Don't take if you are pregnant! It can cause a miscarriage.
In case you are wondering from the praises I'll sing. I don't sell the stuff or know anyone that does personally. I ordered mine from Amazon.
I first became interested in Moringa when I heard about it on Dr. Oz's show. He was recommending it as an "energy blaster."
Then I heard about it from Dr. Lindsey Duncan on " The View" where he talked about it as an aid in weight loss. I then started googling. I just now watched a minute of Dr. Duncan's interview where he explained that the reason you lose weight with it is because your body is nutrient starved and when your body gets the high nutrients it needs from Moringa it starts dropping excess weight because it is no longer hungry. Your body craves food because it is starving for the proper nutrients. Sound familiar GMers?
Here are the nutrients in Moringa leaves that have been and are being introduced to starving nations world wide.
22% daily value of Vit. C
41% daily value of Potassium
61% daily value of Magnesium
71% daily value of Iron
125% daily value of Calcium
275% daily value of Vit. A
It has 92 nutrients
18 Amino Acids, 9 essential Amino Acids
36 anti-inflammatory properties
So with the above list I can see it as a weight loss tool. There is a long list of benefits attributed to it, but I can't verify them. I can however verify it's use as an "energy" helper. I've been taking them for over a year now and just when I was wondering if it was the weight loss or the moringa that gave me so much energy I ran out of them. I didn't connect it right away-but I started feeling down right draggy . I thought I might be coming down with something when my new order came in the mail. DUH! No wonder! So started taking them and perked right up. These things really work! I just so wish I could get fresh leaves. So many places can-so investigate where you live first. I can't help but believe the leaves (raw) have the most benefit of all.
Today I also came across this video from the Discovery Channel all about it. The video is on someone's store site. I know nothing about their product, have never used it. Great video though. (http://moringahealthbenefits.org/) BTW the video is at bottom of the page and mine was in English.