What are the benefits of maca? Maca has been used for centuries in Peru to increase energy and to help to balance hormones.
I hadn't even heard of the benefits of maca until I started seeking relief from hormonal
imbalance symptoms. After researching I started using it daily in my morning green smoothie to see if it might help. There verdict is still out as I am experimenting with this nuevo food.
This superfood is grown high in the Andes mountains of Peru and is consumed as a food, and for medicinal benefits.
There are many claims of maca benefits, and some of these touted claims are backed by
Some of the benefits of maca are to help create endurance, greater stamina, and mental concentration. For athletes, it encourages muscle growth and better recovery time.
In the 2008 study from the journal, Menopause, this root is used to ease anxiety and depression in post menopausal women.
Here are the benefits according to vitaminstohealth.com:
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According to www.livestrong.com Sept10 article on Maca side effects: "Given the long history of maca as a human food, it appears to be a generally safe supplement."
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center reports that clinical trials using the root has not reported any significant adverse affects.
As with any herbal supplement, consult with your physician prior to usage.
Since maca comes in so many different forms it is easy to use. I add the powder form to smoothies. I hope this article encourages you to learn more about the maca benefits and it's uses.
*Reference: www.livestong.com Sept 10 issue.
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