Who we are:
Moringa Long Island was incorporated out of a passion for the Moringa tree, and we decided to share the Moringa with the world.
We have launched and nurtured several partners from tropical countries, who can meet our strict quality control and delivery requirements. We have associates in West Africa, India, and Asia. Our products are manufactured in the US at current Good Manufacturing Principal (cGMP) production facilities under FDA regulations. Our products are tested at the facility for cleanliness and purity before encapsulation.
Our purpose is to supplement the lives of people we come in contact with on a daily basis. By providing the highest quality of Moringa products and services that ship to our customers on an on time basis. Our culture is based on an unwavering belief in integrity and fair dealings, treating our customers and each other with dignity and respect. We meet the needs of the markets we serve. We strive for excellence. We work hard to enhance continuously our reputation for accessibility, professionalism, performance, and the depth and quality of our Moringa products. We endeavor to be valued as a company leader in customer satisfaction, sales growth and product performance.
Moringa is so rich in beneficial substances, hence her numerous pharmacological and nutritive activities. Her leaves can be used to support a stable blood pressure and blood sugar, in addition can aid with reducing high levels of cholesterol in the blood. The leaves and the extract were shown to accelerate wound healing.Indeed, Moringa was used and is very effective as a skin and hair protector against environmental damage and premature aging. Moringa leaf powder was demonstrated to have hypoglycemic effect on diabetic humans and animals; eight grams per day for a period of two weeks has shown marked reduction in the mean plasma glucose levels. Based on these results, Moringa leaf powder was strongly recommended to supplement the daily diet of diabetic patients.
Attention vegetarians and parents: Moringa leaves contain about 40% protein, with all of the 8 essential amino acids present. Essential amino acids are those that the human body cannot synthesize; therefore they must be supplied by diet. Moringa is considered to have the highest protein ratio of any plant so far studied on earth!
Attention lactose-intolerant friends: Calcium is a vital macro element for human health. A cup (8 ounces) of milk or yogurt could supply 300-400 mg (about half of the daily necessary amount), while 8 ounces of Moringa leaves contain 1,000 mg calcium. Moringa leaf powder of the same weight (8 ounces) contains over 4,000 mg calcium.
Attention anemic friends: Moringa is very high in iron. Three ounces (about 100g) contain 7 mg of iron, while the leaf powder has 28mg. One of the richest iron sources, roast beef, has only 2 mg iron proportionally per three ounces.
Attention everybody: Vitamin C, one of the most disputed, talked about and supplemented vitamins, is found in Moringa in large quantities. 100 g of Moringa leaves contain more than 200 mg vitamin C, while 100 g of orange juice has only about 40 mg.
The Moringa leaf has been used by traditional medicine for hundreds of years in various cultures and now they have also involved concentration in the modern scientific community. Lately, more than 750 studies, articles and other publications have incorporated Moringa. However, majority of the researches are either nutritional analyses or laboratory studies with animals. Taking into account, the possible huge benefits to mankind, the time has come for medically controlled research with human subjects that record the bio-availability of nutrients in Moringa leaves and their success over a long period of time.The Moringa Olifera has extended from Northern India all through the tropical world; it has tailored itself to local conditions, resulting in many differences. Consequently, narrow researches are needed to assess the leaves’ nutritional content and effects in diverse areas.
Moringa oleifera is the best known of the thirteen types of the genus Moringacae. Moringa was highly esteemed in the ancient world. The Romans, Greeks and Egyptians used edible oil from the seeds and used it for fragrance and skin cream. In the 19th century, farms of Moringa in the West Indies shipped the oil to Europe for perfumes and lubricants for machinery. People in the Indian continent have used the Moringa pods for food for many years. The Moringa leaf is eaten all over West Africa and the Moringa tree seeds are used to purify dirty water in many villages and some villages plant the Moringa trees so that their neighbors can buy Moringa.
The whole Moringa tree is said to have valuable properties that can serve a population; Moringa benefits all ages. People all over the world have made use of these nutritional values. While the focal point of this writing is on the Moringa leaves, other parts of the tree are also creditable of further study. Nutritional analyses points out that Moringa leaves hold a wealth of vital, disease-preventing nutrients. Moringa Oleifera contains all of the key amino acids, which is unusual for a plant source.Since the dried leaves are potent, they contain higher quantity of many of these nutrients. Information on dried Moringa leaves comes from Fuglie, centered mostly on analysis supported by Church World Service and the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester and performed by Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association in Gloucestershire, UK.
Moringa oleifera has a lot of powerful antioxidants, which protect the body’s health by eliminating free radicals, cancer-causing substances that are building up in the body for certain periods of time. Moringa is known to have a lot of potent antioxidant sources. Moringa’s potency is known to have a combination of valuable nutrients to the human being, lowering the risks of cancer. Moringa leaf is known to have a high absorption level for the body, giving the vital nutrients the consumer needs to keep their immune system functioning efficiently. The plant is known to have 40 antioxidant compounds that help the body to excrete harmful cancer substances.
Moringa continues to amaze many medicine experts with her amazing anti- oxidants and other common ailments. The scientific research teams will continue to investigate the Moringasource for other possibilities. The World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, and many peer-reviewed medical journals have published information explaining Moringa as a promising natural anti-carcinogenic. This body of information will undoubtedly continue to increase with the rising eye opening awareness of Moringa’s significant role as a nutritive and therapeutic plant species.
Moringa oleifera’s nutritious benefits have proven it’s all natural, organic, and a natural remedy and understood to be irresistible by the people of Asia and Africa. The Moringa tree was also recognized by the Egyptians, Romans and the Greeks and it was used for food and cosmetic reasons. In fact, there have been recent findings that the Moringa oil was used as a main component for the preservation of the ancient mummies. Eventually, the Moringa tree was introduced to Jamaica in the 1800s and the house of parliament voted for the usage of the plant for the illumination of homes and fertilization capabilities.
Moringa was shown to contain high levels of antioxidant, hypolipidamic; lowering high levels of lipids in the blood and antiatherosclerotic substances with clear therapeutic possible for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The hardening of the arteries is caused by the accumulation of particular fats, calcium and other substances in the inner lining of the arteries, forming plaques. Studies in animals show that theMoringa oleifera leaf extract lowers the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in the arteries. The preventive effects of Moringa were comparable to the drugs used today in medicine for the buildup of plaques. Based on the results, Moringa provides a safe and affordable source for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases without any toxic effects.
News on Moringa:
The second Global Summit on HIV/AIDS, Traditional Medicine and Indigenous knowledge in 2008 encouraged the use of Moringa in the treatment and support of HIV/AIDS, due to the unique properties, as being a major, available, inexpensive source of all essential nutrients. Clinical studies in this group of patients are now organized but they take time to accomplish and be published. Meanwhile, the anecdotal evidence accumulated is rich; based on it Moringa can be used as a method of expanding care to underserved populations in various countries.
There are now many organizations and networks dedicated to Moringa knowledge and use, thousands of registered members around the world. In some countries, like Ghana, Burkina Faso, Keya, Ethopia, and Uganda, National Moringa Associations have been created. The International Eye Foundation (Based in Maryland USA) and Hellen Keller International were promoting Moringa for the prevention of childhood blindness due to malnutrition. Indeed, Moringa, through her richness in vitamins, saves precious eyes sight in the most vulnerable victims: children with nutrient deficiency.
In April 2008, the USA National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of the most respected scientific institutions in the world, celebrated Earth Day with exhibits, posters, programs dedicated to Moringa. The NIH Record publication mentions: “perhaps like no other single species this plant has the potential to help reverse multiple major environmental problems and provide for many unmet human needs.”
News papers and scientific journals mention Moringa more and more often. Recently, this tree was not really known in the West, except to botanists. Today, Moringa, the very plant that desperate mothers from tropical countries used to save their malnourished children, is also featured as the exciting ingredient of fancy skin rejuvenating creams. The National Science foundation and National Geographic Society, together with other organizations, have financed scientific studies and collection of all Moringa species to gather more information about this plant. Other prominent organizations that promote or study Moringa include: International Moringa Network, GIANT-Global Initiative for AIDS Nutritional Therapy, Optima of Africa, Peace Corps, and AGADA- Alternative Action for African development.
Macro elements in Moringa:
Minerals have two major functions: constructing tissues and regulating their function. Almost every process in our bodies is regulated at one level or another by minerals. The human body does not produce minerals; they all must be provided by food.
Moringa includes high amounts of calcium, about 500 mg per 100g of leaves, while the Moringa powder can have about 1,000 mg, with more needed for pregnant or lactating women. Remember, calcium is consumed and secreted every day. Ideally, the consumed calcium should equal the amount of calcium excreted. Calcium is an important mineral for numerous physiological processes, such as building and maintaining healthy bones and teeth, blood clotting, and other various cellular functions, like maintaining normal heart rhythm and the transmission of nerve impulses. Almost all the calcium is stored in the bones and teeth, and when calcium is needed in the blood – for instance, if it is missing from the diet for a while it is released or borrowed from the bones. This can lead to decalcification of bones if continued for long period of time. Calcium is important for so many body functions, yet most of us associate calcium only with bone health or disease. Let us explore the role of calcium in maintaining strong bones. Bones are living tissues, constantly formed and remodeled. Even an in healthy individual who gets enough calcium and physical activity, bone destruction exceeds bone production after the age of 30. Osteoporosis is caused by an imbalance between bone building and bone destruction. More than ten million Americans, mostly menopausal women have Osteoporosis.
How can we delay or prevent Osteoporosis? By eating the right amount of calcium and maximizing bone stores during the times when bone is growing fast especially up to 30; by exercising regularly, consuming adequate amount of vitamin K, usually found in green leaves; and getting enough vitamin D. Moringa is essential here in at least two ways: by its high content of calcium and its good content of vitamin K. But as we shall see later, Moringa as a plant may fight osteoporosis in other ways as well. We can obtain calcium from various food sources including dairy products and dark green leafy greens or beans. According to recent research, too much animal protein intake can take calcium from the bones. As the body digests protein, it releases acids into the blood stream, which are neutralized by drawing calcium from the bones. The more animal protein the more acidity in the body and less calcium fixed in the bones. It is clear now, that animal proteins can cause more acidity and calcium leaching from the bones than plant proteins. Plants or plant based diet actually alkalinize the body, while animal proteins acidify the body. The facts might also explain why certain people, who consume fewer animal products, including milk and cheese, suffer significantly less osteoporosis than North Americans or Europeans. Good plant sources of calcium, such as Moringa, are better for long term prevention of calcium loss! Are there any reasons for supplying your calcium mostly from plant sources? You Bet! Dairy products are high in “bad” saturated fats that increase the risk of heart disease and other illnesses. Many adults, especially Asians, Hispanics, African-Americans, and even children, have lactose intolerance. Galactose (a milk sugar) has been connected with high incidence of ovarian problems, including cancer.
Did you know that Moringa contains another important macro element? Magnesium. In general, 25 mg of magnesium can be found per 100g of leaves or pods, while moringa powder can contain approximately 370mg per same weight. Magnesium is comparable to calcium in several ways; 60% is found in the bones and teeth, and the balance is mostly found in the muscles. Magnesium is the second most abundant positively charged element found within the cells, where it plays important roles in the processing of energy. Magnesium is linked to a substance known as adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, the main energy molecule in the body, which activates about 300 different enzymes and enzymatic reactions involved in functions such as genetic material synthesis, energy storage, intracellular mineral transport, muscle contraction, nerve transmission, blood vessel tone, and many others. Magnesium is extremely important to health because: It stimulates gastric mobility and intestinal function (it is laxative). It is a relaxing ion for the nervous system and blood vessels; thus it fights stress, irritability, and high blood pressure. It is involved in calcium metabolism and bone fixation; therefore magnesium supplementation improves bone mineral density, while low intake has been associated with the development of osteoporosis. The recommended dietary dose for magnesium is 350 mg per day for men and 280 mg for women. Magnesium is obtained from the diet, but not all sources are equal in terms of bioavailability. How much magnesium is truly absorbed and used by the body? Magnesium derived from metallic sources is less absorbable, where as magnesium derived from plant sources is more easily absorbed. Did you know that excess phosphate found in soft drinks depletes your magnesium; therefore you need higher amounts than recommended. This is also valid for over stressed people, athletes, pregnant and lactating women, and diabetics. Long term magnesium deficiency may manifest as depression, irritability, heart problems, weakness, poor coordination, nausea, vomiting, and tremors.
Sulfur is the Cinderella of all minerals; it is one of the most vital but neglected nutrients, maybe more important than magnesium, iron, sodium, iodine and even many vitamins. Sulfur has incredibly diverse roles; it is part of many proteins, boosts resistance to diseases, regulates blood sugar, and helps detoxify the body. Sulfur is the third most abundant mineral, after calcium and phosphorous, in the body. It is assumed that we all get enough sulfur if we eat a lot of proteins and other compounds containing this element, mostly in fresh or uncooked foods. Most of us need about 850 mg of sulfur for basic turnover. Moringa offers a good quantity and quality of organic, absorbable sulfur, from 140 mg per 100g of leaves and pods, to more than 800 mg in 100 g moringa powder, making it an excellent source of sulfur for everyone. Why is sulfur so important? Sulfur is found in every living cell; it is a constituent of the essential amino acids methionine and cysteine, vitamin B1 and Biotin (another type of B-vitamin), the powerful antioxidant glutathione and the anticoagulant heparin. Sulfur is found in hormones like insulin, which regulates blood glucose levels. Sulfur is part of biological cement that keeps cells and tissues together, forms skin, hair, nails and the cartilage that pads the joints. We would fall apart without sulfur. Now speaking about pain and joints, many are now familiar with the sulfur based compound MSM or methylsulfonylmethane, a natural substance present in humans, many animals and certain plants; MSM is 34% sulfur. The sulfur from Moringa can be absorbed and used to synthesize the necessary sulfur containing substances. Be good to your joints and get your sulfur from Moringa. It could help alleviate those joint pains!
Micro elements in Moringa:
Micro elements are called “micro” not because they are of less importance, but because they are needed in smaller amounts than macro elements such as calcium. Moringa contains significant amounts of micro elements such as: Iron, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium. We are sure as the research on Moringa progresses, more minerals will be discovered in the plant.
Iron: Moringa is already famous for her high content of this vital mineral. I don’t know if Popeye has yet found out, but Moringa has much more iron than Spinach. 100 g of Moringa leaves or Moringa Pods, or 25 g (less than an ounce) of Moringa powder could provide all the daily iron needs of an adult, about 10-20 mg. Iron deficiency is a serious problem not only in impoverished regions of the world, but even in the USA . A recent United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) survey indicated that small children (1-2 years old) and women ages 12-49 do not get enough iron for their physiological needs from their diets! Surprised? Iron is one of those nutrients that like good company in order to be absorbed and stay in your body! While many foods contain iron, it is not easily absorbed unless certain nutrients such as vitamin C and others are present. Iron in animal foods, such as meat, is well absorbed (15-45%) but is not well absorbed from dairy products or grains (including your breakfast cereals). Coffee, red wine and black teas also repress the absorption of iron from food, while multivitamin/ multimineral pills do not really help you with iron, either. Since Moringa contains high amount of vitamin C, it represents a unique source of absorbable iron. Why is Iron so important? Iron is a constituent of hemoglobin, the chief protein that carries oxygen in the blood to all cells and also forms part of the oxygen transporting protein myoglobin in the muscles. As you know, our bodies cannot function without oxygen being transported to all tissues. Iron is also an important component of many enzymes, the dynamic proteins involved in all metabolic, digestive, and respiratory processes. Iron is concentrated in storage forms in the body, as ferritin and hemosiderin (15% of iron is stored for future needs and mobilized when adequate food intake is inadequate). Women with heavy menstrual periods can lose significant amount of iron. Too much iron is not good either; consequently the body strives to maintain normal iron levels by controlling the amount of Iron absorbed from food. Supplements in the form of soluble iron salts can be dangerous if there is no iron deficiency. Again, the best source of iron is from nutritious food!
Manganese: This is another essential trace mineral with multiple functions. Manganese is mostly concentrated in the bones, liver, pancreas, and brain. It is a component of several enzymes such as manganese- superoxide dismutase, which prevents tissue damage due to oxidation. Manganese also activates numerous enzymes involved in the digestion and utilization of foods, breakdown of cholesterol, sex hormone production, and the function of bone and skin. The estimated adequate dietary intake for Manganese is 2-5 mg for adults. Moringa has 5 mg per 100 g leaves or 50 g Moringa leaf powder, and thus qualifies for an outstanding source of Manganese. In humans, Manganese deficiencies are rare, although some groups of population might have suboptimal levels, including people with osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis. Moringa is better than many others considered excellent (providing more than 1 mg manganese per serving) including pecans, peanuts, and oatmeal and bran cereal. Attention: very little Manganese is found in meat or fish, dairy products, or sweet and refined foods! Please read food labels! See what you eat and notice how many vital nutrients are missing or are low in processed, cooked foods. In closing, Moringa has a substantial content of vital macro- and microelements such as calcium, iron, and sulfur, all absolutely necessary for good health. Humans do not produce minerals, therefore, they all must be provided from food. Moringa leaves contain calcium in quantities similar to cheese, and far higher than most plants. Moringa is very rich in Iron in comparison with spinach and other plants.