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Raw Moringa Oleifera
A FULL SPECTRUM SUPER NUTRIENT-RICH RAW FOOD
Moringa leaves are one of the most nutrient rich plants ever discovered. Even better, Moringa packs a complete protein profile.Scientists agree Moringa Oleifera is the most nutrient dense plant on earth weighing in with over 92 verifiable cell-ready nutrients including antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, vitamins, minerals, omega oils and a complete protein profile (highly unique for a plant). The Green Gorilla's Moringa leaf powder is a raw, very minimally processed, super nutrient-dense food that's a "no-brainer" addition to any athletes healthy diet. Our super nutrient-rich raw Moringa digests and absorbs naturally thus allowing the body to better utilize its vast array of life supporting nutrients.
THE GREEN GORILLA HAS MADE IT EASY AND CONVENIENT.
Super nutrition made easy.No shaker required here. You can easily take our Raw Moringa capsules with water. No overly specific requirements needed to deem it effective. It's real food. Our Moringa is not an overly processed/isolated compound that requires special directions or bodily requirements to be effective. You can take them to work, vacation, or wherever you feel the need to conveniently re-energize and protect your body with all that Moringa has to offer.
HypoallergenicThose with gluten, dairy and soy allergies need not worry. The GREEN GORILLA's Raw Moringa capsules contain none of that. Our nutrient-rich Moringa leaf powder is encapsulated in vegetarian capsules as to not take away from its natural hypoallergenic properties. "Veggie" capsules do not compromise any of the other incredible nutritional benefits Moringa provides as well.
Mean Values per 100g of Dried Moringa Oleifera Leaf Powder:
|Nutrient||Mean Value per 100g Dry Matter|
|Manganese||8.4 mg (±2.4)|
|Vitamin A (B carotene)||16.3 mg|
|Vitamin B1 (thiamin)||2.6 mg|
|Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||20.5 mg|
|Vitamin B3 (nicotinic acid)||8.2 mg|
|Vitamin E (tocopherol acetate)||113 mg|
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||17.3 mg|
|Essential Amino Acids||Mean Value per 100g Dry Matter|
|Arginine [non-essential]||(g/16gN) 1.33%|
MORINGA REBUILDS... with a COMPLETE protein profile.What makes Moringa a complete protein? Research shows that Moringa contains all the amino acids needed to build new proteins. Moringa's complete protein is naturally healthier than overly processed supplements available today. It's dried and crushed. That's it. No overly "slick and elaborate" (and most of the time exaggerated) scientific-style name for it. Our Moringa provides a nourishing whole-food protein that your body knows what to do with. Moringa is considered to have the highest protein ratio of any plant so far studied on earth. Moringa has the protein quality and quantity similar to soy beans minus any known allergic effects. Also, unlike most soybeans and/or soybean products sold today, our Moringa is never altered or genetically modified at any stage. PROTEIN FACT At least 10,000 different proteins make you what you are and keep you that way. Twenty or so basic building blocks, called amino acids, provide the raw material for all proteins. Because the body doesn't store amino acids, as it does fats or carbohydrates, it needs a daily supply of amino acids to make new protein.
INFO Our bodies can synthesize 14 of the 20 or so different amino acids. We cannot make 9 of them. All 9 are called EAAs (Essential Amino Acids) and must come from food. Moringa contains all 9 of these EAAs naturally.
- Leucine [BRANCH CHAIN AA]
- Isoleucine [BRANCH CHAIN AA]
- Valine [BRANCH CHAIN AA]
- Histidine [an ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID in infants and may be essential for some adults.]
INFO These are the 9 non-essential amino acids that Moringa also provides.
- Glutamic Acid
- Aspartic Acid
MORINGA NOURISHES AND ENERGIZES... with an impressive array of all-natural VITAMINS, MINERALS, FIBER and ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS.The Green Gorilla's Raw Moringa is a singular whole food compound that provides a wide array of nourishing and energizing nutrients. Most of all, many of these naturally occurring nutrients can help blood deliver more oxygen to muscles, build stronger bones, and improve overall well being.
INFO We need vitamins. By now, most people know this. They are another one of those multifunctional groups of vital compounds our bodies need to obtain through the diet. On average, Moringa leaves contain the highest concentrations of the following vitamins:
- Vitamin A [Beta Carotene]: The most important provitamin A carotenoid, Vitamin A is involved in immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication. Vitamin A also supports cell growth and differentiation, playing a critical role in the normal formation and maintenance of the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs.
- Vitamin E: Acts as an antioxidant (helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals) and boosts the immune system so that it can fight off invading bacteria and viruses.
- Vitamin B1 [Thiamine]: Helps the body’s cells convert carbohydrates into energy and is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, muscles, and nervous system.
- Vitamin B2 [Riboflavin]: Works with the other B vitamins, is important for body growth, red blood cell production, and help release energy from carbohydrates.
- Vitamin B3 [Niacin]: Helps the proper function of the digestive system, skin, and nerves. It is also plays an important role in converting food to energy.
INFO Minerals are required for healthy growth, muscle and skeletal development, cellular activity and oxygen transport, intestinal absorption, and so much more. On average, Moringa leaves contain the highest concentrations of the following minerals:
- Calcium: It has been observed that calcium in Moringa leaves is higher compared to other plant sources. Calcium supports the activities of muscles and skeletal development.
- Potassium and Sodium: Supports fluid balance and nerve trasmission
- Copper: Supports the immune system. In combination with Zinc, copper plays a role in the removal of oxygen free radicals. Therefore, it is a key component in the protective mechanism of cellular membranes against superoxide free radicals damage.
- Magnesium: Supports chemical reactions in the body and intestinal absorption.
- Zinc: This mineral plays a role in immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, DNA synthesis, and cell reproduction and growth. A daily intake of zinc is required to maintain a steady state because the body has no specialized zinc storage system.
- Phosphorus: Supports the regulation of acid-base balance.
- Iron: Another mineral richly found within Moringa leaves. It is useful in prevention of anemia and other related diseases. Iron also has a role in energy metabolism.
INFO Moringa is an excellent source of both dietary fiber and essential fatty acids (EFA’s).
Dietary Fiber: This is an edible substance you can only get from plants and Moringa contains a good amount of it. Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. It helps with weight control (makes you feel full faster), digestion, and helps prevent constipation.
Essential Fatty Acids: Moringa provides an excellent source of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s). As a matter of fact Oleifera is the Latin term for “oil containing.” It’s important to know that EFA’s are not made by the body and must be obtained from food. The essential fatty acids are linoleic and linolenic acid. They are important for controlling inflammation, blood clotting, and brain development.
- OMEGA-3 EFA’s [Linoleic and Linolenic Acid]: OMEGA-3 EFA’s are becoming well known as the healthiest of the dietary fats. Better yet, Moringa contains the highest concentrations of these EFA’s. Research has shown that Moringa leaves can contain in upwards of 45%-59% of α-linolenic acid. The consumption of α-linolenic acid helps promote the endogenous synthesis of long chain n-3 fatty acids.
- Healthy Ratio: Moringa contains more dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids than saturated fatty acids. This “healthy” ratio is known to help prevent the occurrence of many diseases.
MORINGA PROTECTS... with and abundance of naturally occurring Antioxidants, Anti-Inflammatories and Phytonutrients.Moringa naturally helps to protect and heal your body. It delivers approximately 46 anti-oxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory compounds, and is an excellent source of phytonutrients. Moringa is one of the richest sources of these compounds similar to green tea and pomegranate. Unlike many other antioxidant sources, moringa offers an abundance of other nutrients. Moringa's protective properties absorb and work better. It's a fact that antioxidants absorb and work better in combination with other nutrients (including other antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents). Moringa delivers all this in a single-natural form.
INFO Anti-oxidants are molecules that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. When free radicals start a chain reaction within a cell, it can cause damage or death to the cell (which may contribute to many diseases such as cancer, stroke, myocardial infarction, diabetes and major disorders). Anti-oxidants neutralize free radicals, thus preventing and repairing oxidative damage.
Some of the anti-oxidants and compounds with anti-oxidant characteristics present in Moringa are as follows:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B6
- Caffeoylquinic Acid
- Delta 5-avenasterol
- Delta 7-avenasterol
- Indole Acetic Acid
- Myristic Acid
- Palmitic Acid
- Palmitic Acid
INFO Inflammation happens. As part of your body gets injured, normal inflammation begins. It can reveal itself as pain, swelling and/or redness. This is good because it’s an essential healing function in our bodies. On the contrary, long-term chronic inflammation can happen as well. This is bad because it can contribute to serious illnesses and rapid aging.
This is where food comes in. Some type of foods contribute to unhealthy inflammation, others fight damaging inflammation. And yep, you guessed it. Moringa is one that fights it. Some of the anti-inflammatory and compounds with anti-inflammatory characteristics present in Moringa area as follows:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Caffeoylquinic Acid
- Omega 3
- Omega 6
- Omega 9
- Indole Acetic Acid
INFO Phytonutrients are organic chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants. They feature antioxidant properties, stimulate immune response, repair DNA damage from toxins, detoxify carcinogens and cause cancer cells to die. Research has found that Moringa Oleifera leaves contain these phytonutrients:
- Flavenoids: These phytonutrients are strong antioxidants, also found to be effective antimicrobial substances in vitro against a wide array of microorganisms by inhibiting the membrane bound enzymes (Cowan, 1999) . They have been reported to possess substantial anti-carcinogenic and anti-mutagenic activities due to their anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (Li-Weber, 2009; Nandakumar et al., 2008; Hausteen, 2002). They are also active in reducing high blood pressure (Ayinde et al., 2007; Dhawan and Jain, 2005).
- Anthraquinones: A group of naturally occurring phenolic compounds are found in Moringa Oleifera leaves and tend to have laxative effects.
- Terpenoids: Present in Moringa Oleifera leaves, these phytonutrients are described as being active against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (Cowan, 1999), capable of preventing cancer (Raju et al., 2004), having anti-carcinogenic effects (Yun, 1996).
- Saponins: Rausch et al. (2006) reported Ginseng saponins to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptosis and immunostimulant properties, which raised speculation that these compounds could positively affect neurodegenerative disorders and delay neural aging.
- Alkaloids: These phytonutrients are a nitrogen-containing naturally occurring compound, commonly found to have antimicrobial properties due to their ability to intercalate with DNA of the microorganisms. The presence of glucosinolates in Moringa stenopetala (Bennett et al., 2003) and that of hypotensive thiocarbamite glycosides in Moringa Oleifera, (Faizi et al., (1995) contributes to the use of the plants in hypertension. On the other hand, they are also reported to modify tumorigenisis (Ueno et al., 2009), able to inhibit carbohydrate-mediated tumor growth (Nangia-Makker et al., 2002), induced a stress response and apoptosis in human breast cancer cells.
It is also documented that phytochemicals in plant-based foods can improve glucose metabolism as well as enhance the overall health of diabetic patients by improving lipid metabolism, antioxidant status, improving capillary function, and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol (Kelble, 2006; Broadhurst et al., 2000).
- Specific Moringa Oleifera Research: MOYO ET AL 2011 | FUGLI
- United States Department of Agriculture: Database for Standard Reference.
- United States Department of Agriculture: Protein and Amino Acids.
- Office of Dietary Supplements
- MedlinePlus. A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
- The Vegetarian Resource Group: Protein in the vegan diet.
- United States Department of Agricultutre: Antioxidant content of foods.
- United States Department of Agriculture: Phytonutrient FAQs.