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4 Moringa Health Benefits for Men

4 Moringa Health Benefits for Men

By Cody Barnes |

Moringa - also known as Moringa oleifera and the drumstick tree - is known for it's superfood properties and health benefits, but can also be very beneficial for men in four specific ways. 

1. May promote prostate health

Moringa leaves and seeds are rich in sulfur-containing compounds called glucosinolates, which may have anticancer properties. 

It is speculated that moringa could help prevent benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). This condition typically becomes more common as men age and is characterized by enlargement of the prostate, which can make urination difficult.

In one study, mice received moringa leaf extract before being administered testosterone daily for 4 weeks to induce BPH. The extract was found to significantly reduce prostate weight.

The extract also reduced levels of prostate-specific antigen, a protein produced by the prostate gland. High levels of this antigen may be a sign of prostate cancer.

 

2. May improve fertility 

Men are estimated to cause or contribute to infertility problems in about 40% of cases, with reduced sperm production and problems with sperm motility being among the most common causes.

Moringa leaves and seeds are excellent sources of antioxidants, which may help combat oxidative damage that can interfere with sperm production or damage sperm DNA.

Studies in rabbits have shown that leaf powder from the plant significantly improved semen volume, as well as sperm count and motility.

Studies in rats have further demonstrated that the antioxidant properties of moringa leaf extract significantly increased sperm count in cases of induced undescended testicles.

What’s more, studies in rats and rabbits have shown that this leaf extract may prevent the loss of sperm caused by excessive heat, chemotherapy, or electromagnetic rays emitted from cell phones.

3. May alleviate erectile dysfunction 

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection that's firm enough for sex. 

The condition often occurs when there’s a problem with blood flow, which may result from high blood pressure, high levels of fat in the blood, or certain conditions like diabetes. 

Moringa leaves contain beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols, which may enhance blood flow by increasing nitric oxide production and decreasing blood pressure.

4. May improve blood sugar control

Type 2 diabetes is more prevalent among men than women, a condition that occurs when your body doesn't produce enough insulin or can't efficiently use it. Insulin is a hormone produced by your pancreas that lowers blood sugar levels after eating. 

Men tend to store more harmful fat around their abdominal region, known as visceral fat, which decreases the effectiveness of Insulin, thus increasing diabetes risk. 

Several studies in mice and rats with diabetes have shown that extracts from moringa leaves and seeds may lower blood sugar levels by either increasing insulin production or the uptake of sugar into cells.

In another study, 10 healthy adults and 17 adults with type 2 diabetes were given 20 grams of the leaf powder with a meal. Researchers found that the supplement reduced the post-meal blood sugar increase in those with diabetes but not in those without the condition. 

 

Here at Miracle in The Green we strive to promote health and wellness by providing Moringa in a variety of ways. Men's health is very important to us and our Moringa powder could benefit you and your loved ones. 

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