When we think of Vitamin E, we think of oil: topical oils for moisturizing and scar-treatments, and foods rich in healthy fats, like nuts and seeds. That's because vitamin E is one of the fat-soluble vitamins.
You wouldn't think that Moringa leaves could be a potent delivery-mechanism for fat-soluble vitamins. But they are. Amazingly so.
Yes, spinach has some vitamin E, too, but a fraction of that found in Moringa. Moringa stands out as an exceptional source of vitamin E, outranking even almonds, the iconic source of this antioxidant nutrient.
Vitamin E in foods has the potential to prevent or delay disease and aid in healing. As an antioxidant, vitamin E:
Despite all of these antioxidant powers, Vitamin E’s role in disease-prevention has been controversial - at least, in so far as supplements are concerned. The results of clinical trials using vitamin E supplements have been mixed. These supplements just don’t deliver the disease-preventative benefits we’d expect, and in some cases vitamin E supplements appear to be harmful.
That's why nutrition experts urge us to get our vitamin E from natural foods rather than synthetic supplements. In its natural form, vitamin E “has a broad role in promoting health, from enhancing fertility and energy production, to preventing aging, heart disease and cancer” (Marcu, 90).
Moringa leaf powder contains about 11 mg of Vitamin E in 10 grams of leaf powder - over 70% of the total recommended intake for adult men and women.
Most sources of Vitamin E are dense in calories and fats, such as nuts and seeds. While we love these foods, lower-calorie, high-nutrient foods should make up the bulk of our diets. While a similar quantity of vitamin E from almonds would set you back nearly 200 calories, 10 grams of SuperLeaf Moringa contains only about 40 calories.
Try adding a SuperLeaf Moringa smoothie to your morning, or stir SuperLeaf directly into water or juice whenever you need a nutrient boost. Get your antioxidant elixir as nature intended - straight from a raw, organic superfood.