What to Expect from Maca Root

What to Expect from Maca Root

Posted by The Maca Team on 9th May 2024

When you’ve decided to drastically alter your food and fitness routine, it’s not uncommon to expect radical changes fast. But the reality is that it may take a while to see the impact of the changes you’ve made on your body. Don’t be discouraged, though! A decision to live a healthier lifestyle is always the right choice, and even if the results aren’t visible right away, it’s important to keep in mind that they’re doing your body good. So what can you expect from adding maca to your diet?

How Fast Does Maca Work?

How fast does maca work? - Shop themacateam.com.

One thing to understand is that maca root isn’t like most supplements or vitamins - it is, first and foremost, a food. Adding maca to your diet isn’t like starting a new medication. You may not see immediate results - in fact, any changes maca brings about are likely to take a while to really stand out.

Research has shown that regularly ingesting maca root can result in numerous benefits ranging from increased sperm count and libido, a reduction in glucose levels, and reductions in stress levels as well as osteoporosis. But as with most dietary changes, it’s important to be patient. Feedback from our regular customers varies widely - some happy customers report noticing maca’s positive impact on their health within just a couple weeks, while others may not see the effects of their maca regimen for over a month. So if you aren’t in marathon-running shape within the first few days of taking maca root, don’t be discouraged! You can be confident in the knowledge that you’re making a health-conscious decision that will pay off in time.

Does Maca Have Any Side Effects?

Raw Red Maca Root - Shop themacateam.com.

Contrary to popular belief, you can have too much of a good thing. As with any food or supplement, moderation is key. While the human body tends to secrete or store excess vitamins and minerals, you can build up potentially toxic levels of certain vitamins. Ohio State University’s Wexner School of Medicine advises treading carefully with Vitamins K and B6 in particular, which can impact kidney function in high doses.

But what about maca? Well, the good news is that there’s no record of maca “overdose” in its long history of human consumption. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exercise caution when starting to take maca root, though. As with any significant alterations to your diet, you have to give your body time to adjust. We always recommend starting small. Our Maca Finder tool can help you find the right maca product for you and your goals.

What happens if you have “too much” maca? Well, in terms of serious medical effects, not much. But you may be more likely to experience some stomach upset, something a small percentage of our buyers have noted experiencing with raw maca root in particular. Your serving size and the hour of the day you enjoy your maca can also affect your sleep, so we recommend having your maca in the morning for that reason. Check out our Morning Motivator blend coffee substitute to get your day started on the right foot with maca root. 

The Maca Team Promise

Maca coffee substitute - shop themacateam.com.

We’re proud to state that our organic maca is certified Fair Trade and non-GMO, grown and harvested in the Junin Plateau region of Peru by local farmers as part of a long-standing tradition. We purchase it in small batches, ensuring that the maca that reaches you is as fresh as possible. And our wide variety of maca products means that there’s something for everyone.

If you’re trying our maca, it probably means that you or someone you love has made the decision to make a positive change to your diet. We want you to make that decision as confidently as possible. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to Contact Us using our web form, or call us toll-free at 888-919-8616.

Enjoy the day!

Read All Reviews