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Health Benefits of Moringa Oleifera


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Moringa Oleifera
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A leader in the field of encapsulated herbs, Kenneth Brailsford is the founder and majority shareholder of Zija International. In this role, Kenneth Brailsford heads a company that sells a variety of products based on the plant moringa oleifera.

Packed with vitamins and nutrients, moringa oleifera offers a wide variety of health benefits. The following are just a few:

Combats free radicals. Moringa oleifera contains several antioxidants, including flavonoids, polyphenols, and ascorbic acid, which help counteract free radicals, which are a source of cell damage, oxidative stress, and inflammation.

Protects the heart. The leaf powder of moringa oleifera helps control blood lipid and cholesterol levels and helps prevent plaque from forming in the arteries, thus improving cardiovascular health.

Boosts the immune system. Rich in iron and vitamin A, moringa oleifera helps the body’s immune system to fight infections. Multiple studies have also shown the plant to be effective as an anti-cancer agent, particularly in colon and breast cancers.


The Health Benefits of Moringa

Kenneth Brailsford is the founder and board chairman of Zija, an earth-friendly nutritional supplements company based in Lehi, Utah. As a pioneering entrepreneur in the health food and supplements industry since the 1970s, Kenneth Brailsford was quick to realize the potential of the Moringa Oleifera plant, which is the primary ingredient for all products offered by Zija.

Moringa oleifera, simply called moringa, is a drought-resistant, fast-growing deciduous or evergreen tree that grows up to 40 feet in height. Commonly found in the Asian countries of the Himalayan foothills, moringa leaves, seeds, and fruit contain nutritious qualities, including high concentrations of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, potassium, manganese, and protein. With over 90 scientifically verifiable health benefits, moringa as a food ingredient or dietary supplement has been found to boost energy, heighten mental clarity, promote healthy digestion, decrease appetite, decelerate skin aging, regulate blood glucose level, and much more. Today, moringa is also processed into a range of health supplement products, including energy drink mixes, weight-loss management pills, and skin-care creams and lotions.