I was first introduced to Maca on a trip to Sedona, AZ. A grocery store sampler gave me a huge piece of maca-filled dark chocolate and a history lesson on its ancient origins and benefits. Its use dates back to 3800 B.C.! Surprisingly, I instantly felt some of the effects of maca that day and I felt so good that I started taking it back home.
Besides being vitamin-packed, Maca can help with a wide variety of health issues:
Within days of adding maca to your regular diet, your energy level and stamina may increase. If you find yourself feeling tired often, experiment with maca to see if it helps.
Maca is commonly used to improve sexual function in both men and women. It boosts your libido and increases endurance, while balancing your hormones and increasing fertility.
Maca is also used for skin issues. It can help clear acne and blemishes, as well as help your skin withstand extreme temperatures.
4. Women’s Health & Mood
Maca helps with menstrual issues and menopause. It relieves cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression. Note: If you are pregnant or lactating, you should avoid taking maca.
5. Overall Health
Maca supplies iron and helps restore red blood cells, which aids anemia and cardiovascular diseases. It also keeps your bones and teeth healthy and allows you to heal from wounds more quickly. When used in combination with a good workout regime, it can also lead to an increase in muscle mass.
Add a tablespoon of Maca powder to smoothies, juices or other drinks. You can also take it in capsules if you don’t like the taste. You can find it at your local health food store, Whole Foods or online.
Wishing you radiant health!