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Power Up To Better Health

By: Joy Angelica Subido
The Philippine Star, Truth Shall Prevail

What was once considered a humble vegetable grown in rural backyards is now widely recognized and appreciated as a miracle tree.  Moringa oleifera or malunggay is the main component of a nutritional supplement called Malungai Life Oil.
Why malunggay? The vegetable has captured the attention of health experts as a cheap, accessible, yet excellent source of nutrients. “Malunggay contains seven times more vitamin C than oranges; four times more vitamin A than carrots. It has three times more potassium than bananas; three times more iron than spinach, three times more vitamin E than almonds, and two times more protein than yoghurt,” the health experts claim. The vegetable has also been shown to improve milk production in breast-feeding women.

More than this however, malunggay has been shown to be a rich source of glucosinolates and isothiocyanates. These are compounds that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, hypotensive (blood pressure-lowering), antiviral, anticancer and antibacterial properties.

Benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) particularly, has been shown to prevent chemically induced cancer in laboratory animals. It has been suggested that BITC might also be chemoprotective in humans, and studies are underway.

“We believe that malunggay ca be Philippines’ version of Korea’s ginseng, and China and Japan green tea—a local health treasure recognized worldwide,” says pediatrician and public health development advocate Dr. Marhony P. Basco, who also serve as adviser for the Community Pediatrics Division of The Medical City. He deems it a positive development that a health supplement such as Malungai Life Oil (MLO) is now available locally.

Malungai Life Oil is extracted from plants grown under the best possible environmental conditions.  “The malunggay is from organic plantations in rural Philippines, where both water and soil are free of chemical contaminants,” says Dr. Basco.  After thorough cleaning and air-drying, the leaves and seeds undergo a cold-pressing procedure to preserve the nutritional value of the extracted oil.

What makes the Manila Nature’s Link supplement distinct from other malunggay products? “Not all malunggay supplements are created equal,” explains Dr. Basco. “Most capsules contain only dried powdered leaves rather than oil. This leads to variations in quality and the strength of the nutrients.  Malungai Life Oil is the only oil-form malunggay supplement in the Philippine market.” It contains behenic acid that is believed to smoothen skin as well as enhance sperm motility.  The acid levels are minimal in powder capsules which are made from leaves and stems.
For those who believe in the health benefits of chlorophyll for detoxification, the main attraction of Malungai Life Oil is its high chlorophyll intake is believed to prevent anemia, stimulates the immune system and helps to rejuvenate and energized the body overall. “All green plants have chlorophyll, but the leaves in malunggay are exceptionally high,” says Dr. Bsco. “By distilling both seedsand leaves into a pure, cold-pressed oil, MLO renders the chlorophyll preserved, conserved and available.”

Without a doubt, the uses of malunggay are manifold.  The fast-growing tree can be used in erosion control as reforestation cover for denuded slopes, the seeds have been shown to be effective in simple water purification systems, and the results of scientific studies worldwide continue to bolster claims that malunggay has various health benefits.

Not surprisingly, the Depatment of Science and Technology has recently included in its priority list, research and development on malunggay.  Meanwhile, in the House of the Representatives, Rep. Luis Villafuerte (3rd District, Camarines Sur), Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries, field House Bill 67 for the creation of the Philippine Moringa Research and Development Authority (PMRDA.) This agency will focus on studying the varied uses of the so- called “siper gulay.”

Malungai Life Oil is available at Mercury Drug and Watsons outlets, South Star Drug, Century Chinese Drug Stores (SM Malls), Emmanflor, Shopwise, Rustan’s, and Farmacia Peralta. It is manufactured by Manila Nature’s Link Corp., Unit 1606 Orient Square Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Call 474-2499 or log on to . For a free sample of Malungai Life Oil, text LIFEOIL to 2600.

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mam.. is it ok to take this malunggay life oil even i was diagnosed with primary kidney disease..i am only taking medicine to control my blood pressure and cholesterol,as advise by my doctor.. i believe on the power of this plant malunggay. so i really appreciate it to hear from you soon, so i could ask my kids to buy for me, i am OFW here in Kuwait, and this powerful medicine will boost my health.

Thank you so much.

Minnie D. Roxas
Tuesday 8 April 2014, 4:49 am
adz mhy

is it safe to take MLO for women who's expecting pregnant or is it effective for fertility of hormones? I want to get pregnant is it possible if i take this MLO? Hoping for your good reply.thanks
Monday 31 March 2014, 12:19 am

When is the best time of the day to take MLO?
Monday 17 March 2014, 8:19 am
chris alarcon

im so fortunate that i have found this amazing food supplement. i believe this is the most potent food supplement ever and nothing compares this because it is "cold process unlike any other supplement which is sentetic,procesessed, etc. i used to take life oil 2x a day for a months and patiently waiting for its benefits. and i believed sooner,life oil could treat my long time problem "acne "
Monday 10 March 2014, 4:58 am
mila asistio

When is the best time to take lifeoil.?
Sunday 12 January 2014, 1:31 am

Were to purchase MLO here in the US. I live here in the Los Angeles, CA.
Sunday 29 December 2013, 8:45 pm

your product is good for my wife when she had low blood but i am want to know if it's good for me because i have chronic kidney disease CKD - stage 3 since it is rich in potassium, iron, protein and calcium. thanks and God bless you!
Monday 18 November 2013, 11:50 pm

Hi LJ,
I'm 20 weeks pregnant. I've just purchased 10 softgels of MLO this morning and before taking these I checked on websites if this is safe and sad to say, I would think twice on taking these because MLO is made up of Leaves and seeds of malunggay.
The use of seed, seed oil, root, bark of Malunggay/Moringa has Abortifacient properties.
You may check on this website:

I would suggest that if you want to take malunggay supplements during pregnancy, go for those that are made up of malunggay leaves ONLY and shift to MLO after giving birth.
Monday 11 November 2013, 8:50 pm

I've read that malunggay can cause miscarriage. Is this safe for a pregnant woman to take? Kindly reply.
Wednesday 30 October 2013, 11:35 am
radjie agustines

Live oil malungay is very helpful to our health it kept god body condition.
Tuesday 15 October 2013, 5:18 pm
sharon lee

when is the best time to take the capsule? .. please iclyde the right dosage. thanks.
Sunday 6 October 2013, 11:56 pm

ilang beses sa isang araw ang pag-inom na malunggay life oil ?
Monday 19 August 2013, 4:03 am
Maria Flordeliza D. Ayala

I live in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. I believe in your article. May we have mutual benefits with this malunggay growing? The Katutubong Mangyan here in Oriental Mindoro are dying of malnutrition despite the vast hectares of land their ancestors left them. They can be planted with malunggay...would you care to assist these brethren entrusted to our care. I have access to the real katutubong Mangyan leaders.
Friday 9 August 2013, 8:24 pm
ferdie nadera

Friday 26 July 2013, 5:16 am
Rica medina

i just bought 10 capsules of malunggay life oil. please advice me the proper way to take the capsule. after meals or before meals and how many capsules a day.
Monday 1 July 2013, 6:35 pm

where can i buy MLO, I'm residing here in the united states. is this available on line in the united states?.

Monday 1 July 2013, 1:30 pm

I would like to try MLO...I'd like to ask if my daughters ages 13 and 11 can take the capsules too? hope you can answer my query ASAP. Thanks and God bless.
Tuesday 18 June 2013, 6:06 pm

is the products already exported everywhere in abroad? specially in Saudi Arabia? Because my Boss asking for it....
Sunday 2 June 2013, 6:57 am

can this malungay life oil is good for the varicose veins?
Sunday 19 May 2013, 6:40 am

When is the best time to take this product? Morning or night? Before or after meal?
Wednesday 3 April 2013, 5:44 am

Can this be taken as well by my daughter who is now 3year old
Friday 8 March 2013, 10:35 am
jane sinsuat

when should i take it before or after meal? i'm trying to reduce becfause my BP is getting stagnant into 147/98 and when it droips it is just only 129/89. i would to reduce also because even i'm on diet my metabolsim seems to slow down...i don't want to be obese. thanks...can my son aged 16 can take it also?
Monday 11 February 2013, 9:50 pm
flor penamora

any available outlets here in america; or is this available for online buying also here in US? thanks.
Saturday 9 February 2013, 1:06 pm
anna estrella

can this be taken as well by my son who is now 13 years of age?
Thursday 7 February 2013, 6:10 am

As per your articles about malungai life oil, it is rich in the ff: Ounce per ounce, Moringa has:
7X more VITAMIN C than Oranges
4X more VITAMIN A than in Carrots
4X more CALCIUM than Milk
3X more POTASSIUM than in Bananas
3X more IRON than in Spinach
3X more VITAMIN E than Almonds
2X more PROTEIN than in Yogurt

In this connection, may i know if it will affect kidney problems coz it's 3X more IRON than in Spinach, 2X more PROTEIN than in Yogurt, 3X more POTASSIUM than in Bananas.

Di ba masama sa may kidney problems or high creatinine ang pagkain ng too much potassium, protein
Wednesday 30 January 2013, 6:29 pm

Hi, I am interested to purchase your product. How can I purchase from Australia?
Sunday 13 January 2013, 3:42 pm
Ginno Antonio

What is the recommended dosage per day?
Wednesday 9 January 2013, 9:15 pm
Erlinda Edad

I am interested in your product and wants to try it. How can i buy the product i am here in the USA.
Friday 28 December 2012, 11:44 pm

sir/maam paano po ba makabili ng product mo pls?
Tuesday 25 December 2012, 3:40 am

I had my 1st cycle of chemotherapy last Nov. 7, the 2nd cycle is supposed to have been done on the 28th of this month but because of my CBC results (low RBC) it is postponed to another week. Will the life oil help me increace my RBC? Won't it have any effect on my chemo? what dosage should I be taking? please reply ASAP. thank you
Monday 26 November 2012, 4:12 am

Does the MLO detoxify drugs in our body?
Friday 16 November 2012, 7:45 am

life oil can be used as disinfectant in skin allergies and wounds due to its antibacterial effect and it can smoothen dry skin it doesn't have the ability to remove scars but it can smoothen scars spot.:))the free sample can be get in any events that they are sponsoring,,check them in world bazzaar at picc and noel bazzaar.
Wednesday 7 November 2012, 1:12 am

>As your OB recommended life oil it is safe, it doesn't have synthetic ingredients that aggreviate your growing baby instead its complete the nutrition that you need and fill the lacking nutrients that your body need.:))
Wednesday 7 November 2012, 1:03 am

The price per softgel is P 16.50 for 60 softgel its P 990.00 it can be purchase in any mercury drugstore and watsons branches.
Wednesday 7 November 2012, 12:50 am

taking life oil softgel after breakfast and dinner is okay,sometimes others prefer it an hour before taking there meals,there purpose is to loss weight.But if your adding weight or just in normal body weight you can have your routine intake. The benefits of life oil is almost the same it will boost our immune system to prevent illnesses.:))
Wednesday 7 November 2012, 12:44 am
Pureza P. Siason

I take one softgel after breakfast and one after dinner. is that okay. reply please.
Thursday 1 November 2012, 7:40 pm

how Much? im interested.
Wednesday 17 October 2012, 2:40 pm

is this safe for pregnant? since the level of vitamin A is relatively higher than of carrots.. pls.. i need feedback of this,. i was surprised when my OB prescribed me to take 1 capgel alternate with my prenatal vitamins.
Wednesday 17 October 2012, 3:48 am

can this malungay life oil is good for the scar? because of chicken fox.please answer my question and where can i claim the free example of malungay life oil. im so excited.
Sunday 14 October 2012, 6:32 pm

I use this and it is very good. It is 16.50 per capsule. It is quite expensive however it is worth it. You can buy it in any pharmacy I think.
Tuesday 28 August 2012, 8:41 am
marilou l. mariano

do you have any authorized distributors in Tarlac? Kindly furnish me with contact details so i can put this up for sale in our store. Thanks a lot
Monday 13 August 2012, 3:01 pm
Daniel P. Pascua

how much cost per capsule and where i claim a free sample
Tuesday 7 August 2012, 9:25 pm

i had so many clients that i have encounter..and the medecines was very popular and already known..that is why i sale roaming around in defferent offices.i sold a lot.thank to malungai.
Monday 2 July 2012, 5:15 am
anibel wong

Can this be malungai oil is good to my 7 yr old who asthmatic?
Thursday 21 June 2012, 5:30 pm
Clarinda E. Tulio

I am diabetic since 2008. Will Malunggay Life Oil will help me. Does it have other effect on me being diabetic when I take it at least once a day.
It is so expensive, how can I buy Malunggay Life Oil at least at a lower price.? please help me.
Sunday 17 June 2012, 11:35 pm

We have a malungai tree in our backyard and the area is not as clean as a garden can be but we clean it everyday. Does it matter if i boil some leaves out of it? how many cups of water per cup of malungai and how many minutes will i boil it? thanks.
Sunday 17 June 2012, 9:50 pm

I have a 13 year old daughter with skin asthma, can she take this? Will this be taken before meals a.m. p.m. or evening? Will she still be taking any other form of supplements sa she is staking stress stabs for her anemia too. Please reply, thanks.....
Sunday 17 June 2012, 9:00 pm
rosiel urbina

hi sir/madam,
I am breastfeeding my son,how many capsules to take a day.I have here thirty pieces only because there is a promo at watsons that if you gonna buy thirty pieces you got a discount but I forgot to ask the proper dosage.

Sunday 3 June 2012, 3:32 pm

i just bought 10 capsules of malunggay life oil. please advice me the proper way to take the capsule. after meals or before meals and how many capsules a day. thank you and regards...GOD BLESS!

Wednesday 30 May 2012, 8:12 am
Eva Atadero

I feel better now, please advise me the right dosage say, 2capsule 2x a day...because for two weeks now, i take 5capsules total 2in the morning, 2in lunchtime and 1before bedtime
Tuesday 1 May 2012, 2:57 am
Girlhey Oyan-Calimbo

How is this taken?before meal or after meal?please do response.
Thursday 22 March 2012, 10:36 am
Girlhey Oyan-Calimbo

I would love to try this because GOCHI JUICE is really expensive and nowadays,it's hard to invest to those expensive products.
Thursday 22 March 2012, 10:34 am
luz maria

the equivalent of 1cup cooked malunggay is 1 cup milk and 1 egg. meaning it is almost complete.
Saturday 4 February 2012, 5:48 pm

is this taken twice a day 30 mins before or after meals? pls advise. recommended this to my family. hopt it works. thanks
Monday 5 December 2011, 1:02 am

I'm HIV and i'm taking it once daily since April this year. I'm not yet taking ARV, and I'm praying that it will help to boost up my CD4. Lets see this September.
Thursday 18 August 2011, 5:57 pm
Romeo Avila (Iridologist)

Dear Sir:
I conduct free iridology consultation in selected barangay units and subdivisions in DasmariƱas,Cavite where I recommend food supplements including your malungay oil, I also carry other food supplements, local as well as imported ones. Can you provide tarpaulin/streamers which I can hang while doing the medical missions? Leaflets will also help.Thank you.
Tuesday 28 June 2011, 11:35 am
carlo mingo

hoping you will create a fan page in facebook so people can be able to know more about your product,is a free marketing for you...finally found the one im already taking up malungay but it was a powder made by a UP professor researcher
Wednesday 20 April 2011, 5:49 am