Benefits Of Maca Root For Menopause
If you are searching for maca root reviews, this is my own personal story. I am 53 years old and started menopause just after I turned 50. I have had really unbalanced hormones for quite awhile now. I was having hot flashes throughout the day and night sweats that would wake me up totally drenched. If that didn’t wake me up, I also had insomnia where I’d wake up and couldn’t get back to sleep no matter how hard I tried. I had low energy and a negative mood, so I knew my hormones must be unbalanced. I started researching natural cures for menopause relief and came across maca root. After researching this for quite some time, and to personally see the benefits of maca root at work, I decided to purchase it and see how well my body responded.
I read that you shouldn’t take a lot to begin with, so the first week I only took a quarter teaspoon. The second week I increased to half teaspoon and by the third week I was using one full teaspoon. I would put it in my breakfast juice or fruit & vegetable smoothie or yogurt. It has a mild nutty flavor, and wasn’t that strong at all. It’s a little clumpy in yogurt, so I just press and smooth it out while stirring. The first couple of weeks I didn’t notice much of a difference in my mood or hot flashes/night sweats. By the third week, I was feeling more energetic and my mood was more positive. I didn’t have as many night sweats and hot flashes during the day and I was sleeping better. To test it out more, I took it for about two months. Then I went off it for a couple of weeks, and slowly my night sweats and hot flashes, as well as the insomnia started returning. I began to take maca powder daily and within just a couple of days, my menopausal symptoms subsided once again. I only take a teaspoon a day, for about three – four weeks, then I give my body a break for a week and start up again. I’ve been able to help myself with balancing my hormones and sleep much better with less night sweats since I started using maca powder. My hot flashes have significantly reduced from 6 to 8 per day to only a couple a day, and some days I don’t even notice having a hot flash at all.
Maca root side effects – I also read information on the internet that says your butt may enlarge or your sex drive may increase. To be honest, the only thing that I personally noticed different, was that my breast size increased lol; which for me was one of the benefits of maca root. 😉 I take one teaspoon daily and other than this, I have not had any negative maca root side effects whatsoever.
During my research, I also read that some of the benefits of maca root is that it’s also good for fertility. I read that one small study looked at the effect of 4 months of treatment with maca tablets on semen quality in nine adult men. Treatment with maca resulted in increased semen volume, sperm count, and sperm motility.
There are different types of maca, including yellow, black, and red maca. Black maca appears to have the greatest effect on sperm count, followed by yellow maca, which has moderate effects.
If you are wondering where to purchase maca root powder, I went on amazon and found it there. It’s not that expensive and it lasts quite awhile. I have included a link at the bottom of this post that will bring you directly to the product that I purchased. Once you get to amazon, you can surf around and check out other products as well. You can purchase it in pill form as well as powder.
I hope my personal story, and what the benefits of maca were for me, may be of help to you in your search for finding something to help you balance your hormones and reduce your menopausal symptoms. Thank you for reading my personal story of my own benefits of maca root for menopause relief.
Disclosure – This article is my own personal story of how I used maca root for menopause relief and how it helped me. I am not a physician. It is always advised that you first contact a physician for advice. This article was written as a source of information only and should not be considered or used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional, who should always be consulted before starting any new diet, exercise program or health supplements.