Maca Root Health Benefits

Maca is a beneficial food due to its wide variety of properties. It originates from the mountainous regions of Peru. Maca root aids in increasing reproductive health in both men and women. For men, it’s been shown to improve sperm production, and increase fertility overall. (Dr. Axe, 2017) For women, many egg follicles were able to successfully mature while taking maca, which is vital for ovulation and reproductive health overall. (Dr. Axe, 2017) Another benefit of utilizing maca root is that it has positive effects on energy, stamina, and mood. (Dr. Axe, 2017) It also contains a plethora of vitamin and minerals. Maca root is comprised of over twenty amino acids, calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, Sulphur, sodium, and iron.

Maca may also aid with the symptoms of menopause; hot flashes and disrupted sleep. Another benefit to supplementing with maca is improved exercise performance. A study done with eight cyclists showed that the time it took them to finish a twenty-five-mile ride, improved after supplementing with maca for two weeks. (Palsdottir, 2016)

It can be taken in supplement form or if it’s in powder form, added to baked goodies, smoothies, or shakes. Here at Acupuncture Atlanta, we sell Maca Root by Gaia Herbs in sixty veggie capsules; it’s an organic product. In addition to the benefits listed above, this product may be taken to balance hormone levels, increasing energy, and supporting a healthy mood.

References
Dr. Axe, (2017) Top 5 Maca Root Benefits and Nutrition (No. 4 is Best) Retrieved from: https://draxe.com/top-5-maca-root-benefits-and-nutrition/

Palsdottir, Hrefna (2016) Healthline. 9 Benefits of Maca Root (and Potential Side Effects) Retrieved from: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-maca-root#section3

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