What is maca? It’s a turnip-like Peruvian root eaten in South America and found in the U.S. in the form of a powder and used as a supplement. It’s numerous health benefits make it worthwhile to look into adding to your regular diet*. It can be found in capsules or in power form which can be be added to smoothies, sprinkled on chai-lattes, or yogurt and hot cereals. It has a slightly malt-like mild flavor.
It’s a adaptogen, a natural supplement to help the body adapt to stress. Adaptogens naturally work to control stress and fatigue by regulating hormones. Balanced hormones, in turn, also boost energy levels, fertility, and libido. It also contains essential vitamins, minerals, and good-for-you fatty acids. Maca can be found at health food stores and Whole Foods Market near the downtown studio carries it as well. One brand there in the form of a powder is Gaia Herbs and is vegan, organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO.
It’s important to know that more does not equal more with maca, a teaspoon is sufficient.
*Please note as with any supplement, consult your physician before using.This information is solely for casual reading and has not been medically evaluated or proven.