Superfoods and Nutraceuticals

Live Love Well aims to become the leading grower, producer and brand owner of Organic Superfoods products from Africa.

Live Love Well is based in Nairobi in Kenya and was founded in 2017 with a vision to promote healthy lifestyle by distributing top quality Superfood products worldwide

The team behind Live Love Well has more than 25 years experience with building businesses in Africa within food manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and generic medicines.

Live Love Well’s business idea sprouts from Hippocrates ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’. This is a firm believe embedded in our philosophy, the corner stone to our existence and passion of ‘Live Love Well’ and is still highly applicable in our daily lives:

We regard the daily food and drink we consume as the main influence in our state of health and our vulnerability to disease. More and more evidence is building up showing that consuming good food and drink is the bedrock of sound health.

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About us

Live Love Well was established in Kenya in 2017 by Talitha Hogebrug and Poul David Videbaek with a mission to ignite and accelerate sustainable business in Africa. We are both passionate about the vision to eradicate poverty and heal the planet and we have more than 25 year collective experience in Africa and 40 years of business development and entrepreneurship.

Talitha, born in Amsterdam the Netherlands has over 15 years’ experience as entrepreneur and commercial manager in the field of New Business Development & Strategic Partnerships in Africa & Asia. Talitha holds a Master of Science International Strategic Marketing Management and a Master of Business Administration in Executive African Leadership & International Business Development from Copenhagen Business School/ Mount Kenya University in Nairobi.

Poul David, born in Denmark, has over 25 years experience as entrepreneur and business manager in technology and FMCG in Africa, Latin America, Europe and Oceania.  Poul David holds a Master of Business Administration in Global Electronic Management from Copenhagen Business School, Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Koln University of Economics and Egade Business School in Monterrey in Mexico.

Specialities / Areas of interest

  • Business Entrepreneurship
  • Pharmaceutical and FMCG Supply Chain Management in Africa & Asia
  • Commercial Management
  • Market Access Emerging markets
  • Cross Cultural Project Management
  • Strategic and Tactic Sales Management
  • Strategic business development
  • Business plan development and formulation
  • Business Management

List of References

Just Fair Denmark, http://justfair.dk/

COOP Denmark, https://coop.dk/

African Coffee Roasters EPZ Limited Kenya, http://africancoffeeroasters.co.ke

Nowaco Denmark, http://www.nowaco.com/

IFU – www.IFU.dk

Building sustainable business

Live Love Well is a community of business entrepreneurs who are passionate about life and our mission – “to eradicate poverty and heal the world”. This is achieved by building profitable businesses with efficient supply chains which are exporting organic value added agricultural products from Africa to the global consumers. We believe these are crucial elements in creating a sustainable future. While we pursue our mission, we inspire to spread happiness for everybody around us every day.

Superfoods such as Moringa offers a sustainable solution for millions of farmers in resource poor settings providing primary or secondary income.  Planting superfoods in rural areas can improve soil fertility and reverse deforestation.

Baobab is a wild grown fruit and is collected by women groups and transported to our processing facilities. Collecting Baobab creates an income opportunity for people without own land or other sources of income.

Live Love Well utilizes existing producer organizations and out-growers to create a stabile income for farmers in rural areas of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The team behind Live Love Well have more than 10 years of experience with working with producer organizations in African and Central America.

Through Live Love Well’s out-grower program we are in contact with more than 10.000 small hold producers who through growing superfoods have the potential to double their income.

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Eradicate poverty – by business 

  • Creating jobs where it is most needed is the best way to fight poverty and ensure a stable income for the growing population
  • We offer business consultancy specializing in entrepreneurship, business development, supply chain development and food manufacturing
    • Establishing businesses and helping business owners to maximize their potential
    • Utilizing out growers, small hold farmers and producer organizations 
    • Creating market access in order to secure efficient supply chains

Heal the world – by superfoods

  • Enter super foods: Superfoods offer the perfect natural way to take vitamins and minerals, high in antioxidants and rich in proteins which are necessary for your health.
  • Live Love Well supplies branded superfoods as consumer products or in bulk
    • Baobab: Powder and Oil
    • Moringa Oleifera: Powder and Oil
    • Prunus Africana: Capsules and tea

Spread happiness

  • Joy of doing business with people
  • Invest in community
  • People employed in empowering positions
  • – And enjoying good food and wine with friends

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Moringa Oil

Moringa oil is extracted from the seeds of Moringa Oleifera. Moringa oil has been mentioned as a very useful oil in the medicinal books of Greece and Rome. Even today, this oil is used for a number of industrial applications. It is great for topical use on the skin and the hair. It is also a nice cooking oil with a soft, appealing taste.

Moringa oil exerts many therapeutic properties because of its unique nutrition.

  • Antioxidant– Ben oil has strong antioxidant capacity.
  • Anti-inflammatory– The oil reduces inflammation both topically and internally.
  • Anti-aging– The oil provides nutrition to our skin and relieves aging signs.
  • Anti-microbial– It is traditionally used in Sudan to purify water and is shown to reduce bacterial counts.
  • Disinfectant– can be used to treat wounds.
  • Carrier– It is excellent carrier oil for aromatic compounds.
  • Emollient– Moringa oil is a great moisturizer for the skin.
  • Preservative– This oil resists rancidity and is used as preservative in certain products.
  • Exfoliant– drives away dead skin cells.
  • Enfleurage– Moringa oil absorbs the aroma of essential oils and other fragrant compounds like herbs, nuts, seeds, spices and chemicals. This makes it the perfect perfume base.

Moringa seed oil offers many health benefits when used on the skin and also when taken internally.

    1. Excellent Moisturizer
      Ben oil is one of the best moisturizers for the skin. It should be applied to the skin as a massage oil. It imparts glow to the skin and makes it well moisturized, but not too oiled. This oil is absorbed well into the skin, making it a nice ingredient in many homemade cosmetic products. This brilliant moisturization effects is because of very high amount of omega- 9 fatty acid (oleic acid) in moringa oil. It also makes the skin quite smooth, because of the behenic acid in it. Behenic acid is used in many products for its ability to smooth the skin and condition hair. This oil slips easily on the skin and spreads well.
    2. Other Benefits for Skin
      Besides moisturization, moringa oil can do a lot more for your skin.

      • Moringa oil pacifies dry skin. It is helpful in dry, irritated skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
      • Acne – Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, moringa seed oil can be used as a spot treatment for acne. It also aids the body in healing acne scars.
      • It adds gloss to the skin, which may be needed sometimes, especially when the weather is dry.
      • It can be applied over scars left behind by wounds, scrapes, bruises, and burns. Moringa oil mixed with tamanu oil is a powerful scar diminishing formula.
      • Anti-Aging – Regular application of moringa oil reduces the striking appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin It can be combined with an astringent product like aloe vera.
    3. Moringa Oil for Hair
      It is just as good for the hair as it is for the skin. Moringa oil is a powerful hair conditioner. It should be used as a hot oil conditioner to deal with nearly any hair related problem. The hot oil treatment leaves the hair well moisturized, the hair roots are nourished, dandruff is washed out and there is much less irritation on the scalp. The best result is the conditioning. Hair is manageable and can be combed nicely. It adds shine or gloss to the hair, making them look beautiful. This effect is because of behenic acid in acid. Moringa oil also strengthens hair roots and as such can help with hair loss. It nourishes weak, damaged hair and reduces the lifelessness in them.

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Home remedies

These are some home remedies using moringa oil.

  • Sleep Aid – Massage the head with moringa oil with about 3 – 4 drops of lavender essential oil. It reduces irritability and sleeplessness.
  • Exfoliating Oil – Mix olive oil and moringa oil in equal amounts. Add some sugar cubes to the oil and rub it on the skin.
  • Nail Softener – If one has really strong, powerful nails then they may cause trouble if they become dry and grow awkwardly. Soap them in moringa oil to make nails soft so that they can be easily cut.
  • Homemade Perfume – Add favorite essential oil to moringa oil to make homemade perfume. Use 2 – 3 drops of this as a perfume.

Uses

Moringa seed oil has had lots of uses since it was first extracted. These are some of the prominent industrial and home uses for the Ben oil.

  • Soap – Moringa oil is used in soap making because of its skin cleansing and moisturizing property.
  • Perfume Base – Perhaps the best natural perfume base of all oils. Moringa oil was preferred by people of ancient civilizations. It was used as base for perfumes. Even today, this remains one of the most important commercial application of moringa oil.
  • Oiling Machinery – Moringa oil is a preferred oil for lubricating small machine parts, like watches.
  • Cooking oil– Moringa oil is a nice cooking oil. It is used for deep frying and sautéing. Its smoke point is about 200 ° C which is good for deep frying purpose.  Moringa seed oil is preferred as a salad oil in many places.

Side Effects, Safe Dosage and Toxicity Issues

Moringa oil is generally safe to use. It can also be consumed internally. There is no information on the interaction of moringa oil with medication, so consult a doctor regarding this topic.

Nutritional and Medicinal Information

Moringa seed oil is noted for its nutrition. It is truly unique among many other oils. There are certain nutritional aspects that make this oil incredible for use.

Get in touch with us

We would love to hear from you and share a super delicious Moringa – Baobao smoothie either in Netherlands or Kenya.

 

Netherlands                                    Kenya

Live Love Well Ltd.                         Live Love Well Ltd.

Albert Cuypstraat 127                    Mombasa Road, Live Love Well Estates

1072 CS, Amsterdam                      Mololongo, Nairobi

Phone : +31 20 893 2165               Phone +254 701228197

Email : info@livelovewell.org

 

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