Monday, June 4, 2007

Taking Maca Root While Pregnant

There are quite a few advantages of taking Maca Root during pregnancy.

Is Maca Root Safe to Use While Pregnant?

Maca Root may be eaten safely throughout your entire pregnancy. Maca Root is actually not an herb at all. It is a whole food. It is a big part of a daily diet consumed by the people of Peru.

Maca Root works very well to keep hormones balanced and to keep progesterone levels high while you are pregnant. This can be especially beneficial during the first trimester.

Maca Root does not contain any hormones. So there is no need to worry about over doing it in anyway. It works by stimulating and healing the pituitary gland so that it can function better.

Since Maca Root has no toxicity levels, there are no worries about a possible overdose. The chances of overdosing on Maca are the same as the chances of overdosing on potatoes. It is a food, not a drug.

Maca Root Supports a Healthy Pregnancy

There are large amounts of vital nutrients found in Maca Root. It can almost be a pre-natal vitamin in itself due to the large amounts of vitamins, minerals and amino acids contained within. Maca Root helps to ensure that your unborn baby is getting the nutrients that he or she needs.

Choosing the Right Maca Root

There are a lot of different brands of Maca Root out there. I have successfully only used one kind of Maca Root throughout two of my pregnancies.

This is because the extracts and gelatinized versions do not contain the whole food; therefore they will not provide the same benefits.

I highly recommend Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Maca Powder. It is a reputable product from a great company.

Navitas Maca Root comes directly from the farmers who cultivate them and are free of heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides.

I have found the best prices on Navitas Maca Root to be from Amazon, you can go straight to it by clicking here.

How to Eat Maca Root

Maca Root tastes exactly like it sounds, like a root. The taste can easily be compared to that of a potato, but slightly more bitter.

If you try and eat it plain you will spit it out fairly quickly. This is why it is best to disguise the taste in food.

Personally, I put two tablespoons of Maca Root in my morning smoothies. It tastes great when mixed up with bananas and fruit.

It is best to take about two tablespoons daily, but you can do more or less depending on your individual needs.


Becki Allen said...

Hey Amy! I asked you this question on the Ovusoft boards :) Thanks for taking time to elaborate!! I think I'll start taking maca again.

Jgunn said...

Hi Amy just wondering how things are havent seen you on the boards or here for awhile.

- Jodi

Amy Bass said...

Things have been fine. I have been pretty busy lately. =)

Jgunn said...

good thing :) hows the stay at home income working out for you? When does your hubby come home... soon i think ? well miss ya posting around the raw board, glad to know yer ok and busy :)

take care

Jgunn said...

hi amy its been some time since you posted or been around and you popped into my head today so im wondering how you are doing :)