Maca Root and Osteoporosis

Maca Root and Osteoporosis

Posted by The Maca Team on 18th Mar 2024

According to some statistics, more than 50 million people in the US live with osteoporosis, a disease that weakens your bones by making them thinner and less dense than they should be. The likelihood of developing osteoporosis increases significantly as you age, affecting the ability of your bones to absorb impact. While it’s natural for your bones to lose some of their density over the years, with osteoporosis the fragility of your bones begins to pose a very real danger.

There are numerous ways to reduce the risk of osteoporosis as you age. Regular exercise and making sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet are big mitigating factors. A conscientious diet is key in heading off a lot of age-related conditions, and osteoporosis is no exception. Due to vigorous campaigning, we all know that milk makes your bones stronger, but so do superfoods, fruits, and leafy greens. And of course, there’s always maca root.

Maca and Bone Health

“Maca helps make bones harder,” explains Dr. Cassie Wilder, a registered naturopathic doctor. While it’s not to be used in place of Vitamin D or calcium, research has found links between consumption of maca root and improvements in bone mass. A 2006 study on the effects of regular maca consumption by postmenopausal women found that subjects who had taken maca for four months demonstrated noticeably increased bone density markers.

In 2010, researchers studying the effects of different varieties of maca on the bone structure of lab rats found that red and black maca root exhibited protective effects on bone architecture in the rats. This seemed to predict a research trend, with a 2015 study making similar conclusions: that maca root contains certain “physiologically-effective” components which act in preventing osteoporosis.

This tracks with feedback we’ve received from our own happy customers, who have reported similar results from their maca routines.

"Two years ago, I was diagnosed with osteopenia, the precursor to osteoporosis. My doctor was considering medicating me :(. I had already been taking maca, but very sporadically - whenever I'd think about it. After the diagnosis, I started being very faithful and consistent in taking Red Maca. Last week, I received the results of my most-recent DEXA (bone density) test and my numbers have improved greatly. The doctor said it's not even worth mentioning anymore and to continue doing what I have been as 'it works!'. The only thing I did, as I already said, was to become faithful and consistent in taking Red Maca every day. I highly recommend using maca and The Maca Team as your source. " - Cyndi

We’ve also heard from customers who have stepped up their maca consumption after experiencing a broken bone, finding that it’s helped speed up the healing.

“Thank you so much for a wonderful product. The black maca has sped up healing of my shoulder injury so fast I was blown away. I bought black maca to help with libido. But to my surprise, my shoulder healed quickly! It also supported libido. I will keep taking it because it is hard to find products that truly work. Believe me, I've looked. I am 61 years old, still training in martial arts, and will not be without taking my black maca!” 
Aloha, -Harry D 

Why Buy From The Maca Team?

Our Organic Peruvian-grown maca root is just that - maca root, with no fillers or additives. It’s certified organic and Fair Trade, GMO-free, and harvested in small batches at the peak of the season to ensure that you’re getting the freshest maca possible. Take a look at our Testimonials page to see what some of our happy buyers have to say about our products.

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