Want to increase your hormones naturally? As we age, our hormones decline.
Some of the most common side effects of hormone imbalance include: fertility, weight gain, depression, fatigue,insomnia, low libido and hair thinning or loss.
Many of us turn to bio-identical hormones to slow down aging or to increase sexual functioning. Is there a natural remedy? Yes, Native Peruvians have been using Maca to increase their hormones for years.
According to Dr. Axe, a certified doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist, some of the ways to balance hormones naturally are;
- Boost omega-3 foods (flaxseed and chia seeds, walnuts and grass-fed animal products) to balance omega 6s consume;
- Eat coconut oil, avocados, grass-fed butter and wild-caught salmon.
- Eliminate toxic kitchen and body care products high in DEA, parabens, propylene glycol and sodium lauryl sulfate;
- Supplement with adaptogen herbs such as ashwagandha, holy basil and maca.
If you chose Maca as your adaptogen, Dr. Axe states it can:
improve sexual functioning
lower level of blood glucose
Maca acts as a natural anti-oxidant that boosts levels of Super oxide Dismutase (S.O.D) and Glutathione which are both disease-fighters as well. He cautions that you should not use it if you have high blood pressure.
According to Web M.D, Maca is also used to treat:
chronic fatigue syndrome
It is definitely worth the money to buy organic Maca—it is much more nutrient-dense. Maca provides substantial amounts of
essential minerals including calcium and magnesium
The purest most economical source of Maca that I've found is from Raw Power. The proof of its effectiveness to me was the increase in my thyroid levels in my last laboratory tests.