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Melia Supreme is powdered neem leaf (Melia azadirachta) put into vegetarian capsules with nothing else added.

Melia, like Morinda is an amazing plant that has been used therapeutically in India for at least 2,500 years. The word neem is reported to come from the Sanskrit language and roughly means “the healer and illness reliever”. Our main reason for making melia available is that it is another superb broad spectrum anti-microbial showing effectiveness against various fungi, bacteria, parasites, virus (including herpes), and spirochetes. It has also been reported that it does not harm beneficial intestinal flora. Melia has been shown to be hepato-protective, stimulates T-cell production in times of infection, and blocks pro-inflammatory prostaglandins. Melia also possesses small amounts of catechin and quercetin- both having anti-inflammatory and anti-histiminic properties.

In Japan, Melia has been used for cancer treatment of solid tumors as well as using it topically on skin cancers. It has been used successfully to treat malaria as well as vitiligo, and has been reported to increase brain serotonin levels thus having anti-anxiety properties.  Melia has also been shown to lower cholesterol levels. In insulin dependent diabetics, melia has reduced insulin requirements up to 50%. One interesting effect is that without decreasing libido or sperm count, neem has been used effectively as a male contraceptive. In parts of Africa women use it also for the same purpose (so you may not want to use it if you are trying to get pregnant). I could keep going but you can see how it merits its name “the healer and illness reliever”. To read more about neem, NEEM INDIA”S MIRACULOUS HEALING PLANT by Ellen Norten, and NEEM THE ULTIMATE HERB by John Conrick are very informative.

I have been using melia in my practice for 6 years in the essential oil form.   The essential oil has some major drawbacks- 1) it tastes awful, so compliance is poor, 2) It solidifies at room temperature and is hard to dispense, 3) It can cause a lot of GI upset, 4) it is questionable if you can sell it legally for internal use. Now with the powdered leaf in capsules, none of the above problems exist (occasionally, there is some mild GI upset).

We mainly use Melia Supreme as a broad spectrum anti-microbial (it tests with AK much better than neem oil against most microbes and is much better tolerated). Morinda Supreme is still my primary anti-microbial but when Morinda doesn’t test, Melia most often does. In severe cases of dysbiosis and infection I often use them both (if they both test positive) simultaneously. I test it on each patient since it has so many other benefits besides its anti-microbial properties.

Melia is planted in urban areas in India because it is great at adsorbing pollutants, so we have to be very careful in our source selection. As with other Supreme Nutrition Products- each batch goes through AK testing for effectiveness, besides the normal “purity” tests required by the government. 

Recommended dose for adults can be 1 cap 3x/day. It is contra-indicated during pregnancy, nursing, and in young children.

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