Maca Root Benefits..Could This Be The Most Potent Superfood On The Planet?
Maca Root Benefits
What is Maca root? Maca is a root vegetable, closely related to the potato family and looks like a radish.
A whole-food that is bursting with vitamins, essential minerals, plant sterols, healthy fats and amino acids, making it great
The folks in the Andes have known about the incredible health benefits of maca and been using it for many centuries.
We can thank Peruvian farmers all those years ago for observing their livestock that grazed in areas containing maca root. The result was that the animals were more likely to be stronger and healthier than their counterparts. In addition to that, the animals were more determined to copulate...What's good for them must be good for us too!
Maca root has been tagged as one of the most powerful or potent super foods in the world. As it is nutrient dense, it can benefit our health in may ways.
Maca Root Benefits For Women
Women can benefit greatly from taking maca root. In menopausal women, taking maca can be a substitute for hormone replacement therapy (HRT), by helping to balance hormone production without any damage to the body.
Compare this to HRT, which can cause ovaries to basically waste away. Other benefits for women are..
Boosts Libido and Sex Drive
Increases Energy and Stamina
General Feeling of Well-being
Menstrual Relief Maca can help here as it is believed that many of the symptoms of menstrual pain can be put down to the body's inability to full absorb the essential vitamins and minerals it needs...the best way to counteract that is in maca's
properties along with it's hormonr-balancing qualities.
Maca Root Benefits Fertility
Men have used maca to enhance their fertility, stamina and sexual function. For women, maca is able to control estrogen in the body. Depending on a woman's estrogen levels (either too high or too low) it can have a bearing on a woman's ability to become pregnant or to carry a fetus to term.
Maca Root Side Effects or Dangers
Maca root is high in iodine, so people with thyroid disease be careful as you know, iodine is necessary for thyroid function, however too much can worsen the symptoms of thyroid disease.
A chemical called Glucosinolate is present in maca, it is believed to lead to goiters.
Maca root increases testosterone production, that's fine for men, but could cause issues for women.
Heart rate can increase as it is a stimulant.
Stomach upsets have been reported with taking maca root.
Don't be frightened off by all this, if in doubt, always consult your doctor, just be sensible and take in moderarion!
Maca Root Powder There are many products on the market, as always do your research. I play a lot of sport so I take Organic Peruvian MacaRoot Powder from Creative Nature. It's brilliant and really does what it says on the tin and I would not be without it, as for the libido stuff..well I'm not telling!
Maca Root Dosage
It is recommended to take 1 to 2 grams of the powdered variety per day. This is the quantity I take daily and it is never advised to exceed that..especially for the reasons stated above. It is also available in capsule form too.
Maca Root Benefits as a Food
Sprinkled onto any meal turns it into a nutritional powerhouse. It's taste is earthy, mildly nutty and can be added to soups, cereals, desserts, even herbal or
Another excellent way to enjoy maca is to add a dash in your
The perfect combo.
The maca root is a true nutritional superfood, containing almost 60 different phytonutrients, all which combine with maca's plethora of vitamins making it one of the most powerful medicinal plants on earth.
And Finally... A short video explaining the benefits of Maca Root...what a lovely voice the lady has!