Morinda Supreme – Antimicrobial
Morinda Supreme or morinda Citrifolia, also known as noni berry, has been used for hundreds of years throughout Polynesia for a variety of conditions. Recently it was popularized and turned into noni juice.
Morinda citrifolia has been reported to help in many conditions. It has been shown to be immune system modulating, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, a strong antimicrobial and to enhance cognitive abilities. While it has many beneficial properties it is most widely used for it’s antimicrobial and immune modulating properties, and is used by thousands of doctors across the world for this purpose.
One of the many factors that make Morinda so effective is its ability to act as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial, and just not against one certain type of microbe, unlike most antibiotics.
Morinda has anti-microbial properties against many species of bacteria, fungus, virus, and parasites. One recent study showed it to work against E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger. Morinda also works against Mycoplasma, including: Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycoplasma penetrans and Mycoplasma fermentans.
Many researchers think that the antimicrobial properties and anticancer properties of Morinda are due to its immune-stimulatory effects. In vivo and in vitro studies show morinda to work as a potent antimicrobial, which not only stimulates the immune system, but also possesses its own antimicrobial properties.
Studies have shown taking Morinda Citrifolia causes an increase in the phagocystosis of pathologic bacteria in addition to activating CD4 and CD8, and increasing immune function.
While doing this it also acts as an immune stimulant by activating IL-6 cells and stimulating B and T Lymphocytes, demonstrating both its cellular and humoral immune stimulant properties. When treating stomach ulcers the results suggest that Morinda Citrifolia possesses significant antiulcer properties which could be due to the cytoprotective action of the herb and/or strengthening of gastric and duodenal mucosa with the enhancement of mucosal defense. Other studies also show Morinda to be an effective antimicrobial against Helicobacter Pylori.
According to the University of Hawaii, Morinda is being used modernly “for ailments including attention deficit disorder, addictions, allergies, arthritis, asthma, brain problems, burns, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue, diabetes, digestive problems, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, gout, hypertension, immune deficiency, infection, inflammation, jet lag, multiple sclerosis, muscle and joint pain, polio, rheumatism, severed fingers, sinus, and veterinary medicine.”
New studies now show how Morinda Citrifolia can act as a Cox-2 inhibitor, which can result in decreased inflammation and an alleviation of arthritic pain. In addition to lowering blood sugar levels, it also significantly reduces wound healing time in diabetics.
It also protects the brain from stress-induced impairment of cognitive function. This mechanism has been proposed for the beneficial affects of giving Morinda to those suffering from ADHD.
Morinda has been shown to increase dopamine and serotonin, which could help alleviate depression. It has been used as a folk remedy for depression for hundreds of years, and this is a potential mechanism behind why it has traditionally helped. In folk medicine Morinda is given in some cultures to help with epileptic seizures, and the above-mentioned increases in serotonin and dopamine could explain its beneficial effects.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not take Morinda Supreme as a precautionary measure. Some reports show that those with hyperkalemia should not take Morinda due to its high potassium content, though the amount of potassium per capsule is quite low. This may apply more to drinking noni juice but caution is still advised. Since Morinda has been shown to mildly lower ones blood pressure, one should carefully monitor his or her blood pressure if hypotensive before starting to take Morinda.
What makes Morinda Supreme different from other noni products?
There are many claims to how effective noni juice is, but in practice many physicians report not seeing it being very beneficial for their patients.
1) Much of the noni (in juice form) on the market is greatly diluted with other fruit juices to mask the taste, which weakens the potency.
2) Most noni on the market has been put through a fermentation process that they feel enhances the product, but clinically we most often see the opposite. Like most supplements, their raw unadulterated form seems to provide the most benefit.
3) Most noni is either in a pasteurized juice form or a capsule combining the leaves and fruit (We believe the raw powdered fruit without the leaves is the best form).
4) Much of the Hawaiian noni is grown downwind of Kilauea volcano and we believe this could be contaminated with toxic materials that are in the vog (volcanic fog). We believe this could possibly be true for some sources from the Big Island.
These are four of the biggest reasons why many people taking noni get mixed results, but thousands of MDs, DOs, DCs, NDs, LAC, etc. have reported impressive clinical changes by using Morinda Supreme.
Morinda Supreme can be purchased in our office or online at Amazon.com