How To Buy Quality Moringa
How can you be sure you are getting quality Moringa? We are health advocates who happened to discover a phenomenal ancient tree, Moringa oleifera. But purchasing a quality Moringa for resale is not a straight forward task.
I am going to lessen your load of product research with some valuable tips. Our passion is to share the benefits of Moringa through our blogs, website, and product information. But how do you find a quality Moringa product? Research, research and research. And who has the time for that?
Sorting Through The Moringa Maze
It can be overwhelming searching the internet for a good product of any kind. It can also be confusing just going to the store and looking for the best product. Searching for the best Moringa to buy is just as difficult due to those that add chemicals, fillers and harmful contaminants such as pesticides.
Ensure the Moringa product is organic or there is a high risk you are exposing yourself to chemicals.
The Environmental Working Group reported on a USDA test that 70% of fresh produce in the USA is contaminated with pesticide chemicals. The EWG also report washing has little effect on the contaminated produce.
USDA’s tests found a total of 225 different pesticides and pesticide breakdown products on popular fruits and vegetables Americans eat every day. Before testing, all produce was thoroughly washed and peeled, just as consumers would prepare food at home, showing that simple washing does not remove all pesticides. (1)
According to a new study on Consumer Reports website, researchers at the University of Massachusetts, recommend soaking your produce in a solution consisting of one teaspoon of baking soda per two cups water for two minutes or longer. The longer you soak your fruits and vegetables, the more chemicals will be removed. Rinse with water before eating. (2)
Look For Hidden Ingredients
Check the ingredient list. If you are acquiring a product with just Moringa oleifera, make sure the ingredient list is only Moringa.
Some products have hidden ingredients that may or may not harm health. Look for product seals that show their quality (touched on below).
If you are buying a blended product with more than one ingredient, make sure they are the only ingredients of the blend and not a blend of fillers or chemicals.
Color Of Moringa
There are many imposters on the market. If the Moringa is brown or tan, and not green, it is not raw, pure, organic Moringa leaf or it was processed incorrectly, or worse yet, it just isn’t Moringa. There are no set guidelines or regulations as supplements are marketed as food.
Check the composition of the capsules. The label should say vegetarian capsules or look for a vegan seal. Otherwise, the capsules are made from animal collagen.
The manufacturing of Moringa is very important. Hand harvested and cool dried Moringa with the use of chemicals prohibited, are the best rules of thumb in the process. Too many companies do not have quality manufacturing processes, so the standards are below the level of trust and purity.
If it’s a good product, it should have the important seals:
USDA Certified Organic - no harmful pesticides were used.
Gluten Free - gluten may cause some to have diarrhea, stomach pain, tiredness, bloating and depression.
GMP - this protects consumers from products that are not effective or even dangerous.
ISO 22000 - help organizations identify and control food safety hazards.
It’s also important to read the labels for the nutritional value of the product. If the nutritional value is not listed, it is best to move on as the as the standards are very low.
Labels tell a lot about the companies’ standards – websites say even more. They say the proof is in the pudding, but I say the proof is in Moringa. It is just good–for-you-food so if it’s green, it’s Moringa.