Vitality

Moringa Health Benefits For Men That Will Surprise You

The moringa tree is considered one of the most nutrient-rich plants in the world for a reason. It has so many nutrients and vitamins that it is dubbed the miracle tree in some parts of the world.

Native to Asia and Africa, moringa — scientific name Moringa oleifera — is a fast-growing and drought-resistant tree that’s long been used in herbal medicine because of its numerous healing properties. Naturally-dried moringa leaves are turned into powder that is then used in various applications, such as the production of supplements.

According to Aduna, moringa is mainly a good source of fiber, 9 essential amino acids, iron, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin A and antioxidants. All of these nutrients have been proven to be good for the body so it’s not surprising why moringa is widely used in traditional medicine.

Even though many of moringa’s health benefits can be enjoyed by everyone, there are certain uses of this plant that only benefit men. Several studies have explored these health benefits through the years.

The first health benefit for men that moringa offers is alleviating erectile dysfunction, a condition affecting 5 percent of all men over 40 years of age around the world. This condition is characterized by the inability to maintain an erection during sexual intercourse, per UW Health.

Apparently, moringa also contains polyphenols, compounds that enhance blood flow by boosting nitric oxide production and lowering blood pressure. Erectile dysfunction typically occurs when there’s a problem with blood flow and this is something that moringa’s polyphenols have addressed in several experiments conducted by researchers in laboratories.

Another health benefit that is advantageous to men is moringa’s ability to promote prostate health. The plant also contains sulfur-containing compounds called glucosinolates that were found to inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the human prostate. Scientists have also speculated that moringa could be useful in preventing benign prostate hyperplasia.

Lastly, moringa is also known to improve the fertility of men, according to Healthline. Because moringa is rich in antioxidants, it can help counter oxidative stress that can interfere with normal sperm production and even damage sperm DNA. Some studies found that moringa powder can help in significantly improving semen volume and sperm motility.

Moringa drumstick Moringa contains essential amino acids, fatty acids, minerals and vitamins that could help achieve “desirable nutritional balance” and reduce the risk of having certain diseases. Pixabay

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