Maca is a root that belongs to the radish family in origin, which is grown in the mountains of Peru. Maca has been used for thousands of years for its many health benefits and is known as Peruvian Ginseng. It has recently become popular as a health supplement due to it being packed full with vitamins (B1, B2, C & E) and minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulphur, sodium & iron) plus amino acids and essential fatty acids.
Maca can help your general health in a number of ways by supplying iron and restoring red blood cells. Maca also keeps your bones and teeth healthy and when used alongside a good workout regime, it can help to increase muscle mass as well as aiding in workout performance and sports recovery.
Mood Balance and Women’s Health
Maca has been found to help with anxiety, stress, depression and mood swings. It can also assist with mental energy. For women experiencing menopausal systoms, Maca can alleviate cramps, body pain and hot flashes.
Maca can boost libido and increase fertility.
Maca can help to alleviate skin conditions and help your skin to cope with extreme temperatures.
How To Take Maca Powder
Maca Powder is delicious when mixed in smoothies and fruit juice and has a slightly malty taste. It can also be sprinkled on foods such as salads.
There are no known side effects of taking Maca but if you have a medical condition that you are receiving treatment for, it would be best to check with your doctor before taking it.
Start off by including a small amount of Maca in your diet, even as low as half a teaspoon, and gradually increase it. The average daily dose is 15g taken as 3 lots of 5g. It is best to have a few days taking Maca and then have a few days off.
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