What Should I Consider Before Taking Maca?

What Should I Consider Before Taking Maca?

Posted by The Maca Team on 5th Jul 2024

There are so many factors to keep in mind when you’re considering making a change to your diet. Some of them are serious - how will these new foods interact with your body, with the medications you take? - and some less so, like deciding what flavor nutritional supplements you’ll buy, or when you’ll add them to your meals. Today, let’s take a look at a few concerns you might have about what adding maca to your diet might mean for you, and try to allay any fears you might be hanging onto!

The Wait

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When it comes to supplements and pharmaceuticals, it’s not uncommon to anticipate instant results. But even then, it typically takes some time for the body to adjust to the introduction of a new substance. And it’s important to keep in mind that maca root isn’t a supplement OR a pharmaceutical - it’s a nutrient-dense superfood, much like kale or blueberries. When you make a change to your diet, you should expect it to take a while before you see any real change. With maca, some of our previous customers have testified to seeing a difference within just a couple weeks. But it can take anywhere between six to eight weeks for noticeable results. Just be patient! We promise it’s well worth the wait. 

The Taste

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Have you ever heard of natto? What about century eggs, or Malta Hatuey? Sometimes unfamiliar cuisines can be a little…well, unfamiliar. And like these aforementioned foods and beverages, maca can be something of an acquired taste. Maca’s flavor is difficult to describe, but distinctly earthy and, in the case of our premium maca products, a little spicy. Some recipes will include ingredients that mask it almost entirely, while others feature it prominently. We’ve heard from prospective customers who are reluctant to give maca another try because of how much they disliked the flavor the first time around. There’s good news, though - we’ll tell you more about our alternative maca formulations up next, and we’ve also collected a variety of healthy Maca Recipes that can help you figure out how to add maca to your diet in so many delicious ways! We also offer our pure maca powder in capsule form and liquid extract form for those who want to avoid the taste altogether. 

The Mess

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Powders can be messy, and if you’re regularly adding protein powders and supplement mixes to your breakfast and morning smoothies, it can get your kitchen looking like a mad scientist’s lab in no time. Maca powder is also inconvenient to travel with, and no doubt not something you’d want to find yourself having to explain to a TSA agent even if the package is conveniently (and stylishly) labeled. But there’s no need to fear!

We’re proud to say that our maca capsules and liquid extracts are made from the same organic, fair-trade maca as our powders, with no added ingredients or fillers. Our maca capsules contain a small dose of maca powder inside the vegan outer shell, and serving size will vary depending on your own size and preferences. You can get all of the benefits without the mess of having to deal with raw powdered maca!

Our liquid extracts are milder in flavor than our powdered maca, produced according to our own proprietary process infusing maca with a liquid glycerine base. The amber glass bottle is easy to pack along in your purse for the day, though you’ll have to check it for air travel. All you need to do is add a couple droppers of maca extract to your morning coffee, and you’ll hardly notice the difference in taste.

The Maca Team Promise

Our family-owned company sources our organic maca exclusively from the Peruvian Andes, where it’s sustainably grown and harvested by a local co-op of farmers. We’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that our customers are getting the highest-quality maca products out there. If you have any questions for us, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us using our web form, or call us toll-free at 888-919-8616.

Enjoy the Day!

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