What is Noni?
Used by Polynesian healers for thousands of years, the Noni tree bears fruit 365 days a year. This exuberance carries a vitality that, once imbibed, encourages you, at the deepest level of depletion, to begin the journey of regeneration and revitalization. This renewed enthusiasm is where healing begins, with a deep and powerful love of life.
Your mood is like a symphony and serotonin is like the conductor's baton. Low serotonin levels in the brain are linked to clinical depression, suicidal tendencies, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, (such as over-eating), bulimia, schizophrenia, sleep problems, migraine headaches, autism, drug and alcohol addictions, Alzheimer's disease and patterns of violent behavior.
Raising serotonin levels can miraculously make the above disappear. Prozac (with all its side effects) is the answer from the drug companies; Organic Noni Juice (with a bounty of fringe benefits) is the better answer. Noni can both initiate and enhance feeling good via its ability to stimulate our bodies to produce serotonin which is known as the "mood molecule" because it modulates raw information and gives it emotional tone.
Other compounds found in Noni include Scopoletin which has anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It also lowers blood pressure, binds to serotonin to help regulate sleep, hunger and temperature. The Anthraqunone in Noni controls infectious bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, E Coli and Salmonella. Noni's Damnacanthal inhibits the growth of pre-cancerous cells while its Terpenes helps with cell rejuvenation and its Phytonutrients and Selenium provide protection against free radicals. The entire endocrine system gets a boost from Noni which has beneficial effects on the pineal gland, the thymus gland, the pancreas, adrenal glands and both male and female sex organs.
Main Uses of Noni Juice
As a daily tonic: Best taken half an hour before eating on an empty stomach in the morning. It can be taken along with other supplements, including vitamins, minerals and herbs, including pycnogenal, germanium, vitamins C and E, chondroitin, and aloe vera. It boosts general health and performance, enhances absorption, assimilation, and utilization of vitamins, herbs and minerals, and it protects from free radical damage.
To boost immune system: Noni stimulates the production of T-cells in the immune system. T-cells play a pivotal role in fighting disease. Noni acts to enhance the immune system involving macrophages and/or lymphocytes, which are a vital part of the body's natural defenses. Noni also has been shown to combat many types of bacteria, and Noni inhibits pre cancer function and the growth of cancer tumors by allowing abnormal cells to function more normally.
Applied externally: Noni acts an anti-inflammatory agent. It can be used as a poultice when applied to the affected skin. It is effective with muscular and joints conditions such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. It reduces pain and swelling in injuries such as bruises, strains and burns. Noni can be beneficial for ulcers, cellulitis, scalp conditions and itching rashes.
Normalize function: Noni helps restore the body's internal organs to normal function. Ample scientific documentation exists of benefits for gastrointestinal system (diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, colitis, ulcers), reproductive organs (menstrual problems, fibroids, yeast infections), liver and pancreas (diabetes mellitus, pancreatitis), respiratory system (asthma, sinusitis, emphysema), endocrine system (thyroid and adrenal disease), cardiovascular system (heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke) and nervous system (stress, depression, memory, sex drive, energy). The compound scopoletin, when isolated from noni, aids in lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation, killing bacteria and fungi and in preventing tumor growth. The phytonutrient damnacanthal, found in noni, was found to be an inhibitor of some precancerous cells.
Analgesic: The noni tree is also known as the "Painkiller and Headache Tree" since noni helps reduce pain and headaches. Noni is beneficial for back and neck pain, muscular and nerve pain, migraine and tension headaches. Noni has been found to be 75% as effective as morphine sulphate in relieving pain without the toxic side effects of morphine. Unlike morphine, noni is not addictive.
How much should I take?
The following is an excellent rule of thumb, which will help you gauge how much you may want to drink for your own unique health concerns. Determining how much you want to consume will also help you estimate how much money you may want to allocate monthly for the Noni.
- If you have no serious or bothersome health concerns and you're really just interested in Noni for its general health benefits and wellness support, or if you have only minor "this & that’s" you'd like to see decrease or disappear, you may want to take only 1-2 ounces per day of the juice.
- If you have uncomfortable, but not life-threatening, health concerns, or if 1-2 ounces a day does not give you the results you'd like, you may want to take 3-5 ounces a day.
- If you have a chronic or an acute health concern, or if your health concern is life-threatening, you may want to take 6-8 ounces a day.
These are the guidelines that seem to work well for the majority of people who use Noni regularly. You can decide for yourself where you fit in, and weigh that against your budget, and then order your product accordingly. Remember that, for each ounce you drink a day, you will use roughly one bottle of Noni a month.