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How does Moringa work?

Moringa contains proteins, vitamins and minerals. It has antioxidant activity which helps to protect cells from damage.

Are there safety concerns?

Moringa leaves, fruit, and seeds are safe when consumed as food. Avoid the root and its extracts. They may contain a toxic substance that can cause paralysis.

There isn't enough information to know if moringa is safe when used for medicinal purposes.

Do not take moringa if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding. Substances in the root, bark, and flowers can cause contractions and abortion.

Dosing considerations for Moringa.

The appropriate dose of moringa depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for moringa. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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