Our planet naturally provides us with many AMAZING things that can enhance our good health and fitness, and maca root is one of the MOST EXCEPTIONAL, particularly for women.
Never heard of it? That’s probably because this plant grows high in the Andes Mountains in South America– and nowhere else! While most of us here in the U.S. have never even seen it, maca has been used for centuries by the indigenous people in that region.
This unique plant grows at an altitude of 14,000 feet above sea level and is able to withstand extreme conditions, including intense sunlight, freezing temperatures and strong winds – not exactly ideal for growing vegetation.
The maca root is distinguished as being the highest growing food plant in the world, which may be the reason that it has so many nutrients, it’s truly in a class by itself!
One of the most common problems I hear women talk about is a lack of energy.
Maca is known to help increase those energy levels to help you GET THROUGH that busy, stressful day.
It can also help to ensure that you have enough fuel in your tank to squeeze in a workout too, which is why you might sometimes see it referred to as Peruvian Ginseng.
Maca’s energy enhancing properties as well as numerous other benefits are thought to be attributed to its numerous vitamins and minerals – it’s packed with B vitamins and is also rich in vitamins C,E, and minerals like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
Taking maca is practically like taking a multi-vitamin, but even better as it comes straight from the earth!
Many athletes are discovering the benefits of maca root supplements for increasing endurance and performance. When taken along with regular exercise, it even has the ability to increase muscle mass. It’s considered to be an excellent alternative to anabolic steroids among athletes, but unlike anabolic steroids, maca contains no harmful chemicals that might interfere with healthy endocrine function.
Of course, you don’t have to be an athlete to reap those benefits. Maca can help ANYONE who desires to achieve a smaller waistline and a more fit body.
Maca is an adaptogen, which simply means that it improves the body’s ability to defend itself against mental and physical weakening, preventing all types of illness. It helps to promote quicker muscle recovery in addition to boosting muscle mass – and, does wonders for stamina and endurance!
For women, maca is particularly beneficial.
Have you ever been left practically unable to move, let alone exercise, due to painful cramps?
I probably don’t have to tell you that for many, symptoms associated with menstruation can make it difficult to even want to get out of bed in the morning!
Surprisingly, maca can even help ease those awful aches and pains, allowing you not only to get through the day, but also through your workout.
Research has shown that it can help to alleviate menopause symptoms too!
Maca can quell symptoms such as mood swings and hot flashes due to its balancing effects on hormones.
Unfortunately, unless you leave in or near the Andes, you can’t just go to the market and buy maca root. It is available at many health food stores and online in capsule, tincture and powdered forms. Maca root powder is thought to be the best way to use it as you’ll be getting the pure, organic form of the plant.
It has kind of a malty, nutty flavor and can be added to a cup of coffee, smoothies, juices, or even mixed into soups and stews.
Start off with just a small amount, perhaps one teaspoon, and gradually build to around a tablespoon.
Many people notice the effects within the very first week or sometimes even sooner – you might be surprised at the difference this amazing Peruvian root can make in helping you to achieve your fitness goals and melt fat.
Yours in health,