Photo: Noni fruit, the hero ingredient in Morinda’s Tahitian Noni Juice.
New independent research on Morinda’s Tahitian Noni Juice found that the superfood supplement aids in optimal weight loss.
A recent study by the Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Science explored the effects of a low-calorie diet supplemented with Tahitian Noni Juice. The study included 90 participants between the ages of 30 and 50, all suffering from grade III obesity and clinically expressed secondary diastolic heart failure. Researchers split the patients into three groups, with two receiving daily servings of the juice and a control group simply maintaining the same diet.
At the conclusion of the 42-day study, weight loss varied among the participants, but muscle mass told a different story. The patients who solely restricted caloric intake lost an average of 8.5 percent muscle mass, while those who also took Tahitian Noni Juice lost only 3 to 4 percent muscle mass, on average. “The introduction of TNJ optimizes the effect of low calorie diet therapy on the body while preventing excess loss of muscle mass,” according to an abstract of the published research.
“Those who drank Tahitian Noni Juice experienced improved fat loss, preserved muscle mass, and improved anthropometric indices, such as waist and thigh circumference,” Morinda’s Senior Director of Research, Brett West, said in a statement. Researchers attributed the positive results to the iridoids and phenolics present in Tahitian Noni Juice. These chemical compounds, known to provide a range of health benefits, are found in numerous superfoods and plants used in traditional medicine.