Maca, Royal Powder

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$34.35

Manufacturer Whole World Botanicals
Supply 70-420 Days
Form Powder
Potency 833 mg
Size 175 g

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Maca, Royal Powder

Maca has been used for centuries in the Peruvian highlands to promote healthy sexual functioning, mood and energy in men and women. Even a small amount of Royal Maca supports the endocrine system and assists a healthy hormonal balance. All Maca products from Whole World Botanicals are fair trade, organic and non-irradiated.

Directions:

SENSITIVE OR PETITE PEOPLE: Start with 1/6 tsp. daily.
MEN: Take 1/6 to 1/2 tsp. daily. Some may find it more effective to take 2/3 - 1 tsp.
WOMEN WITH HOT FLASHES & OTHER MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS: Take 1/3 tsp. daily for the first week. If symptoms are not 80% better increase to 1/2 tsp. for the second week. If necessary, continue increasing dosages on a weekly basis.

Ingredients:

1/3 of a teaspoon contains:
833 mg Organic Gelatinized (pre-cooked) Maca Root Powder.
Gluten free.

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Decline of Testosterone in Men – Symptoms and Natural Treatment of Andropause

Hey men! If you learned you were diabetic, would you keep the information to yourself and not seek help or would you choose to find answers, modify your diet and move on with your life in a healthier way? We hope you’d choose the latter. What if you had a toothache that bothered you day in and day out… would you keep that to yourself or get some relief by visiting your dentist? Again, we’re hoping you’d seek help. There is an unfortunate and culturally encouraged stigma for men surrounding health and wellness and has impacted the comfort men feel in seeking advice or treatment for a number of complaints. While it’s perfectly acceptable for women to discuss hormonal imbalances and the changes of the body associated with menopause, most men do not feel comfortable exploring the topic of male menopause, andropause. We’ve got information to get you on the right track for assessing andropause and reducing the symptoms but it’s up to you to act!

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Hey men! If you learned you were diabetic, would you keep the information to yourself and not seek help or would you choose to find answers, modify your diet and move on with your life in a healthier way? We hope you’d choose the latter. What if you had a toothache that bothered you day in and day out… would you keep that to yourself or get some relief by visiting your dentist? Again, we’re hoping you’d seek help. There is an unfortunate and culturally encouraged stigma for men surrounding health and wellness and has impacted the comfort men feel in seeking advice or treatment for a number of complaints. While it’s perfectly acceptable for women to discuss hormonal imbalances and the changes of the body associated with menopause, most men do not feel comfortable exploring the topic of male menopause, andropause. We’ve got information to get you on the right track for assessing andropause and reducing the symptoms but it’s up to you to act!

The symptoms of andropause are similar to those women experience during menopause and for good reason. Symptoms of both menopause and andropause are caused by a decline in hormone levels associated with aging. Though andropause was identified in the medical community in the 1940′s, its controversial existence has kept it from the mainstream and added to the stigma of men keeping health concerns to themselves.

As men age, the level of testosterone in the body decrease and testosterone production slows. According to some sources, after the age of 30, testosterone declines by 10% each decade impacting mood, sexual function, energy, muscle strength and stamina as you age. Modern medicine lumps the symptoms of andropause under the umbrella term of “sexual frustration” and attempts to “cure” the issue with products like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. While these products are useful in avoiding sexual dysfunction associated with decreased levels of testosterone and improve libido, they are addressing only one symptom and not the actual problem. During andropause the body needs testosterone to function properly and deficiency in this hormone impacts more than the bedroom.

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Common Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency:

  • Fatigue, tiredness
  • Decreased stamina
  • Decreased libido (sex drive)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Muscle weakness
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Antisocial tendencies

The balance of testosterone is important for normal function and if the body is deficient, the effects are noticeable and frustrating. Like women, men are able to use HRT or Hormone Replacement Therapies. These therapies utilize synthetic medications to lessen the impact of hormonal imbalances but their use is controversial. Injectable testosterone, for example, has been abused recently by athletes so the FDA has made testosterone a scheduled drug, placing it in the same class as prescription drugs and narcotics. Where athletes were looking for a quick fix to increase muscle mass and hoped the introduction of concentrated testosterone into their bodies would pump them up to the equivalent of Superman, this wasn’t the case. The side effects of using synthetic testosterone are more severe than those of testosterone deficiencies. Possible risks associated with HRT for men are an increased risk for prostate cancer, increased risk for heart disease, breast enlargement, liver disease and suppressed testicle function. HRT, like injectable testosterone, clearly doesn’t prove to be a reliable or healthy option for improving the function of the body and maintaining the balance of hormones but the good news is, it’s not the only option!

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Just as women are able to seek the benefits of natural remedies for their hormonal imbalances, so too are men. Ashwagandha is an herb that has been used for thousands of years to remedy various sexual issues and to improve the common complaints associated with andropause such as libido, energy levels, and mood. Our pick is Kroeger Herb’s Ashwagnandha Complete ConcentrateRead more about Ashwagandha. Tribulus Terrestris has been noted to increase the natural production of testosterone in the body within 10 daysand can help to alleviate symptoms of testosterone deficiency relatively quickly. For a product that can help maintain healthy testosterone levels and ease the complaints of the symptoms of deficiency, we like Men’s Virility Power from NOW.  Maca is another remedy for andropause as it provides energy, improves mood and boosts libido and, like Ashwagandha, has been used for thousands of years! Even a small amount of Maca can assist with healthy hormonal balances and we’ve got a powder and a capsule that we love. 

Check out our Men’s Health Section of our store for products specifically for prostate health.

Changes in our body are inevitable and they are happening to everyone. The stigma surrounding men’s health where sexual function or strength are concerned may discourage you from speaking to someone about your experience but you are not alone and there are options. Andropause is a hormonal change that occurs because of a decrease in testosterone production. Unfortunately, until the stigma is removed, few men are willing to step forward to gain a better understanding of how they can naturally and effectively remedy the decline in testosterone production. We hope this post has served to educate you to choose natural solutions and encouraged you to take action for your good health!

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Benefits of Maca

Maca is an adaptogenic herb that has been grown and cultivated high in the Andean Mountains of Peru for thousands of years and while its benefits have long been known there, only recently is the word reaching around the world.

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Maca is an adaptogenic herb that has been grown and cultivated high in the Andean Mountains of Peru for thousands of years and while its benefits have long been known there, only recently is the word reaching around the world. Recent studies reveal that maca is one of the most optimal and natural ways to balance the endocrine system by regulating healthy hormone production with its adaptogenic qualities. While maca itself contains no hormones, this root contains a rare set of nutrients that nourish the endocrine system and supports the adrenal glands and thyroid to produce hormones in proper amounts for each individual. Want to learn more about how maca can benefit your body? Take a look!

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Maca and the Endocrine System

The endocrine system is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, sexual function and reproductive processes. While this system is in charge of slow processes in the body (like cell growth) it includes some major glands: hypothalamus, pituitary gland, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenal glands, pineal body, reproductive glands (including ovaries and testes), and the pancreas. So what does the endocrine system do, really?  images[11]

Once a hormone issecreted it travels from the endocrine gland that produced it through the bloodstream to target cells that are designated to receive its “message”. As it travels to the target cells, special proteins bind to some of the hormones and these proteins act as carriers that control the amount of hormone available for use. Once the hormone has latched on, chemical instructions to the inner workings of the cell are transmitted. The role of maca in the endocrine system is that it stimulates the pituitary gland and when this gland is performing optimally, the entire endocrine system becomes balanced. Because the pituitary gland controls the hormone output of the other glands, keeping this particular gland healthy means hormone levels remain stable and the chance of hormonal imbalance and endocrine system dysfunction are lessened.

Maca and Hormones

So many of us have hormone levels that are unbalanced due to xenoestrogens in the environment and the stressors of day-to-day life. The water supply, pesticides on produce, hormones in dairy and meats, and cortisol (the adrenal stress hormone in the body) all impact the healthy hormone balance in our bodies. Maca does not contain any hormones but instead regulates their production in your body. If you’re producing too much of one particular hormone, maca will regulate the production downward. Producing too little? Maca can regulate the production upward. This may sound too good to be true but maca is an adaptogen, a unique group of herbs and plants that respond to different bodies’ needs individually. Each adaptogen has a system or organ it benefits more than others and, while the body as a whole improves from incorporating an adaptogen into your regimen, maca is specific to the endocrine system and hormone balance. (Learn more about adaptogens)

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Because maca encourages the body to produce its own hormones in the right proportion to each other it has been touted for success in curbing the common complaints of menopause including mood swings, hot flashes, night sweats, low libido and problems with concentration. Women aren’t the only ones to benefit from maca. Current research points to promise in treating prostate cancer and studies have already shown that this adaptogenic root can address impotence, erectile dysfunction and sexual desire in aging men.

But Wait, There’s More!

Maca contains higher concentrations of calcium than milk and once harvested has a shelf life of up to 7 years. As a nutritionally dense super-food, maca contains high amounts of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and all of the essential amino acids. Because it is rich in B-vitamins maca can naturally nourish your adrenal glands and keep your energy levels up without the need for that cup of coffee during the 4 o’clock slump. The alkaloids present in maca activate hormone regulators in the brain and regulate the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the blood. The nutritional value list of maca goes on and on and includes micro- and macronutrients, fiber, protein, copper, fatty acids, silicon, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, potassium, sodium and zinc, just to name a few.

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With incredible benefits to the health of the endocrine system and adaptogenic benefits for the entire body, it’s understandable why some call maca the magic root! Check out our favorite maca products from Whole World Botanicals!

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