Maca root is one of the ingredients in Shakeology. What does it do? What is maca root used for? Maca root offers an amazing energy boost for those with low energy. Maca however, unlike coffee, offers energy in a non-caffeinated way that supports the body.
Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes mountains. Maca is a relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch. Maca is one of the nutritionally dense super-foods in Shakeology that contains high amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and all of the essential amino acids. Maca root is rich in B-vitamins, which are the vitamins that give you energy.
Maca root (lepidium meyenii) helps balance hormones and due to an over abundance of environmental estrogens, most people’s hormones are out of whack. Instead of providing hormones to the body, maca works as an adaptogen so it responds to each individuals different bodies’ needs. If you are producing too much of a particular hormone, maca will regulate the production downward. However, if you’re producing too little, it’ll regulate the production upward. So it stabilizes your body either way.
Hormones regulate many things including mood, growth, sexual development, and tissue function. Hormones also play a role in many diseases, like cancer and depression. This is just one of the many ingredients in Shakeology that help balance your body and my help you get off of medication your my be on.
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