Basic Noni ReviewNoni fruit or Morinda citrifolia L. is something that’s been in use forever in tropical areas in folk medications and even as food, most recently it has gained worldwide name for itself as a dietary and health supplement in the form of capsules and juices.
Noni is a small evergreen tree that was a native to South East Asian countries but has now spread to India as well as many pacific island countries, amongst which Tahiti is a major production source of Noni products. The plant grows in almost any terrain be it rocky or sandy even shady forests, the plant flowers multiple times a year and can provide 4-7 Kg’s of fruit every month or so. The fruits have a pungent smell and is even used as an emetic hence also known as vomit fruit.
Studies have shown that Noni juice is highly beneficial for body’s immunity; Noni juice has a large variety of beneficial substances like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, niacin, sodium, iron and potassium, calcium just to name a few, not to mention it is an excellent source of carbohydrates and high in dietary fiber content, and can alone supplement more than 70% of recommended dietary needs in a 100 gms serving.
How Does Noni Juice Work?The various biochemical compounds found in Noni juice help the cells which have altered metabolism to regain their normal functioning thereby working at the sub cellular levels, the various theories explaining its mechanism of action include it being a collection of various beneficial polysaccharides, others explain its efficacy in terms of boosting the nitric oxide production in the body thereby stimulating the immune system and protecting the body against various bacterial and viral infections.
Those who take Noni juice regularly claim to have a good feeling from inside they feel younger more active, healthier and glowing skin, feeling less tired, fewer body aches, better digestion and so forth. The beneficial effects of Noni juice also include decreasing blood sugar and blood glucose levels, regularization of menstrual cycles and decreasing the risk of fibroids and uterus related problems in females, to decreasing the size of prostate gland in males.
Its use has been referred to in many ancient Indian scriptures of Ayurveda, where it was claimed it keeps the skin moist and protects from sun damage and chapping. Latest research studies have also shown its beneficial effects in coronary conditions by decreasing the cholesterol and triglycerides levels in blood and even some tumors by slowing the proliferation rates of the cancerous tissues, due to the antioxidant effect of its various beneficial constituents.
Dosage suggested for drinking is about 1 Oz everyday empty stomach, but since the taste is bitter and the smell mildly pungent it’s suggested to take it mixed with a juice like pineapple. If you want to see positive and healthier changes in your life Noni juice is a good alternative, but make sure you only buy approved and pure Noni juice and not some spurious preparation of it.
In short it’s an all natural way of looking good and staying fit all that’s required on your part is to get used to the mildly pungent smell and bitter taste, but bitterness with the benefits of health does not sound bitter at all! Still, with all the good things mentioned here, make sure you consult your doctor before you start using noni juice and be aware of the possible side effects of noni juice.
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