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Organic Moringa Leaf Extract + Wild Maqui Berry Organic Moringa Leaf Extract + Wild Maqui Berry Organic Moringa Leaf Extract + Wild Maqui Berry
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Concentrate of maqui berry (Aristolochia chilensis) :
  • antioxidant superberry;
  • recognised protective effects;
  • significant therapeutic potential.
Organic Moringa, the "miracle plant" with multiple benefits
  • Helps lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
  • Helps reduce inflammation in the body.
  • Combats oxidative stress and neuro-degeneration.
  • Produced from the leaves in accordance with organic farming standards.
  • Powerful revitaliser from Ayurvedic medicine.
  • 100% natural ingredients.
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Organic Moringa leaf extract

Organic moringa leaf extract is a dietary supplementproduced from the plant Moringa oleifera, traditionally-recognised for its exceptional nutritional value and ability to reduce levels of sugar and lipids in the blood.

It’s an aqueous extract made from organically-grown Moringa leaves.

What benefits does Organic moringa leaf extract offer?

Moringa has attracted significant interest among the scientific community. Every year, dozens of studies are published highlighting the therapeutic potential of the plant’s leaves (1), confirming the empirical evidence that has accumulated over thousands of years.

This scientific research shows that Organic moringa leaf extractoffers four key benefits:

  • It helps lower blood sugar levels. Like berberine, Moringa helps reduce fasting and post-prandial glycaemia levels. In one clinical study (2) of type 2 diabetics, 40 days’ supplementation reduced participants’ glycaemia by around 30%. This effect may be due to the isothiocyanate compounds in Moringa leaves which increase insulin sensitivity in peripheral tissues (3) and reduce activity of intestinal sucrase.
  • It combats processes linked to inflammation. Inflammation is one of the body’s defence mechanisms, but if it persists for a long time, it becomes pathological, triggering and exacerbating a number of chronic health problems.
    Moringa inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines by macrophages and reduces the activity of genes involved in inflammation (4-5). These anti-inflammatory properties are due mainly to the presence of isothiocyanate and terpenoid compounds.
  • It lowers blood cholesterol levels. One clinical study (6) showed that supplementing for 50 days reduced total serum cholesterol levels by 2% and increased ‘good’ HDL-cholesterol by 7%. Since increased LDL-cholesterol levels are known to impair healthy cardiac muscle function, Moringa’s lipid-lowering effects thus help improve cardiovascular health. Here, it’s the plant’s phenol and flavonoid compounds which are likely to be responsible (7). They appear to inhibit two key enzymes involved in cholesterol metabolism: lipase and cholesterol esterase (8). (8).
  • What benefits does Organic moringa leaf extract offer?

  • It helps inhibit neurodegeneration. This mechanism of action is probably due to its high content of polyphenols and other antioxidants which reduce oxidative stress (9).

What exactly is Moringa?

Moringa is a plant that has been recognised, used and valued for thousands of years in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It’s the only genus in the plant family Moringaceae and is grown in the world’s tropical regions and in Madagascar, primarily for the exceptional nutritional value of its leaves (10-11). These contain vitamins (particularly vitamins C, B6 and B2), minerals (primarily iron and magnesium), important amino acids and fatty acids (12-3), as well as precious antioxidants including rare carotenoids, flavonoids and phenols (14).

Several studies have shown that Moringa leaves were used for their anti-inflammatory (17), anti-hypertensive (18), diuretic, antimicrobial (10), antioxidant (20), anti-hyperlipidaemic (21), cardio-protective and liver-protective (22-23) properties. According to Ayurvedic medicine practitioners, Moringa may prevent more than 300 diseases (24) !

What is in Organic moringa leaf extract ?

Organic Moringa leaf extract is an aqueous extract made from the plant’s leaves.

It contains three major types of compound, in addition to the above-mentioned vitamins, minerals and fatty acids:

  1. Polyphenols, including flavonoids and phenolic acids. The principal flavonoids are quercetin, rutin, chlorogenic acid, kaempferol, myricetin and benzylamine (moringine) (25), while the most abundant phenolic acids are salicylic, gallic, coumarinic and caffeic acid (26) as well as chlorogenic acid. The latter plays a role in glucose metabolism: it is at least partly responsible for the anti-diabetes properties of the extract (27-28).
  2. Alkaloids, in particular glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, which are primarily responsible for Moringa’s anti-inflammatory effects.
  3. Saponins, which reduce cholesterol absorption by binding to molecules and acids in bile (29).

In 2007, researchers examined the active principles of Moringa oleifera leaves (30). They found that two additional molecules, niazarin and niaziridin, increase the biological activity of the antibiotic compounds and facilitate gastrointestinal absorption of the vitamins and other micronutrients present in the leaves.

How should Organic Moringa leaf extract be taken?

Moringa oleifera

The recommended dose is three capsules a day, to be taken with food, for at least five weeks.

You may also be interested in other quality phytonutrients available from our catalogue:

Written : March 2019.

Note: this product should not be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to follow the guidelines on how to take it and the recommended dose, and to use it by the ‘best before’ date. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for children under 15. Keep out of children’s reach. Store in a cool, dry place.

References

  1. Mbikay M. 2012. Therapeutic potential of Moringa oleifera leaves in chronic hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia: a review. Front Pharmacol 3: 24. doi:10.3389/fphar.2012.00024. eCollection 2012.
  2. Kumari DJ. 2010. Hypoglycemic effect of Moringa oleifera and Azadirachta indica in type-2 diabetes. Bioscan 5: 211–214.
  3. Oh Y.S., Jun H.S. Role of bioactive food components in diabetes prevention: Effects on Beta-cell function and preservation. Nutr. Metab. Insights. 2014;7:51–59. doi: 10.4137/NMI.S13589.
  4. Kooltheat N., Sranujit R.P., Chumark P., Potup P., Laytragoon-Lewin N., Usuwanthim K. An ethyl acetate fraction of Moringa oleifera Lam. Inhibits human macrophage cytokine production induced by cigarette smoke. Nutrients. 2014;6:697–710. doi: 10.3390/nu6020697.
  5. Waterman C., Cheng D.M., Rojas-Silva P., Poulev A., Dreifus J., Lila M.A., Raskin I. Stable, water extractable isothiocyanates from Moringa oleifera leaves attenuate inflammation in vitro. Phytochemistry. 2014;103:114–122. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2014.03.028.
  6. Ghiridhari VVA, Malhati D, Geetha K. 2011. Anti-diabetic properties of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) leaf tablets. Int J Health Nutr 2: 1–5
  7. Siasos G., Tousoulis D., Tsigkou V., Kokkou E., Oikonomou E., Vavuranakis M., Basdra E.K., Papavassiliou A.G., Stefanadis C. Flavonoids in atherosclerosis: An overview of their mechanisms of action. Curr. Med. Chem. 2013;20:2641–2660. doi: 10.2174/0929867311320210003.
  8. Toma A., Makonnen E., Debella A., Tesfaye B. Antihyperglycemic Effect on Chronic Administration of Butanol Fraction of Ethanol Extract of Moringa stenopetala Leaves in Alloxan Induced Diabetic Mice. Asian Pac. J. Trop. Biomed. 2012;2:S1606–S1610. doi: 10.1016/S2221-1691(12)60461-4.
  9. Niger. J. Physiol. Sci. 31 (2016): Igado and Olopade A Review on the Possible Neuroprotective Effects of Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract
  10. Thurber MD, Fahey JW. 2009. Adoption of Moringa oleifera to combat under-nutrition viewed through the lens of the “differential innovations” theory. Ecol Food Nutr 48: 212–225.
  11. Razis AFA, Ibrahim MD, Kntayya SB. 2014. Health benefits of Moringa oleifera. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 15:. DOI:10.7314/ APJCP.2014.15.20.8571.
  12. Moyo B, Masika PJ, Mar LJ, Hugo A, Muchenje V. 2011. Nutritional characterization of Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) leaves. Afr J Biotechnol 10: 12,925–12,933.
  13. Teixeira EMB, Carvalho MRB, Neves VA, Silva MA, Arantes-Pereira L. 2014. Chemical characteristics and fractionation of proteins from Moringa oleifera Lam. leaves. Food Chem 147: 51–54
  14. Vongsak B, Sithisam P, Gritsanapan W. 2014. Simultaneous HPLC quantitative analysis of active compounds in leaves of Moringa oleifera Lam. J Chromatogr Sci 52: 641–645.
  15. Anwar F, Latif S, Ashraf M, Gilani AH. 2007. Moringa oleifera: a food plant with multiple medicinal uses. Phytother Res 21: 17–25
  16. Mbikay M. 2012. Therapeutic potential of Moringa oleifera leaves in chronic hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia: a review. Front Pharmacol 3: 24. doi:10.3389/fphar.2012.00024. eCollection 2012.
  17. Rao K.S., Mishra S.H. Anti-inflammatory and antihepatoxic activities of the roots of Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn. Indian J. Pharm. Sci. 1998;60:12–16.
  18. Faizi S., Siddiqui B., Saleem R., Aftab K., Shaheen F., Gilani A. Hypotensive constituents from the pods of Moringa oleifera. Planta Med. 1998;64:225–228. doi: 10.1055/s-2006-957414. [PubMed]
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  20. Anwar F., Latif S., Ashraf M., Gilani A.H. Moringa oleifera: A food plant with multiple medicinal uses. Phytother. Res. 2007;21:17–25. doi: 10.1002/ptr.2023.
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  27. Karthikesan K., Pari L., Menon V.P. Combined treatment of tetrahydrocurcumin and chlorogenic acid exerts potential antihyperglycemic effect on streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced diabetic rats. Gen. Physiol. Biophys. 2010;29:23–30. doi: 10.4149/gpb_2010_01_23.
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CompositionOrganic Moringa leaf extract
Daily dose: 3 capsules
Number of doses per pack: 30
Amount per dose
4:1 extract of organically-grown Moringa oleifera leaf 1500 mg
Other ingredients: Acacia gum, rice flour.

Each capsule contains 500mg of 4:1 extract of organically-grown Moringa oleifera leaf.
Directions for useOrganic Moringa leaf extract
Adults. Take 3 vegetarian capsules a day.
Maqui Berries

The supplement Wild Maqui Berry has been developed to offer the medicinal properties of the small berries of this evergreen shrub. Its scientific name is Aristolochia chilensis, but it is more commonly known as maqui. Indigenous to South America, this shrub has been used for many centuries in traditional Chilean and Peruvian medicine, where its leaves and berries are used for treating a wide range of illnesses. The therapeutic virtues of maqui berries are due to their antioxidant potency.

What are the benefits associated with Maqui Berries?

Maqui berries are recognised for their antioxidant properties - and with good cause, since they have one of the highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) values. With a value higher than that of goji or acai berries, maqui berries are particularly effective at eliminating free radicals, the highly reactive elements that cause considerable damage in the body.

Alongside their high antioxidant content, maqui fruit also boast a nutrient-rich composition, including several vitamins and minerals, hence their reputation as superberries, superfruits or indeed superfoods. Maqui berries' antioxidant potency gives them many medicinal virtues:

  • In quenching excess free radicals in the body, they help fight premature ageing of cells and prevent the onset of certain diseases.
  • Oxidative stress is known to cause significant damage at a cellular level, promoting the development of certain diseases.
  • According to current scientific data, maqui berries may be particularly effective at helping to prevent certain cardiovascular diseases.
  • The cardio-protective effect of these superfruits may also be boosted by a cholesterol-lowering action: consuming maqui berries may reduce levels of ‘bad' LDL-cholesterol.

The maqui berry is attracting increasing interest among the scientific community. Some researchers are interested in its therapeutic benefits for managing diabetes, while others are investigating its detoxifying properties, slimming effects or anti-fatigue action. Preliminary findings are encouraging, with one particular study having caught the attention of health professionals. This study examined the effects of supplementing with maqui berries on combatting sight problems. It suggested that such supplementation could restore healthy function to the lachrymal glands, helping to resolve the increasingly common problem of dry eye syndrome.

The benefits of these superfruits can now be obtained with this new Wild Maqui Berry supplement from SuperSmart. Each capsule contains an optimal 333mg of maqui extract (Aristolochia chilensis), with a suggested dose for this antioxidant supplement of three capsules, spread across the day. For optimal efficacy, it can also be combined with the powerful antioxidant complexes AntiOxidant Synergy and OptiVision.

CompositionWild Maqui Berry 333 mg
Daily dose : 3 capsules
Number of doses per pack: 30

Amount
per dose

Maqui Superberry™ (extract of Aristotelia chilensis) 1 000 mg
Other ingredients: Acacia gum, white rice flour.
Maqui Superberry™, HP Ingredients, USA.
Directions for useWild Maqui Berry 333 mg
Adults. Take 3 capsules a day. Each capsule contains 333mg of Maqui Superberry™.

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