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Maca: The Wonder Herb

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Delicious maca is the fertility wonder food! Not familiar with maca? This once unknown root to current western civilization is just beginning to gain popularity as a superfood here in America. Maca root is a cruciferous like vegetable grown in the Andes in Peru. For decades the Peruvian people have been using maca for endurance, stamina, energy, vitality, and fertility.
Maca is revered as a superfood for its ability to have an effect on the hormones without containing any hormones of its own. It contains 31 vitamins and over 60 phytonutrients that help to balance and regulate the pituitary, thyroid and adrenal glands which are all part of the endocrine system, a vital part of fertility regulation. Maca contains special alkaloids that are shown through research to have a positive effect on both male and female fertility.

The Benefits Of Maca

  • Adaptagenic ability to regulate hormone function
  • Increase stamina
  • Decrease PMS and menopausal symptoms
  • Sustained endurance
  • Normal sexual function
  • Increase Libido
  • Stimulate and nourish hypothalamus

How Maca Is Used

Maca can be found in health food stores or online in the form of powder, tincture or capsules. I prefer the powder as it can be taken as a food source with other fertility enhancing foods. The recommended dosage is 2000-3000 mg daily. Maca must be used on a daily basis over time to get best results, so don’t look forward to instant results. It is recommended that you start with a small does and increase as body tolerates. There are no side effects associated with Maca but I have had a few clients who occasionally experience stomach discomfort by taking large doses before their body has adapted to it. My recommendation is to always start with about half a teaspoon to see how well you tolerate and then increase by half a teaspoon every few days until you reach your desired amount.

Maca has an almost banana or butterscotch flavor to it and combines well with many things. I have some clients who make a warm beverage out of heating the maca with almond milk and making a hot chocolate like beverage. Others prefer to mix in oatmeal or a smoothie for best taste.

Smoothie Recipe

  • 10-12 ounces unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 Teaspoons hemp Seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon chia Seeds
  • 2 Teaspoons maca Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon raw organic cacao powder
  • 2 Tablespoons organic almond butter or other preferred nut butter
  • Large Handful spinach leaves
  • Beat mixture in a blender to desired thickness

Give Maca a try! However you like it, it is a wonderful addition to any nutritional fertility program.

Brandy Augustine

I believe that everyone has the right and the ability to live a healthy life. I have over 10 years experience working with clients with hormone imbalance, digestive issues, and serious health conditions unlocking barriers to healing and providing personal customized healing programs to meet each specific case. It is possible to live a healthy life in this unhealthyvworld! Let me show you how.

Brandy Augustine

I believe that everyone has the right and the ability to live a healthy life. I have over 10 years experience working with clients with hormone imbalance, digestive issues, and serious health conditions unlocking barriers to healing and providing personal customized healing programs to meet each specific case. It is possible to live a healthy life in this unhealthyvworld! Let me show you how.

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Yelena Ohanjanyan
Yelena Ohanjanyan 5pts

A ti znayesh', chto eto? Ya prochitala, ochen' nuzhnaya shtuka.

Regina Okunloye
Regina Okunloye 5pts

Ii did a trumric smoothie and it call for this I didn't know what it was until know thank u for sharing

Rado Awan
Rado Awan 5pts

is it jaifal or something else

Toni Warner
Toni Warner 5pts

I've had it in smoothies and don't think it's gross but it is expensive.

Deepu Singh
Deepu Singh 5pts

【>> दोस्तों ध्यान दीजिये

Jocelyn Arroyo
Jocelyn Arroyo 5pts

Has this worked for anyone who has PMDD? I'm just curious.

Vivek Singh
Vivek Singh 5pts

【>> दोस्तों ध्यान दीजिये

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

:O Ans why was that?? Did you get a diagnose !

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Thanks for sharing Jessica Wise :)

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

:) Because people found it's use Dave Hermanson!

Betsy Santa Cruz
Betsy Santa Cruz 5pts

One frozen banana 1 cup of Hemp milk ( chocolate) 1 tablespoon of cacao powder 1 tablespoons of cacao nibs 1 teaspoon. Or 1 table spoon of chia seeds 1 tablespoon of Maca! And enjoy!!!!

Mario Pinkston
Mario Pinkston 5pts

Love some Maca....but the way it effects my drive is INSANE! LOL

Kelli Angel
Kelli Angel 5pts

Where could you could buy it in California as the vegetable; not the powder form so you could do all of this son your own?

Harm Buning
Harm Buning 5pts

"The wonder herb", eh? Sounds like BS to me. ALWAYS keep your BS detector activated while on the Internet :D :D

SinghDaman
SinghDaman 5pts

a very good article,,,thanks alot brandy,,,for telling us good info in easy words,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Dave Hermanson
Dave Hermanson 5pts

Good stuff, I used to enjoy it in my smoothies every day until it got more expensive than gold for some reason

Jessica Wise
Jessica Wise 5pts

I started taking this a few months ago and I love it. I have terrible fatigue from an autoimmune disease and this stuff really helps with the brain fog and exhaustion without feeling like I downed a bunch of caffeine. If you have sensitive stomach then start with the gelatanized maca root, that's what did. I did notice gas and a little irregularity the first few days, but nothing awfuL. Within a week everything was balanced there and within 2 weeks I was feeling the effects. At 4 weeks I confidently felt the effects and nkw, if I don't take it, I notice a serious difference in my energy and over all feeling well. I ordered raw maca and just started mixing it with the gelatanized this week to try it out. I started with only 1 tsp the 1st week on maca, and moved my way to 2 tsp. If I had a rough night of sleep I take 2.5-3 tsp. It does not taste good at 1st. I use a shaker and mix it with 8 oz of milk each morning and I enjoy it now. The raw smells and tastes better In my opinion. Make sure you check the origin. I use The Maca Team. Give it 5 or 6 weeks and see if you notice a difference- I'm so glad I did, life saver!

Nicole Ann
Nicole Ann 5pts

I have PCOS and was told to take this in pill form. I started taking it and 3 days later I was in the hospital because I had stomach pains so bad I was laying on the floor crying. Never again!!!

Kimberly Barber
Kimberly Barber 5pts

I was told about this for hormone regulation. Nothing about fertility though. I am researching the different Maca's. Red, black and gold

Luci Luz Sol
Luci Luz Sol 5pts

Careful wid this stuff, in me it unbalanced my hormones.. Too oestrogentic... tits filled up

James Dovdon
James Dovdon 5pts

Great. Knew this for some time now. Listed as a super food and the price doubled on Amazon. -thanks

Ana Norman
Ana Norman 5pts

Sarita Romero no she had yuka root

Billy Raey
Billy Raey 5pts

I am a kidney dialysis patient and I have been taking Maca" for 3yrs now and so far this is one root that is beneficial for my health.

Rebecca Cedillo
Rebecca Cedillo 5pts

Te da energia, levanta el livido, y bueno para fertility.. and other good things jijijijijiji

Rebecca Cedillo
Rebecca Cedillo 5pts

Norma Perez yo tengo maca... lo echo en mis smoothies!!

Tarnisha Beck
Tarnisha Beck 5pts

Spread.....the word.....fertility...SHUT DOWN.....lol

Shazza Aliano
Shazza Aliano 5pts

Maca is a root vegetable found in the high Andes in Peru, very good at increasing testosterone and I believe also helps men who suffer from erectile dysfunction.