There are those who use Moringa to strengthen the immune system and remove the risk of seasonal illnesses, who to stabilize the metabolism and hormone levels or to ensure a greater supply of nutrients in vegan and vegetarian diets, and others to treat arthritis, diabetes, anemia, overweight, constipation and much more. All these virtues are contained in one magical plant called Moringa oleifera, a tree native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, which is cultivated in many tropical countries. This plant is one of the most nutritious and antioxidant superfoods that can be found in nature. But what is the best way to take it? And what the daily dosage should be?
Are capsules the best way to take Moringa?
Moringa oleifera is known as the “tree of life” for the life-saving effect it has on some developing countries and because every part of it, from flowers to fruit, from seeds to leaves, is a mine of benefits that helps to keep the healthy body. We speak of a plant called “miraculous” because it is the richest of nutrients ever discovered: the leaves contain 46 powerful antioxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory agents, including quercetin and caffeilquinic acid, 30% of plant proteins and all eight essential amino acids.
In addition, in our Moringa Capsules there is a quantity of vitamin C seven times higher than that found in oranges, the quadruple of calcium contained in cow’s milk, four times the vitamin A of carrots, the triple of potassium present in bananas, essential minerals such as zinc, magnesium, sodium and iron and omega 3 fatty acids.
Fresh or powdered, Moringa oleifera easily integrates itself into daily nutrition. In some parts of the world, such as India and Africa, it is an important source of food and is used in programs against malnutrition.
In fact, every part of this plant is edible, from the pods, which resemble asparagus, to flowers, which vaguely recall the taste of mushrooms, up to the seeds, to cook as peas, but the most used are the leaves, which for convenience are packaged in practical blistered capsules.
It is however better to avoid the root, the trunk and the branches that can cause abdominal pain and intoxication.
What is the best way to take Moringa?
Capsules – The best way to take Moringa oleifera is in the form of capsules. The product is 100% natural and safe for the body, because it does not include any additive, and offers the advantage of practicality for those who are always on the move.
Moringa capsules are the most convenient formulation to carry, perfect for busy people who want to take advantage of this extraordinary supplement even when they are traveling or in the office. The administration is simple and rapid, easily inserted into the daily routine. In addition, the capsules allow you to take the entire dose set, without the risk of losing the part that remains in the glass.
Powder – Moringa oleifera leaves powder can be mixed in hot water or added to drinks and food, such as fruit juices, smoothies, milk and yogurt, but also to succulent hot dishes, such as soups, curry dishes and broths , or even used to prepare bread or any type of cake, without the active ingredients losing their properties. Moreover, mixed with water, it can be applied locally on the skin to attenuate the skin spots and stimulate the healing of wounds, warts and bites. The powder offers great flexibility with dosage and the possibility of making personalized adjustments to the dose; however, it is an awkward and difficult method to practice for those who spend many hours away from home and who cannot carry the cumbersome pack.
Oil – From the seeds of Moringa oleifera you can get precious oil rich in oleic acid that, applied to the skin, increases its softness and elasticity, slows down aging, alleviates wrinkles and has an astringent and germicidal effect. Moringa seeds are in fact associated with scientifically proven antibacterial properties that could be exploited, for example, to purify water in countries that do not have access to drinking water.
Moringa in capsules daily dose
The daily dose of Moringa oleifera is 3 capsules a day to be taken before the main meals. Clinical studies describe the benefits of this supplement for doses ranging from 420 mg to 2 g daily, to be adjusted according to age, condition or disease and the extent to which it occurs. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label of our products.
As for the powder, the recommended dose to start or for those in good health is 1 teaspoon a day (1 teaspoon = about 2 grams of powder), combined with the meal. After taking the supplement for a week, you can decide whether to increase the dosage by listening to your body.
Those who practice a competitive sport or who are subjected to periods of great stress and fatigue should take 2 teaspoons of powder or 5 capsules a day. Through Moringa, these people can meet their needs for vitamins, mineral salts and proteins needed to achieve high yields or to increase stress tolerance.
Capsules or Powder, Moringa and its thousand uses:
As an anti-inflammatory product, effective against conditions such as asthma, gastritis and arthritis, we recommend a dosage of 3 grams of supplement per day for at least 3 weeks. For a quick laxative action, it is suggested to take 2-3 teaspoons of powder on an empty stomach (if you do not suffer from gastritis) with water.
In some developing countries, such as Indonesia and the Philippines, the leaves of the Moringa tree are given to nursing mothers, in the belief that they can increase their mother’s milk production, although there is no scientific evidence. The recommended dose to increase the milk supply is 4 grams of supplement twice a day. It is advisable to consult the attending physician before proceeding with the assumption.
Moringa is also indicated for weight loss, to stimulate the consumption of fats and to curb hunger attacks. Experts recommend taking 2-3 capsules a day 10-30 minutes before meals to achieve the best results in the shortest possible time. Of course, the use of Moringa supplements does not in any way replace a healthy and balanced diet, but fits in a balanced dietetic context.
Although it does not contain substances harmful to the human body, Moringa oleifera, if taken in excessive quantities, could cause problems of a gastroenteric nature such as nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea and stomach acidity. It is advisable not to abuse it and to respect the indicated doses. The use of the capsules is particularly recommended because it guarantees a perfect daily integration without the risk of overdosing.