If you’re serious about naturally building muscle, whether you’re a pro bodybuilder or not, you probably maintain a stringent workout routine. They say that abs are built in the kitchen, which means that what you eat plays a big role in your fitness regimen. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are key factors in getting your body to peak performance levels. What role can maca play in helping you reach your desired fitness goals? Let’s look at some of the research between maca for muscle building, and learn how our maca products can help you get where you’re going!
Maca For Fitness
As we’ve stated before, maca is great, but it isn’t a miracle product. But then, if you’re serious about fitness, you know that adding foods or supplements to your diet aren’t going to do the hard work for you. It’s important to discuss your fitness goals with a licensed medical professional and certified trainer. But that doesn’t mean that maca can’t help you achieve your goals.
One of the reasons maca has been historically consumed in the Peruvian Andes for over 2000 years is its reported impact on energy levels and stamina. A 2009 pilot study of endurance levels in subjects consuming maca extract found that supplementing with maca improved 40km cycling time trials in the participants, paving the way for further research on the effects of maca on athletes.
In 2012, another trial found that lipid-soluble maca extract increased swimming endurance capacity in rats. Similar research has demonstrated relief of physical fatigue in test subjects. While products like the sugar and caffeine often found in energy drinks can provide short-term boosts, they’re often followed by a hard crash that will leave consumers feeling drained and listless. There’s no such crash with maca, which can help give you increased endurance and muscular stamina.
Maca's Exercise Impact
Remember when we said that abs are built in the kitchen? You’ve probably heard about the importance of quality proteins as well as clean foods that encourage hormone health. Maca is a unique food in that it is capable of balancing hormones for both men and women, resulting in increased athletic performance. Maca is also a good source of healthy protein. Our organic maca root powder contains 4 grams of protein per tablespoon. It’s also naturally anabolic, which means that it aids the body in building up muscle. Research has found that consuming maca encourages muscular hypertrophy. Don’t just take our word for it - the experts agree.
“My day always starts with a protein shake. This typically consists of a vegetarian protein source like rice, pea or hemp protein, or some combination of the three. Blend 30-40 grams of protein in 8oz of organic coconut milk and 8-12 oz water. I also add a banana, some mixed frozen berries, a Tbsp of cacao nibs, and 2 Tbsp maca powder to naturally increase my testosterone to build more muscle.“ Jeff Anderson, naturalbodybuildingtips.com.
Maca Products For Your Fitness Needs
Whether you’re purchasing our standard raw sundried maca or premium maca, our 100% pure, organic maca root powders are perfect for adding to smoothies and juices. We’ve even done the work of collecting some tried-and-true maca smoothie recipes for you!
Our maca liquid extracts are another easy way to incorporate maca into your diet. These potent extracts are made with only maca roots and vegetable glycerin, and the extraction process has no negative impact on the nutritional value of the maca content. It’s quick and easy to add a few droppers of maca extract to your favorite beverage.
If you depend on a quick pick-me-up before your morning run, consider swapping out your sugary coffee with our maca coffee substitute, the Morning Motivator Blend. Made with only a few simple organic ingredients, this healthy coffee alternative is an easy and delicious way to help your body stay focused at the start of your day.
Is Maca Right For You?
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