Have you discovered the health benefits of Maca? Women can benefit from taking Purple Maca to achieve healthy hormonal balance and improved energy levels, especially during menopause.
What Is Maca?
Traditionally found in Peru, this superfood grows wild in the Andes mountains, thousands of feet above sea level. Maca root has also been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine for relief of many health problems.
There are three Maca root types, each providing specific benefits, particularly for men and women. All people are composed of masculine or feminine energies, whether male or female. Finding the balance of these energies is key to improving your general health.
Following these specific recommendations for men and women is recommended for the reproductive and hormonal benefits. However, it’s not black and white, and these guidelines can be adjusted for each circumstance.
Yellow Maca is for everyday use and long-term good health balance. It is neutral, so it is recommended for both men and women. Yellow Maca is recommended to take for stress relief. It is a health tonic for women and men of all ages, including children.
Yellow maca powder benefits those with hormonal imbalances such as PMS and menopause, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, inflammation, and mental health, along with improving energy and fertility.
Otherwise known as Red Maca, this represents the internal energy of our body – the power that nourishes, stabilises and calms us. For women, Purple Maca can benefit conditions such as hormonal balance and female fertility.
For both genders, Purple Maca can benefit conditions such as anxiety, adrenal fatigue, osteoporosis, blood flow, oxygen in the blood, inflammation and autoimmunity. It also helps men by supporting healthy prostate function.
This is the rarest form of maca and represents the external energy of our body (i.e. the male side of the maca) that strengthens and gives vitality and direction to our organism.
Black Maca’s benefits include supporting brain function and energy, providing mental focus and boosting physical performance, male fertility, sexual function and libido. Black Maca can give our entire external being an uplifting and encouraging boost.
Although it primarily benefits men, both genders can benefit from using Black Maca to support chronic or acute conditions, hormonal imbalances and enhance cognitive function.
While each of the three colours of Maca benefits both men and women, we all need a balance of masculine and feminine energy, yin and yang. However, women are recommended to take Purple Maca for the following reasons…
PURPLE MACA HEALTH BENEFITS FOR WOMEN
Studies show that Maca can increase sex-drive as an adaptogen, being used as a natural aphrodisiac for both men and women. It’s known for its libido-enhancing qualities and may help to alleviate some forms of sexual dysfunction.  It can support fertility. It does this by increasing testosterone levels and supporting healthy ovulation.
Maca contains many vitamins and minerals that the body needs to conceive. This provides a nutritional profile of amino acids, B vitamins, calcium, fatty acids, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc and phytonutrients. Adding Maca into your diet is a great way to increase your intake of these essential nutrients to fuel ovulation and healthy conception.
Taking Maca has been linked to increased hormones, including progesterone and luteinising hormone, that can stimulate ovary function.  Studies show that Maca stimulates estradiol and suppresses the production of chemicals like the stress hormone cortisol. 
One of the main theories of how Maca works is that it stimulates the changes in the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. This feedback loop impacts areas of the brain like the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and adrenal glands. The iodine levels found in Maca can also be beneficial for optimising thyroid function in some women.
Maca also has adaptogenic actions that can help to relieve the symptoms of PMS, including mood swings, acne, fluid retention, cramps and breast tenderness. This means it can help women with conditions like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). However, as maca may stimulate the body to produce more estrogen, it must be used cautiously.
IMPROVED ENERGY LEVELS
Maca can help to boost physical performance and energy levels. This is essential for many pre-and post-menopausal women struggling with fatigue due to hormonal changes. Clinical trials show that Maca may positively impact your energy levels and stamina.
It’s thought that Maca can help to regulate mood and energy levels by helping to reduce spikes and crashes in blood sugar while maintaining adrenal health. This helps to regulate mood and energy levels throughout the day. 
Recent studies have found that Maca may help improve bone health and may help with osteoporosis. In test studies, Maca treatment was beneficial for reducing bone loss in models of postmenopausal osteoporosis. [5,6] It’s thought that Maca contains polyunsaturated fatty acids, a nutrient essential for bone health.
Maca contains flavonoids, as shown in a study of 14 postmenopausal women, that may help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.  Another study has also found that it could reduce symptoms of depression in Chinese postmenopausal women. 
IMMUNE SYSTEM BENEFITS
Maca has been shown to boost the immune system thanks to its high micronutrient content. As it contains iron, it’s especially beneficial for helping your blood cells, a vital component of the immune system, ensuring it works properly.
For all of these fantastic benefits, we recommend that women include Maca in their daily routine as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Purple Maca is a powerful antioxidant with the highest levels of Carotene, Niacin, Vitamin C and Zinc compared with other maca varieties.
In particular, we recommend considering taking a Purple Maca supplement to meet your daily needs. MacaPro® XP Purple Liquid provides the health benefits of Purple Maca Extract in a cold-pressed liquid to the ratio of 20:1.
The Maca is produced from organic agriculture and uses a gentle manufacturing process to ensure high activity levels are obtained from the plant.
Consider adding MacaPro® XP Purple Liquid into your nutrient regime for improved energy, vitality levels and healthy hormone balance.
Purple MacaPro® XP 20:1 Liquid is recommended primarily for women to support female hormone balance and boost energy levels.
- Liquid Purple Maca Extract
- Recommended for healthy hormonal balance
- Safe and effective for regular use
- Suitable for vegans
*Currently available in the UK Good Health Naturally store only.