Maca and hormones
The endocrine system regulates our emotions, sexual desire, promotes growth, helps generate energy and assists in the repair of broken tissue.
The substances secreted by the endocrine glands are hormones. Examples of endocrine glands are the pineal, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, pancreas, adrenals and the sex glands (the ovaries and testes).
Our glandular system works best when supplied with necessary minerals. Eating food rich in minerals helps support glandular functions.
Maca addresses the needs for the endocrine system and it works effectively for hormonal imbalance by acting on the hypothalamus pituitary gland.
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Maca can impact key hormones in women to their advantage (it acts like a tonic for balancing hormones). Maca does not have hormones itself, rather acts in a regulatory manner, so whether your body is producing too much or too little of a particular hormone, consuming this root will help you balance your system. This is especially useful for women before and during menopause.
Unlike other phytogenic herbs maca works in a way which can help women counteract difficulties during menopause time. Maca has a power to naturally (in time) raise estrogen, progesterone & testosterone levels regulates the ovarian function and balances the adrenal glands, and the thyroid. As maca helps body to make sufficient hormones, menopausal symptoms are reduced to its minimum or eliminated.
Since maca helps the endocrine system to stay in balance this food supplement is often recommended as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
When hormones are balanced then other improvements happen in your body such as maca:
- Reduces depression and anxiety
- Improves libido
- Enhances fertility
- Supports the thyroid, the adrenals
- Reduces symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes
- Works on hypothalamus (sex-hormone)
- Has adaptogenic properties
- Increases energy
- Improves mental abilities, memory, better focus
Nutritional supplements or nutritionally rich food like maca (with high content in minerals and complex carbohydrates) andvwhen consumed together with well balanced diet, ensures the endocrine system gets its needs to function properly.