Moringa has a ton of great nutritional properties that have changed many lives.
However, we receive a ton of emails asking about specific benefits and how long until these start uses actually start showing up.
We figured instead of constantly addressing these concerns, we’d create a resource that answers them all at once.
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 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 effects on health and different timing is below.
Time Till Moringa Starts Working (Table)
Reported here is a breakdown of many different scientific studies that showed statistical improvements within their timeframes for that 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.
Why Does it Take so Long to See Some of the Benefits of Moringa?
Not all effects happen right away, but some do:
Some Moringa Effects are Longer Term
Some uses of Moringa take a little bit 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.
This does not mean that all of the outcomes of Moringa will take this long, and many are feeling their Moringa remarkably fast.
Some Moringa Effects happen Quickly
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.
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 Morningardens, asking if someone should take their Moringa in the Morning or at Night is one of the most commonly asked questions.
When 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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long does Moringa Stay in Your System
Moringa is unique in that its benefits stem from a strong nutrient profile. Due to this, some nutrients exit through the urine within 24 hours, and some stay for months as these vitamins are fat-soluble.
What are the Side Effects of Taking Moringa
Most of the uses of Moringa are seen as positive, but some things like wound healing and lowering of blood pressure and blood sugar can be potentially dangerous if these are already low.
Can Moringa be Harmful?
How long does it take for moringa to work
Assuming you’re after the long-term effects of moringa, these 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 consistent Moringa use.
How long before you feel the effects of moringa
Some effects of Moringa (like a boost of energy) can be felt instantly. This is because the nutrient profile of Moringa is so dense that many new beginners start to feel better as soon as these nutrients are processed. This is usually because the person has some type of vitamin deficiency. Outside of this, most people won’t start feeling the effects of Moringa till about a month.
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