New Study Shows Moringa Oleifera Scores Highest Antioxidant Content in Food
Moringa Source's Moringa Powder Sets New Record for Most Antioxidant Rich Food in Independent Test
Published: Thursday, Jun. 28, 2012 - 6:03 am
NEWTOWN, CT, June 28, 2012 --/PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an independent test, Moringa oleifera scored the highest in antioxidant content of any food yet discovered. Beating the record-holding acai berry by over a 50% margin, Moringa Source Moringa oleifera leaf powder measured over 157,000 umoles using the Oxidant Radicals Absorbent Capacity (ORAC) system of measurement developed by the National Institute of Health's National Institute for Aging.
"We are very encouraged by the ORAC results because it signifies Moringa Source Moringa oleifera leaf powder has twice the radical-quenching power of Baobab and several other superfoods making it the most antioxidant-potent food on the planet," said Jim Fitzpatrick, co-founder ofMoringa Source, the premiere company dedicated exclusively to natural Moringa nutritional supplements, beauty products and tea. "While clinical trials are necessary to show the definitive effect on the human body, this is overwhelmingly positive for Moringa oleifera."
Known as the "Miracle Tree," Moringa oleifera's naturally-occurring antioxidants support the prevention of cancer and other diseases that attack the body's cells. Antioxidants, such as those found in Moringa Source's comprehensive line of Moringa products, aids cell restoration, which can combat oxidative stress by preventing free radicals from reacting and causing damage to cells.
The ORAC test on Moringa Source Moringa Oleifera leaf powder was conducted by independent lab Brunswick Laboratories. "By commissioning the study, it was our intent to draw more positive attention to the rich antioxidants found in the phenomenal Moringa plant," Fitzpatrick said. "Equally as important is the fact that Moringa Source's Moringa Powder contains more than 27% protein including the 8 essential amino acids, 25 vitamins and minerals as well as many other beneficial phyto-nutrients."
In addition to ranking first in antioxidant content, Moringa oleifera contains over 90 nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, amino acids, iron and calcium, offering unique anti-aging and energy-enhancing characteristics. The benefits of this "super plant" have been embraced as one of nature's most powerful sources of nutrients to support healthy living in the India, Africa and South America for more than 2,000 years. Health and wellness experts in the U.S., including Dr. Mehmet Oz, and in Europe have begun recommending Moringa oleifera for sustained energy and general wellness. Moringa oleifera was recently featured on "The Dr. Oz Show" as a way to jump-start the day and re-energize your life.
Moringa is a raw food and is naturally vegan, caffeine-free and gluten-free. The World Health Organization and other charitable organizations currently use Moringa as a basis for daily nutritional programs helping malnourished children.