The menstrual cycle is an intricate balance between body, mind and emotions. Governed by hormones and the moon – your menstrual cycle is a key indicator of general health and fertility.
Some of the symptoms of distress and hormonal imbalance include:
Many of these problems are caused by a lack in our diet, lack of health, too much stress and too little understanding of the way the female body works.
Medically these irregularities are often treated by introducing (often artificial) hormones into the delicate female system. These hormones regulate your menstrual cycle by overriding your bodies natural rhythm.
For example – when you take the Pill, these artificial hormones effectively trick your body into thinking it is already pregnant. (So if you are on the pill for 2 or 5 or 10 years – your body thinks it is pregnant all that time.) So at mid-cycle when you would normally ovulate, nothing happens. No egg is released from your ovaries and pregnancy cannot occur. The glands that normally run your menstrual cycle are temporarily shut down while you are on the Pill – they do not function in the same way as they would naturally and you do not have a normal natural menstrual cycle. You still have a period of sorts – the correct term is “hormone withdrawal bleed” – because when the input of artificial hormones stops (that is, when you take the sugar pills) the uterine lining is shed. This lining is thinner than normal, resulting in lighter bleeding.
There are many natural products and superfoods that can nutritionally support and assist your body to function optimally. Maca Powder is one.
Some women choose to eat Maca Powder as an alternative to taking artificial hormones. 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)
Maca’s nutrients 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 effects within two weeks, others might take a little longer, perhaps up to 3 months.(1)
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.
Maca Powder is an affordable nutritional supplement – a monthly supply is as little as AUD$20.00 so it is much less than a dollar per day.
Maca Power Maca Powder is available 3 ways – 200g powder, 350g Powder and in VegeCapsule form. It doesn’t matter which form you take – you still get pure, certified organic, non-irradiated Maca Power Maca Powder.
If you haven’t tried Maca then you need to consider your personal tastes. Maca does have a nutty kind of flavour – some people like the taste and others prefer to take it in capsule form. If you are used to taking supplements – herbs and the like, then the powder is for you. If you are sensitive to the way things taste then you are probably better off with the VegeCapsules.
The beauty of Maca is that it is a whole food – unadulterated and pure just as nature intended food to be. With this in mind – when you buy your Maca – use these guidelines below to ensure you are getting the best quality product available.
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.