One Single Plant to Amp Your Energy Levels NOW - Part 2

Written by Anil Bajnath, MD
Posted January 6, 2022

Dear Longevity Insider,

Folks are drained. Many people entered 2022 with big hopes and big goals. But the truth is, many of their energy tanks are almost on E.

They want to run the marathon. They want to spend more time with their grandchildren. They want to be more vibrant and alive.

But it's almost as if 2021 has nearly sucked the very life out of them.

If you feel like this, I'm so glad we're having this conversation today.

There's a reason why the super plant, moringa, has taken center stage in longevity research.

Study #1: Moringa and Longevity

It's known to act as an adaptogen, which means that it works with your body's unique chemistry.

In a study done on Wistar rats, moringa seeds were shown to improve aging-related endothelial dysfunction.1 Endothelial dysfunction plays a key role in cardiovascular disease. In humans, aging-related endothelial dysfunction can lead to a number of age-related health problems including heart attacks and strokes. 

Study #2: Moringa and Sulforaphane

Sulforaphane is a phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables. Research suggests sulforaphane may have chemoprotective, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification properties.

A study showed that moringa leaves contain two glucosinolate precursors of sulforaphane: glucoraphanin and glucoerucin.2 Glucoraphanin is the compound from which sulforaphane is produced. Glucoerucin is relatively inert. But, when it is broken down during digestion, it produces a different sulforaphane metabolite called erucin. Euricin has been shown to protect against oxidative stress and reduce inflammation.

Study #3: Moringa and Nrf2

Nrf2 is a transcription factor (a protein that regulates the expression of genes) that is well known to be a master regulator of the cellular antioxidant response element. Increased antioxidant capacity and reduced oxidative damage could synergistically decrease cell death and inflammation in chronic diseases.

In a study done on moringa seed extracts in Nrf2 -/- cells, it was found that the moringa seed extract activates the endogenous antioxidant defense (Nrf2) system. This suggests that moringa seed extracts may prevent oxidative-stress-induced chronic diseases by reducing cellular inflammation, protecting DNA from damage, and inducing the expression of antioxidant enzymes through Nrf2 activation.3

Why Are People Adding Moringa to Their Diet?

Adding phytonutrient-rich plants such as moringa into our diet is a sensible approach to optimize wellness.  Moreover, taking dietary supplements containing moringa is a good way to ensure adequate intake of those phytonutrients. The role of nutrition in optimal wellness cannot be ignored. Any pharmaceutical to prevent a disease brings on additional risks whereas promotion of good nutrition may help avoid the risks associated with pharmaceuticals. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is considered to be an integral part of overall health, as they provide essential micro-nutrients that are necessary for proper body function. 

Looking for a reliable, pure source of moringa? Here you go.

To your longevity,

Anil Bajnath MD
CEO/Founder, Institute for Human Optimization
Chief Medical Officer, Longevity Insider HQ


Scientific References:

(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6535829/
(2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4071966/
(3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6647035/

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