Through recent circumstances and research I have become interested in Maca powder. It’s a root related to turnips that has been eaten for a long time in Peru. In recent years, it has become a subject of many studies because of the incredible properties is has for a wide variety of conditions (including balancing hormones, overcoming infertility, thyroid and adrenal and sexual problems, and for better energy and mental clarity). Who would have though a common root vegetable could be so potent? I became personally interested in it for it’s ability to help balance hormones (I have several signs of having an imbalance). It is also very high in vitamins and minerals. I won’t give you all of the wonderful details of this root right now, because I am still wading through reading medical research papers about it. But I did want you to know about the project.
As I looked into buying maca powder, I soon became frustrated because there were so many brands all selling “the best” maca powder, and, from reading on forums, I understood that maca products can vary in taste and effect. Where to buy from? I became stifled with too many unknowns and too many choices.
Enter, this project.
The following companies have graciously agreed to allow me, and other “testers” to test out their products. We will be taking a week’s worth of each brand. We will then report back to you, the readers, what the different products were like, how the taste compared, and how effective each product was. We just started this part of the project today.
We are hoping that this serves you in two ways. First I will be posting next month about maca, and the current research about this whole food supplement. Maca may be helpful to you, and hopefully my posts will give you enough information to start your own research. Secondly, I hope that those of you who do decide to try out maca will be served by our project of comparing different companies.
I am still waiting to hear back from one company who contacted me about joining as well, but the following companies have all donated some of their high quality maca powder.
So stay tuned for the results of this project and my posts regarding the benefits of Maca powder. And thanks to all of the companies who donated their maca powder!
Meanwhile, has anyone used Maca before? If so, what results have you had? What brand(s) do you like? (Please keep comments family friendly!)