It’s the start of the holiday season for many countries across the world, and that means the start of a time of excess. Soon it will be time for celebrating with friends and family, and food and drink are a big part of that. And contrary to popular belief, sometimes you really can have too much of a good thing.
“All things in moderation” is a good rule to abide by, even with regard to ideas that may seem like good ones. Exercising and dieting, for example, can be taken to extremes with long-term negative impacts on your health. And while many “health” blogs are constantly pushing heavy regimens of particular foods and supplements, those things have the potential to do more harm than good.
So what happens if you have too much maca?
How Much Maca is Too Much Maca?
The good news is that you can’t really overdose on maca. While it can be dangerously easy to go overboard with certain vitamins and nutrients, the amount of maca you’d have to consume in a short period of time to cause you actual harm would be nearly impossible to manage. You probably can’t eat enough bananas to build up a dangerous enough level of potassium to make you ill, either.
That said, it’s important to approximate your ideal serving size before committing to a regular maca root regimen. That will vary from person to person, and you should consider consulting a licensed medical professional before making any significant changes to your diet. We recommend starting small, and our Maca Finder tool can help with that. Input some basic information about yourself, such as your age and weight, along with your desired goals, and you’ll get a suggestion as to which maca product you should try and an approximation of how much.
Can Maca Make You Sick?
Our Maca Testimonials page showcases some of the feedback we’ve gotten for our organic Peruvian maca over the years, and we have a lot of happy customers! But there are some negative effects you might experience if you start with too large a serving size, or if you have a very sensitive digestion. Like with any stimulating food, eating too much maca or eating it late in the day might leave you feeling jittery, or having difficulty getting to sleep in the evening. Under these circumstances, the solution is simple: have a smaller serving size of maca, and enjoy it earlier in the day. Our Maca Coffee is a great way to get your daily dose of maca in the morning, containing only a few organic ingredients meant to get you up and going without any of the irritation or the crash you’d get from caffeine.
For those who commonly experience stomach upset when eating starchy foods, our gelatinized maca powder is your best bet. Gelatinized maca has been pre-cooked to reduce the starch content, allowing for smoother, easier digestion.
What Are Your Maca Goals?
It’s a good idea to know what you’re expecting when you make the decision to add maca to your diet. Like with any lifestyle change, it will take some time and commitment before you start to see your efforts pay off. It’s easy to rush in and assume that more maca means better, faster results. But the best way to benefit from this nutritional superfood is to make maca part of a balanced diet and exercise routine. We promise you it’s worth the wait.
We’re proud of our organic, Fair Trade, non-GMO maca products. Want to learn more about them? Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! You can Contact Us using our web form, or call us toll-free at 888-919-8616.
Enjoy the Day!