Maca Root

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Grown in Peru, Maca Root is believed to be go back as far as as early as 4000 B.C but was first used by the Inca’s over 2000 years ago and is found in the Andes region. The history of Maca Root goes back for thousands of years and was used as an important commodity at that time for trading and diet. The benefits were so potent, that the Inca’s restricted its consumption for royalty only. The plant was brought to Europe by the Spanish, who overturned the Inca’s and discovered its medicinal properties. Again, the plant was used by Spanish royalty, however its popularity began to slowly cease, and its health benefits were only to be rediscovered in the 1960’s and 1980’s.

Maca Root is now considered a superfood, full of important vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids and enzymes. It should be noted that its uses are not limited to food, but also used in lotions and creams. Importantly, vegetarians and vegans use the plant as a good source of B-12. It is agreed that this fabulous plant gives people strength, health, vitality and well being.

As a result of numerous environmental factors, our hormones have not been working to their optimum rates, and luckily the Maca Root is able to restore our hormone levels, without having to cultivate new ones, but rather help regulate our hormones on an individual basis. This is able to occur because of its effect on the pituitary gland, and the hypothalamus.

More Maca Root Benefits

Maca Root

Maca Root

The amazing benefits of the Maca Root do not stop there, there are great healthy benefits, such as its effect on anemia, depressing, stomach cancer, leukemia, improving your memory, fatigue, alertness, fertility, osteoporosis and AIDS. Scientific evidence still has not discovered just why these health benefits occur, and there could be more undiscovered health benefits yet to be brought to light.

Maca Root is not only consumed for its health properties, but is a staple food in Peru. A part of the daily intake of vegetables, it is found in stews and soup. Not only a food for humans, but also for livestock. Livestock have been consuming the plant for centuries in Peru, and is vital for the the farmers and economy, since it is cheap and locally grown.

For all those who wish to take heed of the great health benefits that Maca Root provides, there is a popular powder which is suitable for those who have busy lifestyles to simply add to drinks and food. Another reason why the plant has been growing in popularity is because of its effects to humans if applied topically. Great for our skins and complexion, stores and health shops are starting to catch on and are offering various creams, lotions and scrubs!

This plant will undoubtedly benefit to your overall health, but also to your overall vitality, well being and health. As its popularity is slowly but steadily growing, many opt to this plant rather over other treatments because of its proven effects to treat numerous medical conditions.

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Quick Fire Questions

How Is Maca Taken?

Generally it is taken in either powder form or capsule form. Both forms are as good as one another although with the powder form you can easily add it to smoothies or milkshakes.

Can I Take Maca Daily?

Yes you can. There have been no reports of noticeable side effects when taken daily although one should seek advice from their G.P first if they are pregnant or breast feeding.

Does Maca Have Other Names?

Yes it does, but they are slightly harder to pronounce. One is Lepidium perunianum and the other is Lepidium meyenii. Hence why it is more commonly known as Maca.

Any Strange Side Effects?

People, most notably woman often used Maca Root to enlarge their backsides to get the J-Lo type of rear end that many people seem to desire.

How Much Maca Do I Take?

Generally you want to take 3 X 500mg capsules per day or the equivalent in powder form (around 1 teaspoon)