Looking for a one-stop natural remedy for troublesome menopause symptoms that doesn’t involve drugs or added hormones? Try Maca root.
It’s been called ‘herbal HRT’, but it’s really an amazing root vegetable that works with your body to eliminate even the worst symptoms of menopause.
Maca root is a nutrient-dense cruciferous vegetable from South America where it has been used for centuries to treat menopause and other sexual health complaints, and to promote optimal health. This superfood contains protein, vitamins, minerals including selenium, calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and iron, carbohydrates, fiber, and essential fatty acids.
Low or high levels of estrogen can cause health and wellness challenges for many women during and beyond their menopause years. Maca is an adaptogenic herb that is a highly effective natural hormone-regulator. It nutritionally supports your body’s hypothalmus-pituitary-adrenal glands to balance your body’s hormone production. Your body produces its own estrogen, progesterone and other hormones that relieve menopause symptoms.
With regular use, Maca will improve or eliminate hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, insomnia, fatigue, low energy, breast tenderness, vaginal dryness and low sex drive. Women who suffer from ‘brain fog’ will be thrilled to know that it brings mental clarity. It also helps to reduce the negative effects of stress, and helps overcome depression. Many athletes take Maca because it boosts energy and endurance levels. Looking to lose weight at menopause? Taking Maca root whole-food supplement will keep your
appetite satisfied and help your body produce dopamine to keep you feeling happy and energized.
Maca contributes to significant bone rebuilding and bone density improvement.
Some people notice Maca’s beneficial effects within two weeks, others might take up to 3 months. To increase its effectiveness over time, herbalists recommend using any herb for one or two months then take a week off, then start another cycle of one or two months.
Serving Suggestion: Maca root has a pleasant nutty flavor and comes in powder or capsules. Start with 1/4 teaspoon powder daily increasing, as needed, to a tablespoon or more daily. Mix it with water, juice, smoothies, whey protein shakes, or stir it into cereal, oatmeal, applesauce, yogurt, or herbal tea. If you don’t like the taste, use capsules instead. Take Maca early in the day because it can cause insomnia if taken too close to bedtime.
Note: Women who take an iodine supplement to increase thyroid function may have to take their iodine and maca at different meals because maca, considered to be a cruciferous vegetable, could interfere with iodine absorption. If you take an iodine supplement, you may want to take it at least two hours away from taking maca to increase absorption.
Purchase maca powder and capsules at natural food stores.
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