In researching the many reported benefits of maca, it may seem like it’s some kind of magical cure-all. A superfood that can boost your libido and help you lose weight? It sounds too good to be true! But the reality is that maca is an adaptogen, working to counteract stress on your body and to regulate various bodily functions. In short, its many nutrients and enzymes help your body achieve a kind of happy balance and state of overall wellness. This includes your immune system, helping you stay healthier (and happier) longer. But how does it work?
While the many “operating systems” in your body perform a variety of unique functions, altogether they contribute to your overall health and quality of life. Genetics, of course, play a significant role, as do diet and exercise. It’s important to learn how to recognize “fake news” when you’re doing your research, whether you’re reading up on politics or healthcare. There’s no shortage of snail oil salesmen looking to make a quick buck hawking the latest and greatest supplement guaranteed to fix all your ailments.
It’s more important than ever to give serious thought to what you put in your body: what it contains, where it comes from, and how it’s going to interact with your body’s chemistry and functionality to achieve whatever goals it claims to guarantee. We know how essential this information is, so we’ve put together lots of research on exactly what maca is, what it’s made up of, and what you can expect it to do for you. We’ve made it a point to stress that maca isn’t a hot new supplement, but a food, and as such should be part of a balanced diet and exercise regimen. Maca isn’t new, either, though it’s only achieved popularity in the US since the early 2000s; before that, it was lauded for its impact on the libido, energy levels, and mental clarity in the Peruvian Andes where it originates from, and where our organic maca is grown.
Maca isn’t just a folk remedy. There’s plenty of modern research from trustworthy sources backing up its efficacy. Of particular note are the findings on the many valuable nutrients and amino acids that maca contains, particularly macaenes and macamides, which are found primarily in maca alone. Equally noteworthy are glucosinolates, especially in gelatinized maca, and which are known for their anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting properties.
Maca for Your Immune System
So how does maca help improve your immune health? For one thing, it helps to alleviate the stress and anxiety that have been shown to contribute to overall fatigue, and therefore weaken your immunity against commonplace conditions like bacterial infections and viruses.
Traditional Chinese medicine stresses the importance of spleen health in maintaining your body’s health as a whole. And recent research has found that maca extract reduced loss of body mass and immune organ atrophy weakening the spleen, and therefore the other organs that regulate your immune system.
Studies on maca’s immunomodulatory effects and mechanisms found that it reduced the immunosuppression resulting from the presence of cyclophosphamide, a medication used in chemotherapy. In short, it can help mitigate the negative side effects experienced by cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Stronger With Maca
Maca doesn’t just help the body build muscle and feel stronger - it strengthens numerous bodily functions, including the ability to fight infection. That’s why so many customers who have purchased our maca have noted improvement in their overall health, and they’re more than happy to talk about it.
"I feel better, have more energy, and don't get the fall or spring "colds" or allergy issues that I used to have at the change of seasons. I'm a fan and now have my husband taking it too!." - Shonna Sherrill
With how much maca can do for you, why wouldn’t you want to try it? Try out our Maca Finder product selection tool to figure out which maca is best for helping you achieve your wellness goals, and consult with your doctor about the best serving size for you. And, of course, don’t hesitate to Contact Us using our web form, or call us toll-free at 888-919-8616!
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