Maca root is indigenous to Peru, where it has been used for centuries as a source of food and, interestingly, for its health benefits. It’s growing popularity in the Western world should not come as a surprise, once you learn the many positive properties the root possess.
The maca root is believed to have a long list of health benefits. It famously increases energy, stamina, and endurance. In the harsh conditions of the Peruvian Andes, the powder was, and still is, used to manage long hikes or grueling farming on the steep mountain sides.
In general, maca positively affects mental balance, awareness, and state of well being. It calms the nerves and aids digestion. Additionally, side effects are very rare, making maca both a safe and natural supplement.
Due to the growing popularity, the number of health food and nutritional supplement stores that carry maca root is substantial. Try to find a reputable provider, with the experience and knowledge to answer all your questions. This will help you get on the right path and make sure you get the most out of the maca root.
When you purchase your maca powder, extract or juice, get a recommended starting dose. Stick to it for two weeks, then start slowly increasing your daily consumption, until you reach the maximum recommended. For maca powder, this is typically said to be around 5,000 milligrams.
Vary Consumption Method
Maca can be consumed in various ways and switching it up will help you get the most out of it. While the traditional source is the root grounded into a powder, you can also get maca juice and maca extract.
But even the powder can be used in different ways. In Peru, as an example, it is often added to baked goods. You can also consume capsules filled with the powder.
When alternating between consumption methods, make sure you do not exceed the recommended dosage, and be aware of how to convert the amount you take in different forms.
Taken correctly, maca offers a host of benefits, invaluable in the hectic schedule of our modern everyday lives. Who doesn’t feel at the end of a long working day that a bit of extra energy would be a blessing?