6 Health Benefits of Maca

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What is maca?

Maca is a root that hails from the mountains of Peru. It’s bitter in taste, and is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. It’s so powerful and potent that it’s considered to be a superfood in the field of modern nutrition.


Maca helps your body out in so many ways, and today we’re covering the top six ways it helps boost your bodily health.

If you’re interested in sneaking this root into your diet, check out our supplement Busy Bee. It’s packed with maca proteins—and you’ll love the taste of this formulaic blend.


6 Health Benefits of Maca:

1.  Improves Your Focus and Concentration

Maca is amazing for your brain! It is packed with minerals, proteins, polysaccharides, and is a rich source of magnesium.


Magnesium, along with potassium, b vitamins, and amino acids, helps your brain function at optimal levels. This means you are able to concentrate and stay on task without ‘forgetting’ about the larger picture at hand.


This makes maca an optimal supplement for anyone who has a huge task list (in these days, who doesn’t?), and is perfect to take day and night because it’s not a stimulant!


2. Heals Your Thyroid

Your thyroid glands rule your body’s hormone production, and they filter out free radials + carcinogens in your body.


Due to the toxic nature of today’s food supply, most of us have thyroid issues (whether we’ve had them diagnosed or not).


An off balance thyroid will throw off your entire system. It will cause your hormones to go out of whack—leaving you to be more susceptible to disease, and causing your body to hold onto toxic particles for longer than it needs (and wants) to…


So how does maca help heal your thyroid? It surges your body with healthy, detoxifying minerals that boost HEALTHY hormone production. The result is that your thyroid doesn’t have to work as hard to get your hormone production going, and the thyroid can finally focus on repairing itself.


3. Detoxifies Heavy Metals in Your Body

Your thyroid doesn’t just rule your hormone function, it also rules detoxification of your lymph system.


Once the thyroid’s hormone function has been healed, its detoxification function in the body can also go back to normal.  


Your thyroid acts like a magnet and picks up micro plastics, petrochemicals, heavy metals, and all free radicals in your body and filters them out. So when you thyroid is working better, your body is less likely to have toxic carcinogens and heavy metals stuck within your cells. Who doesn’t want that?!


4. Boosts Your Energy (Heals Your Adrenal Glands)

Maca helps restore your cells by healing your adrenal glands. Your adrenal glands rule your sex hormones and also your stress hormones.


When they are out of whack, you will experience a jing deficiency. You will feel like you have no energy left in your body, you will feel like your salt levels in your body are off, you will feel weak, and most likely you will have lower back pain.


Introducing maca into your diet helps boost the jing energy within your body by assisting your body with healthy hormone production. This will make your body feel energized, boosts your libido, can reduce lower back pain, and reverses feelings of fatigue.



5. Reduces Hormonal Acne, PMS, and Menopause Symptoms

For women, hormonal acne, PMS, and menopause symptoms seem to take over! When you suffer from these problems it feels like there is nothing you can do to help.


Many people turn to over the counter drugs and prescriptions to help with acne, hormone production, and a decrease in menopause symptoms—however, these medications come with unforeseen side effects such as depression, infertility, moodiness, and more.


A great natural solution (to avoid adverse affects of medication) is to introduce maca into your diet on a daily basis.


As stated above, maca helps restore the adrenal glands that rule your sex hormones. This will bring your hormone levels back into balance, and will help heal any hormone imbalances that you have otherwise experienced from eating animal products or being exposed to harsh chemicals in your standard household products.


The benefits are phenomenal, and it only takes a few days to see changes in your skin and mood. What do you have to lose by giving it a try?


6. Improves Overall Bodily Health

As we’ve discussed so far, maca helps heal your hormonal system, boosts brain function, restores your body with essential vitamins and minerals, and assists with things like maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, and boosting your libido.


When your hormones and hormonal systems come back into balance, you will experience greater vitality. Your body will be able to heal faster. You’ll be less susceptible to getting sick—and you will feel great!


Added benefits you may experience from consuming maca include healthy weight loss, reduction in over-eating, and decreased stress levels. Sounds like a win-win, right? Right.


Don’t forget to check out our product, Busy Bee, which contains organic maca powder. 

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