RRP: £13 for 80 tablets
--What does the promo say?--
"The 80 dried Moringa leaf tablets are packed in a pocket sized container. Ankh Rah High Quality Moringa Tablets can be taken on the move at any time, anywhere. Moringa is a plant that may energise you, relax you, nourish you, detox you, rejuvenate you, and give you mental clarity. Ankh Rah Moringa Leaf Powder is tested according to the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) testing standards (ISO 17025). It has 7 times the vitamin C of oranges, 3 times the potassium of bananas, 25 times the iron of spinach, twice the protein of milk and four times its calcium, as well as 10 times the vitamin A of carrots. High in antioxidants and amino acids, every part of the plant is used, including the leaf and seeds."
The white plastic bottle is indeed compact and lightweight, with a flip-top lid that closes securely (meaning you don't find moringa tablets all over the inside of your handbag!) but opens easily when you need to use it. The green and purple colour scheme is not only unusual and unisex but the green also fits well with moringa's natural and active properties.
Adults should take two tablets twice daily, with children being able to take one tablet twice daily. This is easy enough to do at breakfast time and dinner time, even if you eat lunch outside the home. The tablets are smaller than a 5p coin, so easy enough to swallow alone, but are also easy to break into two if you have trouble swallowing tablets.
The tablets are a khaki colour, but leave no discoloration on the tongue, lips or teeth.
--Scent and taste--
They don't really smell of much, but have a slightly bitter aftertaste. Nonetheless, this is inoffensive and does not linger.
--Effects on the body--
The claims are vague, as feeling energised, relaxed, detoxed, mentally clearer, and rejuvenated will vary vastly from person to person. The nourishment claim is easier to substantiate given the clearly high proportions of vitamins and minerals that moringa contains. The promotional materials also state that those taking moringa "report rapid improvement in skin, digestion, eyesight, mental clarity, and overall wellbeing" - and it's true that I did see some improvement in my skin condition while taking this moringa supplement.
--Value for money--
At £13 a pot, it's not extortionate; it comes to a little more than 16p per tablet, or around 65p for an adult's daily dose of four tablets per day. At four tablets a day, though, one pot would last you 20 days, which may seem a little short for some. As for myself, I've seen better results on my skin using other supplements, such as Skin Vit A, so would be more inclined to spend the money there, and furthermore acknowledge that with acne plaguing me now for 19 years *eek* I am a special case of sorts. However, you can only keep shopping around to know if this would work for you, and I would definitely be interested to try Ankh Rah's other moringa products (see details below).
Moringa Powder, from £12
Moringa Seeds, £12
Moringa Oil, from £7
Coco Moringa Soap, from £4.75