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Zija (which means "Back into Life") started the
and created out of this
Himalaya plant's seeds, leaves and fruits the pure
and best benefit we can have for our health system.
Unlike other Moringa-based products on
the market, Zija uses all of the most beneficial parts
of the tree the leaves, the seeds and the fruit in
its proprietary blends. The result is a line of high-
quality, nutritionally-charged products.
The man behind these products, Chief
Operating Officer and Chairman
of Zija's Product Advisory
Council is Dr. Joshua Plant.
He graduated from Harvard
Medical School, earned his Ph.D.
in Biomedical Sciences, was
selected as 1 of 14 international
recipients of the NIH Research
Fellowship Award, and has published across several
scientific journals for his work on cellular growth,
metabolism, and many other health-related topics.
Dr. Plant discusses the five key points that are critical
in ensuring the highest possible quality of Moringa.
SPECIES:
There are 13 different species of the
Moringa genus; each species differs widely in its
nutritional content and value. Moringa oleifera
is claimed to be the most nutritiously dense
through numerous scientific publications.
SOURCING:
Moringa oleifera's nutritional
value also depends on where it is grown, and
when it is harvested. Several studies, including
thesis work from prominent universities, have
shown this. Look for a company that sources
their Moringa oleifera from India near the base
of the Himalayas, numerous data points to this
as the ideal location for maximizing Moringa's
nutritional impact.
PREPARATION:
There are several ways to
preparing Moringa oleifera for consumption.
The most nutritiously helpful way is to shade
dry Moringa leaves, this helps to preserve and
enrich for Moringa's inherent nutrition naturally.
The second and more common way is to dry
the Moringa in the sun. Though cheaper and
quicker the ultraviolet radiation from the sun
can crosslink the nutrients rendering them inert
for physiological benefit.
BLEND:
Moringa oleifera is a tree, and with
that, the nutritional power of the Moringa's
nutrition is found in different parts of the
tree. For example, the leaves are enriched in
amino acids, while the seeds are enriched in
the essential fatty acids, and finally, the fruit
contains the necessary minerals critical for
cell to cell communication. To maximize the
nutritional power of Moringa oleifera, one must
look to these three components.
MANUFACTURING:
Manufacturing can create
havoc on natural products. It is often in this
step that many natural botanicals lose their
effectiveness. To overcome these challenges, one
must look to a company whose manufacturing
adheres to practices that allow for quality found
throughout the production process.