A new, first-of-its-kind protein nutritional supplement shake mix has been recently introduced into the health and wellness industry—and it’s already creating a lot of buzz. That’s because it contains a complete protein extracted entirely from the leaves of the nutrient-dense Moringa oleifera tree. When combined with both pea and rice protein, each serving provides 20 grams of 100% gluten-free, soy-free, vegan protein.
What makes Moringa a complete protein? It far exceeds the minimum requirements of all nine essential amino acids—in some cases with more than double the required amounts—as established by the Institute of Food and Nutrition Board:
Extracting a complete protein from Moringa leaves wasn’t an easy task by any means, but Dr. Plant refused to give up on this goal. “I spent countless hours in the lab using different techniques and approaches until I was able to extract a substantial amount of this natural protein from just the leaves,” he says. “It was also important that it qualify as a complete protein, containing all of those essential amino acids in sizeable amounts.”
Moringa oleifera, considered by many to be a superfood superhero, is one of the most nutrient-rich botanicals on earth; over the past few years, Moringa has made its way to the top of countless health food “must eat” lists and graced the pages of wellness and beauty magazines—including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar, Nylon and Glamour. Native to the Himalayan Mountains, it contains an astounding 90+ vitamins, minerals, vital proteins, antioxidants, omega oils and other benefits.
As if those stats weren’t impressive enough, fresh Moringa leaves gram for gram contain:
“Although Moringa has been revered by different cultures around the world for thousands of years because of its diverse benefits and uses—and is continually studied and cited by the health, science and academic communities—it’s personally exciting to find new ways to make it accessible to everyday people as a way to naturally nourish the body,” adds Dr. Plant.
As the COO of Zija International, a world-renowned health, wellness and beauty company, Dr. Plant created Core Moringa Plant Protein to complement Zija’s already-impressive natural health product lineup. Zija’s product offering includes numerous Moringa-based products such as supplement drink mixes, weight management and detoxification solutions, and personal care products.
To ensure the highest quality possible, all of Zija’s Moringa trees are grown on proprietary farms in hot, dry climates where they thrive. They are also raised without chemicals, harvested carefully by hand and shade dried—ensuring essential nutrients remain intact.
Native to the Himalayan Mountains, Moringa oleifera is nature’s “miracle tree”. It’s packed with 90+ verifiable, cell-ready vitamins, minerals, vital proteins, antioxidants, omega oils, and other benefits.
To ensure the highest quality possible, all of Zija’s Moringa trees are grown on proprietary farms in hot, dry climates. They are raised without chemicals, harvested carefully by hand, and then shade dried, ensuring that essential nutrients remain intact. We use all of the most beneficial parts of the tree—the leaves, the seeds and the fruit—in our unique line of products.