You have likely heard of today’s superfood spotlight – Maca Root. It’s been around seemingly forever. It’s a natural source of healing nutrition, but it also has a long history of being a safe superfood that has been consumed for its medicinal benefits for thousands of years in regions of the Andes Mountains.
Another unique fact about maca root is that historically it has been considered a very potent aphrodisiac and a traditional fertility secret of populations living in the Andes. Clinical trials have shown that maca has positive effects on energy, stamina, and mood. Maintaining positive energy levels is related to having lower levels of anxiety and depression, both of which maca has been shown to positively help achieve.
Consuming maca often helps people feel more “alive”, energetic, and with a better sense of well-being, all of which are thought to be due to its ability to restore proper hormone balance and elevate “feel good” endorphins.
Plus, it significantly improves glucose tolerance, by lowering levels of glucose in blood. This is especially important for those who need to worry about heart health and conditions like Diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
Maca root is in my Shakeology, and so I get a dose of it daily – I am not sure how much (that information is proprietary to Beachbody) but I have no complaints, personally!