Maca Powder and Menopause
In the menstrual cycle there are three main players which are the brain, the ovaries and the uterus. When the ovaries go into retirement at menopause, it takes the brain some time to adjust to the fact that the ovaries are not responding in their customary hormonal tango.
The brain is still sending out its hormonal messengers but is not getting the required response from the ovaries.
As the brain is till sending out the hormones, these chemical messengers are still stimulating physical and emotional reactions in the womans body. This may be a major factor in all the symptoms and difficulties that some women have during the menopausal transition.
These symptoms can include :
- hot flushes,
- vaginal dryness,
- loss of libido,
- and insomnia.
If you are having these effects - it contributes to a major loss of quality of life and interferes with normal day to day living.
There are ways to introduce balance back into your menstrual system, There are many natural supplements for menapause that can support and assist your body to function normally and healthily. Maca Powder is one.
Some women choose eat Maca Powder as an alternative to taking artificial hormones.
"Good morning Nadia and thank you for your email. Yes I am taking the maca powder regularly - 1 tsp each morning. I believe it is helping the hot flushes as I am gettting them less frequently - they haven't completely stopped, but they are definitely better." Cheers Helen
"I use your product daily, have between a quarter to a half teaspoon on either my breakfast or in a small glass of water. I combine this with 1 tablet of the 'Promensil' Brand. Before I started your product and the Promensil I was having 18-20 hot flushes per day - rather exhausting.
With each passing week I felt my symptoms easing. You can't imagine how wonderful it is to sleep through the night without the hot flashes. It has done wonders for me and my general outlook on life. Your product is worth its weight in gold. In time I want to give up the Promensil and only use the Meca - perhaps another month or so!" Regards, Colleen
"The only thing I can say about Maca Powder is that it has saved my life. I was experiencing severe hot flushes and night sweats for about 6 months. At times i didn't want to go to bed let alone get up in the morning. Since i started taking Maca capsules I have not had either of these symptoms. It took about 4 weeks before I started noticing the change. Someone suggested to me to drink sage tea in conjunction to the capsules and I found that it made a big difference.
I now take maca as part of my daily routine. I also found that i can now reduce my
dosage to 2 caps per day.1 morning /1 night-before 8.00 pm as they tend to keep
me awake. Thanks and Regards" Louisa
What makes Maca so effective is that rather than introducing hormones from outside (whether chemical or natural) Maca nutritionally supports the glands in the body to optimal function according to the individuals unique requirements.
In Peru and the USA, Maca is considered beneficial for:(1)
- Energy - by balancing the endocrine system - thyroid, pituitary, pancreas and adrenal glands
- Wellbeing, vitality, emotional balance and stamina
- Change of Life discomfort such as hot flushes, breast tenderness, sleeplessness, mood swings and brain fog
- Low Libido - Maca's aphrodisiac qualities increase sex drive and may relieve other low libido effects like decreased vaginal lubrication.
How long does it take to work?
Maca affects the body at a cellular level and gives it a chance to re-adjust. It is important to take enough, to take it regularly, and to be patient allowing your body to re-vitalise at its own rate. Some people notice Maca's beneficial nutritional effects within two weeks, others might tale a little longer, perhaps up to 3 months.(1)
How much do you need to take?
Serving Suggestion - Start with 1/4 of a teaspoon daily increasing to 1 teaspoon daily. Mix it with water, juice, smoothies, in cereal, yoghurt, herbal teas.
Now much does it cost?
Maca Powder is an affordable natural supplement for menapause - a bi-monthly supply (350g) is only AUD$35.95 (including postage within Australia), so it's less than 0.60 cents per day.
Get your premium grade Guaranteed Organic Maca Powder or Capsules delivered straight to your door for much less
1. Non-irradiated 2. Careful temperature control during processing/drying means nutrient preservation, lighter colour & sweeter taste 3. Australian owned 4. Free of grain contamination (exclusive milling facility) 5. Organic farming methods 6. Processed-to-order (arrives fresh milled from Peru within weeks) 7. High protein content 8. Grown in specially suited soils at required altitude in traditional growing region
(1) Universal Wellbeing Magazine 2001 Issue 85
This information is not intended to be used as a substitute for treatment by a qualified practitioner. You would be well advised to inform your practitioner that you are taking this herb and, should you experience any adverse reactions, immediately contact your practitioner for further guidance.
Written by Nadia MacLeod