Noni extract is the Hawaiian name for the Morinda citrifolia plant, an evergreen shrub that probably originated in Southeast Asia and has spread throughout Oceania. As Noni Berry is pungent and bitter, it was only eaten during times of famine. However, Polynesians used the noni berry widely as a dye and to treat wounds, inflammations, infections and other ailments.
Noni is sometimes known as a superfood because of all its phytochemicals: antioxidants, polysaccharides, flavonoids, fatty acids, and catechins. It contains different amino acids, as well as a significant amount of other nutrients.
Noni extract is packed with protective antioxidants, flavonoids, and catechins. These compounds protect cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals, which helps reduce the risk for premature aging and chronic conditions like heart disease.
Noni is a rich source of polysaccharides which support the body’s natural defence system against illness and infection. A study at the University of Hawaii demonstrated that the polysaccharide content of Noni juice improves the function of white blood cells in the immune system, which protect the body against diseases.
Noni extract is an excellent source of essential fatty acids and essential amino acids that our bodies do not produce naturally and must be obtained through diet. Essential fatty acids keep our cells functioning normally and essential amino acids are required to help our bodies make proteins. Additionally, noni extract is an excellent source of vitamin C.