The Natural Superfood for your Body

Antioxidants are compounds that act against free radicals in your body. High levels of free radicals may cause oxidative stress, which is associated with chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Several antioxidant plant compounds have been found in the leaves of Moringa Oleifera. In addition to vitamin C and beta-carotene, these include:
Quercetin: This powerful antioxidant may help lower blood pressure.
Chlorogenic acid: Also found in high amounts in coffee, chlorogenic acid may help moderate blood sugar levels after meals.

Speaking of inflammation in the brain, Moringa actually reduces inflammation in the whole body. Inflammation is linked to almost every chronic disease: dementia, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, the list goes on. Moringa suppresses inflammatory enzymes, and one study found that the bioactive compounds in Moringa, specifically from consuming a pod extract, may help with the prevention of chronic illness. Another study showed that Moringa was able to decrease gene expression and the production of inflammatory markers, which helped to alleviate low-grade inflammation in the body.

Also, in 2014 study done in the Journal of Food and Science Technology examined the role that Moringa’s antioxidant levels had on postmenopausal women, and found it significantly decreased markers of oxidative stress. It had a therapeutic effect on the hormonal issues that result from decreased estrogen production (and consequently, decreased antioxidant effect) during menopause. The study also found that the women supplementing with Moringa had better fasting blood glucose, and an increase in haemoglobin, both of which point to more balanced hormones and anti-aging effects.

Another study looked at the effect that Moringa leaf extract had on the thyroid, and found it may help with the regulation of hyperthyroidism. The study, which analyzed thyroid hormone in rats, saw positive results for female rats, with no significant changes for male rats, indicating Moringa may particularly benefit female hormone health.