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Are Your Hormones Controlling You?

Are Your Hormones Controlling You?

May 23rd 2014

Sunfood Maca Powder

Are Your Hormones Controlling You?Sunfood Maca Powder

Whether you’re a man or a woman, the answer is yes! Hormones are chemical messengers that tell our cells what to do, from energy levels and reproductive functions to metabolism and mood. The reason most of us think of women’s issues when we think of “hormones” is not because we, or someone we love, is just a tad irritable today. It is because some of the most well known conditions result from hormonal imbalance. It’s the Big 3: PMS, menstrual cramps, and menopause (oh my!).

Natural Remedies for Hormone Imbalance

A natural cure for hormonal imbalance is not something that we can recommend, but we know after being in the superfood movement for 19 years that certain foods can support the proper functioning of the endocrine system. While we know that women’s hormonal issues often indirectly affect the men they love (we’ll leave it at that), we’re going to delve into hormonal health for women and men, too!

Ladies… Is Maca a Natural Remedy for Menopausal Symptoms?

The superstar root vegetable known as maca was sacred to the Incas and has been used as a food and medicine in South America for centuries. It has a solid reputation as a powerful enhancer to stamina, strength and libido; it is even said that the Incan warriors would consume maca before long journeys and battles.

Sunfood Maca Extreme Modern research has shown that maca has the potential to balance hormone levels and alleviate perimenopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweating, interrupted sleep patterns, nervousness, depression and heart palpitations.1 A double-blind study concluded that maca “may act as a toner of hormonal processes, leading to alleviation of discomfort felt by perimenopausal women, hence, its potential use as non-hormonal alternative to HRT [Hormone Replacement Therapy] program.”1

Our female customers of all ages have reported improved hormonal health when taking our Maca over time, experiencing regulated periods and the alleviation of cramps and PMS symptoms. All of this from a root vegetable!

Customer Reviews: Red Maca

“I suffer from terrible PMS symptoms and I have to take an Aleve to alleviate the pain. I decided to take a natural approach and try maca. I am so amazed at the benefits. I didn't experience any pain during my cycle!!! I will never stop using it!!!” – J “Restored male energy in my 50s that I had decades earlier. My wife also takes it and has no menopausal troubles.” – Re-energized husband

Men – Are You Concerned about Your Prostate?

Sunfood Red MacaWhen it comes to hormone health, maca is the superfood root vegetable to pay attention to. In particular, red maca has been found to have astounding effects on men’s prostate health. While it contains the same nutritional profile as regular maca, one study found that red maca “may reduce the risk of prostate cancer development.”2 Researchers found that this cruciferous vegetable directly caused the prostate to reduce in size, successfully addressing the issue of prostate enlargement, which is “a hormone-mediated phenomenon.”2 

Three Types of Raw, Organic Maca Powder to Choose From

Maca: A blend of red and golden roots, depending on what color the maca is as it is pulled out of the Earth. Red Maca: Only the red maca roots are separated at harvest, milder in flavor with the same nutritional profile as regular maca. Maca Extreme: Created using a cold-drying process with fresh maca roots, generating a uniquely powerful concentration not found anywhere else.

If You Want More Energy and Libido

Maca has earned quite the reputation to boost stamina—in more ways than one! Check out what people are saying…

Maca Powder

“I have used maca for about two weeks and I can gladly say it has saved my marriage. THANK YOU, SUNFOOD! And my husband thanks you too!” – Very Happy

Red Maca

Power! I feel so energized and I also feel full and satisfied until lunch (4.5 hours after breakfast)!” – chocolatechip

Maca Extreme

"Maca really charged my love life!"– Bo “I liked the texture and rich flavor. It’s been awhile since I had regular maca, but do feel a bit more zoom zoom than I remembered from the regular maca. I have never had a power/energy drink before, with all the amazing superfoods and products like maca. This is the way to go.” – Jordana

Delicious Ideas!

Add 1 - 2 teaspoon Maca or Red Maca to your favorite smoothie, or 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon Maca Extreme. Jumpstart your morning with these healthy, energizing Cinnamon Chocolate Maca Bars! Or try something savory with our Guaca-Maca-Mole!

Cinnamon Chocolate Maca Bars

Listen to Your Body

How do superfoods affect you? What dietary choices are helping or harming you? What small steps can you take today to improve your total health picture? If hormone balance and energy levels are issues you’re focusing on, Maca may be a great place to start!

Red Maca Powder also available in 22lb bulk, click here.

Sources: 1 - “Therapeutic Effects of Pre-Gelatinized Maca (Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon) used as a Non-Hormonal Alternative to HRT in Perimenopausal Women - Clinical Pilot Study.” Charles Sturt University & Therapeutic Research, Australia, 2006. 2 - “Red maca (Lepidium meyenii) reduced prostate size in rats.” Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru, 2005.

Sunfood's "Natural Solutions" does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.