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Maca Root And What It Can Do For YOU!

Updated on April 27, 2013

Many people never think that health "issues" can be caused by malnutrition. When in fact, I will go as far as saying, 95% of all sickness and disease is caused by malnutrition. Not giving our bodies what they need causes them to not work properly. Levels are thrown off such as blood pressure, intestinal bacteria, blood count, hormones and so on. A big deficiency that is being linked to hormone imbalances as well as cancer & even diabetes is Vitamin D. Please read "Can Lack of Sun Be Making You Sick?" for more information on vitamin D deficiencies.

I have gone through quite a bit of problems myself and while I speak with God and pray, something seems to be saying "I am not taking care of myself". I have began to research natural remedies and ALL of the ones I've tried have helped me in one way or another. Wheat Germ is also amazing & cheap for assisting the body to regulate hormones, for more on that read "Wheat Germ & Female Hormones". A new one I came across is Maca Root. It is a nutty vegetable found in Peru. It has historical benefits as well as modern day benefits. While with everything, no two bodies will agree with the same things. So these results will vary but there is a HIGH success rate in people who have used Maca Root powder, pills or the vegetable its self. Here are some benefits people experience...

- menopause relief

- regulated hormone levels

- acne reduction

- pain relief of joints (EVEN arthritis pain!)

- muscle growth

- increased libido or sex drive (in men & women)

- better hair, skin and nail condition

- lower blood pressure

- weight loss

- increased energy

- increased stamina (which means its EASIER to excersise!)

- regulated body temperature (no more hot flashes, no more chills!)

- normal periods

- relief from PMS

- decreased mood swings

- increases chances of pregnancy

There are more but I will just list the above. I have never tried it but will be ordering some in capsule form and will post what happens with me. I will take it 2 weeks before I post my results. I have unbalanced hormones which is why I am intrigued to try this out. Many people who suffer from unbalanced hormones have libido issues, weight gain and loss problems, and so on. Women in particular will gain weight easily, have abnormal menstrual cycles, PMS, mood swings, depression, have trouble getting pregnant, have little to no libido or sex drive, and hair loss. Those are the most common but they can very from person to person.

*If you have tried Maca Root (of any kind) I would love to hear your results! Leave your results below in a comment.

For more natural aids to help your body out, look into virgin coconut oil, raw honey & simply eating your seeds!


I have been using Maca Root capsules for over a year now. They have helped with my hormones, neck pain, & even my anxiety & panic attacks! When I do manage to stick to a workout routine, the weight just falls off. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking an alternative way to balance their hormones & relieve their anxiety & stress. I use the NOW brand as I trust it more than other brands.


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      ii3rittles 5 years ago

      snowie7 -

      Birth control is very VERY bad for a women's body. They wont tell you the side effects that take place you may not be feeling. I would advice trying to find a safer alternative and doing some research online.

      Any how, I have been taking Maca Root for quite some time now. It helps me get my period each month, helps with my anxiety, and helps with my energy levels. It has made my calves, and butt larger, but I have also gained weight do to poor diet choices and not moving much from a neck injury. I think it pretty much just helped place the fat on my lower half, rather then all in my belly. Most people guess that I weigh 30 pounds lighter than I actually do because it has helped my weight spread evenly. Since it is just a veggie, I can't see it complicating with your birth control but to be safe, I would ask a doctor. It may cause the birth control to be less active. Some women lose weight, some women gain weight. It depends on your body time, your ethnicity, your diet and how much daily activity you have. I have noticed, when I am more active, I lose weight a lot easier. Take caution though, because like I said... Some women gain, some lose, and some don't notice a difference. It has regulated my period so I am very thankful for that! I was only having 4 or 5 periods a year!

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      snowie7 5 years ago

      Recently I was prescribed a birth control pill which made my butt and hips explode! I have always been very thin and lean, never have I ever seen my butt/boobs/hips like this and I feel so not myself. I understand maca root can help balance hormones..I'm wondering if it might help me lose this uncomfortable weight. I have read online that some women use maca root to help them grow their butt/hip areas so I'm left a little confused. I would love some advice from those who have tried maca root, thanks! (I have switched back to my original birth control pill, cyclen)

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      ii3rittles 5 years ago

      Thanks for your comment Donna Reed! I'm glad it has helped you! From what I understand, the longer you use it, the better the benefits. I have always found it easier to take pill form, if you are interested, I get mine from I use the brand "NOW" and never had stomach upsets with those pills.

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      donna Reed 5 years ago

      Hi i started using Macca Powder, first i had the runs, (used too much) so cut it down too half a teaspoon every 2 days. its helped with my hair breakage, stopped my hot sweats, feel more clamer in my self. (not losing my temper with everyone so quick) so glad i found this poder.

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      ii3rittles 7 years ago

      Wow that's awesome! I'm glad you and your wife are still healthy. So many people are becoming ill at such young ages because they just don't take care of themselves. I'm starting young! I'm only 23 so I figure if I get my health in check now I won't have "bigger" problems later.

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      John Harper 7 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Right now it would probably be 'light blue touch paper and retire to safe distance' for you, however I'm sixty and my wife is fifty, so staying in good health is more important, and staying active sure helps to feel as young as I do!

      I'm delighted to say I never got pass 35 years of age mentally!


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      ii3rittles 7 years ago

      Awesome! Thanks Aguasilver! I will look into both brands. I'm glad to hear that it works for someone. Libido seems to effect women at such young ages and sexual cripples men in their older ages. It's good to know there are options beyond Viagra. More natural ways to help the body! This will be, I'm sure, a very awesome thing to take when I am married for both me and my future husband, though he don't need the help right now! haha

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      John Harper 7 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Maca is great for general health, and the libido bit works as well, in that taking it will make you more prone to sex.... it also reduces blood pressure and definitely works for menstrual problems, both my wife and I take it daily!

      But take a look at for a sachet of powder version I know works (we use it) or (I think) for a loose powder version that you add to cereals or mix with fruit juice....