Researchers at the Ueno-Asagao Clinic in Tokyo have found that highly concentrated moringa seed extract S can alleviate the symptoms associated with office work in healthy middle aged adults.
Researchers identified the four most common symptoms of office work as: fatigue, back pain, stiff shoulders, and eye soreness.
Various studies have already found various benefits for moringa oleifera supplementation, and its' antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are already well known.
Now this four week study has discovered even more benefits to moringa. The study was designed as a randomised, parallel, double-blind and placebo-controlled investigation.
Over the course of the study, healthy adults were either given 120mg of moringa seed extract S or a placebo.
Among the randomly selected healthy subjects were 18 middle-aged men and 22 women with somewhat severe symptoms. The compressed 120 mg tablets, which contained 12 mg of glucomoringin, the main glycosinolate, ensured that the active ingredient was only absorbed in the intestine via delayed release where glucomoringin is enzymatically converted to moringin.
After four weeks, the moringa group saw a significant improvement in posture-related symptoms and stress related symptoms.
Specifically, the moringa group saw a significant decrease in fatigue, lower back pain, shoulder stiffness, and eye soreness.
Dr Stefan Siebrecht, lead researcher who also conducted the study said: “Now that the anti-inflammatory health benefits of glucomoringin have been proven and we know that it works both in the laboratory and in the human body, it’s a good signal for manufacturers of dietary supplements and foods with value-added ingredients.”
What Does This Mean for You?
This study finally gives us conclusive evidence that moringa is an effective fatigue fighter - especially for those working in an office setting.
With roughly 75% of office employees experiencing one or more of the symptoms tested in this study, it's safe to say moringa should continue to grow in popularity and become a staple supplement for office workers trying to fight fatigue.