A drought-resistant tree also known as the drumstick or miracle tree, the moringa tree is a fast-growing tree native to south Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, today it’s being hailed globally as a true superfood. What makes this ‘miracle’ tree all the more remarkable is that all parts of it can be used. Bark, flowers, leaves, pods, roots and its seeds which are pressed for oil. And the best bit? Moringa is not just good for humans. Moringa for dogs is good for your best friend too!
Nutrients in moringa
Moringa is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Particularly the leaves. The leaves are rich in Vitamin A, (10 times the amount found in a carrot), various B vitamins and vitamin C (12 times the vitamin C found in an orange).
They’re also an excellent source of calcium, iron (26 times the amount of iron found in spinach), magnesium, manganese and phosphorus. And they have trace amounts of potassium, sodium and zinc. Low in fat, they’re also a good source of dietary fibre and protein.
Benefits of moringa for dogs
Moringa benefits from having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can help reduce cholesterol, promote a healthy digestive system and benefit circulation. It can also boost your dog’s immune system, increase energy levels and improve your dog’s brain function.
There is also a belief it may help dogs suffering from canine diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer, and that it beneficial as a natural detoxifier.
Nothing beats natural
It’s important to remember with any supplement that nothing beats natural. Synthetic supplements or multivitamins carry the risk of potential side-effects. And that is aside from the fact that scientific research suggests your dog’s body does not know how to deal with synthetic supplements so is unable to utilize them properly.
Natural moringa supplements however are a different matter. Because moringa is 100% natural, its nutrients are more bioavailable to your dog. Better absorbed by your dog’s body.
You may not have heard of moringa for dogs before, but you’re certainly going to hear a lot more about it in the future!