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.
Hey Jenni, I know what you mean about the taste. I almost think of it like caramel (in a weird way!) I don’t take maca regularly, but throw it in my am coffee from time to time. I mix my coffee in the blender with coconut oil and collagen peptides, and then usually throw in one “extra,” Could be turmeric, raw cacao powder, or maca. With any of those mixed in, I definitely have to sweeten the coffee…usually with a little liquid stevia.
Thanks for the reminder about how great maca is…I’ll use it in my coffee tomorrow!!!
Elizabeth-Do you do bulletproof coffee? I love my coffee so much that I haven’t yet added any healthy items to it for fear it will mess with it! Coffee is really one thing I need to do better with though-I’m using duncan donuts with half and half! GMO city!
why not just switch to organic half n half or an organic heavy whipping cream with the coffee – it’s already much better that way?
If you are looking for a little added (natural) energy, try CoQ10. I can’t get through the day without it as our newborn gets me up 1-2 times every night. I take 2x100mg of ubiquinone (high quality from Pharma Nord) every day. Works like a charm and I am able to go without coffee now.
Hypothyroidism, infertility and metabolism also helped by organic selenium-yeast. Might be interesting to combine Maca Root with organic selenium to balance hormonal functions and thyroid health. My friend and I have both had great success slimming down and eliminating inflammation with selenoprecise supplementation. Do you use selenium?
Kaby-Thanks for sharing this! I haven’t used it and know nothing about it. I will be doing some research!