It’s a supplement made from a root vegetable that grows on the Andes mountains in Peru: Maca powder. I first found out about Maca powder about 4 years ago through one of my favorite authors: John Grey. I was just scrolling through his website and was watching his videos. Then, I watched a video about testosterones and estrogens and how they exactly work. As he was explaining about estrogens, he mentioned Maca powder and pointed out the importance & benefits of this supplement for women and that we should be taking this daily.
Benefits of Maca Powder
It’s used as a natural fertility enhancer and according to several studies, it shows promising results. However, it should not be consumed during pregnancy!
Maca root helps to balance out the body’s natural hormone levels without the use of synthetic hormone replacements.
Apparently, Maca root has a reputation for being a powerful aphrodisiac. It’s loaded with minerals like zinc, iodine, and essential fatty acids that helps to balance the necessary hormones that increases your libido.
Reduces Menopause Symptoms:
It reduces the most common menopause symptoms such as; hot flashes, sleep disruptions, night sweats, and depression.
Reduces PMS symptoms:
It’s not called a miracle supplement for no reason, Maca root also reduces PMS symptoms such as; irregular periods, heavy cramps and excess hair growth.
Helps with mood swings:
Fatty acids in maca root supports the overall brain health, which may be responsible for stabilising (mood swings) analytical skills, cognitive function, and rational thinking.
It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and protein These nutrients support energy levels which results into making you feel more awake, driven and energised.
A few more benefits:
– Speeds up healing from injuries including wounds
– Increases Bone Density
– Natural antioxidant
– Boosts immune system
– Helps with migraine
The list of benefits just goes on and on but these are the main benefits of Maca.
Maca for men
Apparently, the yellow & red Maca powder doesn’t have any effect on a male’s testosterone levels and fertility like it does on women. However, black Maca does show some positive effects on men.
Where to find Maca
You can find Maca powder at almost any organic or supplement store worldwide. It comes in a powder formula but you may also find it in capsules, liquid or extract forms. Make sure it’s 100% pure Maca and ideally organic.
How to take Maca
The doses you should take is 2 teaspoons a day; 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening. You can mix this with your morning coffee, tea, smoothie or in any other drinks.
I would love to know if you have tried Maca before and please do share your experience in the comments below 🙂