SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 16, 2016 — 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:
This pioneering innovation was created by Dr. Joshua Plant, a Harvard-educated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D., world-renowned nutritional product formulator, and natural health maven. With a love for Moringa oleifera and a desire to see what else this “miracle tree” could provide for a world so desperately in need of natural health solutions, he got to work.
“Along with many other members of the scientific community, I’ve been blown away by Moringa’s nutritional makeup and positive benefits,” Plant said. “I wanted to push it one step further and see how we could harness and utilize the high amount of protein found naturally in the leaves. I was especially interested in creating a high-protein product that vegan, vegetarian, and allergy-affected consumers could enjoy.”
The result is Zija Core Moringa Plant Protein, an extremely efficacious and delicious product—available in both Dutch Chocolate and Vanilla Bean flavors, packaged individually so that it can be taken on the go.
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 said. “It was also important that it qualify as a complete protein, containing all of those essential amino acids in sizable amounts.”
Moringa oleifera 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:
- 4X the calcium of milk
- 3X the potassium of bananas
- 2X the protein of yogurt
- 4X the vitamin A of carrots
- 7X the vitamin C of oranges
“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,” Plant said.
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.
To shop the new Core Moringa Plant Protein and other Moringa-based products, visit zijainternational.com.
ABOUT ZIJA INTERNATIONAL
Zija International, a privately-held and privately-funded business founded by Kenneth E. Brailsford and led by Ryan Palmer, develops and markets natural health, wellness and beauty products in more than 50 countries worldwide. Zija International is pioneering the Natural Health Revolution to help individuals achieve Life Unlimited.