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Q & A with Zija’s Formulator
Scientist and Zija formulator Russ Bianchi 
discusses the importance of strict standards
in Zija’s formulation and production

Q: What attracted you to the Moringa plant, and Zija specifically?

A: To be truthful, I was quite skeptical when first approached about participating in the formulation of this product.  But after reviewing the scientific literature available on the Moringa plant, and after receiving every assurance from Zija executives that I would be given the necessary resources and freedom to create a premier-grade product that met some very high standards, I decided to lead the formulation of Zija’s flagship product.

Q: How would Zija’s supplement beverage compare to others in the industry?

A: The short answer is that it doesn’t really compare.  The majority of the beverages marketed as “health drinks” are only masquerading as such.  Many of them use fruit concentrates, which severely diminishes the nutrient content of the product, and frequently contain processed sugars and other synthetics.  Others have messed around with nature’s intentions, and only contain a few elements of the original botanical, or they have simply dumped in this ingredient and that ingredient and called it an “energy” drink.  In the end, all they have is a nutrient-diminished, low-grade product.

Q:  So what is it about Zija that makes it a superior product?

A:  First and foremost, we haven’t messed around with what nature intended.  Zija’s beverage reflects exactly what is in the Moringa plant.  In fact, it contains the entire Moringa plant - including the leaf, seeds and fruit, and all of it is organically grown and harvested.  And as many people now know, Zija has some of the highest nutrient values of any nutrition product available.  Zija is based on science, not pseudo-science.  This means that it is enzymatically alive and active, and the body can recognize it because it is natural.  In fact, because its formulation and manufacturing are of the highest quality, Zija truly is 100% natural.

Finally, Zija manages its own organic Moringa farms.  We perform assays (evaluations) of each batch of the harvested plant in terms of quality and nutrient density.  Zija uses only the best of its own harvest, which ultimately guarantees a consistency of quality in the final product.

Q:  Is there anything else about Zija that you feel makes it stand out?

A:  Sure, and this really goes back to the preceding question.  What really solidifies Zija as a premier-grade nutritional beverage is its adherence to production standards.  There are several standards to which a nutritional products must live up to in order to be considered top-notch.  First, it has to taste great, plain and simple.  Next, it must be cost-efficient.  It must also conform to existing regulatory guidelines.  And finally, it must truly be functional, which means it should do what it says on the label.  Unfortunately, most functional nutrition products violate one of these standards, and it’s usually the “functionality” standard.  In other words, the products don’t provide what they say they provide, and they don’t do what they say they’ll do.  This is usually due to corner-cutting by the manufacturer, and it results in a product that is largely devoid of the nutrients they claim to have, or is formulated in a way that lends to the loss of potency of the primary ingredients.  In the end, these products really are not what the marketers say they are.

Zija, on the other hand, strictly abides by these standards of production and formulation.  It has a pleasant, natural taste, it’s affordable, it is produced according to regulatory guidelines, and it provides exactly what it says on the label.  I’m also pleased to say that I have been present at every production phase to ensure that the standards we have established are still being employed.  Consequently, what we have is a premium-quality, pharmaceutical-grade nutrition beverage.  

Zija Uses 100% Natural Moringa

VITAMINS  Vitamin A (Alpha & Beta–Carotene), B, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, Folate (Folic Acid), Biotin, and many more

MINERALS  Calcium, Chloride, Chromium, Copper, Fluorine, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Sulfur, Zinc


Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine


Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine, Proline, Serine, Tyrosine


Chlorophyll, Carotenoids, Cytokinins, Flavonoids,
Omega (3, 6, 9) oils, Plant Sterols, Polyphenols, Lutein, Xanthins, Rutin, & more

20 Reasons to Drink


1. ZIJA NOURISHES THE BODY’S IMMUNE SYSTEM.  The body’s complex immune system is comprised of several organs, and trillions of cells, all requiring nutrients from caloric intake to function correctly and properly.  Zija’s Moringa oleifera provides many dozens of these nutrients, including vitamins, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, minerals, and essential amino acids.

2.  ZIJA PROMOTES HEALTHY CIRCULATION.  Significant research on the ingestion of Moringa oleifera in humans strongly suggests that it can help support both health and function of the circulatory, blood, and the cardiovascular systems.

3.  ZIJA IS 100% BIOAVAILABLE.  Unlike many popular fruit juice blends that are heavily pasteurized, artificially modified, colored or flavored, Zija uses only all-natural ingredients truly found in nature for an optimum and pristine blend to truly benefit health.

4.  ZIJA SUPPORTS NORMAL BLOOD GLUCOSE.  Today’s standard diet is the main contributor to the explosion of diabetes in developed countries.  Zija provides a wide array of nutrients that help normalize blood glucose levels within the body.  Also, Zija is sweetened with only pure cane sugar which, unlike most concentrated and nutrient-deficient sugars widely used in today’s food industry, does not contribute to unhealthy blood glucose levels.

5.  ZIJA IS ENZYMATICALLY ALIVE.  Scientific research strongly suggests mitochontrial sirtuins (a group of enzymes) that exist in every cell are the master regulators that divert energy into cellular preservation.  Moringa oleifera is very rich in such enzymes, which are unmodified, or unharmed, when you drink Zija.

6.  ZIJA DELIVERS Z-ATIN.  Zija Z-ATIN is a remarkable combination of the five constituent parts of the Moringa oleifera that work synergistically to deliver the most important nutrients from the plant and to improve absorption and utilization of Zija’s impressive nutrient profile.  Z-ATIN includes: A: Zeatin, a potent antioxidant; B) Quercitin, a flavonoid known for its ability to neutralize free radicals and relieve inflammation; C) Beta-Sitosterol, a nutrient superstar that blocks “bad” (for LDL) cholesterol formation for build-up and is an anti-inflammatory agent for the body; D) Caffeoylquinic Acid, another powerful anti-inflammatory compound for body benefit; and E) Kaempferol, a key nutrient that promotes healthy body cellular function.

7.  ZIJA IS SUPPORTED BY MODERN SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS.  Current research, consisting of many highly reputable medical, science, and globally recognized health institutions, suggests that Moringa oleifera possesses numerous therapeutic properties for proper health.  Among these institutions are Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the World Health Organization, the Center For Disease Control, and the National Institutes of Health.

8.  ZIJA PROVIDES NATURAL ANTI-AGING BENEFITS.  Zija’s wide array of antioxidant nutrients, which include Zeatin, Quercetin, Omega-3, Fatty Acids, and vitamins, can protect the body’s cells and prevent many of the common conditions associated with aging.

9.  ZIJA DELIVERS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SUPPORT.  Scientists now point to inflammation as a primary contributor to many of today’s most common diseases, including cancers, cardiovascular disease, dementia, depression, arthritis, attention deficit disorders, diabetes, obesity, and many more.  Several compounds in the Moringa plant, include Quercetin and Caffeoylquinic Acid, are known to support normal anti-inflammatory activity in the body.

10.  ZIJA BOOSTS REAL KINESIOLOGICAL ENERGY SAFELY.  Zija provides improved mental and cognitive clarity via many amino acids and B vitamins and therefore is the preferred non-addictive choice of the majority of those seeking initial and sustained all-natural benefits.

11.  ZIJA IS GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE (GRAS).  There are no harmful ingredients in Zija.  Zija is also Circle U Kosher & Parve, Halal Approved, and hypo (non) allergenic.  Zija’s Moringa is grown to the highest standards available for assured, consistent, empirical-quality delivery of all nutrients.

12.  ZIJA IMPROVES YOUR METABOLISM.  Moringa oleifera’s nutrient benefits in Zija provide a gentle nudge over time to improve the body’s metabolic processes because of the wide and critical nutrients being delivered.  Science has repeatedly shown that such vitamins, minerals, and nutrients act as catalysts for body function benefits, and disease is minimized when such nutrients are present.  “A can of Zija per day helps you remain happy, healthy, and ready to play!”

13.  MORINGA OLEIFERA IN ZIJA HAS A LONG AYURVEDIC HISTORY.  Historical and medical texts indicate that eastern Ayurvedic healers have employed the Moringa plant for many thousands of years, from conditions ranging from digestive complaints to arthritis.  Combined with modern-day scientific support, this anecdotal evidence provides a powerful affirmation of Moringa’s therapeutic abilities.

14.  ZIJA IS TRULY SCIENCE, NOT FICTION.  Zija is made to the highest standards, offering the nutrients from the five parts of the Moringa plant.  To get these many nutrients in a totally bioavailable form from any other dietary supplement, food, beverage, combination of herbs, fruit, vegetable, other botanical, over-the-counter brand, or even a prescription medication simply does not exist.

15.  ZIJA IS EASILY ABSORBABLE.  Zija is designed to be absorbed in as quickly as 20 minutes from ingestion.  Of course the amount of Zija to consume depends on specific factors such as the individual, predispositions, time, and caloric or exercise regiments, all of which could influence results.  In tracking millions of servings of Zija consumed, typically at least 86 out of every 100 consumers report a positive effect in their lifestyle with Zija.

16.  ZIJA SUPPLIES NUTRIENTS MISSING IN THE MODERN DIET.  Today’s western diet has double the caloric intake of a consumer in 1965 and we are receiving 75% less nutrient value for current calories consumed.  Seeking daily, quality nutrient supplementation is no longer an option but a requirement for health.  Zija provides these nutrient benefits.

17.  THE MOST NUTRIENT-RICH PLANT EVER DISCOVERED.  Many experts feel that Moringa oleifera boasts the widest array of vital nutrients of any botanical known on this planet.  There are dozens of nutrient values in Moringa oleifera and in each can of Zija, including, but not limited to, Beta-Sitosterol, several B Vitamins, Vitamins C, D-3, E, Calcium, Selenium, Magnesium, all the essential Amino Acids, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Chlorophyll, Flavonoids, Lutein, and many others.  Zija is a power-packed super beverage like no other!

18.  ZIJA IS CONVENIENT.  Zija is the perfect answer for today’s hectic and busy lifestyles.  Zija is conveniently portable and user-friendly.  A serving of Zija per day for most folks is all you need!

19.  ZIJA BUILDS HEALTHY BODIES.  It has been anecdotally reported that Zija has improved health across the globe.  Whether involved with competitive sports, regular physical training, or just simple recovery from injury, Zija gets you there faster and safer for all ages.

20.  ZIJA IS AFFORDABLE.  As Zija’s formulator, I came to this product not knowing if I could even achieve an efficacious beverage.  I must tell you that Zija has become one of my crowning achievements toward the betterment of health for all.  Can any of us put a price on good health?  Zija delivers and works where other products simply do not.

Drink Life In!