With the most romantic day of the year on the horizon, you might be looking for ways to step up your game. Whether you’re searching for a unique gift or hoping to enhance your performance in the bedroom, maca root has the power to give you the edge you need to make this Valentine’s Day the best yet.
Maca and the Libido
If you’ve heard of maca root before, you’re probably familiar with its most commonly attributed benefit: its ability to stimulate the libido and boost virility. Touted by some as a sort of “natural Viagra,” even in Peru maca root is frequently associated with men seeking to improve their sexual performance. The research confirming this link is ongoing, but studies have found some evidence for the effectiveness of maca in improving sexual dysfunction.
It’s estimated that over 50% of men experience some degree of erectile dysfunction. The reasons for this statistic are numerous: in addition to congenital conditions, men’s ability to maintain erections is influenced by additional factors like hormonal regulation, blood flow, anxiety and stress, and sperm motility and quality.
That’s where maca root comes in. Maca can help mitigate the worst effects of erectile dysfunction by alleviating those symptoms. Maca root is an adaptogen, a natural substance that exerts a kind of balancing effect on the body. While maca contains no hormones itself, by potentially stimulating the endocrine system, maca root may improve sexual health as it optimizes hormone levels.
But men aren’t the only ones who struggle with a reduced sex drive due to external factors. Maca has been found to bring some relief to postmenopausal women, and to women suffering as a result of SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction.
Maca on Valentine’s Day
Maca should be part of a healthy, balanced diet and exercise routine. Unlike Viagra or similar medications, it isn’t something that you can expect immediate results from. To see the effects of maca, you’ll need to incorporate it into your diet for a period of several days or even weeks before you experience any noteworthy change. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it on the big day.
Give the Gift of Maca
Is your partner a fitness buff? Are you working toward getting healthier together in 2024? Have you been on the lookout for a coffee substitute that won’t leave you with the jitters and an afternoon crash? Consider giving your significant other the gift of maca. Our maca samplers are a good way to try different maca formulations together in order to find the best maca product for you.
Oysters, figs, champagne - all standard Valentine’s fare. Why not add maca to the menu with some of our Maca Recipes? Our Maca Sweet Dishes include some treats that are sure to impress a foodie partner, like our Mini Chocolate Maca Cake.
- 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 1/2 tbsp Cacao Powder
- 1/2 tsp The Maca Team Maca Powder of your choice
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 356 F. Mix the flour, Cacao, Maca, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl and whisk well to combine.
- Add in the remaining wet ingredients and whisk until smooth.
- Transfer ingredients into a ramekin and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the center has cooked through.
- Note: cooking time will depend on the size of the ramekin. To check if cooked, insert a skewer into the middle of the cake. If the skewer comes out clean and dry, then the cake is done.
- Remove the cake from the oven and cool for 5-10 minutes. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Why Buy Maca Powder From the Maca Team?
Jewels and flashy devices may dominate as Valentine’s Day gifts, but why not surprise your partner with something different? An investment in your health is an investment in your future as a couple - a future made happier and healthier by maca root.
If you have any more questions about our maca root products, we’d love to hear them!
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Enjoy the day!