Maca Powder

by Friday, March 11, 2016

I’ve heard a lot about Maca recently, and the more I hear, the more intrigued I’ve become, naturally. I love trying all-natural ways to improve my health and wellness, but I also approach health with a discerning eye-I’m not quick to believe everything I hear or read online.

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Maca is a Peruvian root that belongs to the radish family.  “It’s benefits have been long valued, and has recently been popularized as a supplement and food ingredient.”  It is very high in iron, calcium, amino acids, and Vitamins B, C, and E.  It’s said that it helps enhance womens’ health and mood, energy levels, sexual function and bruising.  While there are no known major side effects of Maca, it is recommended to take it in small amounts- starting at a half a teaspoon in your morning shake or coffee.

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Being someone who bruises very easily, and also inherently clumsy (NOT a great combo I know), and I love a little natural energy boost. I figured it was worth a shot!

I’ve been putting Maca in my morning cereal and smoothies for a couple of months now. It has an interesting nutty, malt-y taste to it, which I like. I feel it gives me a subtle boost of energy- but nothing too extreme- sort of a similar effect that a half a cup of coffee would have…and I do love my coffee, so I am not looking for a replacement for that just yet!

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I have noticed a slight improvement in bruising.  I bruise a LITTLE less easily and the bruises I have gotten are lighter in color and they go away a bit quicker.  When I say a little- I really mean a little…I’m not 100% sold that this product does it all and does it all so well yet.  I often think that some “results” people “see” can just be all in your head…AND to be completely honest- I think a product like this needs to be tested long term…longer than just a couple of weeks or months.  I don’t think it’s a miracle root that is going to change things so quickly; rather, it’s a healthy addition that COULD benefit my body.  I love knowing about healthy ways to improve my health naturally, so I’ll stick with Maca and report back after another couple of months!

If you care to try it out- pick some up here.

XO Katrina

 

*These statements are my own opinions. I am not a doctor and you should always consult a doctor before starting any new health routine.

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