Wednesday January 20, 2021
What is Noni Fruit?
A member of the coffee family, the scientific name for noni is Morinda citrifolia. Noni fruit is a Polynesian superfood that contains over 165 beneficial compounds in its raw form. Here are some of the most beneficial compounds found in noni for your health.
Quercetin- Quercetin is a flavonoid that is an important natural anti-inflammatory and organic antioxidant that fights free radical as we age. Quercetin plays a role in regulating the immune system’s response to harmful stimuli through cell signaling pathways (kinases and phosphatases) needed for proper cellular function.
Nitric Oxide- Nitric oxide is believed to be one of the many factors that controls blood pressure within the body by acting as a vasodilator (or dilating of the blood vessels). Noni stimulates the body's ability to produce nitric oxide. This may help a person with hypertension and help maintain blood pressure levels already in the normal range.
Scopoletin- Like nitric oxide, scopoletin has been scientifically proven to dilate blood vessels and also acts as a vasodilator to lower blood pressure. In 1993, researchers from the University of Hawaii extracted scopoletin from Noni. Dr. Isabelle Abbott believes scopoletin is involved in the body’s response to noni fruit’s effect on maintaining and supporting blood pressure levels already within a normal range.
Scopoletin is a coumarin and renowned for it’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. The body also uses scopoletin for smooth joint movement. Scopoletin also binds with serotonin to keep levels elevated. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates moods, sleep, hunger, temperature and more.
Tryptophan- When tryptophan enters the blood system, it aids the body in producing serotonin. Serotonin can aid in regulating blood flow to the brain, heart, and other vital body organs.
Serotonin- Serotonin is a molecule that allows nerve cells to communicate and interact with each other properly. Serotonin can help regulate the expansion and contraction of blood vessels.
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)- MSM provides the body with sulfur needed to produce collagen and keratin for your skin.
Selenium- The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements indicates that selenium may help prevent free radical damage to your skin cells.
Damnacanthal- Damncanthal has been shown to stimulate T cell activity which may help address various forms of damaged cells. Go to pubmed.gov and look up “damnacanthal noni” if you want to learn the specifics.
Vitamin C- Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that hunts down and neutralizes free radicals. It’s also closely associated with the production of collagen. If we want to slow the aging process, it’s essential for our bodies to continue producing collagen and slow collagen breakdown as much as possible.
Gaba- Studies have shown noni fruit can aid in increasing GABA levels thus reducing stress and supporting healthy sleep cycles.
Amino Acids- Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and essential for restoring good skin and tissue health. Noni fruit contains 17 of the 20 amino acids including all 9 of the essential making it a complete protein.
Terpenes- Terpenes can aid with cell rejuvenation increasing nutrient-ion exchange
Essential Fatty Acids- Essential fatty acids are the building blocks of fats and oils. They help maintain healthy skin, nerve cells, heart tissue and blood vessels, help balance mood, keep cells working properly, and improve nutrient-toxin exchange.
How can raw noni fruit benefit you?
Noni helps maintain and support a normal:
- Cardiovascular System
- Immune System
- Joint Function and Good Joint Health
- Skin Tone and Texture
Noni helps maintain and support an already within normal range:
- Cholesterol Level
- Blood Sugar Level
- Blood Pressure Level
How can you receive the maximum benefit from noni?
The true traditional use by Polynesians and Hawaiians for thousands of years was to eat the raw non-fermented fruit pulp for full potency and maximum benefit. The key is non-fermented noni pulp from the whole raw fruit and picked at the peak of maturity in order to maintain its 165 beneficial compounds.
While fresh is always best, there are numerous forms of noni fruit on the market. From juice, to capsules, to powder and noni fruit leather. However, not all forms of noni are created equal. At Hawaiian Organic Noni we firmly trust in the ancient wisdom and experience of the early Polynesians that brought this valuable fruit to Hawaii from far away islands. They ate the raw, unfermented pulp of noni to receive the full potency and maximum benefit. At Hawaiian Organic Noni, we care about quality and potency, because it matters.
How is this accomplished?
Being that all the maximum health benefits lie in raw, unfermented noni pulp, is exactly why we spend years developing processing equipment that allows us to maintain the full potency from the 165 beneficial compounds found in noni pulp. Our unique, low heat, dehydration process works below 115 F to ensure our Noni Fruit Leather is as close to the raw unfermented noni fruit as one can get. Independent lab analysis confirms that our Noni Fruit Leather is 14x more potent than noni juice.
How much Noni Fruit Leather do I need?
Recommended daily serving:
As a supplement: A 2-inch x 2-inch piece per day
For persistent conditions: Two to four pieces per day
If taking multiple pieces per day, we recommend consuming Noni Fruit Leather in the morning and at night keeping the Noni in your system throughout the day rather than just once per day in one large amount. Begin with two pieces per day for persistent conditions, and if the desired effect is not occurring then simply take more and monitor the results.