MACA ROOT POWDER
- A powerful adaptogenic superfood from Peru that enables the body resist physical, chemical or biological stress
- Supplements the endocrine system which is responsible for the production and regulation of hormones for metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood.
- Excellent for athletes looking to improve physical performance
- Great for managing conditions caused by hormone imbalance
For physical performance
The most well-known benefit of maca is the increase of energy. This is easily noticeable to people who regularly engage in physically strenuous activities such as working out at the gym or playing sports.
When you take maca before working out, your muscles can work harder, soreness is reduced, and the recovery time is drastically reduced. This is particularly important for those who are training for muscle strength and endurance.
According to some, the experience is comparable to taking dangerous synthetic enhancers– but without the negative effects like rage and diminished libido.
For increased metabolism
Another helpful benefit of maca is the increase in metabolism. Conditioned athletes report being able to run faster and longer and take longer to get tired which is indicative of the body being able to utilize energy from food and fat (which is a form of stored energy) more efficiently. Body heat and sweating is also increased.
For improved mood
Want to get more out of your day? A welcome side-effect of maca is the improvement in mood. Not an understated benefit, mood is very important in that it’s a primary determinant of productivity.
For restlessness or insomnia
Insomnia is a hormone-related issue. As such this is easily fixed by taking maca. Please be sure to read about the possible side effects.
For irregular periods, dysmenorrhea, and PCOS
A staggering 14 percent of women in child-bearing age suffer from irregular menstruation and other related discomforts. 87 percent of irregulars have PCOS. Both conditions can be treated by taking maca regularly along with moderate exercise.
As an added benefit, maca is known to alleviate menstrual cramps.
Acne, especially severe cases, have a strong negative effect on self-esteem. If it is caused by hormone imbalance, this can be treated via small but regular intake of maca.
Please note that in the process of healing, breakouts may worsen temporarily before the skin begins to clear up. When taking maca for this purpose, we recommend eliminating from your diet foods that may be causing your skin to become oily.
For libido and fertility
During the ancient Mayan empire, maca was a commodity that was specially reserved for royalty. It was also rationed to soldiers in preparation for war to improve physical performance. During peacetime, they are forbidden to eat maca as a means of controlling the population.
Both genders suffering from decreased sexual performance and infertility may benefit from the regular consumption of maca.
We have a lot of customers who report to have been able to address issues in as little as a week of making maca a part of their regular diet.
How much should you take and how?
Maca has an earthy, mildly sweet taste that is reminiscent of butterscotch. It very dry and starchy. The flavors blends best with strong tasting beverages like coffee and chocolate, although it is commonly used by athletes as an ingredient in their pre/post workout smoothies and shakes.
You only need a small amount to get you going. You may start with a quarter teaspoon per day, observe the effects, and increase only as desired but to no more than a full teaspoon per day.
As we always say to first-time users, although maca is a powerful tonic (something that makes you strong) it also has corrective effects. If you have insomnia or simply lack sleep prior to taking maca, it will have the reverse effect of calming you down and even drowsy to the point of sleep. If that is the case, it only means that you NEED rest at that moment.
Taking too much maca may cause an allergic reaction to some people. Even those who have been using maca for years experience negative effects when they ingest too much maca accidentally or intentionally for the sake of amplifying the health benefits.
For best results
For best results, we recommend taking it 5 days on, and 2 days off so the body doesn’t become immune to the effects. The effects are cumulative and takes some time to wear off – meaning the benefits can still be experienced on your off days.