I don’t think any of us are free from hormone issues. Whether it’s PMS, menopause, low thyroid, infertility or adrenal fatigue-imbalanced hormones are typically just a way of life. Imbalanced hormones are often the cause of weight issues. Are you exercising and watching what you eat and still not dropping pounds? I have one easy, natural solution that will support balanced and healthy hormone function!
Maca is a close relative of the radish and is very common in Peru. It does not contain any hormones itself but is full of beneficial nutrients that support hormone health. Maca root is rich in calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. It also is rich in essential fatty acids, lipids, fiber, carbohydrates, protein, and amino acids.
Benefits of Maca Root Powder
- Aids infertility
- Eases menopause
- Relieves hypothyroidism
- Nourishes the adrenal glands
- Supports healthy weight loss
- Raises sex drive
- Boosts energy
- Relieves stress
- Helpful for remineralizing bones and teeth
- Boosts overall health
How to Take Maca Root:
I add 1 tsp. of maca root powder to my daily smoothie. It has somewhat of a taste but it is very subtle and adds a richness. You can also add it to your coffee all though I haven’t personally tried it. It does come in pill form as well. Find maca root pills HERE.
**Maca root should not be taken during pregnancy or nursing.**
Hormone issues seem to plague all of us in one way or another. Even if your hormones are naturally balanced, external factors like using plastic containers, birth control and unnatural cosmetic and cleaning products can all work to create an issue. I’m always looking for a way to ease PMS and this is a super easy and natural way to do that. Adrenal glands and thyroid are also so incredibly common that by nourishing those hormone secreting organs, you might be able to avoid synthetic drugs all together. Maca powder is so rich in nutrients and so affordable that you really can’t go wrong!
Find maca root powder HERE.