In Canada, approximately 20% of women and 50% of pregnant women are iron deficient. Low iron puts us at risk for anemia.
We get anemia when our blood is lacking hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen. Low hemoglobin essentially starves our bodies and brains of oxygen.
In some cases there are no symptoms, and in others, the symptoms appear so slowly as to go unnoticed.
For most of us, getting more iron is the solution. But where to start? Meat, plant foods, iron supplements?
Meat and fish deliver what's known as 'heme' iron, and while it's highly absorbable, heme iron foods may also be dangerous. Cancer, heart disease and diabetes are all linked to high intake of heme iron.
In contrast, plants are sources of what's called 'non-heme' iron; and while yes, it's non-heme is less absorbable, it's also better for your health in the long-run.
Spinach stands up to its reputation as a solid source of iron. Lentils and soy also rank among the respectable plant foods.
Beyond these, there's a powerhouse source that's been under wraps: Moringa. Ounce for ounce, SuperLeaf Moringa delivers 14 times the iron of spinach!
With SuperLeaf Moringa you can:
If you take your SuperLeaf Moringa with fruits or veggies that are high in vitamin C (think fresh citrus) you'll get even more of a boost. Vitamin C amplifies absorption of iron from plant foods by up to six times!
Now what about iron tablets or even liquid iron supplements? Before you go that route, know that supplemental iron can be tough on the tummy. It's not uncommon to experience nausea or constipation with iron pills.
You're far better off with Moringa.
Empirical research proves Moringa’s eﬃcacy in fortifying blood.
Research published in 2014 demonstrated dietary iron from Moringa leaf was superior compared with ferric citrate in treating the effects of iron deficiency.
A 2015 study showed that "oral administration of ethanol extract of M. oleifera has the tendency to increase some blood parameters and may be important in the treatment and management of anemia especially hemolytic and hemorrhagic anemia."
When you purchase SuperLeaf Moringa from retailers across Canada or from our online store, you’re supporting the work of Organics 4 Orphans (O4O) in some of the world’s poorest countries. We donate 100% of our profits after business expenses to O4O.
Saini RK. et al. Dietary iron supplements and Moringa oleifera leaves influence the liver hepcidin messenger RNA expression and biochemical indices of iron status in rats. Nutr Res. 2014 Jul;34(7):630-8.
Nku-Ekpang Okot-Asi T.1, Nwaehujor Chinaka O.2,3,*, Ofem Ofem E.1, Ezekiel Josiah I.1. Effect of Moringa oleifera Lam. Ethanol Leaf Extract on Hematology in Phenylhydrazine-induced Anemic Albino Wistar Rats. American Journal of Pharmacological Sciences, 2015, Vol. 3, No. 3, 67-73
Available online at http://pubs.sciepub.com/ajps/3/3/3