Life Essentials® Moringa is derived from pure Moringa oleifera leaves. Moringa is considered to be one of the richest botanical sources of nutrients on earth. In fact, nutrient-dense Moringa is often referred to as a super food or miracle plant, with virtually every part of the tree being of value. Traditionally, Moringa has been used not only to help meet nutritional needs but also for other health purposes.
Moringa oleifera is the best known and most widely cultivated of the 13 species of the genus Moringaceae. Moringa is a slender tree with drooping branches, pods (sometimes referred to as “drumsticks”), seeds and leaves. The Moringa tree is grown mainly in semiarid, tropical and subtropical areas, and in dry, sandy soil. It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree that is native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas. In developing tropical countries, Moringa trees have been used to combat malnutrition as it is one of the richest plant sources of nutrients.
In gram-for-gram comparisons of nutritional data, Moringa has higher amounts of several different vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins C, A, calcium and potassium than the common foods often associated with these nutrients. Moringa also contains a wealth of other complementary vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and other naturally-occurring phytonutrients. In addition, while rare for a botanical to contain all essential amino acids, Moringa leaves contain all of the essential amino acids, in good proportion, which are the building blocks of protein. The leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant.
Life Essentials Moringa provides 5000 mg of premium Moringa leaves (from 100 mg 50:1 Moringa oleifera leaf extract) in every capsule. It is a 100% vegetarian supplement, provided in convenient, easy-to-swallow capsule dosage form.