Moringa oleifera is coming to the forefront as a result of scientific evidence that Moringa is an important source of naturally occurring phytochemicals and this provides a basis for future viable developments. Different parts of M. oleifera are also incorporated in various marketed health formulations, as recently developed by Fulvic Health Pty Ltd.
In view of its multiple uses, the M. oleifera plant is widely cultivated in most of the areas where climatic conditions favour its optimum growth. Since this plant naturally occurs in varying habitats, it is naïve to expect a great magnitude of variation in the concentration and composition of chemical ingredients in different parts of the tree. The plant Moringa oleifera is both a vegetable as well as a medicinal herb, and as such a proper analysis, such as provided by Fulvic Health, would look at its macronutrient and nutritional profile in addition to isolated bioactives. Moringa oleifera, known to be rich in multiple medicinally active chemicals, is considered a food plant with multiple medicinal uses and therefore considered relatively safe as they are likely to contain synergistic and/or side effect neutralizing combinations of activities, make it a virtually ideal dietary supplement.
So far numerous studies have been conducted on different parts of M. oleifera, which are known to possess a wide variety of pharmacological activities such as antihypertensive, hepatoprotective, antiulcer, antiasthmatic, antispasmodic and antidiarroeal.
Moringa Supplements abound as awareness increases, because of this plant’s remarkable antioxidant, anti- inflammatory, anti-aging and energy-enhancing qualities, it contains compounds and structurally appears to be protective when orally ingested.
Different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals, and are a good source of protein, vitamins, b -carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, b – sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. Moringa leaves act as a good source of natural antioxidant due to the presence of various types of antioxidant compounds such as ascorbic acid, flavonoids, phenolics and carotenoids. Moringa leaves act as a good source of natural antioxidant due to the presence of various types of antioxidant compounds such as ascorbic acid, flavonoids, phenolics and carotenoids. The high concentrationsof ascorbic acid, oestrogenic substances and b-sitosterol , iron, calcium, phosphorus, copper, vitamins, A, B and C, a-tocopherol, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, folic acid, pyridoxine, b-carotene, protein, and in particular essential amino acids such as methionine, cystine, tryptophan and lysine present in Moringa leaves and pods make it a virtually ideal dietary supplement (Makkar and Becker, 1996).
Moringa roots and leaves have been used traditionally to treat constipation. Moreover, spasmolytic activity exhibited by different constituents provides pharmacological basis for the traditional uses of this plant in gastrointestinal motility disorder.
Research has shown that an extract of Moringa leaves appears to have anti-obesity properties and protect the body against the adverse effects of a high-fat diet.
Moringa side effects are rare and indicate one may have taken it wrong. We’ve seen it at least a hundred times: People get their Moringa and immediately take too much. Remember,
Moringa is potent so you should not bombard the body with something so strong. Give your body the time it needs to adapt and gain the benefits and follow the protocol.
Choosing The Best Moringa Supplement
With more people clamoring for Moringa to take advantage of its staggering array of nutritional and medicinal benefits, many nutritional supplement companies have jumped on the bandwagon to meet the rapidly growing demand. There’s a bit of a problem with this picture, however. Not all Moringa supplements are made from FRESH leaves . . .and not are all Moringa supplements are made to the highest standards . . . nor provide the highest level of effectiveness possible.
Moringa for Equine Supplementation
As a horse owner and supplier of Equine Animal Feed Additives, I have discovered the benefits of dehydrated moringa leaves as an excellent source of nutrition in horses. The all essential amino acids, beneficial fats and omega oils, potassium, protein, fibre, calcium, iron as well as Vitamin A,B,C vitamins B, B1, B2, B3, C and E, amongst others making it a top-rate supplement, ensuring balanced, optimal health.
Benefits experienced by many worldwide include:
- increased vitality;
- increased endurance and stamina;
- increased bone density;
- cleans and enriches anemic blood;
- acts as a natural anti-inflammatory;
- increased milk yield in lactating mares;
- assists in managing hard keepers’ weight;
- conditioning coats and relief from eczema;
- gives needed vegetable proteins and amino acids, amongst other benefits
Moringa for balanced health
Many horses have benefited from the consumption of the dehydrated leaves. Fulvic Health recommend I feed them each 30g a day. Many horse owners think of providing supplements only when their animals become thin.
For our equine friends, we recommend a daily maintenance dosage of 10gr to 30gr Moringa Miracle Powder for every 100kg animal weight per day. EG: If your horse weighs 500kg II lOgr x 5 (500kg) = 50gr/day mixed into normal feed.
Always ensure plenty of fresh water is available for all our Moringa-using Equine friends as supplementation will make a them more thirsty than usual.
Unlike allopathic medicine, herbs stay in the body over a longer period of time, so an occasional break makes the body less dependent on them and increases the benefits of long- term supplementation.
Herbs as a rule should not be fed to pregnant animals, as many of then have uterine or hormonal stimulant properties. Moringa, like many other Indian herbs, has been found to be an effective antifertility treatment in both in vitro and animal studies. Before feeding a herb to a broodmare or foal, please consult with a vet or holistic animal practitioner to substantiate safety of a specific herb.