Moringa: Superfood for the Athletic Lifestyle
Moringa Supports Bodies in Motion!
Jumpstart your healthy lifestyle with Moringa every day. One to two servings of our organic Moringa powder, tea or capsules will boost your daily intake of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, proteins, phytonutrients and fiber.
What’s really happening when you exercise? Simply speaking, working out causes small micro-tears in your muscle fibers; our body repairs these and rebuilds the muscle, stronger. This is how we get into better shape and form those beautiful, toned muscles. But the body needs amino acids to support healthy muscles growth. Some, out body can make. Others, called essential amino acids, must come from food sources. Moringa contains 18 amino acids –and all 9 essential amino acids, which is not a common trait of a plant source.
As our bodies repair and grow our muscles, the enzymes that stitch these amino acids together need minerals, vitamins and cofactors to do their jobs efficiently, all of which come from the foods we consume. Thus, it is essential to supplement with a high-quality source of protein after working out. Moringa Oleifera provides the high quality nutritional support needed to rebuild and repair those muscles, with not only protein, but a borage of vitamins, minerals and nutrients not commonly found in one source – and definitely not in the levels found in Moringa! Now, hold on; protein in a leafy green, you ask? Yes. Moringa contains all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. And protein is what helps muscles recover and rebuild STRONGER!
Moringa leaf powder has a very high content of proteins (28 g per 100 g of dry powder). This simple fact on its own makes it a substantial food resource for active bodies.
But there is more to Moringa. Scientific studies suggest that the amino acid composition of Moringa has the highest biological value of all vegetable sources of protein. This makes Moringa leaf powder a very special food supplement and supports the claim of being the most nutritious plant on the planet. Moringa is a great alternative to other plant sources of protein such as soy because its protein is more easily absorbed and assimilated in the body.
There are very few plant foods, like Moringa, that are known to contain all 9 essential amino acids. The leaf powder contains all essential amino acids in high concentration. This means that the human body can synthesize every human protein by merely using a Moringa Oleifera supplement. Furthermore, the Moringa protein is rich in branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). Not all amino acids have a branched molecular structure, but BCAAs are particularly important for the build-up of strong muscles tissue.
Unlike other nutrients, proteins ensure that food intake results in a feeling of satiety – in other words, including protein in any meal or snack helps you feel fuller, longer. Therefore, the addition of Moringa leaf powder into the diet ensures longer time periods between eating; your body will feel less hungry. So, Moringa leaf powder is an excellent dietary supplement that not only provides the body with complete plant-based proteins – which are easily absorbed and assimilated, but also supports all diets particularly well as it curbs the appetite.
Because of its protein content and comprehensive nutrient profile, Moringa allows the body to recover from intense exercise and exertion more quickly. Couple this with its potent anti-inflammatory effects: Moringa helps process lactic acid build-up, therefore reducing the inflammatory response after intense exercise.
The chart below shows a comparison between the whey protein, which is applied widely in the sports sector, and Moringa protein. The comparison shows that Moringa leaf powder is an excellent source of protein for athletes which can certainly compete with animal proteins in effectiveness. In particular, Moringa protein is a promising alternative for traditional vegetable proteins often used by vegetarians and vegans.
Total Protein Content: Whey Protein Vs Moringa Protein
% of content that is Amino Acids (Protein)
% of Amino Acids that are Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)
This demonstrates that the protein in Moringa stands up well to other widely-used protein sources. Moringa is a very effective supplement in helping bodies to recover from workouts and support the building of strong muscles.
Vitamins and Minerals in Moringa Oleifera
Staying hydrated is particularly important during exercise because the body loses water through sweat. In addition to water, your body loses electrolytes when it sweats.
Many sports drinks tout the inclusion of electrolytes to help your body recover, however these are often also loaded with sugar and an overload of sodium, not to mention artificial colors and flavors. Add to this the fact that most Americans already consume excessive amounts of sugar and sodium and you’ll see that these commercial sports drinks are doing us no favors.
Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium, the minerals most needed by the muscles to help stop cramping while still allowing optimal performance, are naturally prevalent in Moringa, in a form that is easily absorbed and assimilated by the body. Moringa tea before a workout and a Moringa smoothie as a post-workout recovery drink will ensure that the body’s electrolyte levels stay in a healthy range for optimal performance.
With great electrolyte balance to protect your body from cramps and dehydration, safe and natural brain stimulators that keep the mind alert and focused longer, this tree will always be known as the MIRACLE TREE!
ORAC stands for “Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity” and is a measurement of antioxidants in foods and supplements. Antioxidants are important, as they protect cells from the damage of free-radicals in the body – ultimately, slowing down the aging process.
Recent studies at Brunswick Laboratories demonstrated that Moringa Oleifera significantly beat out well-known antioxidant superfood sources in ORAC values, seen in the chart above.
Moringa leaf powder contains a number of highly effective antioxidants and, as shown, tests significantly higher than most well-known high-antioxidant superfoods. Strictly speaking, there is no plant that can compete with Moringa in antioxidant levels.
Additionally, recent studies have shown epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, a potent antioxidant found in green tea, to be effective in preventing cancer. Moringa Oleifera also contains this antioxidant, in the highest concentration of any known food by far, demonstrating its anti-cancer benefits in the body.
Science geek-out alert: what comes next is very technical information but proves a point that Moringa is loaded with anti-cancer phytonutrients. Phytochemicals such as tannins, sterols, terpenoids, flavonoids, saponins, anthraquinones, alkaloids are present in Moringa along with anti-cancerous agents like glucosinolates, isothiocyanates, glycoside compounds and glycerol-1-9-octadecanoate
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2. L.J. Fuglie The Moringa Tree: A local solution to malnutrition Church World Service in Senegal (2005)
4. Moringa Leaf Powder: A nutritional analysis of leaf powder.