Women experiencing menopause are often seeking some kind of solution to their symptoms to make them feel like themselves again. Menopause is a tough time and for many women a very unwelcome distraction in a busy life. There are countless products on the market claiming to aid menopausal side effects and most boast all natural ingredients in some form of combined pill. Macafem on the other hand only has one ingredient, reducing the risks of reactions and side effects to a list of other ingredients and hopefully maintaining the potency of other products.
The active ingredient in macafen is maca. The key problem during menopause is the hormonal imbalance in the body. At this stage in a woman’s life the body is moving from being fertile which means the reproductive system is changing drastically. Once menopause is over the body finds its new balance without reproductivity but during the transition the hormones such as estrogen and progesterone fluctuate substantially. Maca is said to aid this hormonal imbalance bringing the body back to a normal level whilst allowing menopausal process to continue unaffected.
Maca is a plant of the radish family and is considered an endocrine adaptogen. This means that it causes an effect that regulates endorcrine support in the body. The glands in the endorcrine system produce chemical messengers (hormones). Maca effectively helps these glands to produce the hormones they need to keep the body at a stable level. Maca itself does not contain hormones, it merely induces the production process in the glands.
As well as being an effective hormone balancing supplement, maca is also great for the bones, skin and teeth. It is also used to improve physical endurance, which is also useful during menopause to keep the body healthy and to fight the symptoms.
Maca’s other use during menopause is to replenish a dwindling sex drive. This is said to be effective in both men and women but one key side effect during menopause and the hormone shift that goes with it, is a confusing decrease in libido. At the same time maca is said to reduce tiredness, another pesky symptom in menopause.
Maca has many uses during menopause and tackles most symptoms either directly or indirectly. It should be taken daily and for an extended period of time to feel its full effects.
Overall a natural supplement can really help with a wide variety of symptoms but it is always a good idea to first consult your doctor.