Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from Green Virgin Products , for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it
If I told you there’s a great, healthy way to give you all-day energy and mental clarity, you’d be interested right? What if I mentioned that it contains no Caffeine—and unlike energy drinks that last 5 hours, there are no health hazards, no crashing or nervousness…just a clear feeling of alertness. You’d want to learn more, wouldn’t you?
Enter Moringa. The tiny leaves of this miracle tree are among the most protein-dense leaves of any plant species, loaded with high levels of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. I told you about it recently, when we reviewed some Moringa soap!
What is Moringa?
Moringa is the most nutrient dense plant ever tested. It has more vitamins, minerals, proteins, anti-oxidants and amino-acids than any other food. Moringa is a plant that is native to the areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root are used to make natural medicine. Green Virgin uses only the leaves (which have the highest concentrations of nutrients) in their products. Moringa has many uses, including treating anemia, asthma, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart problems, high blood pressure, immune system booster, joint pain, kidney stones, stomach if taken internally. Moringa is sometimes applied directly to the skin, as a germ-killer or drying agent (astringent). It is also used topically for treating pockets of infection (abscesses), athlete’s foot, dandruff, and other bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections, or wounds! You can call it an all-around natural treatment!
Although fresh leaves are very high in nutrition, dried Moringa leaf powder, like the Green Virgin Extra Fine Moringa Powder I was sent for review, contains the highest nutritional content. Just look at these amazing nutrient comparisons:
15x the Potassium of bananas
25x the Iron of spinach
9x the Protein of yogurt
4x more Fiber than oats
1/2 the Vitamin C of oranges
Not all Moringa is created equal. Do your homework, and keep in mind that the leaves of the Moringa plant are by far the most nutritional component of the plant (which is why ALL of Green Virgin’s moringa is 100% leaf powder). Avoid products that state “proprietary blend” as this can be a deceptive marketing practice. Read the fine print and know what you are buying.
Also, Moringa is very susceptible to oxidation. If not packaged properly most of the nutritional value will bedestroyed before you even open the package. Talk about a waste of time and money! It MUST be packaged in oxygen free (not just air tight) packaging that also blocks 100% of light. As you can see from the picture above, Green Virgin's powder is!
Their special three-layer, resealable pouch shuts out 100% of the light and sucks up all the oxygen inside. They are the only manufacturer to take the time and effort to package in this manner And you can SEE the difference above- which powder would YOU want to consume? Yup, the Green Virgin Moringa on the left!
The extra fine powder is super easy to mix and dissolve in liquid, be it warm water for tea, smoothies, or even your favorite iced coffee! Remember your liquid can't be over 40 degrees, or the nutrients will be destroyed! It can be a tad bitter, and adding a tablespoon of your favorite sweetener (or having sweet ingredients added), will make it more palatable. I've found that it is great for adding to your morning tea/coffee, for that extra burst of energy to get you through the day, or in protein smoothies, for your exercise routine! You can also add it into your favorite baked snacks! It works really well in breakfast 'energy' bars or cookies! Once you feel the difference in your energy level, you'll be hooked! Plus you may see less illnesses, as your immune system really kicks up a couple of notches! I highly recommend it!
About Green Virgin Products
Green Virgin Products is a family-owned business created in 2009 to fulfill a specific need in the marketplace. Ken Marion, founder, lost his brother to cancer, and is a cancer survivor himself. These experiences were the foundation of the Marion family’s vision—to provide high quality, non-toxic, eco-friendly products that actually work, and can save money compared to the toxic polluting products.
Green Virgin Products is dedicated to selling only completely non-toxic and eco-friendly products. Based in Tampa, FL, Green Virgin Products are currently available online. For more information and special offers, go to www.greenvirginproducts.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/