What is Moringa?
Moringa is a millenary plant, originally from India. It grows in different latitudes. It is a super herb, very nutrient dense, that witholds a millenary wisdom, for nutrition and health, it is being rediscovered.
What makes ÖKU Moringa so unique from other Moringa companies?
We differentiate form other companies by selling only what we grow in our farm. That makes our product a single source product, where we directly monitor quality and origin (origin in natural products really makes the difference).
Our Moringa is packed at the origin, which means, that our products are as fresh as possible. When the Moringa leaves the farm, it goes straight to the packaging center facility, and from there to the U.S market.
Where do you source your Moringa?
Source is one of our biggest advantages. ÖKU is single sourced Moringa from our production farm.
How is the process of drying the Moringa?
During the dehydration process, temperature never exceeds 50° C, which helps guarantee high levels of both macro and micronutrients, that have given Moringa a place among the “super herbs” worldwide.
This dehydration process takes place in stainless steel ovens, with a constant flow that incorporates a dehumidifier. This is a technology developed exclusively for this species, allowing the achievement of conserving vitamin and antioxidant peaks present in Moringa leaves, which give the plant a high nutritional and medical value.
Where do you manufacture?
Our products are manufactured in Colombia, near our farm location. This helps us preserve the freshness and the aroma of our Moringa.
We are proud of partnering with innovative companies, that are FSMA and FDA compliant, and also with other certifications, such as: GMP and HCCP. Those companies offer modern and state of the art, plant and equipment to manufacture our products.
What is natural Stevia extract?
Stevia leaf extract comes from the stevia plant, which originates in South America. The primary components extracted from the stevia leaf are called steviol glycosides. Extract from these plants are used in stevia sweeteners to provide a sweet taste without calories.
Stevia leaf extract is safe to consume. It’s one of eight low and no-calorie sweeteners permitted by the FDA for use in the US food supply.
What is natural Licorice extract?
Licorice is the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra from which a sweet flavour can be extracted. People have also used licorice root for centuries for its medicinal benefits. The medical community is starting to be more accepting of the overall holistic benefits of licorice. However, it’s important to note medical research hasn’t proved some of these health benefits.
Licorice root is used to soothe gastrointestinal problems. In cases of food poisoning, stomach ulcers, and heartburn, licorice root extract can speed the repair of stomach lining and restore balance.
Stress can leave the adrenal gland exhausted by constantly producing adrenaline and cortisol. Licorice supplements can give the adrenal gland some relief.
The recommended dosage of licorice root is less than 75 milligrams per day, according to World Health Organization.
Do you offer samples?
We are planning our introduction strategy to the market. It will be based on sampling our products. We will communicate it as soon as we set it up.
Where can I find the products?
You can find the ÖKU products at our website: www.okunutrition.com, and on Amazon, Bonanza, Ebay, and soon at retail stores.
How much Moringa can I consume each day?
There are different opinions and suggestions for when it comes to the daily intake of herbals, and more specifically about Moringa.
We recommend consuming at least 4 grams of Moringa for an adult, each day.
Who should not consume Moringa?
We always recommend our customers to consult their doctor about consuming Moringa. However, we do not recommend pregnant women to consume our products.
Is Moringa gluten free?
Yes, Moringa naturally does not contain gluten.
Do you sponsor athletes?
We are planning our strategy and it includes to sponsor athletes. If you are one, please get in touch with us, to evaluate our proposal.
Do you sponsor events?
We do not plan to sponsor events, yet.
What is the shelf life of your products?
All of our products are printed with the Best Before consuming date (B.B). Although Moringa powder is completely stable, we recommend to consume it within a 2 year period from manufacturing.
Do your products contain genetically modified ingredients?
No, there is no genetically modified Moringa. And we specifically work with non GMO modified ingredients on our product mix.
Are your products organic?
We are pursuing the USDA Organic certification, we have never used chemichal products in our plantation. But our farm has not been certified, yet. We will communicate any developments to the public.
Who should try Moringa?
FAO recommends Moringa as a “multi-purpose” tree. There are multiple studies from different organizations all over the world, that recommend Moringa as an adaptogen and a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. There are also, specific studies that recommend to consume Moringa for some health issues like: diabetes, high blood pressure, headaches and migraines, gastric ulsers, inflammations and arthritis, fatigue, eye and ear infections, conjunctivitis, constipation and many more. Check our BLOG to inform about these studies and facts about Moringa.
Is Moringa good for children?
Moringa has been used in child nutrition for centuries, in the communities where Moringa is grown. Consult with your pediatrician about giving Moringa to your kids.
What does veggie caps mean?
Veggie caps means that the material from which the capsule is made of comes from a plant source. So, it is good for vegans to consume these capsules.
Where is your moringa lab tested?
Our Moringa is always lab tested, every batch. We perform tests at different laboratories in Colombia, and we work closely with the University of Antioquia, when it comes to research and testing.
How can I become an ambassador?
By contacting us. We hope to have lots of people that believe in our values and products, to spread by Word of mouth of the ÖKU Project.
Why do you pack the Moringa powder on Jars?
Our Moringa powder is packaged in jars, to protect and guarantee the inocuity of the product. The powder presentation is higly higroscopic and the jar cap, is the best option for maintaining moisture away from the Moringa once the product is opened for use.
What is the material used in your Jars?
We use a HDPE Jar, which is made of polyethylene, one of the world's most popular plastics. It is an enormously versatile polymer which is suited to a wide range of applications. Recycled HDPE has proven almost as versatile and popular as its virgin counterpart it’s used in many of the same applications.
HDPE is accepted at most recycling centres in the world, as it is one of the easiest plastic polymers to recycle. Most recycling companies will collect HDPE products and take these to large facilities to be processed.
Products made from Type 2 HDPE recycled plastic are considered eco-friendly because they are made mainly from post-consumer products and are recyclable at the end of their useful life. HDPE does not contain BPA, phthalates, heavy metals or allergens. HDPE plastic is the most environmentally stable of all plastics, giving off no harmful fumes into the environment.
Why is your Moringa Loose Leaf packaged in pouch bags?
We package our Moringa Loose Leaf on pouch bags, for the ease of use. Loose Leaf Moringa is not as higrospic as the powder form. Since there are many ways to consume the loose leaf, the pouch bag is easier to carry and to take any where you need to fill your meals with a nutrient dense plant source.
Where do you ship your products?
We ship our products to the U.S only.
Do you ship internationally?
No. We currently ship only within the U.S.
What should I do if my order has not arrived?
Please contact us, as soon as possible, and we will make sure that you receive your products on time.
Returns and Refunds.
We offer 100% satisfaction guarantee. As long as you get in touch with us, within 5 days of receiving the product, we offer a full refund and/or return, if you find anything out of the order that you made. Please get in touch with us, and we will analyze each case separately.
How can I track my order?
You will find the tracking number in the email we send our customers, once the order has been shipped. It is a short email with basic information for you to perform the tracking of your order.
How can I become a reseller?
Please, send us an email, explaining your business, and we will get back in touch with you, with a business proposal after we analyze the opportunities for your business.
Can Moringa help you lose weight?
It can help you lose weight as its speeds up your metabolism. This results in fat burning, making your body lose weight and getting slim.
Can I boil the Moringa-leaves and drink the water?
Yes, You can certainly do this. You can strain the fresh or dried leaves after boiling or you can just put them in the water in your cup after boiling and enjoy the tea.
How do you take Moringa-powder?
Moringa powder can be used in juices, smoothies, sprinkle on salads, add in your baking, stir some in your soups or even blend some in your ice creams.
How much protein is present in Moringa?
ÖKU Moringa is always 25% and above, in protein. As a natural product some variations accurr due to many variables such as: climate, water stress, time of the year, etc. Most of the times ÖKU Moringa reaches 28% o protein.
What is ORAC?
ORAC referes to the Oxygen radical absorbance capacity, it is a method of measuring antioxidant capacities in biological samples, so it basically measures the antioxidant capacity of a product. Antioxidants are considered to protect the molecule from the oxidative degeneration. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, thereby leading to chain reactions that may damage the cells of organisms. Antioxidants such as thiols or ascorbic acid terminate these chain reactions.