Winter with Noni
Many of us dread winter and wish that there was some way of protecting ourselves against the effects this season has on our skin, joints and mood.
Well, there is – noni juice! You’ll need to take it consistently for a few weeks in the run-up to winter to really get the benefits, but here the benefits are:
Noni protects and heals the skin
The air can be colder and drier in winter, which tends to dry out the skin in turn. Dry skin is more prone to infections and aging. Drinking noni helps to moisturise and protect your skin’s mantle.
It reduces aches and pains
Winter is renowned for aching joints and muscles, so it’s a good job that noni has some powerful painkilling and anti-inflammatory compounds that do loads of good without the side effects on your energy levels or stomach lining.
It can lift your mood
The shorter days can cause some people to feel a little sad – seasonal affective disorder. It’s quite common, with most of us feeling a little less energetic in the darker months, but some people are affected very badly indeed and can fall into a serious depressive episode.
There are special lamps to treat this condition, as well as exercise, and looking at your diet can also be a big help. Noni contains a compound called scopoletin, which helps to bind serotonin to its receptors. Low serotonin levels can cause low moods and depression and one of the first things many people notice with noni is that they feel perkier and more hopeful.
Noni gives your immune system a lift
Most of us expect to have at least one or two colds or bouts of flu over winter. We spend more time indoors, with the central heating on, and this concentrates viruses and bacteria in the air, ready for us to inhale them!
We need a good strong immune system to reduce the number of winter bugs we get and, if we do succumb, to get over them that little bit quicker. As noni has lots of compounds that can strengthen the immune system and provide the body with the nutrients it needs to synthesise immune compounds in a hurry, it’s the ideal supplement to take once we notice that the days are getting shorter.