We’ve discovered that using Maca for depression is promising as a 100% natural and non-pharmaceutical treatment, both based on our experience as well as on our investigation of the scientific research. Read this article to discover how Maca might help you or someone you care about overcome depression.
We’ve been hearing about the mood elevating properties of Maca powder from our customers and friends for the past 8 years, so we know there’s something to the practice of using Maca to reduce depression. But digging a little further we found that a couple of scientific studies have confirmed these personal experiences.
Based on all our research and experience Maca powder is a great natural alternative for alleviating depression for anyone suffering from a light level of the disorder. Chronic and severe depression may require a more comprehensive treatment and intervention. Here’s a list of depression symptoms that Maca might help:
“I purchased MACA after a friend suggested it. I was having hormonal issues and libido issues, it took the MACA several weeks to ‘kick-in,’ BUT when it did — my life was forever changed. I encourage people to give it time to balance their ‘issues’ out, and than enjoy their new life… I stopped taking Celexa (anti depressant) and feel way better on MACA than I ever did on Celexa… PLUS, it helps with my libido and the Celexa (along with most anti depressants) inhibited my libido. I’ve had such AMAZING results, I’ve had numerous friends order it and RAVE about their own results. I’m a LIFE buyer of MACA because of the MAJOR positive results I’ve experienced!!” -Heather Martin
Taking Maca for depression falls into a therapeutic usage of Maca and that means dosage levels should be consistent over a long period of time (At least one month). Our recommendation for an adult of 150lb (65 kg) is to take 3-4 teaspoons (9-12 grams) of organic Maca powder daily. You can see our complete Maca dosage guidelines here.
Also keep in mind that it may take several weeks up to a couple of months for Maca to provide the benefits you are looking for. Maca is a powerful food, but takes time to work. The good news in this, though, is that Maca has no side effects, has many other benefits and can lead to permanent reversal of depression.
Our experience and research shows that Red Maca is the highest in phytonutrient content and the most quickly acting. If you are taking Maca for depression specifically, we’d recommend that over our other colors of Maca. However, as the research suggested above, all colors of Maca can be effective for overcoming depression.
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