The Benefits of Noni | 5 Reasons to Use Miranda Kerr’s Beauty Secret
Have you ever heard of Noni?
The benefits of Noni are plenty, but this could just about be the best kept secret when it comes to health and beauty supplements.
Noni, other than being known as the ugliest beauty supplement, is also Hollywood A-lister, Miranda Kerr’s secret to flawless skin and a healthy lifestyle. In an interview with Cosmopolitan Magazine, Kerr says she has been using Noni since she was 14.
She has also shared with Well and Good that she has found the benefits of Noni to help soothe sunburn, or even reduce acne.
The hard-to-find superfood has also been featured on Dr Oz. with show guest, The Medicine Hunter touting the benefits of Noni.
WATCH: Dr Oz Talks Noni Juice
What is Noni, exactly?
Noni (Morinda citrifolia) has been used for thousands of years as a health tonic. It’s used for a variety of different conditions and has recently been peer reviewed by scientists within the medical field, proving that Noni has positive health benefits for a number of serious conditions.
Noni is native to Southeast Asia and the Polynesian Islands (Samoa, Hawaii, Tonga, French Polynesia) which is where this fruit has a strong history of use, not only for medicine but also as a food.
This is because Noni is a great source of
- Fibre (great for intestinal health)
- Amino acids (builds up protein)
- Antioxidants (fights oxidative damage)
- Carbohydrates (great source of energy)
- Vitamins and minerals (essential for health)
The Benefits of Noni
This is why the fruit, as a whole, has been so popular throughout the tropics.
In fact, during WWII, native Polynesians would give noni fruit to the soldiers who were stationed there to help sustain their strength or help them to recover from illness.
Noni has been used not only as an ancient remedy on these tropical Polynesian Islands (sometimes referred to as the magic fruit) but also two of the oldest forms of holistic medicine – Traditional Chinese and Indian Medicine (Ayurveda Medicine) both of which have history which is over 3000 years old.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine Noni has been used for for abdominal pain and menstrual disorders and in Ayurveda Medicine as a general tonic for “longevity”.
To date, research has mainly been focused on the medicinal benefits of Noni..
And with good reason!
So what does the research say?
Well, as mentioned, a peer reviewed article from the Pharmacognosy Journal (2016) reviewed all the scientific literature available on Noni.
The information concentrates on the phytochemistry (plant chemistry) and what interactions it has within the body to give the positive health benefits claimed.
The Noni plant has over 160 chemical compounds, of which over 120 have proven nutraceutical properties (functional food benefits).
Pretty amazing huh?
In particular Noni’s immune modulating (immune stimulation/support) and antioxidant effect support the history of how Noni has been used as a medicine for thousands of years.
Within the peer reviewed article the researchers quoted a number of different trials and studies using Noni for such a variety of different health conditions including
- Kidney function
- Blood pressure
How does Noni actually work?
Noni’s potent antioxidant and immune benefits include some amazing phyto-chemicals such as:
- Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG – anti-tumour, antioxidant),
- Alizarin (anti-tumour),
- Beta-carotene (antioxidant),
- Scopoletin (anti-inflammatory),
- Gallic Acid (anti-histamine)
Which show just how these positive health chemicals help to support the body’s natural immune process.
Because of the sheer number of phyto-chemicals found in Noni it‘s no wonder people love using it!
And as for the other amazing nutrients Noni has – these include: Vitamin C, B12, Folic Acid, Biotin, beta carotene, Vitamin E, Selenium, Magnesium, Lycopene, Coenzyme Q10, Lipoic acid and many more!
If you need further convincing on why you should incorporate Noni into your daily supplement routine then here are my top 5 reasons to start using Noni.
What does Noni taste like?
Now, while Noni Juice gets a bad rep as being tough-to-down (just check out the video from ‘The Dr’s’) and not for the faint of heart, you can also still see the benefits of Noni if you take is as a capsule (without having to struggle with the taste!).
Kiwi Natural Health Noni Capsules come in various sizes and can be used by all adults as a way to support good health and flawless skin.
WATCH: The Dr’s React to Noni Juice
The Top 5 Reasons to Start Taking Noni
Promotes healthy skin: the antioxidant activity helps to reduce oxidative damage which promotes premature skin ageing, but also has a number of important skin vitamin and minerals. Noni also helps to stimulate wound repair.
Supports immune function: the properties of Noni help to reduce infections, help with fighting off bacteria, viruses and parasites, and generally support immune processes by supporting antibody activity. This means it can be used not just for the common cold, but also for persistent infections such as candida or E.coli. It also may be beneficial for allergy sufferers as it may help to inhibit hypersensitive immune cells involved in allergies.
Helps reduce cholesterol: studies show that Noni is able to reduce total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and also decrease triglycerides.
Helps to support good digestive function: Not only can it help to kill off parasites that might be causing digestive issues, but can also help to support gastro-intestinal inflammation, diarrhoea and constipation as well as support liver function.
Helps support good metabolic health: Noni may help to reduce fasting glucose by improving insulin function. It also may help to support good cardio function by supporting blood pressure through good blood flow (vasodilation), and good cardio muscle function (smooth muscle stimulation).