How Long Does It Take For Moringa To Start Working? [A Detailed Breakdown]

Quick Wins of Moringa And It’s Instant Effects

Moringa is like the superhero of nutrition, packing a punch with its incredible benefits. 

Readers often ask us how long will it take for Moringa to start working, so instead of sending a ton of emails, we thought to put together a one-stop resource to address all your questions.

How long does It take for Moringa to start working?

Moringa can take at least one month to start working. As you continue to take Moringa, you will see more and more benefits, while not losing any of the previous ones. Most of the long-term benefits (which we will explain what they are in this article) happen within two to three months of consistent Moringa use.

Moringa is incredible, and knowing how soon it can start changing your life after you’ve started taking this superfood is an obvious question.

More information about Moringa’s affects on your health and explore the varying timelines for its effects below. 


A Breakdown For How Long Moringa Takes To Start Working (In Table Format)

Reported in the table below is a breakdown of many different scientific studies that showed statistical improvements within their timeframes for a specific effect. 

These results are from either a study performed in a controlled environment (with a link) or my personal experience with Moringa.

Effect Time To Start Working
Digestion Improvements Immediate (On Empty Stomach)
Lowering Cholesterol Statistical Improvements in less than 120 days
Improving Insomnia Statistical Improvements in less than 10 Minutes (On Empty Stomach)
Lowering Blood Pressure Statistical Improvements in less than 3 weeks
Improving Arthritis Statistical Improvements in less than 21 days
Reducing Allergies Statistical Improvements in less than an hour
Decreasing Anxiety Statistical Improvements in less than 7 days
Decreasing Seizure Length Statistical Improvements in less than 30 Minutes
Weight Loss Statistical Improvements in less than 3 months
Improving Memory Statistical Improvements in less than 5 weeks
Improving Skin Statistical Improvements in less than 3 months
Improving Nail/Cuticle Health Personally fixed my problems in less than 1 week 
Improving Energy Immediate (On Empty Stomach)
Improving Libido Statistical Improvements in less than 7 days

Take note, that the effects cited above in this table were shown to have measurable scientific success in that timeframe, and the benefits presumably started showing much earlier.


What Are The Longer Term Effects Of Moringa?

Not all effects happen right away, but some do. Let’s dive deeper into the longer term effects of Moringa. 

Long term effects of Moringa:

Some uses of Moringa takes some time to show results. This is because they are usually your body’s reaction to the lowering or exposure to other things.

For example for Moringa to lower your Cholesterol, your lipid profile would need to be lowered by the polyphenols (flavonoids) that are found in Moringa. (Source)

The way this works is by increasing cellular antioxidant status and inflammation (Source).

However, we know that effects that stem from the increased cellular activity will not be a quick turnaround, as it takes time to build up the antioxidants needed to combat these free radicals and other problematic cells.

why does moringa take so long

This does not mean that all of the outcomes of Moringa will take this long, and many people feel the effects of Moringa remarkably fast.


Short Term Effects Of Moringa

Some results of Moringa leaf happen quickly, as they are usually “fixing” nutrient-deficient problems.

For example, someone who feels an instant boost of energy from Moringa was probably deficient in some of the energy-creating nutrients.

Whenever I take Moringa on an empty stomach, I instantly feel a boost in my mood and energy.

Due to my low levels of iron and calcium (from my bad diet), eating Moringa on an empty stomach instantly boosts these levels out of “deficient” levels.

This immediately makes me feel rejuvenated and increases my energy levels for the rest of the day.

This is the same for the digestion issues that Moringa helps solve.

Since these digestion issues are usually linked to a deficiency of Vitamin B, once your Moringa is broken down and absorbed, your body will have raised its vital Vitamin B levels.

Moringa seeds, when eaten – act as a laxative. This can dramatically increase your rate of digestion. We wanted to throw this in as a quick tip!


How Long Does it Take for Moringa to Start Working?

Moringa can take at least one month to start working. As you continue to take Moringa, you will see more and more benefits, while not losing any of the previous ones. Most of the long-term benefits happen within two to three months of Moringa use.


How Are You Eating Your Moringa?

How long it takes to see the effects of your Moringa leaf depends a lot on your personal levels of digestion.

Also, how hard it is to retrieve your Moringa from your Moringa tree is sometimes a deterrent, if you can not stick to a consistent schedule. 

Some of this can be influenced by what food is present in your stomach when you take your Moringa leaf powder.

For example, if you’re eating right before ingesting Moringa, your body has to absorb all the food that is already in your stomach before it’s able to process the Moringa. This can dramatically increase the time till absorption of your Moringa, and delay the when you will feel the effects of your Moringa.


Should I Take Moringa on an Empty Stomach?

How you take your Moringa has a direct effect on how long it takes for Moringa to start working.

If you’re deficient in some nutrients from an exhausting day or because of recent poor eating, taking your Moringa on an empty stomach will improve these deficiencies much faster than taking it with food.

If you’re interested to learn more about the effects of consuming Moringa on an empty stomach, check out the article we wrote below:

moringa morning or night

However, if you’re more interested in the longer-term uses of Moringa, taking your Moringa with food will not cause any problems or delays, and the long-term health benefits of the Moringa will still be the same.


Should I Take Moringa in the Morning or at Night?

At Morning Gardens, asking if someone should take their Moringa in the Morning or at Night is one of the most commonly asked questions.

At what time of the day you take your Moringa powder does not matter in the long term, but in the short term taking your Moringa around when your stomach is empty will increase potency and short-term effects.

If you fast during any part of the day, this is a great time for you to take your Moringa, as you will be able to quickly see the effects.

If you have energy problems, we suggest you take your Moringa first thing in the morning, as the Moringa will be absorbed nearly instantly and start helping you with your energy problems.

moringa sunrise watching

If you have some trouble sleeping, we suggest taking your Moringa about 30 minutes before bed, as the Moringa will help you fall asleep.

When you take your Moringa is tied to when you need the result.

Again, for some of the longer-term uses, the timing does not matter, and combining Moringa with lunch (like in a smoothie) may make it easier to ingest and to stick to a plan in the long term.

Focus on your personal goal with Moringa and work backward to build a plan that will work for you and your tough schedule.


How long does it take for Moringa to work on cholesterol?

When this study was run, contestants could see statistically improved cholesterol numbers in less than 120 days. [Source] This means that It does take some time to see some benefits within your lipid readings, but given 3-4 months, you should start to see improvements on Moringa. 

For more information about how Moringa can help lower your cholesterol, check out the article we wrote below:

How long does it take for Moringa to work on insomnia?

When this study was run, contestants saw a statistically improved response to their insomnia in under 10 minutes. [Source] Realize this was all done on an empty stomach, meaning that if there is food within your stomach, expect the kick-in time to be a bit longer. 


How long does it take for Moringa to work on blood pressure

When this study was run, contestants saw statistically improved blood pressure numbers in less than 3 weeks. [Source] This means that It does take some time to see some benefits within your lipid readings, but given a couple of weeks, you should start to see improvements on Moringa. 

We wrote an article that dives deeper about Moringa’s effect with lowering blood pressure. Check it out here:

How long does it take for Moringa to work on arthritis

When this study was run, contestants saw a statistically improved response to their arthritis numbers in less than 3 weeks. [Source] This means that It does take some time to feel the benefits in your joints, but given a couple of weeks, you should start to see improvements on Moringa. 

Conclusion

In summary, to see the Moringa can take at least one month to start working. As you continue to take Moringa, you will see more and more benefits, while not losing any of the previous ones. Most of the long-term benefits happen within two to three months of consistent Moringa use.

If you’re like me and need an energy boost to start off your day, then I suggest taking Moringa in the morning and on an empty stomach. 


Frequently Asked Questions


How Long does Moringa Stay in Your System

Moringa is unique in that its benefits stem from a strong nutrient profile. Some nutrients exit the body within 24 hours through urine, while others, being fat-soluble, persist for months. 


What are the Side Effects of Taking Moringa

Although Moringa is predominantly linked with positive effects, certain aspects, such as wound healing and reductions in blood pressure and blood sugar, may pose potential risks if levels are already low.


Can Moringa be Harmful?

Despite the potential benefits of Moringa, consulting with a doctor is important. This is particularly crucial if you’re on thyroid medication, or you’re pregnant and taking vitamin A supplements, or you’re currently managing blood sugar with medication.


How long does it take for Moringa to start working

Assuming you’re after the long-term effects of Moringa, this can take upwards of one month to start working.  As you continue to take Moringa, you will see more and more benefits, while not losing any of the previous ones. Most of the long-term benefits happen within two to three months of Moringa use.


How long before you feel the effects of Moringa

Instant outcomes, like a surge in energy, can quickly become apparent when you start taking Moringa. This is because the nutrient profile of Moringa is so dense that many newcomers start to feel the effect instantly. However, for most people, Moringa’s effects typically takes place in about a month’s time. 

Morning Garden’s guide on Moringa, Moringa 101 can be found in the article below:

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