We’ve all been there. It’s Monday morning, or 3pm on a Thursday, or perhaps even 5am at the airport pre-business trip. Regardless of the time of day, when you’re feeling sleepy, distracted, antsy, or even downright exhausted, your body, trained to crave that much sought after pick me up, is indicating that it’s in need. The obvious answer is coffee (or green tea for holistic-minded folk), but what about the more obvious effects you’ll experience later on? If you enjoy squeezing in your best work into a few hours and giving way to feelings of anxiousness and sleep deprivation in the latter half of your day, by all means, go for the caffeine. However, if you’re open to a much more evenly spread energy, systematically eliminated brain fog, and sharply-focused attention on the task at hand, you may want to look into new options, i.e., Moringa.
Moringa leaves come from a tree native to Asia, Africa, and South America, and are growing in recognition as a plant-based powerhouse among health practitioners and nutritionists. Although Moringa, also known as Moringa Oleifera, has been used for centuries past, it is currently enjoying a well-deserved boost in popularity and it’s quite easy to see why. Its reported benefits are far-reaching, ranging from powerful anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antidepressant, antioxidant, and tissue-protective properties, and it boasts concentrated levels of key vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B 1-3, Vitamin C, Iron, and Magnesium.
Of these fantastic properties, Moringa also holds the key to helping maintain energy levels throughout the day without losing valuable focus. Some energy boosters, like coffee or energy drinks, produce bursts of energy but can come with unfortunate side effects such as jitters or the inevitable crash around mid-afternoon. However, when energy sources are derived from the Moringa Tree, none of the negative bi-products from sources rich in caffeine or sugar will take effect. Why is this? Let’s get down to the science. As previously noted, Moringa leaves are rich in B vitamins which are known for their ability to help your body more thoroughly absorb key vitamins and minerals. Take Magnesium, for example. This vital nutrient works even better to manage your overall health, giving you even-keeled energy, and relieving your anxiety as it works in concert with Moringa. Without this blast of Magnesium, your body would likely still experience the jitters, shakes, and a crash later on that day. Moringa doesn’t actually contain caffeine. Wait, wait—before you decide to stop reading, consider these facts. Instead of high amounts of sugar or caffeine, its unique combination of vitamins and minerals work flawlessly together in order to provide clarity, focus, and concentration. Perhaps you have a smoothie every morning for breakfast. Moringa, which now conveniently can be purchased in the forms of a powder, is the perfect addition to your morning smoothie. Why? Instead of letting sugar be used in more sinister ways, your body uses Moringa’s high concentration in vitamin B1 and converts the sugar you’re consuming into energy, which is how Moringa gets its reputation as an all-natural energizer. It has the properties to aid your body in creating energy the natural way.
If you are consistently on the lookout for ways to look, feel, and be more alert, you’re not alone. Brain fog, forgetfulness, and even more serious cases resulting in Alzheimer’s Disease can be made less severe with the help of consistent doses of Moringa which supports brain health and cognitive function because of its antioxidant and neuro-enhancer activities. No matter what you do for work or what activities make up your daily schedule, you’re likely going to want to be at the height of mental clarity in order to perform your best. Moringa’s high content of vitamins E and C fight oxidation that leads to neuron degeneration, improving brain function. It’s also known to regulate the release of serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline in the brain. What do these do? Only some of the most important tasks we ask our body to perform everyday, including keeping our memory sharp, regulating our mood, keeping our organs functioning at their best level, and keeping our mental health in great shape.
Now, what about after the work day? It turns out you can use Moringa to give your muscles the energy boost they need for a truly effective afternoon workout. Thanks to BCAAs, or Branched Chain Amino Acids, every muscle required for a tip-top workout will have the fuel it needs. Moringa contains all nine of the amino acids essential for optimal health, and the BCAAs represent three of those nine. Now that Moringa capsules are on the market, simply take a dose an hour before your workout with water and you’ll be head of the pack come work out time.
After reading all about the benefits of Moringa, you’ll want to find ways to add it to your routine. Now that it comes in the convenient forms of powder and capsules, you hardly have to change or add anything to your day, except perhaps, taking out your morning cup of joe.