FAQ > General questions > Maca is Described as an Adaptogen. Just What is an Adaptogen?
Adaptogens are a unique group of healing plants that have been used for thousands of years to help balance, restore, and protect the body. They do not force the body into any particular direction, but instead, they assist the body’s own balancing and healing mechanisms.
The definition of “adaptogen” contains three criteria. (1) An adaptogen is safe to use in all proportions. (2) An adaptogen helps restore homeostasis – the middle ground between exhaustion and over-stimulation. (3) An adaptogen works in “non-specific ways”, meaning it contains so many biologically active substances of use to so many body processes that each adaptogen assists several of the body’s organs and systems.
This is unlike the modern pharmaceutical paradigm of “one disease – one target in the body – one cure-all treatment molecule”
Maca is just that… an adaptogen that helps boost your energy and endurance. It also helps the body regulate hormones, evident in menopause. Customers have reported a reduction in symptoms related to hot flashes. In addition to this, maca is known to increase fertility. Studies have shown in men that maca helps with sperm motility.
There is much to be learned about all the many benefits of Maca!
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