Enjoying meals with Moringa Bioenzymes + Mini Giveaway!

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Hi friends!

There's just something that makes overeating somewhat excusable when it comes to communal feasting. When I'm in good company and the mood is jovial, it seems almost grouchy to not indulge. Perhaps it's because our culture is one where we love encouraging each other to eat. "Have some more!" "Aiya, a little bit won't hurt!" "Try this one, just a bit!" "Once in a while.." Although some peg it as diet sabotage, I'm of the view that in most cases, this comes out of a good place where people (especially our elders) just want to share good things. After all, to a Chinese grandmother, the worst thing that could happen is that they've found out you haven't eaten! (Jiak pa buey?)

Chinese New Year was a real culinary celebration, with lavish spreads almost every evening over the 15 days that the lunar new year is celebrated. Abundance was the word of the season - abundance in wealth, health, food.. and weight? Yikes! Although I thoroughly enjoyed the 3Fs of food, family and festivities, it was a great relief to me that I had a little digestive help to keep the food down.

I had my first bad case of acid reflux when I was 17. I was on the way to school to sit for my SPM paper when I felt a sharp searing pain at my chest. For a brief moment, I thought I was getting a heart attack! Maybe it was stress from the upcoming exam?? I quickly called my dad and he assured me that no, you paranoid teenager, you are not going into cardiac arrest and that what I was experiencing was most likely "reflux", or more commonly known as "heartburn". A glass of milk later and I was fine.

This may be a little too much information for you guys but over the next few years, whenever I had meals that were a little too late or if I had too much spicy food, I would feel gassy or bloated and boy, oh boy, the farts were not pleasant for anyone around me. To add to that, I absolutely love anything cheesy, but when I have too much dairy, I belch in a way that would put Shrek in his place.

Unfortunately, I seemed to have inherited this from my mom, which is why I was particularly excited to partner with Iviora for their Moringa BioEnzymes when they offered to sponsor their product for both myself and my mom to review. When they found out how much my boyfriend and I love bonding over good food, Iviora generously also sent him a box for him to try. With all of us on board to give these bioenzymes a try, here's what we thought!

For starters, what on earth is moringa?
Dear friends, if you are as clueless as I was, allow me to introduce you to the core ingredient - moringa.

Also known as Drumstick tree. Click the picture for the Wikipedia page.

There are a lot of uses for this plant and one of the reasons my mom, who's generally very sceptical about trying random food products, was willing to try this was because of moringa. According to Web MD, Moringa is used for - takes deep breath - “tired blood” (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhoea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections. Phew - what a list!

What do these bioenzymes do?

They claim to do 4 main things - digest, detox, restore and rejuvenate!

Uh-oh. Normally, when we hear the word detox, the thought that generally comes to mind is that this is going to be a laxative, which I was really not keen on. I didn't want to interrupt my CNY festivities with frequent toilet visits - especially as I was planning to do a lot of open house visiting! I suppose then that another aspect that reassured me about trying this product was that it was laxative free, preservative free, all-natural and had no artificial colouring. So the green you see? All natural!
Okay, okay, enough with the promo talk. How was it? For real?
The first day my mom and I had it was after a very heavy meat buffet at Avenue K (holla if you know it!), which left us feeling incredibly stuffed. We mixed a sachet with a small glass (they recommend 150ml) of room temperature water (hot temperature kills the live bacteria!) and took a sip. Ever had kombucha? Well, it kindaaa tasted like that - slightly sourish and sweet. If I had to taste rank it, it started out as a 5/10 (which was pretty meh) but over the weeks I had it, it started to grow on me and now I find myself craving its taste hahaha so maybe it's now a 7/10. I had to stir the glass very enthusiastically for it to dissolve and even then, there were sediments at the bottom of the glass. Still, it was fairly fuss-free and quick to drink.

I didn't feel immediate effects but when I woke up the next morning, I had no issues uhh.. going to the toilet. In general, when I have a lot of meat, I tend to feel a little constipated for a while, so I guess the enzymes helped get things moving. LOL and when I met my mom for breakfast, she said to me "wah, helps clean the system" which I suppose means that she had no issue with the toilet either haha. My mom actually found that it tasted quite nice, even from the first taste. I think it's because she has always been a fan of sour-sweet flavours so this suited her quite well. She particularly liked that it didn't cause diarrhoea, but still made her stomach feel cleansed and healthy. 

Over the next few weeks, despite all the heavy meals over the festive period, I was noticeably less bloated and felt that it helped regularise my bowel movements. I didn't break out at all, which is pretty incredible considering I ate plenty of oily food.

As for my boyfriend, we love trying new food together.

But too much good food can take a toll on anyone! Here's what he has to say:

"I highly recommend Moringa Bioenzymes because it really does help with the discomfort after eating. The taste takes a few tries to get used to but it became something that I looked forward to during the day. It's very easy to make though the powder could mix in better as it tends to clump. I was sad when I finished my box, so I plan to keep it stocked in my kitchen!"

Real reviews from real people, folks! I just recommended it to a colleague who's going through some bloating and if you're someone who has experienced some digestive issues - whether it's struggling to poop, being very gassy or just going through some heartburn - this is really worth checking out. When I made the effort to be consistent with it, it gave me good results! You can check out a little budget advert video I filmed here:

But don't just take my word for it! If you would like to try the product, here's a super easy-to-win giveaway for you with 2 product sachets and a discount voucher.

Just  post a comment on this post telling me why you would like to try it out AND drop Iviora's Facebook page a a private message saying "I want Free BioEnzymes Gift Set, Tiffany2019". My favourite comment will win!

Deadline is on 7 March 2019 (11.59pm) on Friday.

PS: Not paid for any of my comments, but I was given three free boxes of these to review!  
5 comments on " Enjoying meals with Moringa Bioenzymes + Mini Giveaway! "
  1. Hello, I would love to win the giveaway because I think it will help my mum. Free things are the best too!!!

  2. Hi, I would like to try the enzymes as I do get stomach aches after heavy meals due to indigestion and bloating, and would like to see if this helps with reducing it ����

  3. Joining this giveaway cos Tiff always gives honest reviews so it’s definitely worth trying this product out ;)

  4. I would like to join the giveaway because I want to stay healthy and fit with Moringa Bioenzymes

  5. Thanks for submitting everyone! Just realised I didn't post an update here, but Moringa sent out prizes to the winners. :)


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