A few months ago, I was sent a box of Malungai Life Oil to try.
I've been taking malunggay (moringa oleifera) in some form or other already. In fact, malunggay has been incorporated into a lot of products already -- coffee, tea, lotion, body care or simply crushed versions of malunggay (taken in capsule form).
Malunggay is known to have many benefits:
- increased energy
- strengthened immune system
- better-managed sugar levels
- lower cholesterol levels
- controlled blood pressure
- cancer prevention
- and more...
Last Christmas 2010, I got very sick. A virus was going around and I went from just colds and cough to flu to asthma. It took several weeks, well after New Year, before I started to feel better. Friends of ours told us about the malunggay capsules (powdered malunggay leaves) they were taking and we decided to try it out. So far so good. No cough or colds, no sluggish feelings, and I feel great overall.
Ok, I'm no medical practitioner and so, not qualified to categorically say that my body condition is due primarily to taking in malunggay. I can only say that since I started taking it, my immune system seems to stay up.
Malungai Life Oil looks different from the usual dried, powdered versions that I have been taking. This one is a green, soft gel in blister packs and I guess if I pricked it, I will get what its name says -- oil!
Is the oil version better than the dried, powdered variety?
I went to their website and this is how they explain what they believe is the advantage of their processing (I am quoting their exact words):
Unlike other moringa products in the market, Malungai LifeOil is not crushed or pulverized malunggay leaves which, if harvested randomly, may contain sulfur from acid rain and carcinogens due to heavy metals like lead, chromium, and mercury.
Malungai LifeOil soft gel capsules capture the benefits of malunggay in its purest and powerful form that effectively help increase energy, strengthen the immune system, manage diabetes / sugar levels, lower cholesterol levels, control blood pressure, and fight cancer.
The Philippine-manufactured Malungai LifeOil is the only moringa oil product in the world. Each soft gel capsule contains 500mg of combined oil extract, which is equivalent to 1000 grams of malunggay leaves and seeds...So it seems the difference is that most dried and pulverized varieties are sourced from malunggay leaves while Malungai Life Oil comes from malunggay seeds and leaves.
LIFE OIL is the world’s first and only product developed from pure Moringa Oliefera (Malunggay) Seeds and Leaves oil extract which provides the best dietary source. Life Oil is rich in Organic Chlorophyll, Essential Amino Acids, Vitamins, Minerals and Phytochemicals.
Malungai Life Oil comes in two variants: 60 capsules and 10 capsules. It can be taken twice daily or as recommended by a doctor/health professional.
Some precautions: pregnant women need to consult their doctor prior to taking this. It is NOT recommended also for children below 12 years of age.
For more information, contact:
Manila Nature's Link Corp.
Unit 1606 Orient Square Bldg.
F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center
Pasig City 1605