How can Moringa Oleifera really help with weight loss?

We’ve always hesitated to claim that Moringa can help with weight loss directly because there had been no 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.

Which Moringa Recipes are Best for Weight loss?

Because our Moringa is sugar free, low carb, high fiber, gluten-free, and loaded with plant-based protein; it is a fantastic addition to every Keto, Paleo, and Whole30 diet recipe.

For weight loss we highly recommend our Moringa Miracle Morning Elixir to start your day.

We all know the effectiveness of the morning Lemon Water Detox. Add just one teaspoon Moringa and you have a miracle morning weight loss elixir. [See Recipe]

And from there you can try any of our many Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Snack recipes to get you to the 8-12 grams per day goal.



This is a living post and we’ll continue to update it as new science comes in. Below is our post from 2012. It feels like a lifetime ago. It’s great to see Moringa in the spotlight and getting so much attention from the Scientific Community these last 2 years. We’re happy to have been proven wrong by Science 🙂

Look — we love Moringa Oleifera (obviously), but recent claims by some companies that Moringa Oleifera is a miracle weight loss supplement are quite a stretch.

There are no known fat burning or slimming properties to Moringa Oleifera.

Moringa Oleifera is meant to fully nourish and energize your body.

Meeting all your bodies nutritional requirements will naturally curb junk food cravings and supply you with the energy you need to maintain a healthy & active lifestyle. But it is not a miracle plant that will melt your extra pounds away.

No responsible or serious Moringa company would make these claims. 

If you see one of these fly by night companies marketing the product as such, you should really question the ethics of that company and the quality of the product.

We wish everyone had Moringa in their home, but for the right reasons and with the right expectations.

You can read about the many benefits of Moringa Oleifera right here on


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