sangre
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sangre, August 10,  2018  1:14am EST

Is Moringa Cardioprotective?

Hello everybody! 

In the last years I have been through some heart issues and I wanted to improve my diet in a way where my heart would be benefited from it.  I am from Spain, and in some of the natural blogs here (example: Superalimentos24) they state that a plant called Moringa has a cardioprotective benefit when taking it on a regular basis.

This plant is very inexpensive to buy in my country, but before I start taking it, I would like to maybe hear the opinion of the community or of an expert who could guide me into the right direction.

Thank you very much in advanced & best regards

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  • MellanieSAF
    MellanieSAF, August 10,  2018  10:48am EST

    I've never heard of it, but here is what I found about it:

    https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1242/moringa

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319916.php (pay special attention to the risks section, especially noting that if you're on a beta blocker or calcium channel blocker, you could be "double-dipping" the heart rate lowering effect and going too low. Taking it with thyroid or diabetes medications can also be a problem. I'd also be concerned about anticoagulants, if you are on them, and would speak with a pharmacist before considering.)

    Mellanie

     

  • sangre
    sangre, August 10,  2018  5:22pm EST

    Wow...thank you so much for the detailed and quick answer, Mellanie.  Lots of  interesting info.  I will read it thoroughly.

    Best regards!! :)

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