Friday, July 25, 2014

Will Moringa Help Me Lose Weight?

This is one of the main questions I answer several times a week.  There are plenty of rumors that advertise Moringa as a weight loss aid. You need an honest answer for a change, rather than the hype most sites offer:



#1:  Moringa is first a food, highly nutritious, dense food. If you lived in India or other areas where it naturally grows,  you would go to the tree in your back yard to pick the leaves, pods, or flowers. If there was not a tree in your yard, you would shop for it in the local marketplace. You would receive branches with leaves on them. You would take them home and eat them at a food. 

Moringa does have medicinal properties, but it is first and most importantly a super food.  

Moringa is a super food, meaning it contains all the nutrients needed for survival including protein, calcium, iron, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, iron and antioxidants. 

These nutrients are present in higher density than in most other plants you eat. That is why it is being used in projects to end the starvation and death that happens every hour in those countries.

#2: Most websites selling Moringa as a weight loss product contain other herbs as well in the formula. These other herbs included in these formulas are typically used for weight loss.  

They are not pure Moringa products. 

An example is Zija XM Burn.  The label is listed below right off of their website.  It does contain Moringa in the ingredients but Green Tea and vitamins have greater importance.  The natural caffeine gives you a buzz energy, that many are looking for. The other ingredients in this formula are doing more for the decrease in appetite and the burst of energy than the Moringa in it. Moringa is important because while you are dieting, your body needs high quality nutrition.  The Moringa is feeding the tissues and organs top nutrients to be healthy.

Note: 
I am not endorsing their products, only using this one to help answer the question of this blog, Is Moringa a weight loss supplement?  Will it help me lose weight?

Supplement Facts for Zija's XM Burn below...a advertised weight loss product.  ( I am not endorsing this but using it as a example. I do not sell this nor have I ever sold this or any other Zija products.

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 30
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 15mg, Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6) 2mg, Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12) 6µg, Chromium 120µg, Proprietary Blend 201mg, Natural Caffeine 110mg 

Ingredients: Proprietary Blend (Green Tea Extract (60% ECGC), Moringa oleifera Blend (Leaf Powder, Seed Cake, Fruit Powder)), 4-Amino-2Methlpentane Citrate (Pouchong Tea), Natural Caffeine, Higenamine, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Silica, Rauwolscine, Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6), Stearic Acid, Chromium Polynicotinate, Mecobalamin (Vitamin B12), Gelatin (Kosher) Capsule. 

Directions For Use: Adults take one (1) capsule, preferably before exercise, on an empty stomach. Consuming late in the day may impair sleep. Do not take more than two (2) caps per day.  (This is because of the caffeine in it)

 What is Pouchong tea in this ingredient list from the label above.
"Pouchong is also known as Chinese Green tea by some. However, it is a slightly fermented tea (10%-20%), which differs from Green tea, a completely unfermented tea. When brewed, it produces a light yellow hue, a mild aroma, and a delicate flavor. Pouchong tea, originated in the Pinlin region outside of Taipei, Taiwan. In Taiwan, Pouchong is only produced in this region and this region's Pouchong is recognized as the finest in the world. Pouchong has a milder flavor than Oolong tea yet stronger than Green tea. Its taste is appreciated by tea connoisseurs worldwide."


The chromium is this formula helps on sugar cravings. The vitamins add to your energy. The green tea, the first ingredient in this formula helps with energy and water retention.. It also contain natural caffeine as well. Pouchong tea is also in the formula.  

The negative to XM Burn and similar products is the caffeine they contain, which most people drink too much of already.  

The more ingredients in a product, the more chances of allergies. This is not a product for children with all the added caffeine.  If you are pregnant, you had better ask your doctor.  

It is not pure Moringa......

Will pure Moringa, nothing added,  give you energy?

Yes, but not like a bolt of 5 hour energy or a caffeine drink.  If you substitute Moringa for coffee, you will end up with a caffeine withdrawal headache. 

Moringa in its pure form gives a natural, more gentle energy lift. You find you can do more, walk more, get more done than before you were taking Moringa. You feel overall more energy and stamina.  This may take time depending on your health problems. If your adrenals are wasted from stress and fatigue, it may take awhile.

Moringa, pure Moringa,  does not contain caffeine.

Is pure Moringa beneficial for weight management and weight loss?  Yes, with qualifications.   


Pure Moringa, by itself, no enhancements can help with weight loss by giving optimal nutrition to your body tissues.  That supports all the tissues and organs that keep you healthy and your weight healthy.It feeds the thyroid, the adrenal glands, the entire endocrine system which in turn creates healthier metabolism and overall better health.


  • There is research to back up its effects on helping stabilize blood pressure and blood sugar. 
  • There is research to back up its effect on supporting immune function and adrenal function. 
  • Its superior usable nutrition helps to feed and restore healthy tissue. 

Step to healthy weight management: 

In the end it is still necessary to eat with more nutrition, cut out sugar, junk food, fast food, exercise, reduce stress, and live a healthier life style as a whole.  

If you have lost weight on pure Moringa, I would like to hear from you. This is using Moringa, pure, organic, no fillers, no caffeine, no added herbs. Email me at herbladyisin@yahoo.com


NOTICE:

I do not sell Moringa products as of Sept, 2016. I am working on a project that demands an unbiased viewpoint. 

If you want to buy from my favorite herb, vitamins, and supplement companies. visit my store here


Kate Freer, the Herbladyisin



















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