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In the Mood for Moringa
03-Jun-2021 | Mental Health

First, the Bad News

Chronic fatigue

One in every five people will suffer from poor mental health at some stage in their lives. Many live with chronic fatigue and brain fog every day. Strokes and Alzheimer’s Disease are increasing.  Doctors prescribe antidepressants more often than almost any other medication today.

We often rely on coffee or energy drinks to get us through the day, but the subsequent cascade of chemical stimulants in our bodies may lead to chronic insomnia, anxiety, ulcers, high blood pressure, etc. Modern humans seem to run on a hamster wheel of chemically induced energy, or anti-depressant-fueled mental stability!

The Culprits:

Let us have a look at some of the possible causes of chronic fatigue and low mood that are diet related:

Potassium deficiency:

Potassium is a major role player in keeping the electric conductivity, or ‘wiring’ in the brain in ship-shape condition. It is absolutely vital for proper brain function. It also influences memory and learning. A deficiency may even lead to epilepsy. Healthy potassium levels ensure that enough oxygen reaches the brain, thereby improving mental performance.

Your mom probably told you to eat bananas for its high potassium content, but Moringa 4 South Africa’s supplements contain seven times more potassium than bananas!

Iron deficiency:

We know that the brain needs oxygen to work – in fact, 20% of all the oxygen in our blood is used by the brain. Logically then, if the blood is low in oxygen, brain function will suffer dramatically. This can even cause Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease! Iron is the carrier of oxygen in our blood and therefore an iron deficiency will directly affect your mental capacity.

Spinach is usually touted as a vegetarian iron superfood, but Moringa contains 25 times more iron than Popeye’s favourite food and in a more bio-available form too! Did you know moringa is often prescribed around the world for anemia (iron deficiency)? (Estrella et al., 2000; Siddhuraju and Becker, 2003).

Vitamin B deficiency:

The B-Vitamins are well-known for their brain boosting benefits and are crucial for the development of a baby’s brain. Vitamin B6 is especially important for mental health, as it helps the body to make the feel-good hormones serotonin, dopamine, and GABA. Many trustworthy studies have found that a deficiency in Vit.B6 leads to chronic fatigue, depression, and other mood disorders. Moringa Oleifera will ensure that your Vitamin B-levels are in tip-top shape. Only half a teaspoon of Moringa leaf powder will provide 19% of the body’s required RDA for Vit.B6.

Amino Acids and the brain:

Tryptophan is an amino acid that is used by the body to help make serotonin. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter associated with mood regulation, memory, learning, and a variety of other functions of the brain. Many people who are diagnosed with major depressive disorder have low serotonin levels. Our bodies do not naturally produce Tryptophan, so we need to get it from our diet. Fortunately, Moringa is rich in this vital amino acid, and as a result provides the benefits that come with increased feel-good hormones.

Why not just swallow a daily multivitamin pill?

It is true that some vitamin capsules may be beneficial, but many over the counter supplements are man-made and are for this reason not easy for the body to absorb and use. Any potential benefits just flush straight through the kidneys and out of the body. Moringa leaf supplements on the other hand, are natural, bio-available and therefore easily absorbed by the body. Moringa contains an absolute treasure trove of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids that our systems recognise and use to their full advantage.

Why not just get a quick coffee fix for energy?

Whereas caffeine in moderation can be a quick fix for tiredness or an energy slump, it may lead to anxiety, a racing heart, insomnia, and addiction. It might pick you up for a while, but the come down after the initial energy spike, will make you feel even worse.

Moringa offers a more slow-release, sustained energy boost that will improve mental alertness and concentration, without any need for caffeine. It will not however keep you from falling asleep at night, but will actually rather improve the quality of your sleep.

The Wonder of Adaptogens

Say what?!

‘Adaptogens’ is the name of a group of very special plants that greatly help your body to adapt to stress and fatigue. They bolster the health of your adrenal system (which is in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress). Adaptogens also improve attention and endurance in the face of fatigue. To put it simply, they are nature’s chill pill, as they will help to calm you, while boosting your energy levels and immunity at the same time.

There is only a small handful of the world’s plants that qualify to be part of the exclusive adaptogen club. To become a member, a plant needs to meet extremely precise criteria: to promote general health, specifically reduce stress, and be perfectly safe and non-addictive. Guess who made the short-list…

Moringa to the Rescue (again!)

This wonder plant helps increase resistance to stress, whether this stressor is physical, chemical, or biological. It also helps to bring the body back into balance, no matter where the stress is coming from. Finally, it does not interfere with the body’s normal functions.

We offer Moringa stress and fatigue eliminating nutrient-bombs in three easy to use supplements: powder, capsules, or juice extract. Come on, buy yours now and start adapting to a happier, healthier and more energetic version of you!

 

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