• Laura Hunter

MACA ROOT

Today in the spotlight is MACA root – a rainforest herb from the radish family that grows high in the mountains of Peru. Also known as Peruvian ginseng, maca has a history of use amount South American cultures as a nutritive tonic, adaptogen, and aphrodisiac.


Researchers believe that maca promotes optimal functioning of the hypothalamus and the pituitary glands, thus improving the function of the entire endocrine system. These areas of the body produce hormones and energizing substances including adrenaline.


Maca has 9 potential health benefits, according to healthline.com (www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-maca-root).


1. Highly Nutritious – high in carbs and rich in a number of nutrients 2. Increases Libido in Men & Women 3. May Increase Fertility in Men 4. May Help Relieve Symptoms of Menopause in Women – including hot flashes and disrupted sleep at night 5. Improve Your Mood – reduces depression and anxiety 6. May Boost Sports Performance & Energy 7. May Help Protect Skin from the Sun when applied topically 8. May Improve Learning & Memory 9. May Reduce Prostate Size


Maca can be taken as a supplement or as a powder added to smoothies, oatmeal, baked goods, energy bars and more. Want to get your hands on a bottle? Message me for options!



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