How to take Moringa?
How much Moringa should I take? How should I take Moringa? Are there side-effects? How should you start introducing Moringa to your diet? Follow these 3 easy steps…
The First 3-5 days.
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.
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: taking more than a teaspoon per serving may upset the stomach. 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. Unless you are body building, more may be a waste.
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.
When to take Moringa
Most who take only one teaspoon daily take Moringa in the morning with breakfast. Those who struggle after lunch, usually 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. Not everyone takes Moringa daily. Some take less daily, others take 1 or two teaspoons every second or third day. Remember Moringa is for the entire body, not just the tongue.
BLOOD THINNING MEDICATION – Like all green plant leaf 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. A one-teaspoon per day intake ought not to interfere with medication for most people.
Moringa is an excellent multi-nutrient for pregnancy and supports the production of breast milk after birth, while supporting mom to replenish her own nutrients.
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 Moringa powder over the food just before serving. You can stir it in, but DON’T COOK Moringa powder, it diminishes the nutritional value.
Sprinkle your Moringa over wet salad – you wont notice it.
While some phyto-nurients are reduced when making tea out of Moringa, much of the good-stuff remains. To Make Moringa tea, Pare-boiled water, then take off the heat and add Moringa tea bags. Let it draw for 3-5 minutes. Moringa tea »
Go to town! but for best results, add lemon, honey or dates. A full teaspoon will often affect the taste, so go for half a teaspoon.
Add only half a teaspoon of Moringa to juice to prevent spoiling the taste.
NOTE: One can easily mask half a teaspoon of Moringa. If you drink high-green smoothies, you can do one full teaspoon. If taste is an issue, you need to take less more frequently. Again. given the benefits of regular Moringa intake, should your tongue have such a big say? Else take Moringa Capsules
- Don’t cook Moringa powder. Heat above 47 degrees Celsius depotentizes raw food. Minerals survive, but some phyto-nutrients -including some vitamins are .
- 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. Moringa ferments in no time at all. Great compost, but too expensive.
- 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 preventatively.
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 coli-forms, even e-coli. These will give you diarrhea if not worse. In the USA most producers irradiate moringa to kill bacteria and viruses. We prefer hygienic 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 acts as a laxative, especially on an empty stomach (see previous point).
If you take Moringa neat 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.