Maca… You’ve probably heard of it in some way before, it’s often used as a simple “substitute” for cocoa powder in things like homemade chocolate mile, becaue of it’s similar texture, color and flavor, it does this fairly well. But besides just being a “secondhand” version of cocoa, it can actually be extremely useful to your body, seeing as it contains tons of great health benefits that most are actually not even aware of. Today we’ll be talking about just a few of the huge amount of things that maca can do for you.
Helps Treat Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
If you’re like almost all men and most women, your first thought is probably, “what the heck is (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)that?” I’ll tell you, it’s a condition that some women develop that is caused by an unhealthily high increase of male androgens in a woman’s body. It causes problems with your period, makes it much more difficult to become pregnant, causes lot’s of physical blemishes like acne and other things that differ the way your body looks, it can even often lead to things such as diabetes and heart disease. It’s pretty bad overall…
But… Maca actually is amazing for this and here’s why…
For those who suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, taking a maca supplement every day can greatly improve your situation and help all of your symptoms feel loads better.
Eases Menopausal Symptoms
Going through menopause can be hard, being on the brink of going through menopause can be especially scary because of how exaggerated portrayals of it can often be. But, menopause is still hard, and maca can help with that. Because of how much your hormones change during menopause, it can obviously have unwanted side effects. These possible unwanted side effects we mentioned include, but aren’t limited to, mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats and low libido. All normal, we assure you, but definitely less-than-pleasant. Maca can help with all these, isn’t that amazing?
Increases Male Fertility
Maca is also good for enhancing male fertility. Black maca, for instance, has been shown to have a positive effect on sperm production, mobility and volume, all of which are important factors for male reproductive health. Red maca has its own benefits for men, the most important of which is reducing the size of the prostate gland, a problem which can affect around 50% of men over age 50.
Maca has also been found to strengthen the immunity through a number of mechanisms. It is a natural antioxidant, but it also boosts the production of glutathione and superoxide dismutase (SOD), both of which are compounds which help to fight off infection and disease. This also has the effect of improving cholesterol and blood sugar levels, thus lowering chances of heart disease and diabetes.
Because of its increasing popularity, maca can be found in most health food stores. Especially if you are experiencing fertility problems or would like to enhance your mood, this is a great herb to try to boost the energy levels and even make it easier to conceive!