The adolescent phase of our lives is a time of great changes, both socially and biologically. As we transition from childhood to adulthood, our bodies begin to undergo many dramatic changes. For a lucky few, this change is smooth and trouble-free. For most of us, however, adolescence is a roller coaster ride of emotions and unpleasant physical changes. For years and years, nothing could be done to ease this process. Teenagers simply had to wait it out and hope for the best. Fortunately, they no longer have to. These young adults can now get the best of their growing pains simply by eating a little bit of maca.
Maca, the ancient root crop grown and harvested on the peaks of the Andes Mountains, is better known as an aphrodisiac. Maca achieves this by influencing the endocrine system – the glands and organs that regulate and secrete our hormones. It is these hormones that drive the changes that our bodies undergo during adolescence. Teenagers know very well what those raging hormones bring about: breakouts of acne accompanied by sudden changes in mood. All this is brought about because of the constant adjustment of hormone levels in a developing body. Maca helps the endocrine system achieve equilibrium while making it more efficient. But this isn’t all maca has to offer. It is also an adaptogen, meaning it helps people’s minds and bodies learn to deal with stress. It helps regulate moods and ease feelings of depression and anxiety. And the best part is, it’s all natural, meaning there’s no danger from any harmful synthetic compounds.
Women too, have a lot to benefit from maca. Women undergo much more hormonal changes than men, thanks to their monthly menstrual cycle. For most women, this is no big deal, but there are those for whom their monthly period is nothing to look forward to. Some women get more moody and irritable, while others suffer debilitating menstrual cramps. Again, these ailments are brought about by hormonal imbalances, which is exactly what maca addresses. Women who are undergoing menopause know just how unpleasant an experience it can be. The symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, and urinary incontinence. The desire for sex can simply goes away. These symptoms can be reduced or completely eliminated by a regularly consuming maca.
Maca is an extremely potent functional food, and because of everybody’s unique body chemistry, some care must be taken when first starting out. One tablespoon a day is all it takes to enjoy its benefits, but the dosage may be gradually increased to however much is desired. Maca powder may be mixed into soups, stews, or beverages, mixed with flour for making baked goods, sprinkled directly onto dishes or even eaten on its own.
Hidalgo Foods supplies only top grade maca powder, sourced directly from indigenous farmers in South America. As a leading supplier and distributor of functional foods, we know that our customers have come to expect only the best quality and potency from our products. This is in keeping with our mission of promoting healthy lifestyle options that build not only stronger individuals, but stronger communities as well.
- Maca products are available retail at www.HidalgoFoods.com. Hidago Foods (USA) ships to any location within the following countries: USA, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, UK
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