Meet Your New Superfood: Moringa

Meghan Rooney

When it comes to superfoods, you’re most likely acquainted with flax, chia, and maybe even turmeric, but there’s another powerful supplement you might not be familiar with: moringa.

Allow us to introduce you. Moringa is known as the miracle leaf due to the fact that it’s composed of a wide range of bioavailable nutrients and minerals (meaning they're easily absorbed by the body), as well as high levels of vitamins B, C, D, and E. The plant also provides essential amino acids—the building blocks of proteins necessary to grow, repair, and maintain cells—required by the body. The miraculous benefits don't end there; moringa is also known to boost the immune system and energy levels, support circulation, and stimulate the metabolism. Even better? It contains several antibacterial properties and is considered a natural purifier and detoxifier.

Your hair and skin can benefit from the oil derived from its leaves as well (think anti-aging and moisturizing properties), but we recommend trying it in supplement form, like Sun Potion’s organic moringa leaf potion. Start by mixing a 1/2 teaspoon into hot water or warm nut milk in the morning. The powder can also be added to smoothies, soups, and salad dressings.

*Always consult your physician before adding any supplement to your diet.

Shop Sun Potion's miracle leaf powder and more moringa supplements below.

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