5 Gelatinized Red Maca Root Powder Posted by Amy on 4th Mar 2023 I am very pleased with this product. It arrived quite quickly and the packaging is very sturdy and resealable so it should stay fresh. I have been taking 1 teaspoon twice a day for about three weeks. I admit it tastes like a strong turnip, but it contains many vitamins. The reason I am taking this is that I am in the last part of perimenopause, and have been experiencing severe hot flashes for about 5 months. When I started taking the Maca on around the 10th of February 2023, my hot flashes were happening once every thirty minutes to an hour and triggered by any kind of stressful thought at all. Any kind of embarrassment or exertion or even bending over to get something off of a shelf. Just a most miserable experience it has been as you can imagine. And not only that, but I can tell that a hot flash is starting, my head feels weird and my eyes water a little, then I know I have about 20 seconds to remove any extra layers of a jacket or anything I can and still be dressed decently. I have set up a powerful fan beside my bed as they happen every night the moment I drift off to sleep like clockwork I am awakened by a hot flash. I then am able to sleep but am wakened sometimes many times a night with my clothes miserably damp so that I have to change. I am glad that it is winter where I live because if I am home I step outside into the below-freezing temperatures, the windier the better, and cool down. I can't tell you how amazingly refreshing that is. And just for reference, I normally hate the cold weather. Anyhow, for a few days now, I haven't woken up with as damp of clothes so many times during the night. And the most exciting thing though, and I won't be completely certain until I see this continue into the near future, but since yesterday, when a hot flash comes on, it has been very, very mild and I don't even need to step outside, though I still do remove my extra layers if I have them on until the hot flash passes. Let's hope it is the Maca doing its job. Or I guess it could just be that the hot flashes would have stopped anyway, but, I couldn't say. I don't take anything else like HRT or anything and never have. So, I am glad for Maca being a thing and for the many people who have studied this amazing plant. I am very grateful for the Maca Team. Your company is a godsend! Thank you so so much, and please, keep selling Maca! You certainly have me as a customer!