Moringa oleifera nutritional profile
The Miracle Tree, Moringa oleifera leaves and pods contain 90+ nutrients, with 46 antioxidants, and 36 anti-inflammatories. Researchers are calling it the most nutrient rich plant on earth. Nature’s ultimate multi-vitamin is
not genetically modified or altered by humans. Moringa is the key
ingredient in ALL of Zija's all-natural products, and very special care
is taken to maintain nutrient integrity. Zija's Moringa is
enzymatically alive and 100% bio-available for maximum absorption.
Moringa leaves are about 40% protein, with 19 amino acids including all 9 essential amino acids present in various amounts (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine). Moringa is considered to have the highest protein ratio of any plant so far studied on earth.
HISTIDINE is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, ulcers, and anemia. A lack of histidine may lead to poor hearing.
ISOLEUCINE builds proteins and enzymes and it provides ingredients used to create other essential biochemical components in your body, some of which promote energy and stimulate the brain to keep you alert.
LEUCINE works with isoleucine to build proteins and enzymes which enhance your body’s energy and alertness.
LYSINE insures your body absorbs the right amount of calcium. It also helps form collagen used in your bone cartilage and connective tissues. And lysine aids in the production of antibodies, hormones, and enzymes. Recent studies have shown lysine improves the balance of nutrients that reduce viral growth.
METHIONINE primarily supplies sulfur to your body. It is known to prevent hair, skin, and nail problems while lowering cholesterol levels as it increases your liver’s production of lecithin. Methionine reduces liver fat and protects the kidneys, which reduces bladder irritation.
PHENYLALANINE produces the chemical needed to transmit signals between your nerve cells and your brain. It can help keep you alert, reduce your hunger pains, plus improve your memory and your mood.
THREONINE is an important part of collagen, elastin, and enamel proteins. Not only does it assist metabolism, threonine helps prevent fat build-up in the liver while boosting your body’s digestive and intestinal tracts.
TRYPTOPHAN supports your immune system, alleviates insomnia, reduces anxiety, depression, and the symptoms of migraine headaches. It also is beneficial in decreasing the risk of artery and heart spasms as it works with lysine to reduce cholesterol levels.
VALINE is important in promoting a sharp mind, coordinated muscles, and a calm mood.
ALANINE is important when it comes to building energy in your muscle tissue, brain, and central nervous system. It strengthens your immune system by producing antibodies. Alanine also helps in the healthy metabolism of sugars and organic acids in your body.
ASPARTIC ACID helps rid your body of ammonia created by cellular waste. When the ammonia enters your circulatory system it can act as a highly toxic substance which can damage your central nervous system. Recent studies have also shown that aspartic acid may decrease fatigue and increase endurance.
ARGININE has been shown in studies to cause the release of the growth hormones considered crucial for optimal muscle growth and tissue repair. It also improves immune responses to bacteria, viruses, and tumor cells while promoting the healing of your body’s wounds.
CYSTEINE functions as an antioxidant and is a powerful aid to the body in protecting against radiation and pollution. It can help slow the aging process, deactivate free radicals, and neutralize toxins. It also aids in protein synthesis and presents cellular change. It is necessary for the formation of new skin cells, which aids in the recovery from burns and surgical operations.
GLUTAMINE is used in the body to balance the acid/alkaline level. It is the basis or building blocks of RNA and DNA. It serves as a source of fuel for cells lining the intestines, and is used by white blood cells important for immune function.
GLUTAMIC ACID produced from Glutamine is food for the brain. It improves mental capacities, helps speed the healing of ulcers, reduces fatigue, and curbs your sugar cravings.
GLYCINE promotes the release of oxygen required in the cell-making process. It is also important in the manufacturing of hormones responsible for a strong immune system.
PROLINE is extremely important for the proper function of your joints and tendons. It also helps maintain and strengthen heart muscles.
SERINE is important in storing glucose in the liver and muscles. Its antibodies help strengthen your body’s immune system. Plus, it synthesizes fatty acid sheaths around nerve fibers.
TYROSINE transmits nerve impulses to your brain. It helps overcome depression; improves memory; increases mental alertness; plus promotes the healthy functioning of the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands.
VITAMINSMoringa is a vitamin haven. The amounts of beta-carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E found in Moringa exceed those amounts commonly found in most other plants.
BETA-CAROTENE (pro-vitamin A) Moringa leaves contain more beta-carotene than carrots, about three to five times more, ounce per ounce. There is about 7-8 mg of beta-carotene in 100g (about 3 oz). The daily recommended value is about 1 mg. The body produces Vitamin A from beta-carotene. It is believed that Vitamin A is the most important vitamin for immune protection against all kinds of infections. It is involved in healing and bone development. Beta-carotene guards against heart disease and can keep harmful lipoproteins containing cholesterol from damaging the heart and coronary arteries. It also helps prevent certain types of cancers and stroke. To provide the best anti-cancer protection, beta-carotene should be present with Vitamin C and Vitamin E, and Selenium. Moringa has them all.
VITAMIN C: Just one ounce of Moringa leaves contains the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C (60 mg). In fact, it is so rich in Vitamin C that, ounce per ounce, it contains 6 – 7 times that found in orange juice. Vitamin C strengthens our immune system and fights infectious diseases including colds and flu.
VITAMIN E: Moringa contains large amounts of Vitamin E, at 113 mg per 100 g (about 3 oz) of the dried leaf powder. The recommended daily intake of Vitamin E is 10 mg. Vitamin E is a potent anti-oxidant that helps prevent premature aging and degenerative diseases including heart disease, arthritis, diabetes and cancer. It also protects the body from pollution, increases stamina and reduces or prevents hot flashes in menopause. It promotes young-looking skin, as well as healing and reducing scar tissue from forming.
VITAMIN B1 (Thiamin) Moringa leaves contain high amounts of Vitamin B1 even compared with the best sources already known. It is higher than green peas, black beans (boiled) and corn (boiled). Vitamin B1 is vital for the production of energy in each cell and it plays an essential role in the metabolism of various carbohydrates.
VITAMIN B2 (Riboflavin) Moringa leaves compare with broccoli and spinach in Vitamin B2 content. Vitamin B2 is required for the production of energy, proper use of oxygen and the metabolism of amino acids, fats and carbohydrates. It is needed to activate vitamin B6 and assist the adrenal glands. It is important for red blood cell formation, antibody production and growth. And it is required for healthy mucus membranes, skin, and for the absorption of iron and certain vitamins.
VITAMIN B3 (Niacin) Moringa leaves and pods contain about 0.5 – 0.8 mg of Vitamin B3 per 100 grams (about 3 ounces). Recommended daily intake is 18 mg. Vitamin B3 is important for energy production and metabolism of protein, fats and carbohydrates. It supports the function of the digestive system and promotes healthy skin and nerves. Vitamins B1, B2 and B3 work synergistically.
CHOLINE Moringa leaves and pods contain about 423 mg of Choline per 100 g (3 oz). Diet recommendations call for about 400-550 mg/day. Choline is critical for normal membrane structure and cellular function. It is used by the kidneys to maintain water balance and by the liver for synthesis of various compounds. It is used to produce the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine. It is also vital for the developing fetus and infant.
Other vitamins that Moringa contains include B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), B7 (Biotin), B9 (Folate), B12, Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol), and vitamin K.
CALCIUM Ounce per ounce, Moringa leaves contain far higher amounts of calcium than most plants, and 4 times the amount of calcium found in milk. Calcium builds strong bones and teeth and helps prevent osteoporosis.
IRON Ounce per ounce, Moringa leaves contain over three times the amount of iron found in roast beef, and three times that found in spinach. Iron is necessary for many functions in the body including formation of hemoglobin, brain development and function, regulation of body temperature and muscle activity. Iron is essential for binding oxygen to the blood cells. The central function of iron is oxygen transport and cell respiration.
POTASSIUM Bananas are an excellent source of potassium but ounce per ounce, Moringa leaves contain three times the potassium of bananas. Potassium is essential for the brain and nerves.
Other minerals that Moringa contains include selenium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, sulfur, manganese, chromium, chloride, fluorine, molybdenum
Moringa oleifera leaves and seeds contain a plethora of beneficial fatty acids including both essential fatty acids (EFA’s), Omega 3 and 6. Moringa seeds contain between 30-42% oil, with 13% saturated fats and 82% unsaturated fatty acids. Oleifera is the Latin term for “oil containing.” About 73% of the Moringa oil is oleic acid, while in most beneficial plant oils, oleic acid only contributes up to 40%. Olive oil is about 75% oleic acid, and sunflower is about 20%. Oleic acid is linked to lower rates of cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, artherosclerosis, infections, and certain types of cancer, and it helps to regulate blood glucose levels.
Fatty Acids contained in Moringa include Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Palmitoleic Acid, Myristic Acid, Lignoceric Acid, Gadoleic Acid, Behenic Acid
OTHER KEY NUTRIENTS FOUND IN MORINGA
CHLOROPHYLL Moringa is one of the few foods that contain chlorophyll together with so many other nutrients. Chlorophyll is often referred to as the ‘blood’ of plants. Studies have shown that it supports liver function and detoxification of the body.
BETA-SITOSTEROL Beta-sitosterol is a specific plant sterol which has been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels and also improve other blood lipid levels, bringing them to a more normal range. Plant sterols like beta-sitosterol are also proven to be very beneficial in preventing and treating prostate enlargement due to aging, and have been found to reduce the growth of prostate and colon cancer cells. Beta-sitosterol also boosts the immune system, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps normalize blood sugar, supports the pancreas, helps to heal ulcers and can alleviate cramps.
ZEATIN: Biochemical analysis has revealed that the Moringa leaves and leaf powder contain unusually high amounts of plant hormones named cytokinins, such as zeatin and the related dihyrozeatin. Scientists have found zeatin in very low concentrations in plants, with zeatin concentrations varying between .00002 mcg/g material to .02 mcg/g. The zeatin concentration in Moringa leaves gathered from various parts of the world was found to be very high, between 5 mcg and 200 mcg/g material, or thousands of times more concentrated than most plants studied so far. CYTOKININS function as plant hormones, which are naturally occurring growth promoters and factors that delay the process of aging in many plants. In cultured human cells, cytokinins have proven to delay biochemical modifications associated with aging. Zeatin has potent antioxidant properties, and has been shown to protect the skin and increase the activity of known anti-oxidant enzymes that naturally fight aging. It has also been shown to protect animals against neuronal toxicity induced by age specific factors, and in the laboratory setting, to inhibit cancer cell growth and induce their differentiation back into normal cells.
LUTEIN: Moringa has extraordinary amounts of lutein. 100 g of leaves contain more than 70 mg, while the recommended daily amount for the best protective antioxidant activity is 5 – 20 mg for an adult. Lutein promotes healthy eyes by reducing the risk of macular degeneration.
CAFFEOYLQUINIC ACIDS: Moringa leaves contain 0.5 – 1% caffeoylquinic acids, coming very close to the content that makes artichokes famous. Caffeoylquinic acids are antioxidants considered to be choleretic (bile increasing which helps to digest dietary fats), hepatoprotective (effective against hepatitis and other liver diseases), cholesterol-reducing, and diuretic.
NOTE: Complex mixtures of naturally occurring antioxidants from plants are the most effective and beneficial protectors against oxidation and aging. Moringa contains many other antioxidants including alpha carotene, xanthins, kaempferol, quercetin, and rutin.
(serving size 15g, 1 packet)
SmartMix channels Moringa's dramatic nutritional properties into a
refreshing and nourishing beverage that helps you maintain the healthy,
active, and balanced lifestyle that nature intended.
INGREDIENTS: ZijaTM Proprietary Mix [Moringa oleifera Leaf Powder, Moringa oleifera Seed Cake, Moringa oleifera Fruit Powder, Moringa oleifera Fruit Juice], Pure Cane Sugar, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Agar, Fruit Pectin
Total Calories: 19
Total Carbohydrates 5g (Pure Cane Sugar 2g)
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(serving size 13g, 1 packet)
Zija's SuperMix channels Moringa's dramatic nutritional properties into a refreshing and nourishing beverage that helps you maintain the healthy, active, and balanced lifestyle that nature intended. Supermix contains 2x the Moringa present in Zija's SmartMix nutrional beverage.
INGREDIENTS: ZijaTM Proprietary Mix [Tropical Flavor, Moringa oleifera Leaf Powder, Moringa oleifera Seed Cake, Moringa oleifera Fruit Powder, Moringa oleifera Fruit Juice, Mango], Pure Cane Sugar, Fruit Pectin, Agar, Citric Acid, Stevia.
Total Calories: 48 (Calories from fat 1.5)
Total Carbohydrates 10.5g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 3.5g)
ZijaTM Proprietary Moringa Mix 9g
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Zija XM+ Energy Mix
(serving size 18g, 1 packet)
Zija's XM+ Energy Mix is a convenient way to drink in healthy Moringa with natural ingredients like Green Tea, Desert Tea, and Ginseng for added sustainable energy. It also promotes a lean body through appetite suppression, thermogenesis and weight control.
INGREDIENTS: ZijaTM Proprietary Mix (Moringa oleifera Leaf Powder,Moringa oleifera Seed Cake, Moringa oleifera Fruit Powder, Moringa oleifera Fruit Juice), Pure Cane Sugar, Natural Green Tea Concentrate, Natural Desert Tea™ (Ephedra nevadesis), Natural Caffeine, Trimethylglycine, Ginseng, Garlic, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Agar, Fruit Pectin, Acacia
Natural Energy Ingredient Definitions
Natural Green Tea
Enjoys a long list of proven health benefits such as weight loss and improved brain and circulatory function dating back thousands of years
Natural Desert Tea
Used by Native Americans and western Pioneers, this plant increases cardiovascular capacity and improves oxygenation and circulation for improved metabolic energy and immunity.
Found in many plants, leaves, beans and fruits, it is a safe central nervous system stimulant that has been used for centuries
An organic compound derived from plant roots that assists in fat loss and appetite control.
Has a long natural herbal history in weight control and beneficial metabolic energy, without harmful side effects.
A plant bulb dating back to ancient Egyptian agricultural use, Allium has been shown to improve circulatory and cardiovascular health.
Recently published studies have shown fruit pectin to have cell-protective benefits. It also contributes to the reduction of harmful cholesterol absorption.
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(serving size 1 capsule)
Zija's formulation team has found a way to further enhance over three decades' worth of research on thermogenesis, weight control, and appetite suppression. Enjoy the benefits of XMam throughout the day as it works to stave off mid-day cravings, spur natural fat-burning mechanisms and promote a positive mood.
INGREDIENTS: ZijaTM Proprietary Mix [Green Coffee Bean (Coffea Arabica), Rhodiola Rosea, Citrus Aurantium, Moringa oleifera Leaf Powder, Moringa oleifera Seed Cake, Moringa oleifera Fruit Powder, Moringa oleifera Fruit Juice), Piperine], Natural Caffeine, Cellulose, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Gelatin (Kosher) Capsule,
ZijaTM Proprietary Mix 503mg
Natural Caffeine 130mg
Green Coffee Bean
The chlorogenic acid isoforms found naturally in Moringa are complemented by those found in green coffee bean. Together, they help promote a healthy weight by regulating blood glucose levels.
This natural ingredient elevates your mood and energy level, increasing your desire to be active and productive. It also maximizes exercise exertion and endurance, resulting in increased caloric expenditure.
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(serving size 1 capsule)
XMpm works to reduce stress, stabilize your mood, combat evening cravings and prepare your body for restful sleep. You'll awaken refreshed and ready to move forward!
INGREDIENTS: ZijaTM Proprietary Mix [Gymnema Sylvestre Extract, SensorilTrim® Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Root and Leaf Extract, Atlantic Kelp, Moringa oleifera Leaf Powder, Moringa oleifera Seed Cake, Moringa oleifera Fruit Powder, Moringa oleifera Fruit Juice, 5-HTP, Vanadium (Citrate)], Chromium (Niacinate), Cellulose, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Gelatin (Kosher) Capsule
Zija Proprietary Mix 431mg
Chromium (Niacinate) 50mcg
Atlantic Sea Kelp
High in Fiber, Vitamin A, Protein, Amino Acids, and Iodine, Sea Kelp is easily absorbed, aids in digestion and has detoxifying qualities.
Ashwagandha Root and Leaf Extract
Supports healthy blood sugar levels while decreasing sugar cravings, reduces stress, relaxes the body and promotes healthy metabolic function.
Known in India as Gurmar, or "destroyer of sugar", for its ability to minimize cravings by reducing food and drink sweetness. Maximizes carbohydrate burn for increased energy and metabolism.
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Zija Premium Tea
(serving size 1 tea bag)
Zija's Premium Tea is a delicious blend of traditional eastern and western herbs combined with healthy Moringa. It aids in digestive cleansing, acts as a natural laxative and diuretic and eliminates toxins released from fat cells during weight loss. Premium Tea is an important part of Zija's Weight Management System.
INGREDIENTS: ZijaTM Proprietary Mix [Senna
Leaf, Buckthorn Frang Bark, Peppermint Leaf, Stevia Leaf, Uva Ursi Leaf, Orange
Peel, Rosehips Fruit, Althea (Marshmallow) Root, ZijaTM Proprietary Moringa Leaf Blend, Chamomile Flower]
Grown mostly in tropical regions of the world, this plant aids in overall digestive health.
The oil found in these leaves cleans and calms the stomach, breaks down fat and promotes the elimination of foreign particles.
A good source of natural fiber that aids in digestion and has a calming effect.
Althea (Marshmellow) Root
Acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and promotes a feeling of fullness.
These leaves, which belong to the same plant family as the sunflower, act as an all-natural sweetener.
Buckthorn Frang Bark
Native to Europe and the Middle East, the bark from this tree soothes the colon and digestive track.
Uva Ursi Leaf
The leaves of this plant have antimicrobial properties and act as a mild diuretic.
Used by indigenous people for thousands of years, this fruit is high in vitamin C and antioxidants.
Helps calm and relax the body in preparation for restful sleep.
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(Serving size 37.5g, 2 scoops)
Zija's Prime90 Vanilla Bean protein shake utilizes quality hydrolized whey isolate and is packed with Moringa's 90+ verifiable, cell-ready vitamins, minerals, vital proteins, antioxidants, omega oils, and other benefits. At just 145 calories per serving, this low-fat blend delivers 20g of protein and plenty of fiber to help keep you fuller longer and maximize metabolic benefits. Prime90 assists in post-workout recovery and promotes lean muscle development by replenishing your body's energy supplies and rebuilding muscle fibers.
INGREDIENTS: ZijaTM Proprietary Mix [Predigested Hydrolized Whey Isolate, Moringa oleifera Leaf Powder, Moringa oleifera Seed Cake, Moringa oleifera Fruit Powder, Moringa oleifera Fruit Juice], Natural Flavors, Pure Cane Sugar, Fruit Pectin
Total Calories: 145 (Calories from fat 10)
Total Fat 1.5g (Saturated Fat 1g)
Total Carbohydrates 14g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 4.5g)
Zija Proprietary Mix 28g
Allergen Information: Contains Milk & Dairy Products
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