Maca for Women
Maca root is a nutritionally dense superfood that has been used for 1000s of years. Maca is unique in that it affects men and women differently. In this article we detail how and why to use this amazing food and answer the question: What is Maca Powder good for?
Maca root for women can be helpful for increasing skin health, fertility, and mental clarity, and has long been associated with aiding women in keeping a regular cycle and with certain thyroid issues. There are several different types of Maca available, all of which are suited for addressing certain health issues or supporting specific parts of the body. For more information on which Maca product is best suited for these potential health benefits, please see the sections listed below.
Women have been using Maca powder to increase their chances of conceiving a child for over 2,000 years. Scientific studies have shown that Maca balances hormones which results in regular ovulation. Also, Maca is a nutritional powerhouse that supports the optimal health needed to boost fertility. Red Maca has been shown to be the best Maca to help you boost fertility. More on Maca for women's fertility...
Regularity of Cycle
As mentioned above, Maca works very well to support a healthy, regular menstrual cycle.
Maca is considered generally safe to take during pregnancy. In fact, due to its high nutrient and mineral content, it may support healthy development. A 2-teaspoon dose of Maca has 3 times more calcium than a glass of milk. Also, Black and Red Maca have been seen to increase bone density and strength. That said, if you have any concerns about taking Maca while pregnant please consult a competent medical professional.
Due to Maca’s ability to help balance hormones, it often has a positive effect on skin tone. This can include reducing hormone related acne as well as improving skin elasticity. All Maca powders, including cream colored Maca, works well for this benefit.
One of the biggest effects reported by women taking proper dosages of Maca powder daily is a marked increase in sexual desire. Red Maca is the type of Maca that is highest in phytonutrients and, not surprisingly, is the Maca of choice to improve female libido.
Hot Flashes and Other Menopause Symptoms
Maca works very well to reduce all uncomfortable symptoms of menopause and perimenopause including insomnia, mood swings and in particular hot flashes. This treatment comes from Maca’s amazing ability to support healthy hormone balance. Maca does not contain hormones, but merely stimulates the body to balance the endocrine system. Red Maca is the best for a woman passing through this life transition. More on Maca and hot flashes...
Again, due to Maca’s excellent hormone balancing properties in combination with its dense nutritional content, this product can be taken by women with thinning hair to stimulate hair growth.
Studies have shown that Red and Black Maca were found to be the best at improving and protecting bone structure especially in mice who had their ovaries removed. Maca studies have shown that this food product increases bone strength and density.
Due to Maca’s powerful hormone balancing properties, it has been reported to have a positive effect on the health of the thyroid. Maca does contain iodine which affects the thyroid. If you have an iodine allergy you should avoid Maca. More on Maca and iodine...
One of the more interesting effects of Maca is that it can support the enhancement of female body shape. Maca works to balance estrogen levels, which can increase the size and shape of breasts. Also, since Maca is extremely anabolic (muscle building) it can increase the size of the buttocks, which is of course the body’s largest muscle. In order to get the most benefit for the latter, we recommend using Black Maca and also getting plenty of exercise aimed at increasing the glutes. Read more about the “Maca butt” here.
Women and Athletic Performance
Maca root is great for athletes. It builds muscle, it increases stamina, it boosts energy and it enhances recovery time. Black Maca is our Maca of choice for athletes. More on Maca for muscle building
Maca for Reducing Depression
One of the lesser known health benefits of Maca for women is for reducing depression. Maca works as a mood lifter due to its high nutrient content combined with its energizing properties. We’ve had several reports of positive emotional health resulting from continued use of Red Maca. More on Maca for Depression
Enhancing Mental Focus, Memory and Clarity
One final use of Maca for women is to boost mental capacities such as memory, clarity and focus. Maca is recommended to take when you have a particularly mental task to perform. The great thing about how it works is that the energy it provides is sustained and balanced. The Premium Maca product tends to work best for improving focus, memory and clarity.
We hope that you’ve found this article helpful – if you have any further questions about the benefits of Maca for women, please let us know. We’re happy to help.
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