Noni juice has come "to the forefront" of the health-conscious for some time and promises to become the new "elixir of long life" after papaya and aloe.
In reality we must always be aware of the fact that fruit, infusions and herbs certainly have an impact on our body but nothing works miracles.
Noni (scientific name morinda citrifolia) is a shrub that has always grown in Southeast Asia and is used as a real "panacea" in traditional Polynesian medicine (its two most widespread names in Polynesia are literally "plant that calms the pain "or" plant against headache "). The juice is extracted from the fruit of this plant, with an oval shape and a yellowish pulp which is squeezed and the juice thus obtained is pasteurized.
To date, noni juice is found in small bottles and is marketed by herbalists and specialized shops, it is called a food supplement: like all products in this category, its use has no particular contraindications but for those who regularly take drugs, it is always good to consult your primary care physician before starting to take it.
Pure noni juice has a decidedly bitter taste but the products on the market are almost palatable thanks to the addition of raspberry or grape juice. In some stores, however, it is also in the form of a powder to be diluted in water and sipped during the day.
In reality there are no specific benefits of noni juice: its chemical composition contains elements useful to the body such as calcium and magnesium to strengthen bones but also pectin and beta-carotene proteins for skin health.
Fundamentally, noni juice helps to strengthen our immune system: in this way not only are the classic seasonal ailments prevented but a continued use of the product is also able to support our antibodies in eliminating carcinogens that we unknowingly put in our 'body.
Some substances such as iron, sodium and potassium help the circulatory system, which is why noni juice is also called an energizing supplement.
One of the most specific curative properties of noni juice is the anti-inflammatory one applied to the extremely annoying female cystitis problem: the Polynesian fruit contains useful substances (if taken regularly for a medium-long period of time) to increase the hippuric acid in the urine, a substance that kills bacteria and causes them to slide off the bladder walls.
THE DOSAGE AND THE MODALITIES OF ASSUMPTION
It is important to contact your herbalist or your family doctor because the ideal dosage of noni juice varies for each of us especially based on weight and age. In any case, being a homeopathic product, before starting to bring benefits it will need some more time than traditional medicines. The average recommended dose for adults is normally never less than thirty grams per day.
As far as the recruitment modality is concerned, it is advisable to drink noni juice (at least most of it) in the morning; some herbalists even recommend it some time before breakfast on an empty stomach.
A wrong dosage or a chemical reaction triggered by the presence of other drugs (especially beta-blockers) in the body could give rise to unpleasant side effects such as dysentery, nausea or widespread swelling. Also possible are allergic reactions that would lead to respiratory difficulties. For this reason it is always necessary to consult a doctor before starting to drink noni juice. In any case it will be enough to stop taking the product and the symptoms will fade slowly.
In summary, the main properties attributed to noni juice are: anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, immunostimulant, antimicrobial, antioxidant and even anticancer, but recent experimental studies also define it as an active agent on the mood molecule, antioxidant and analgesic.
Noni juice: STUDY TO COMPARE
A recent study conducted by dr. Solomon on a sample of as many as eight thousand people, showed that more than eighty percent of the experimental sample that had been given noni juice said they had benefited from the intake, basically described as a feeling of widespread and renewed energy but also as a concrete aid against painful symptoms of the menstrual cycle such as, for example, lower abdominal cramps or headaches.
There is also to say, however, that recently the European community has also studied noni juice both with scientific research on its chemical and organoleptic properties, and thanks to medium-term clinical trials in which samples of people have taken a cure based on noni juice. Well, the European community has come to the conclusion that yes, noni juice can legitimately be included in the category of food supplements but no, it has no "miraculous power" that differentiates it from any other juice.