What is Maca Root?
Reading your supplement panel and saw maca root on it? Got you scratching your head wondering what root you’re eating and why?
Well good on you, curious soul. Curiosity is a sign of intelligence. We bet your neck gets tired from holding up that big ol’ brain of yours, but at MaxQ—we show no mercy.
Let’s add some weight to that cabeza, and points to that IQ, as we review—what is this mysterious maca root?
Maca Root is a Vegetable
Well, you may not ask for a side of it at your favorite restaurant, but maca root is a vegetable. Most closely related to broccoli with a sweeter pleasant taste.
It offers a host of benefits and is typically deemed a superfood. It is a natural form of energy, an immune booster and an adaptogen that impacts hormones positively.
Maca as a Natural Energy Booster
Science proves maca is a natural energizer. Because it is so nutrient-dense, the energy is provided via nutrients rather than stimulants so you won’t get the jitters or itchy face from it.
It contains 18 of 20 amino acids including all BCAAs, high amounts of potassium, and more calcium than milk.
As a natural energy source, studies show it improves performance during training, and it also improved mood, depression and anxiety.
During training we deplete energy levels, this can affect performance, energy and mood. Replenishing energy with nutrient-dense maca root is a healthy way to re-energize and feed your body nutrients it uses to build muscle and recover.
Because of the high concentrations of amino acids, it also aids in recovery, metabolism, endurance and building lean mass—bonus!
But that’s not all it does. Maca root is also considered an adaptogen. This means it helps your body adapt to stressors—it balances hormones that can really wreak havoc on results if they’re out of whack.
Maca Root Balances Hormones
When I get that feeling I get that—MACA HEALING…sexual….
Whoa…cool it down…this is PG here, my friend.
Well, we aren’t going all X rated on you, however; some of the hormones Maca impact are sex hormones.
What does this translate to? It makes you feel more energetic, alive and …shall we say it? Satisfied—eh hem….generally speaking.
It does affect estrogen levels in women to improve monthly visits from Mother Nature alongside the benefits offered from normalized hormone levels.
Maca root also supports the endocrine system and assists in the regulation of adrenal and thyroid hormone production. This is important for those whose goals include reducing weight.
Maca Root is a Natural Antioxidant
Maca is also a natural antioxidant, as if it wasn’t doing enough. In studies, it reduced bad cholesterol, and total cholesterol, improved glucose tolerance, blood pressure and was determined to present a positive influence on chronic human diseases and their prevention.
It achieves this by increasing levels of gluthathione and superoxide dismutase, both help in the combat against diseases. The more you have, the better the odds of winning, ay?
So, now the question should be – what doesn’t maca root do? And where do you get a post-training supplement with it? We got your back. Go here and get results.