How much Moringa should I take? How should I take Moringa? Are there side-effects?
How much Moringa to take | Moringa Side Effects | When to take | Recipes | Storage
START: Introduce Moringa to your diet
How much Moringa to take?
1. Start with half a teaspoon per day for 3 - 5 days!
preferably with breakfast (tips below) and ALWAYS with food. Moringa powder is strong and will manifest side effects if taken in too large doses.
2. After 3-5 days increase your intake. 1 teaspoons per day total is plenty for a healthy person. If you are recovering from illness or suffer from any chronic condition that affects you physically, two teaspoons per day may be better -BUT if your stomach is struggling because it needs to cope with medication it is better to slow things down. If you are healthy and physically very active, three teaspoons per day is possible.
3. After 2 Weeks:
You may want to take Moringa every second day after a while -Listen to your body. You will notice if your dosage is too high. Just take less, or skip a day -or two. Your body is unique as are its needs. After two weeks of regular use you can begin to make changes in how much and when you take Moringa.
Remember, you can't force the body's processes, so don't take Moringa as a quick-fix. Take it regularly as part of your diet and you should get the miracle benefits -many of which are preventative. Drink lots of water.
When to take Moringa
Most who take only one teaspoon daily take Moringa in the morning with breakfast. Those who have a sensitive stomach could take it with lunch. Those who take it to improve digestion or sleep, take it with dinner.
The 3 Day Rule: You are going to have to see what works best for you. A three day regimen taking Moringa at a specific time will tell you what results are for you by taking it at that time.
Like all dark green foods, such as Spinach, Moringa thickens the blood. If you are on blood-thinning medication or are pregnant, consult your health care practitioner before taking Moringa.
Moringa with Food: Recipes
Take in a juice, or mix into your breakfast. It will go green! Honey works well to mask the taste. You can take half a teaspoon with cereal or oats to lessen the impact of the taste.
Sprinkle your Moringa over wet salad - you wont notice it.
Sprinkle Moringa powder over the food just before serving. You can stir it in, but DON'T COOK Moringa powder, it diminishes the nutritional value.
Start with a full teaspoon in a blender with fruit, juice or almond milk. See our recipe section . If you experience “smooth sailing“, after a week you could increase it ti one tablespoon. If you have a sensitive stomach, go for half a teaspoon.
Add only half a teaspoon of Moringa to juice to prevent spoiling the taste.
One easily masks half a teaspoon of Moringa. If you drink high-green smoothies, you can do one. If taste is an issue, you need to take less more frequently. Again. given the benefits of regular Moringa intake, should your tongue get such a big say?
Don't cook Moringa powder. Heat above 47 degrees Celsius depotentizes raw food. Minerals survive, but many phyto-nutrients -including vitamins take a huge knock.
DO NOT Take too much too soon! See the next point.
DO NOT Take Moringa on an empty stomach! Moringa makes a brilliant and natural laxative. In the beginning, 1 to 2 teaspoon on an empty stomach should do it.
Keep your powder dry. Store it in a cabinet not the refrigerator. Keep your powder out of the sun. The Chlorophyll in Moringa carries goodness.
Take Moringa regularly. Moringa is a food, not a medicine. It works best as a preventative.
Moringa Side Effects (or are they?)
Moringa side effects are rare and indicate one may have taken it wrong.
Firstly - we've seen it at least a hundred times: People get their Moringa and immediately take too much... SLOW DOWN. Moringa is not a silver bullet, it is food, and it is potent. Give your body the time it needs to adapt and gain the benefits. You cannot rush your system, but you can make it very uncomfortable by bombarding it with something strong.
If Moringa makes you nauseous you are taking too much... lower your intake and build up slower, or spread your intake over three meals. Three days will do it.
Moringa is very potent. The average person can take 2-3 teaspoons on an empty stomach with water to use it as a fast acting and natural laxative. Remember people differ so will the impact of how much you take.
Many use Moringa and an increased water intake to keep them regular - this does not require taking it on an empty stomach. If you get a runny tummy from Moringa, just reduce your dosage, or take it when your stomach has food in it.
Diarrhea and Runny Stomach
Unfortunately some producers do not work hygienically. The result is powder with a high count of various coliforms, even e-coli. These will give you diarrhea if not worse. In the USA most producers irradiate moringa to kill bacteria and virusses. We prefer hygenic handling throughout the value-chain and do not irradiate. That is why we test produce before we use it.
NOTE that a high dose of Moringa is a laxative, especially on an empty stomach (see previous point).
If you take Moringa with water, or very little else to mix with, it can cause a heartburn-like sensation. If this happens to you, mix it with something thicker, or take it with food.
Like all green foods Moringa thickens the blood. This is of note to those on blood-thinning medication.