This month is all about the love. So what better time is there to learn how to get and maintain a healthy sex drive?
Let’s talk about your libdio’s new best friend: maca root.
Used in traditional Peruvian medicine for more than 2,000 years (1), maca can help support sexual desire, mood, brain health, reproductive wellbeing, and physical performance. Your mood and energy levels directly affect your sex drive. So feelings of anxiousness and low energy can lead to low dips in your libido. This is where maca comes in. Maca comprises necessary minerals, which include iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins C, E, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin). It helps the body regulate hormones that have a major effect on the body system.
That’s why we love our ENERGY blend, which combines the inflammatory-fighting powers of turmeric with the restorative powers of organic maca. Our recipe uses gelatinized maca, which helps the body absorb its nutrients (2).
Read on to learn 3 ways maca aids in balancing hormones when used on a regular basis and what that means for your sex drive.
1. Helps Restore Out-of-Whack Hormones
First, let’s discuss why maca has these hormone-balancing superpowers. Maca is a natural adaptogen, so it helps balance your hormones and create major shifts in energy. Adaptogens help the body “adapt” to stress, promoting powerful anti-fatigue effects — for both your mind and body (3). By regulating the primary hormones that deal with stress and fatigue in the body, adaptogens like maca help boost the immune system. This results in higher energy levels, an improved mood, and better mental clarity — all which support a healthy sex drive.
2. Boosts Sexual Desire and Mood
Perhaps one of the most well-known benefits of maca is that it helps boost libido. There hasn’t been robust studies on maca, but some clinical trials do suggest this superfood may have positive effects on sexual dysfunction and can help promote sexual desire (4).
Studies have also shown that maca may help prevent depression (5), improve learning and memory (6, 7), boost energy, and increase endurance levels for better sports and exercise performance — in and out of the bedroom (8, 9).
3. Improves Aging Effects on the Reproductive System
Menopause can bring on unpleasant hormonal changes in a woman’s body due to fluctuating estrogen levels. Here’s the good news: maca can alleviate menopausal hot flashes, sleep issues, mood swings, and even depression (10, 11). Also, a study shows that it may also help reduce the risk of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women (12).
For men, maca can help reduce the risk of an enlarged prostate, which is a common health issue in aging individuals (13). A study suggests that this superfood can also help with infertility by improving seman quality and promoting sperm count (14,15).
Show Yourself Some Love
As you can see, maca’s ability to help regulate hormones can improve a variety of hormonal health factors that affect your libidio. So what are you waiting for? Show yourself (and your partner) some love by whipping up a golden latte and reaping the numerous benefits of maca while enjoying its warming flavor found in our ENERGY blend!