Does Black Maca Root Actually Work? Posted by The Maca Team on 30th Jul 2020 If you’ve heard about black maca root and the benefits it reportedly has and would like to learn more, you’re in the right place. Before we start to look deeply at black maca, it’s important to keep in mind that, while some scientific evidence points toward maca being able to positively affect the body, maca is a food, not a cure or remedy for any specific disease. If you’re not already familiar with maca, it is a nutrient-dense root vegetable traditionally grown in the Peruvian Andes, and long served as a staple in local diets. The plant is considered rather hardy because it grows naturally in rather inhospitable conditions. It is exposed to various temperature extremes, as well as strong winds. The root itself is relatively small and inconspicuous, about the size of a radish, and occurs naturally in a variety of different colors. The defining characteristic of different maca varieties is their skin color, as their flesh doesn’t differentiate much. The different “colors” of maca have been shown to contain slightly different nutrient profiles, which is thought to be the reason why each type may be better suited for addressing certain health issues. More research still needs to be conducted in that area, but as far as the initial findings are concerned, black maca root seems to include a higher amount of antioxidants and is the rarest form of maca. This incredible superfood has been linked to a wide variety of possible health benefits, including increased stamina and improved mental clarity. We’ll take a look at some of those claims here as well as a few real-world testimonials that seem to support the effectiveness of maca.Potential Benefits of Black Maca Root Whether you are trying to promote overall wellness in your body or are honing in on a more specific health issue, maca root may be the solution you are looking for depending on your needs. Everyone is different and everyone’s individual health needs vary, but one thing is clear when it comes to the subject of wellness - we could all benefit from a healthier diet. Whether or not including a regular amount of a nutritious vegetable like maca will have a significant impact on your health is difficult to quantify, but it does seem as though there is a reliable correlation between improved nutrition and better health. The only way to truly know if it will work for you is to start incorporating it into your diet and monitoring the results, but a little research may shed some light on what you can expect. In terms of specific health benefits , black maca root seems to primarily work to promote muscle growth, increased energy, and male fertility. This variety of maca is typically favored by men wanting to potentially increase workout performance, overall stamina, and increase muscle regeneration and endurance. Here’s what one of our customers, Frank, had to say about the effectiveness of black maca for muscle growth and overall fitness purposes: “I've been on this product for a year now. I'm 44 years old. I'm a bodybuilder middleweight. I compete against 25 year olds. Guess what? I always place top 5 when competing. This product has given me more energy, growth & power at the gym. Health wise I feel better than most 25 year olds out there. I never recommend this product to my competitors because I don't want them to get that winning edge. This is the secret to my bodybuilding performance.” Due to the nutrients found in black maca, and specifically its assortment of amino acids, it may lend itself well to being used in your post-workout smoothies to potentially help muscle growth. More people are searching for healthy ways to help nourish the body before and after exercising in order to maximize performance benefits, and getting proper nutrition is a big part of this. Another benefit that may be derived from black maca root is improved mental focus. While it has been shown that all varieties of maca may actually be useful in this area, the unique properties found in this variety specifically seem to work the best. GT had this to say about maca’s effectiveness in regards to mental focus: “I enjoy the boost in energy levels and mental alertness when I take my dose of maca first thing on an empty stomach in the morning.” His experience clearly shows that black maca may indeed work as a means of improving mental clarity, all without the side effects of caffeine and other energy boosters. Men may also see improved fertility while using black maca. Maca has been referred to as an aphrodisiac for its effects on hormonal balance and the promotion of fertility. Research is still being conducted on the efficacy of these benefits, but adding more bioavailable nutrition to your diet certainly can’t hurt if you are seeking a solution to poor fertility and libido. Many of our customers also report a clear boost to their libido after taking black maca. Here is just one account from Collin K: "I am a personal user of the Black Maca Product sold here, and I have to say it is excellent. I love the libido boost it gives and it seems to also provide a nice balancing of the hormonal system. As a 57-year-old man I noticed the difference. Also, being the owner of my own supplement company, product sold here, and I have to say it is excellent." Clearly it would seem as if black maca root does provide noticeable health benefits. While results vary, these accounts and several others are indicative of the kinds of responses we often see from happy customers as well as the available research on the subject.Using Black Maca in Your Diet First of all, you want to make sure that the maca you buy is Peruvian and of the highest quality. Organic, high-grade maca that’s fresh and properly sealed helps it to retain as much of its nutrient composition as possible, in order to potentially derive the most benefit from it. Here at The Maca Team, we make it a point to offer only the highest quality maca that’s grown right in the heart of Peru, sustainably sourced and always organic. We are passionate about maca and understand the importance of living a healthier lifestyle, which is why we always strive to provide the best quality maca products possible. If you are interested in trying black maca root for yourself, you will find a wide variety of different products in our store for your convenience, including raw black maca in capsule and powder form, as well as liquid extracts and more. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 888-919-8616 if you have any questions about one of our high-quality maca products or are curious about how a specific product may benefit you.