Moringa leaf powder is a highly bio-available powerhouse of nutrients. It’s an excellent source of calcium, magnesium and Vitamin A and K1. High in protein, iron and vitamin E. The high protein content makes it particularly beneficial for vegans and vegetarians.
Moringa leaf powder is made from the leaves of Moringa oleifera, a small tree that is widely known for its medicinal and health benefits. Moringa leaves are picked when they are at their most tender and then dried and milled to form a fine powder packed with vitamins and minerals.
Moringa is thought to be an African plant as it has been planted in Africa for hundreds of years where it is prized for its nutritious leaves and fruit, however the moringa plant actually originates from India. Our BaoActive Moringa powder is sourced from local producers in Limpopo where it has been grown for decades by local people. Here, it grows in ideal conditions where we have selected the best quality leaves for our BaoActive products.
Moringa leaf powder has almost 25% protein and 9 essential amino acids making it a complete source of protein, supporting the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.
One of the most notable properties of Moringa leaf powder is that it’s an excellent source of vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) which is not as widely known as other vitamins. Vitamin K1 is required to build strong bones and teeth and enable healthy blood clotting. In addition, K1 has anti-inflammatory effects, protecting the brain against oxidative stress and plays a key role in modulating cognition and healthy brain function. But that’s just the beginning of Moringa’s many nutritional benefits.
Moringa leaves have significant adaptogenic properties. Adaptogens help the body resist certain physical, chemical or biological stressors. Moringa protects the body from the toxic effects of stress and enhances general health and performance.
Moringa powder is used to treat dementia and Alzheimer’s thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and vitamins C and E. Moringa contains natural compounds that act against neural degeneration and work to improve brain and memory function.
Moringa leaves are almost 25% protein, which is unusually high for a plant. BaoActive Moringa Powder contains 9 essential amino acids making it a complete source of protein, supporting the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. The high protein content of moringa makes it particularly beneficial for vegans and vegetarians who often struggle to get a sufficient protein supply.
Moringa powder has been used as an anti-cancer agent as it is natural, reliable and safe, at established concentrations. Studies have shown that Moringa’s anti-neoproliferative properties inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Moringa powder has been show to decrease acidity in gastric ulcers by a percentage of 86.15% and 85.13% at doses of 0.5g and 0.35g, respectively and therefore can be used as an antiulcer agent.
Maintaining strong and healthy bones is an important component of overall health. Moringa oleifera leaves are a rich source of vitamin K1, protein and calcium all of which support normal bones.
Several studies have shown that moringa can act as an anti-diabetic agent and has been used to treat both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Moringa also has high antioxidant properties and has been used to regulate blood glucose levels.
Feeling tired and fatigued is a common problem across the world. Nutritious food, with high levels of iron and vitamin A, is important to help relieve exhaustion. Vitamin A, along with vitamin C supports the metabolism of iron ensuring a greater uptake. 16g of Moringa Powder (2-3 tablespoons) provides 40% of your daily Iron requirement and 27% of daily Vitamin A requirement. Adding moringa to your daily routine is an effective, natural way to prevent tiredness and fatigue and also makes it ideal for vegan, vegetarians and those suffering from anaemia.
Calcium and dietary fibres are important to maintain digestive health. BaoActive’s Moringa Powder is a rich source of calcium which contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes. It also contains 24% fibre which can help support a healthy digestive system and bowel regularity. Fibre can also be helpful for weight management as it helps you feel fuller for longer and supports a healthy metabolism.
Moringa Powder has a vibrant green colour with a bold, earthy, spinach-like flavour and a hint of bitterness, an indication of its freshness and rich nutritional profile. Moringa Powder can be added to green smoothies, sprinkled over roasted veg, curries, soups, stews, pasta sauces and salad dressings. See our recipes page for more ideas.