When stored properly, the powder can last for two or more years. Most commercial packets of powder you find will have a two-year expiration range, but they can last longer; that’s simply the time when the powder starts losing potency. Always double-check your powder for signs of mold or mildew before using it.
Amounts and Dosage—Consuming moringa powder is proven to be safe, even at higher levels. Daily dosage should be limited to 70 grams (1 teaspoon sprinkled over food) Question: Good morning family. I need help. My mother has arthritis which has affected her blood levels (she is anemic) due to the degeneration of bones. Because of this, she gets a blood transfusion every 8 months. Can taking moringa help?
Answer: Yes, moringa can prove to be very useful in arthritis owing to the strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic properties of its bioactive components. These properties can tackle some of the key biological processes involved in the arthritis development.
Inflammation plays a key role in the development and manifestation of the symptoms of most of the arthritis types such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, etc. The inflammatory conditions are brought about by various risk factors for the disease such as physical inactivity, old age, obesity, and others.
The leaf extract of moringa has been found to markedly suppress the pro-inflammatory molecules such as TNF-α, interleukins (IL-10, IL-1β), cyclooxygenase-2, prostaglandin-2, etc. and the inflammatory pathway, NF-kappa B.
The risk of heart disease is prevalent in many types of arthritis, especially in the ones where inflammation has a crucial role in the disease development.
The inflammation promotes the process of atherosclerosis (deposition of plaque in the arteries) and harms the endothelium (inner lining of the blood vessels), which eventually impedes the cardiovascular function.
It further increases the risk of heart diseases such as hypertension, strokes, heart attack, etc.
It’s absolutely possible to eat too much of any vitamin or minerals. That’s the reason we have Tolerable Upper Intake Levels; to tell us how much calcium, vitamin A, and potassium is too much. But luckily for us, “too much moringa” is a large amount; far more than we typically eat.
Moringa encourages the removal of toxins through its support of liver and kidney function.
When used environmentally, even the moringa seeds do an amazing job of removing contaminants from water.
Research shows that taking moringa powder every day, even 50 mg/kg of body weight, successfully reduces oxidative stress in the body—that’s the equivalent of approximately 1.5 teaspoons for someone weighing 150 pounds on the other end of the spectrum.
Animal studies using Moringa oleifera extract revealed delayed tumor growth and increased life span at a dosage of 500 mg/kg of body weight. Taking 1 tablespoon of moringa powder is the equivalent of eating 1 cup of leafy greens, but if a person is new to increasing their greens, the body needs time to adjust, and every individual has unique body chemistry. It’s best to start slow by taking 1 teaspoon if adding to a personal smoothie or single-serving meal, or use 1 tablespoon for a family dish.
Moringa has strong effects that improve blood sugar control and reduce lipids in diabetic patients, so it can be used for prevention as well as management of blood sugar disorders.
In a study using Moringa oleifera, Murraya koeingii and Curcuma longa (Ratio 6:3:1), obese patients on the herbal formula showed a 17% reduction in serum glucose, 16.43% reduction in triglycerides and 12.6% improvement in LDL/HDL ratios. Whatever amount you decide is right for you, the best results are achieved by using moringa regularly.