Maca is a nutritionally dense superfood that has been used for 1000s of years. Maca is unique in that it affects men and women differently. In this article we detail how and why to use Maca for women.
Before we outline the major benefits of Maca for women, we want to point out that there are several types of Maca available. The different types of Maca have various effects and work better for supporting specific health conditions. We indicate which Maca is best for each of the benefits listed below. You can also compare all of our Maca powders here.
Maca For Women – The Major Benefits
Maca for Women and Fertility
Women have been using Maca powder to increase their chances of conceiving a child for over 2000 years. Scientific studies have shown that Maca balances hormones which leads to regular ovulation. Also, Maca is a nutritional powerhouse that supports the optimal health needed to boost fertility. Red Maca has been shown to be the best Maca for women looking to boost their fertility.
Maca for Regularity of Cycle
As mentioned above, Maca works very well to support a healthy, regular menstrual cycle.
Maca for Pregnancy
Maca is safe to take during pregnancy. In fact, due to it’s high nutrient and mineral content, it may support healthy development. A 2 teaspoon serving of Maca has 3 times more calcium than a glass of milk. Also, Black Maca has been seen to increase bone density and strength.
Due to Maca’s ability to help balance hormones, it often has a positive effect on skin tone. This can include reducing hormone related acne as well as improving skin elasticity. All Maca powders including cream colored Maca works well for this benefit.
Maca for Increased Libido
One of the biggest effects reported by women taking proper dosages of Maca powder daily is a marked increase in sexual desire. Red Maca is type of Maca that is highest in phytontutrients and, not surprisingly, is the Maca of choice to improve female libido.
Maca for Hot Flashes and Other Menopause Symptoms
Maca works very well to reduce all uncomfortable symptoms of menopause and perimenopause including insomnia, mood swings and in particular hot flashes. This effect comes from Maca’s amazing ability to support healthy hormone balance. Maca does not contain hormones, but merely stimulates the body to balance the endocrine system. Red Maca is the best for women passing through this life transition.
Maca for Hair Growth
Again, due to Maca’s excellent hormone balancing properties in combination with it’s dense nutritional content, the food is capable of stimulating hair growth in women who have thinning hair.
Maca for Reducing/Preventing Osteoperosis
Studies have shown that Red and Black Maca were found to be the best at improving and protecting bone structure especially in mice who had their ovaries removed. Other studies have shown that Maca increases bone strength and density.
Maca for Thyroid Health
Owing to Maca’s hormone balancing properties, it has been reported to have a positive effect on the health of the thyroid.
Maca for Women Wanting Enhanced Curves
One of the more interesting effects of Maca is that it can support the enhancement of female body shape. Maca works to balance estrogen levels, which can increase the size and shape of breasts. Also, since Maca is extremely anabolic (muscle building) it can increase the size of the buttocks, which is of course the body’s largest muscle. In order to get the most benefit for the latter, we recommend using Black Maca and also getting plenty of exercise aimed at increasing the gluts. Read more about the “maca buttocks” here.
Maca is great for athletes. It builds muscle, It increases stamina, it boosts energy and it enhances recovery time. Black Maca is our Maca of choice for athletes.
Maca for Reducing Depression
One of the lesser known benefits of Maca for women is for reducing depression. Maca works as a mood up-lifter due to its high nutrient content combined with it’s energizing properties. We’ve had several reports of positive emotional health resulting from continued use of Red Maca. More on Maca for Depression
Maca for Enhancing Mental Focus, Memory and Clarity
One final use of Maca for women is to boost mental capacities such as memory, clarity and focus. We love to take Maca whenever we know we have a particularly mental task to perform. The great thing about how it works it that the energy it provides is sustained and balanced. Our Premium Maca tends to work the best for us.
We hope that you’ve found this article on Maca for women helpful – if you have any further questions, please let us know. We’re happy to help.
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p.s. Also see our General Maca Benefits Page