Why is Peruvian maca popular among nutritionists?

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There are many plants in the natural world that have valuable properties for improving health and fitness. One of these plants is Peruvian maca, which is gaining increasing popularity due to its many beneficial qualities. In this article, we will take a closer look at the beneficial properties of maca and how to use it.

What is Peruvian maca?

Maca peruviana is a plant native to the high mountains of the Andes, where it thrives in extreme climates. It looks like a beet or turnip and comes in a variety of colors from white to black, including red, yellow and purple. All of them have many useful properties that attract the attention of researchers from all over the world.

Useful properties

Strengthening health and immune system

Peruvian maca is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, which can strengthen the immune system and the body as a whole. It helps fight stress, increases resistance to infectious diseases and improves overall well-being.

Regulation of hormonal balance

Peruvian Maca is often called “natural Viagra”, as it helps improve potency in men and normalize hormonal balance in women. It can improve libido, increase energy and reduce menopausal symptoms.

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The fact that maca has a positive effect on men’s health, improving sperm count and increasing libido, was written in the publication 2010.

Improving physical endurance and athletic performance

Maca peruviana is a popular doping drug for athletes as it can improve physical endurance, speed up recovery after training and enhance athletic performance.

Increased energy

Widely known are studies conducted in Japan, where Peruvian maca is being studied as a plant that can increase energy and vigor. Consuming Peruvian maca may help fight chronic fatigue and improve concentration.

Supports digestion and improves metabolism

Regular consumption of Peruvian maca helps maintain a healthy digestive system, improves metabolism and promotes weight loss.

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Maca is widely used in a variety of dietary and sports supplements, but it’s worth noting that Peruvian maca is hardly a one-time solution for weight loss.

It is not a magical remedy that will lead to significant weight loss without proper diet and physical activity. However, maca can be a useful additional tool in the weight loss process due to its properties.

At the moment, there is a small number of studies that look at the effect of Peruvian maca on weight loss.

How to use maca?

Powder form

One of the most common uses of Peruvian maca is in powder form.

To take Peruvian maca powder, it is usually recommended to start with a small dose, about 1 teaspoon (5 g), and gradually increase the dosage to 2-3 teaspoons (10-15 g) per day. The powder can be added to smoothies, yogurts, cereals or baked goods to add rich flavor and health benefits to dishes.

In the form of capsules or tablets

For those who prefer a more convenient method of administration, Peruvian maca is also available in capsule or tablet form. They provide precise dosing and ease of administration, suitable for those who do not like the taste or smell of the powder.

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The recommended dosage is usually indicated on the packaging and may vary depending on the manufacturer. Taking Peruvian maca in the form of capsules or tablets makes the process of use more convenient and discreet in everyday life.

Extracts

Peruvian Maca can also be purchased in extract form. Extracts are a concentrated form of the plant, enriched with its active substances. They have a higher concentration and may be more effective in achieving the desired result. To use extracts, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and consider the specific dosage.

Application options

Maca can be used in combination with other herbal supplements or ingredients for maximum health benefits. For example, combining maca with ashwagandha, ginseng, or rhodiola can help increase overall energy and reduce stress levels. Maca can also be added to other herbal teas for filling and additional effects.

Conclusions

Peruvian Maca is an amazing plant with many beneficial properties and uses. Its use can improve health, increase energy, reduce stress and improve the results of sports training.

However, it should be noted that each person is unique and may respond to Maca peruviana differently, so it is recommended to consult a physician or nutritionist before use, especially if you have certain health conditions or are taking medications, to avoid possible side effects or interactions. It is important to follow the recommended dosage and not exceed the recommended amount.
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