Can Maca Help You Manage Your Weight?

Can Maca Help You Manage Your Weight?

Posted by The Maca Team on 6th Jul 2023

Our customers come (and come back!) to us for our maca for a number of reasons. Whether you’re looking to boost your libido or sharpen your mental focus, the health benefits associated with maca consumption are many, and varied besides. It would be easy to write maca off as another fad food being touted as a cure-all for whatever might ail you - but you’d be making a mistake if you did! Many of maca root’s reported properties are backed by science, and the US’s National Institutes of Health hosts a bevy of resources for those curious about how maca can help them achieve their health goals.

If you’ve taken a look at our FAQs, you might have noticed that we get asked a lot about how maca can impact your weight. It’s a valid concern. Now more than ever, people want to know what’s in their food. And in case you didn’t know it already, maca is, in fact, a food. If you stopped at a single Google search, you probably found some contradicting information on what people might expect of adding maca to their diet: some take it to bulk up, while others credit it with helping them lose weight. So which does maca do? The answer isn’t simple, but it’s worth taking the time to do a little more digging…

Maca for Weight Gain

First and foremost, let’s take a look at maca itself as a food. While our organic maca root is high in vitamins and amino acids, it’s low in calories. A three-teaspoon serving of maca will contain only 35 calories and 1g of fat. This is to say that maca itself isn’t going to make you gain any weight. Why, then, do bodybuilders and athletes turn to it to put on weight?

There are a few factors to consider here. The first is that muscle weighs more than fat. The second is that maca possesses two key qualities that dictate how it affects someone’s body - namely, that it’s both an adaptogen that stimulates hormonal balance in men and women as well as an anabolic substance that can promote muscular hypertrophy, or growth.

The Maca Team’s sponsored athletes credit our organic maca products with giving them the strength and energy they need to push their training to the next level. Martial artists and professional climbers alike have found that adding maca to their diets has made them faster and stronger, and we couldn’t be more proud of everything they’ve accomplished with their hard work and commitment.

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Maca for Weight Loss

…but, maybe you don’t want to gain weight. Maybe you came here looking for something that would help you slim down instead. As is always the case, we recommend discussing any drastic changes to your diet with a licensed medical professional first. But you can, in fact, lose weight while regularly enjoying our organic, Fair Trade maca. It can even help!

The residents of the Peruvian Andes where maca has been historically farmed for centuries have long credited maca with giving them improved energy and stamina. It’s this energy boost that can help you achieve your fitness goals. What will you do with it? Well, that’s up to you. You might push yourself to lift heavier weights, or you may dedicate your workout time to cardio and calisthenics. Will you bulk up or tone down? That’s entirely dependent on you! Maca is a tool meant to be used alongside a healthy diet and exercise routine for an improved quality of life. Just check out our Testimonials page to see how maca has impacted many of our happy customers.

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We’re always eager to talk about our maca. We’ve worked hard to source the highest quality maca root available and share it with our customers. Don’t hesitate to Contact Us using our web form, or call us toll-free at 888-919-8616.

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