Are Moringa Weight Loss Testimonials True?
You may have heard Moringa weight loss testimonials on YouTube videos, other websites or perhaps from a friend. Are these just personal accounts or can these Moringa weight loss testimonials be considered an applied science? Does Moringa really help you lose weight?
Honestly, I have always been leery of making any such claims about Moringa, although I am often asked this exact question.
According to many people, Moringa does not directly help with weight loss, although, because of its nutritional benefits is can be a welcome side effect. A typical response can be demonstrated by this excerpt from bestfatbinder.com:
Moringa weight loss is not a result of appetite suppression or prevention of fat absorption. It is purely a result of Moringa nutritional content which includes vitamins, minerals and fiber. This enables it to meet your body’s nutritional requirements, naturally curbing cravings and providing energy to help you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
….and yet more recent research is uncovering there may be more to the story!
People with Moringa Weight Loss Testimonials May Be On to Something!
In 2015 Rutgers University published a research paper with some exciting information!
Moringa concentrate (MC), made from Moringa leaves and water, was found to contain unique and chemically stable Moringa Isothiocyanates (MICs). These MICs proved to have many benefits when given to mice that were fed a high fat diet.
When compared to the control group benefits from these unique MICs included:
- Significantly less (~25%) weight gain over the 3 month study with no adverse effects
- Lower fat accumulations and greater lean mass as a percentage of body weight
- Lower blood glucose levels and faster return to fasting levels
- No appearance of fatty liver disease vs. control group which showed appearances
The paper concluded the study by stating:
Data suggest that MICs are the main anti-obesity and anti-diabetic bioactives of MC, and that they exert their effects by inhibiting rate-limiting steps in liver gluconeogenesis resulting in direct or indirect increase in insulin signaling and sensitivity. These conclusions suggest that MC may be an effective dietary food for the prevention and treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Conclusion: In this study it was determined that Moringa concentrate contained powerful, unique and beneficial MIC’s. Due to theses MICs Moringa showed signs that it could indeed be used for the prevention and treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes! Wow!
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While the studies were done using Moringa concentrate made with water and Moringa leaves, Moringa powder also contains MICs although not in as high of concentration as they can be destroyed by the drying process. If you have access to fresh leaves, these are always your best option! If not consider growing your own Moringa trees! Otherwise, be sure to start to incorporating Moringa in your diet everyday!
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