Maca! Taking on Menopause the Natural Way

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I’ve had several readers write to me about the good luck they’ve had with maca. Here’s a post and a giveaway offer from Femmenessence:

In some ways, we’ve made tremendous progress since the days when menopause rarely was a topic of conversation – and yet, it seems that as the topic has become less taboo, the discussion still hasn’t matured completely. Snickering and jokes about hot flashes and mood swings abound, but the fact is that menopause is a significant life event for women. We are living longer and working later in life and are looking for ways to manage the physical and emotional symptoms that accompany this transition, and to address the foundational health impact that the loss of hormones has on our heart, bones and mental health.

Within the next five years, there will be nearly 60 million peri- and post-menopausal women in the United States1 alone. A recent Australian study found that many women are choosing to “grin and bear” the challenges of menopause because of the uncertainty about what works and specifically, about what is safe and not safe. Unfortunately, women often underestimate how long they will suffer in silence – studies show that hot flashes continue on average for five years, with one-third of women still experiencing them for 10 years2.

What are our options to manage the often life-disrupting symptoms of menopause – such as hot flashes, interrupted sleep, low energy, hair loss, mood swings, vaginal dryness, lack of sexual desire and more? Many women may be familiar only with pharmaceutical options such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and bio-identical hormone therapy. However the risk factors and protocols of HRT are still being explored, especially long term. Understandably, some women are reluctant to use them for long periods of time, or even at all.

Fortunately, a natural, organic alternative which has  is has demonstrated in published clinical trials to significantly impact hormone levels in women during peri-menopause and post menopause is now widely available. It does not introduce any hormones into the body, but rather supports the body’s own hormone production. More than 8 in 10 study participants reported improvements in mood, hot flashes, night sweats, libido, vaginal dryness, sleep and energy levels. In addition women experienced positive benefits for heart and bone health.

The ingredient in the studies is Maca-GO (commercially known as Femmenessence). Maca is an herb that grows in the Peruvian mountains and historically has been shown to support energy and hormones in young men and young women. More recent research revealed that there are 13 different varieties of the plant, and each has its own benefits. Not a standard maca powder, Maca-GO employs higher concentrations and blends specific types of maca for women in peri- and post-menopause and is the only product with published clinical studies demonstrating its effectiveness.

Maintaining hormone balance is the most important component to managing overall health in the second half of our life. We should never suffer in silence or not have complete solutions. Talk to you your doctor about your personal situation, the best options for you, and your concerns, so that you can make the best decision for your individual needs.

Check our the Femmenessence website here and their Facebook page here.

Giveaway!! For readers interested in trying this clinically-tested natural remedy, Femmenessence is offering a giveaway to the first five readers who say they’d like a sample. You’ll have the chance to choose which Femmenessence product you’d like to try:

    • MacaPause:  for hormone balance in women 50, 60, 70 and beyond.

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    • MacaLife:  for women experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms.

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    • MacaHarmony:  for hormone balance, menstrual and reproductive health in younger women.

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11 responses »

  1. Hi Barbara! This sounds wonderful. I would love to try the maca life for perimenopause. I’m also going to do more reading on it. Thank you so much for this eye-opening article.

  2. I wanted to share my experience, not to alarm, but just to provide awareness to anyone who may share my symptoms. For the last 5 years (I’m 55) I’ve noticed the marked changes…weight gain, insomnia, & an increase in general anxiety. If I consume even 3 oz of caffeine,my thinking becomes ‘racing’ & a little paranoid. Maca, while holistic & ‘natural’ is a stimulant. When I tried it,it was the similar affect as caffeine, so I can’t take it. Again, I may a rare case, but wanted to share in case others are sensitive to stimulants. Take care ♡

    • heartpeace what is interesting and this article briefly discusses it, is that there are 13 different types of maca. The standard maca you find in a store are the types that are better suited to men and increasing energy particularly as you experienced. For women there are specific types that are better for hormone balance which were used in Femmenessence.
      If you have any questions please feel free to email our medical.team@naturalhi.com
      Regards,
      James Frame
      CEO
      Natural Health International makers of Femmenessence

  3. I would love a sample. Am so tired of the ” south of the border” dryness. An avid work out gal I have issues with the dryness…. Ugh. I have not had many issues with insomnia or hot flashes, however this dryness is almost exhaustive. Just turned 60 and still am finding menopause a thing of then” present”.

    • theshrubqueen what is interesting and this article briefly discusses it, is that there are 13 different types of maca. The standard maca you find in a store are the types that are better suited to men and increasing energy. For women there are specific types that are better for hormone balance which were used in Femmenessence which might improve your symptoms even more!.
      If you have any questions please feel free to email our medical.team@naturalhi.com
      Regards,
      James Frame
      CEO
      Natural Health International makers of Femmenessence

      • Well, James, I understand about this as the guy at GNC was rather taken aback at a woman taking Maca..I have been taking this for about a year – if you have further info about the cultivars I would love to see it.

  4. I am totally down with the 50 & over sample. You name it, I’m experiencing it.I’m trying to be a good sport about it but please please tell me this won’t last 10 years…………

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