I get calls every day about products customers have purchased from a competing company. Often, they are suspicious because the product is brown, smells funny, or tastes funny. They may have experienced feeling sick or felt worse after consuming the product. You need to read this blog and really think about how you are spending your money relating to Moringa and other herbs.
Moringa has a distinctive smell and should be green.
The internet is full of cheap, untested, adulterated, and compromised products including Moringa.
There are a lot of Moringa products out there that are adulterated. Herbs and spices share the same problem with adulteration. Many spices come from India and Asia. There is only a small portion of imported Moringa that gets inspection. If the import paperwork looks correct it is passed through. If the product, its packaging and label is legally correct, it is passed through.
Is cheap Moringa powder worth your health?
The majority of Moringa and herbs come from foreign countries whose methods of growing, picking and packaging are crude. The workers who pick and process these foods, in many cases, are not given health checks.
An example is India. Just this past week, the Indian government is PAYING people to use public toilets. It is the norm that they pee and defecate in the public streets. They feel the public toilets are not safe. There is no bathroom in the house for a majority of citizens. The go out into the fields around their homes. There have been numerous stories on rapes. The girls go out into the field to pee and are raped in the process. Rape is common in India. Women have few rights.
So your Moringa leaves in India and Malaysia are picked by workers who are poor, sick, and work in crude conditions. It is packaged for the most part with crude machinery. The health regulations found in the US are not a requirement in India and those countries. Please view the actual article on the link below:
Here are three quotes from this article,"Hundreds of thousands of them die from preventable conditions each year, especially in the north, which has most of the open defecation (see map). Faeces in groundwater spread diseases such as encephalitis, an annual post-monsoon scourge in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Diarrhoea leaves Indians’ bodies smaller on average than those of people in poorer countries where people eat fewer calories, notably in Africa. Underweight mothers produce stunted babies prone to sickness who may fail to develop to their full cognitive potential. Dean Spears, a Delhi-based economist, says the costs of all this, in incomes and taxes forfeited, are far greater than the price of fixing it."
"Hindu text some 2,000 years old, encourages defecation in the open, far from home, to avoid ritual impurity. Caste division is another factor, as by tradition it was only the lowliest in society, “untouchables” (now Dalits), who cleared human waste. Many people, notably in the Hindu-dominated Gangetic plains, today still show a preference for going in the open—even if they have latrines at home."
"In an unpublished parallel survey of Hindu-dominated villages in north India and Nepal, respondents lauded open defecation as wholesome, healthy and social. By contrast, latrines were seen as potentially impure, especially if near the home. Men often described them as for use only by women, the infirm and the elderly. In short, demand for latrines is constrained."
The environment in which the Moringa grows in India especially is one of the most polluted in the world. The air is polluted with industrial pollution. India has few rules on environmental issues.
400 million people depend on the Ganges River for their drinking water, their bathing water, and this polluted river irrigates their crops. Please go to the link and read the whole article. It will really open your eyes. There are pictures there that will make you want to throw up. These pictures will shock you. The Ganges River horror story does not have to be embellished, its a fact!
The Ganges river in India is one of the main rivers that irrigate many thousands of acres. It is also the most polluted river in the world. You will find dead animals floating in the river and human bodies. I have included a clip about the Ganges River so you will know I am telling the truth. Industrial waste is dumped into the river every day. The river is full of pathogens such as cholera. This river and its pollution feeds farmer's fields where they are growing foods such as spices, rice, and Moringa.
These countries can afford to sell cheap Moringa because their workers are so underpaid. Children are part of that labor force. A majority of the Moringa farmers do not test their product for E-coli, mold, mildew, insects, dirt, filth, mice parts and heavy metals. You don't easily know your product contains these natural contaminants because its ground into the powder.
You say, the powder I buy from India is tested in a lab.
Indian labs have been repeatedly fined by the FDA for selling contaminated products and for hiding negative lab reports. I can point you to many articles on the FDA and Indian labs. It is not pretty.Many of the drugs you are taking, come from manufacturing in India. Why? It is cheaper there to produce the drug. So your lab tested Moringa that is tested and packaged in India may be just as toxic as the crude product. You are playing with your health buying these products.
This same article applies to spices, foods, and Moringa. If the product is both grown, processed, tested and packaged in India ....you are not being smart. If the product is imported here, then tested here in the US that is different. Most Moringa sold in the US has not been tested in a US Lab. Call the company and ask those questions. If they hesitate, you will know the truth.
The Moringa products I back are not grown in India. They are grown in Honduras on a USDA certified farm. They are tested for mold, mildew, dirt, filth and other contamination.
The product is then packaged in the US. That is one of the reasons you should buy Moringa products from my store. It may cost more than the products from India and Malaysia but at least you won't be eating a product that could harm your family.
I hope this blog has opened your eyes and given you proof to question how you buy your spices and
Buy USDA Organic Certified Moringa Powder, Tea, and Capsules from Ecuador. The products are tested and shipped from a US/GMP compliant lab in Connecticut.
Thanks, Kate Freer, The Herbladyisin
Thanks, Kate Freer, The Herbladyisin