GUEST REVIEW: Maca PowderCheck out Jan's blog, Real Raw Women!
Maca is a nutritionally dense super-food that contains high amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and all of the essential amino acids.
Maca root helps balance our hormones and due to an over abundance of environmental
Instead of providing hormones to the body, maca works as an adaptogen which means that it responds to different bodies' needs individually. If you're producing too much of a particular hormone, maca will regulate the production downward. However, if you're producing too little, it'll regulate the production upward. (I couldn't have said it better!! This is what I love most about Maca Root)
Hormones regulate many things including mood, growth, sexual development, and tissue function. Hormones also play a role in many diseases, like cancer and depression.
Maca root has been shown to be beneficial for all sorts of hormonal problems including PMS, menopause, and hot flashes. Maca's also a fertility enhancer and is best known for improving libido and sexual function, especially in men. For this reason, it's earned the nickname "nature's
Maca is a food staple in Peru and there are no known effects of toxicity. However, occasionally some people experience adverse effects when they start taking maca, and these symptoms may actually be detoxification symptoms. This is because when a body more accustomed to consuming processed and cooked foods starts taking in such a nutritionally dense supplement, the body will absorb the superior nutrients it needs and "throw off" the old junk it doesn't need for elimination. If this happens, you might feel badly but it generally lasts just a few days.
The Wilderness Poets Maca is hands down the best Maca Powder that I have tried. You can find them on the web at www.wildernesspoets.com and click superfoods and will find the Maca Powder.
If you are not a person that drinks smoothies then you can mix it up in your favorite juice. But you will need to be able to put it in something that has a top so that you can shake it really well.
I recommend Maca Root for women and men. Give it a try and see what you think!!
Until next time,