. Moringa is known for being nature’s only multi-vitamin herb, offering more nutrients in one single plant than any herb in the world. In the Ayurvedic text of India, Moringa is credited for healing over 300 diseases!
- Beauty: Hair, Skin & Nails
Moringa is rich in Vitamin A and will contribute to serious hair growth as a result. Zinc, which is abundant in Moringa, will stimulate hair growth through boosting immune function. Hair loss can also take place when the diet is deficient in the proper amount of B vitamins, in particular vitamin B6, folic acid and inositol.
For hair growth, Moringa also contains numerous B-rich vitamins such as B1,B2,B3,B4,B6,B7,B12,B14, and some of B17. Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant, is another powerful nutrient in Moringa, and is crucial to hair growth. Vitamin E also helps deliver hair growth because it increases blood circulation to the scalp. Zeatin, another potent antioxidant found in Moringa, delays aging by its influence on cell division and antioxidant properties.
Last there is Natural sulfur, which is Moringa contains is another key mineral that helps grow the hair. Organic sulfur, which is different that inorganic sulfur, is a key mineral in the foods we eat such as fruit and vegetables. Sulfur holds the nickname “beauty mineral” for a reason. This is because organic sulfur grows the hair, nails, beautifies the skin and slows down the overall aging process. Other minerals that Moringa contains such as manganese, calcium and copper can promote hair strand formation, hair repair and hair growth.
Insulin resistance is a frequent metabolic disorder in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Moringa oleifera has been shown to decrease the degree of insulin in diabetes mellitus, therefore it is expected that Moringa oleifera could decrease insulin levels and increase folliculogenesis in PCOS.
An inflammatory reaction to injuries is an integral part of the natural healing mechanism of the body, however, chronic inflammation, usually comes damage inflicted by free radicals, can have a damaging effect on our metabolic system. Heart disease and metabolic disorders like insulin resistance and diabetes are thought to be the result of chronic inflammation and metabolic disorders. Moringa help tremendously with inflammation though a study performed by a French researcher published in the Dakar Medical journal of Senegal found that Moringa contains some impressive anti-inflammatory properties and could possibly help heal acute inflammatory conditions like bronchitis, diabetes, mucus, and rheumatoid arthritis to name a few.
Menopause is a crucial stage in every woman’s life. Though it is a painful stage, they can overcome the symptoms of menopause with the help of proper nutrients. A well-balanced nutritional supplement is essential during the menopause, as it enables the body to adjust automatically to the hormonal changes, naturally maintaining Estrogen from the adrenal glands and fat deposits. During Menopause, the body needs extra Iron and Calcium to make up for the blood lost. As a result of irregular blood flow and hormonal changes, women feel tired and stressful at times.
During a regular menstrual cycle, blood loss can be look upon as simply dead liquid flesh flowing out of the vagina during the times of between menses and ovulation also known as the follicular phase. Crucial mineral nutrients in the blood are lost during these cycles such as iron, calcium.
Moringa leaf Powder, with 2 times more calcium than milk and 4 times more Vitamin A than Carrots, helps to ward off the symptoms of menopause and menstrual cycles. The high Vitamin C content of Moringa and Bioflavonoids such as Quercetin, present in Moringa Leaf powder, is understood to reduce hot flushes. In addition, the potent iron content (25 times more than spinach) helps reduce and revitalize blood loss in addition to creating regular period flows.
- Cramps & PMS
Next, over 60% of women suffer from menstrual cramps and PMS. Understand that cramps are different from PMS however, women suffer from both. Moringa can help with the symptoms of feeling weak and tired because it contains 3 times the potassium in bananas. In the case of mood swings, the powerful B-12 elements in Moringa will calm the nervous system and bring a peace of mind along with all the other vital nutrients it provides. Moringa will also strengthen body and immune system when taken during menses resulting in reduced pain and cramps.
- Bone Strength / Iron
Menopause leaves women with weakened bones and renders them highly susceptible for Osteoporosis. The typical human body lacks the suggested daily intake value of Calcium, the body will take calcium from the bones and teeth. This will then produce weak and brittle bones. Moringa with its high Calcium content, comes as a solution for this problem. Since the Calcium present in Moringa is 100% provided and obtained from the natural plant, this is easily absorbed into the body. Last, many women are deficient in iron due to blood loss from menstrual flow. Moringa contains roughly 25 times more iron that spinach. There is no longer a need to chew on ice as many women resort to this due to iron deficiency.
Researches have been advocating that one of the major causes for depression is the absence of proper nutrients in the diet. This nutrient deficiency is believed to trigger hormonal imbalances, which leads to depression. Depression is becoming common among US women usually nearing their 40’s is in high risk of depression and sleeping disorders.
Depression can be solved most times with the proper supply of nutrients to the body. Incidentally, Moringa, which is loaded with Vitamin A, B, C, E, Potassium, Calcium, several flavonoids and nutrients. Therefore, if you consume Moringa daily, it could address depression in addition to your overall health issues. More specifically, the high magnesium amounts in Moringa is a crucial mineral for bones in the post-menopause stage. Magnesium is popular for functioning as a “Tranquillizer” to address problems such as Anxiety, irritability and other mood swings.
- Breast milk production
If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, we recommend seeking medical advice before taking moringa. If you are breastfeeding, moringa is perfectly safe to take and in fact has been scientifically proven to increase breast milk! This is because the leaves are a natural galactagogue, a substance that promotes or increases the flow of a mother’s milk.
For all the health benefits Moringa has to offer is breast milk production. The East Indian communities, particularly in economically weaker areas love using Moringa because of the tons of nutrients it provides breast feeding mothers, nourishing the milk to its fullest potential. This is crucial for infants in the first year of life as any infant depends on their immune system being built and strengthened through their mother’s milk. This is one of the reasons why in Dakar, Senegal, the world church organization has declared Moringa as the national cure for malnutrition in infants, kids, and adults. Furthermore, the high calcium content of Moringa leaves could be an obvious reason for the increased breast milk production which contains 2 times more calcium than dairy milk.