Debunking maca myths
When I wrote the article about Maca root for bigger booty and hips, I had no idea how popular the article would turn out to be, and I had no idea how much response and inquiries I would receive regarding the supplement. Everyday I receive emails after emails from readers who want to learn more about maca.
As you can see, the article has received over 100,000 views since it was written almost a year ago plus 100’s of comments. While as a blogger, I am pleased to see my writing garner so many interest, it did raise some concerns for me. Based on emails I’d received and comments on the article, there seems to be a general belief that maca is a sure proof way to grow a bigger butt or wider hips.
Based on the number of questions I receive, I decided to write a follow up on article to answer common questions and address concerns. My goal with writing these articles are simply to inform and educate and not to mislead.
Maca, I believe overall is a great herbal supplement because it offers a wide variety of great benefits. It has been used for ages by women in South America for male and female hormonal and reproductive health. I have taken maca on and off for years in conjunction with other supplements and have experienced the benefits first hand.
My purpose for taking maca in the first place was to help with hormonal regulation. I have struggled with irregularities of my periods, issues with mood swings, acne, hair loss and excessive hair growth. I can honestly say that I have benefitted a lot from herbal supplements such as maca and vitex.
However, in addition to taking these supplements I have made significant lifestyle changes. I strive to eat healthy and I wake up early to get my exercise in every day. These factors combined are what helped me see an improvement in my overall health and shape, and not the supplement alone.
In terms of maca and my body shape. Honestly, I have always been a curvy girl, it runs in my family. My grandmother was known for her well endowed hips and backside and she happily passed it on. I posted a picture showing myself several years ago showing my shape throughout the years.
Not that I am proud of this, I have gained weight throughout the years, around 30 pounds which I am working hard to lose, and it has affected my silhouette as well. So I don’t know if I can credit maca solely for the change but I am sure it has had some impact.
Does maca really work for bigger butt and hips?
If you’re taking maca for the purpose of getting bigger hips and booty, there needs to be realistic expectations. Your body shape is determined by a variety of factors including genetics, bone structure, diet and health. You cannot change your shape by merely taking maca supplements or any other bigger booty supplements for that matter. There are no magic pills sad to say.
You can change your shape through a combination of strength training exercise, proper nutrition and dietary supplements. Maca will help with hormonal balance which in certain women can mean increased fat deposits to hips, butt and thighs. In addition, an exercise regimen that includes some cardio and exercises that focus on the glutes such as squats and butt kicks can help to lift, tone and pump up the buttocks, thighs and hips.
Our BodyCon Workout Plan includes a nutrition guide and workout plan to build lean curves, shrink waistline, build curves and booty with resistance exercises.
For diet, reduce refined carbs and opt for whole grains. For women with hormonal irregularities, refined carbs are the enemy. Eating excess and refined carbs only adds to the problem and can lead to the overproduction of androgen, which are male hormones, in women.
If you are looking to attain balance, lose weight and improve shape, there needs to be a reduction of refined carbs that lead to the unsightly belly fat.
How to take maca, dosage and frequency
The dosage of supplement you purchase will determine how much you take. Generally you can take 1-3 supplements daily of a 500 mg tablet. The maximum recommended dosage i 1500mg daily. Maca is known to be a stimulant, therefore going above 1500mg a day should be done with caution as not over stimulate endocrine functions.
Some people have reported rapid heart beats, sweating and other issues while taking maca. I believe this is an indication of a dosage that is too high. If you start feeling this way, reduce the dosage and if it persists, discontinue the supplement all together.
Which brand of maca should I buy?
There are a wide variety of maca manufacturers and retailers on the market. Not all of them are created equal. The quality and purity of the product will determine how well and quickly the product works. There are many products out there that are stuffed with fillers, binders and other agents that make it inexpensive to produce. Oftentimes these products are cheaper and users won’t realize the effects they desire or it might take longer to get results because there’s actually less product. Due to the popularity of maca, there are other regions that have gotten into the business of growing maca and frankly in my opinion, the quality is not comparable to the original source, maca grown in Peru.
By popular demand, we’ve formulated our very maca blend, Asana Maca to enhance curves naturally while strengthening and toning the muscles, boosting metabolism to burn fat in unwanted areas and boosting energy levels. The potent blend contains 1000mg of red, black and yellow maca root and has no fillers, no binders, no flow agents or artificial ingredients or flow agents, what you get is pure food extracts and botanicals.
The science behind the blend is based on the studies, clinical trials and user testimonials of maca and the effects it has on the body. Our body shape is determined by a variety of factors, health, genetics, nutrition and fitness habits, bone structure and most importantly hormones. During puberty, hormones are what tells our body what shape to form. For women, estrogen is the hormone that leads to wider hips, fuller butt and breasts.
Maca root is well known for its abilities to promote healthy hormone levels in both women and men. It works by communicating with the pitutary gland which is responsible for producing hormones that control many functions of other endocrine glands.
to burn fat in the right places. The goal is to promote a healthy, toned feminine physique. When combined with the right eating habits and fitness regimen, Asana Maca can be helpful in achieving your body shaping goals.
Other brands of maca. There are numerous other maca products on the market, but not all maca is made the same. Due to the popularity of maca, the superfoods are being grown in other parts of the world to cash in on the lucrative demand. The reality is that Peruvian maca is still the top of the line and best maca because that is where the superfood comes from.
If you’re looking for high quality maca, stick to Peruvian sources. How the maca is harvested also affects the quality. Maca root that has been cultivated from the root typically offers more potency because that’s where the beneficial nutrients are concentrated.
Asana Maca is the best maca for women because it is pure Peruvian maca, root harvested and a blend of re, black and yellow maca root in proportions that support women’s health and body goals.
- Asana Maca, the best maca root for women’s health and fitness
- Custom cultivated pure Peruvian maca root
- Combines red, black and yellow maca root
- Organic and pure, no fillers, binders, excipients or flow agents.
My dosing was 1000mg of maca, so 2 capsules a day of maca and 1 capsule a day of the Vitex.
I have been taking maca regularly, exercising and eating right, why is it not working for me?
I often receive message from readers stating that they’ve done everything from changing up their diet to regular exercise and religious intake of maca supplements and they have yet to see any results. Remember, your body shape is determined by a variety of factors. So you need to be realistic with your expectations and if you do not see the results you are aiming for, then know that it is how you were created. Regardless, your body is beautiful the way it is. Love it the way it is because it is YOUR body.
Other benefits and uses of maca
If taken appropriately, it will help promote increased energy. As a I stated earlier, maca is typically used for both male and female reproductive health, therefore some women report an increase in stamina. A little icing on the cake if you ask me.
Where can I find maca in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana?
I get emails from ladies in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana asking where to purchase maca. With the popularity of the supplement, it is now available in certain local drugstores based on some of the messages I have received from my readers.
Hope this helps!