Moringa is the common name for the plant Moringa Oleifera. In Philippines Moringa is called as Malunggay. Moringa is a unique supplement which gives complete nutrition for healthy living. Moringa leaves are rich in vitamins to the extent that they are one of the richest sources of natural Vitamin. Moringa has Vitamin A (Beta Carotene) required by the body to maintain a perfect vision and to maintain the cardiovascular health., Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6 Pyrodixine), Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) helps in absorption of calcium, Vitamin E (Tocopherol) and Vitamin K.
The most important Minerals present in Malunggay leaves include Calcium, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese and Zinc. Calcium is one of the most important minerals for the growth, maintenance, and reproduction of the human body.
Malunggay is the richest source of Calcium from a plant material and Malunggay has 14 times more Calcium than that of milk. The rich calcium content of Moringa helps to prevent the occurrence of osteoporosis during old age and strengthen the bones of the young and middle age people. Blood coagulation, transmission of nerve impulses, muscle contraction and relaxation, normal heart beat, stimulation of hormone secretion, activation of enzyme reactions etc requires small amounts of calcium.
Moringa with 4 times the potassium in Banana assists in the regulation of the acid-base and water balance in the blood and the body tissues. As the richest source of Calcium and Potassium it helps in the reducing the blood pressure. Malunggay assists in protein synthesis from amino acids and in carbohydrate metabolism. Moringa also aids in the building of muscles and maintaining normal body growth.
Malunggay helps in the formation of hemoglobin and myoglobin, which acts as an oxygen carrier in the blood and the muscle due to its rich Iron content. Iron also makes up part of many proteins and enzymes in the body and deficiency of which will cause weakening of the immune system. Iron helps in improving the mental ability by increasing the oxygen supply to the brain.
Malunggay has approximately 46 antioxidants and is one of the most powerful sources of natural anti-oxidants Antioxidant plays a major role.
Moringa capsules are filled with Malunggay leaves and fruits and are loaded with Phytonutrients. The phytonutrients present in Malunggay include, Alpha-carotene, Beta-Carotene, Beta-cryptoxanthin, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Chlorophyll. Phytonutrients are certain organic components of plants, and these components are thought to promote human health. Phytonutrients flushes toxins from the body, purifies the liver, helps to strengthen the immune system, and helps in rebuilding the red blood cells.
Consumption of Moringa regularly will prevent the deficiency disease caused by faulty dietary practice. Intake of two capsules twice a day after meals will be effective.