Can Moringa Help With Weight Loss?

Can Moringa Help With Weight Loss?

How can Moringa Oleifera really help with weight loss?

We always knew that the nutritional benefits of Moringa would logically help with weight loss as our bodies gain weight because we are always chasing empty calories. The more nutriotion your body gets the less you crave food. However, we’ve always hesitated to claim that Moringa can help with weight loss directly because there had been limited scientific studies analyzing just that… until now.

Isothiocyanate-rich Moringa oleifera extract reduces weight gain, insulin resistance and hepatic gluconeogenesis

New research done by Rutgers University in the United States has proven, at long last, that Moringa does directly help you lose weight and prevent & treat type 2 diabetes.

The hidden secret is four unique Moringa Isothiocyanates (MICs), with strong biological activity found in Moringa leaves.

Emerging evidence has suggested these MICs are the principal therapeutically active constitutes found in Moringa.


This study provides justification and preliminary mechanistic evidence for the uses of moringa as a dietary agent in preventing Type 2 Diabetes by demonstrating that MICs caused significant reduction in weight gain, hepatic adiposity, gluconeogenesis, insulin, cholesterol, and inflammatory markers; and increase in insulin signaling sensitivity and lipolysis. Our study also provides support for the role of MICs as primary antidiabetic actives in moringa.


The studies on Moringa Isothiocyanates continue to show great promise. So far they have been proven to:

  • Reduce weight gain
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower inflammation
  • Lower blood sugar levels
  • Increase the mobilization and use of body fats for energy

This all results in steady, healthy weight loss. More importantly, you’ll feel reinvigorated mentally and physically.

What are these Moringa Isothiocyanates?

They are very similar to the isothiocyanates such as sulforaphane found in Brocolli Sprouts (which are all the rage these days), but it turns out Moringa isothiocyanates may be better simply because they are far more stable and studies have shown them to have equal or stronger biological activity.

They are both are potent inducers of phase II detoxifying enzymes (the nrf2 pathway) and provide protection against oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. They have profound weight loss, detoxification, anti-aging, and anticancer benefits.

How do you use Moringa to Lose Weight?

Based on the studies that have been done, for Moringa to help with weight loss you should:

  • First be sure your Moringa is made from Pure Leaf and that it is not processed in a way that destroys Moringa’s enzymes (such as the common shade drying + irradiation method, or inaccurate oven heating methods)
  • Consume the recommended 8-12 grams per day of Moringa Leaf Powder (his is the equivalent of roughly 2-3 teaspoons of our finely ground moringa leaf powder)
  • Consume one serving of Moringa in the morning (on an empty stomach for better results)
  • Consume Moringa with dinner (a few minutes before before dinner for better results)

The great thing about Moringa is that it can be added to your meals. It doesn’t need to be taken 30 minutes before your meal like other weight loss supplements. The blood sugar balancing effect of the antioxidants is still effective even if it’s taken with food.

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