Take 1/2 to 1 tsp daily. Mix with your daily green smoothie or with water, if need be. We recommend starting out with 1/4-1/2 teaspoon per day (can also be split into 2 servings throughout the day, 1/4 tsp each), then building up to 1/2-1 tsp per day.
Maca's effects are felt cumulatively so consuming routinely everyday will bring a bigger benefit than just taking occasionally. Usually, effects are felt after about a week of daily consumption.
Maca is non-toxic and plant-based, there are no negative effects. Elite athletes take up to 1-2 tbsp a day during heavy training. If more than 2 tbsp, the marginal benefits decrease and added dosage does not provide any additional benefits.
Taking too much maca too soon could be detrimental as the body is not used to it. For those just starting out, we recommend just starting with 1/4-1/2 tsp before increasing dosage gradually (for about 3 days). Maca is a powerful superfood and should be consumed with respect especially by first timers. We cannot emphasize this enough, as its best to start with a small dosage, typically 1/4-1/2 tsp and build up slowly.
A 1/2 lb bag lasts around 1.5 months if taking 1 tsp a day, and a 1 lb bag usually lasts 3 months.
Maca is suitable for all ages, as well. For children, we recommend lowering the dosage to 1/8-1/4 tsp
Taking a one day break from maca every week or a few days a month maintains the body's responsiveness to maca's nourishing effects. You can also consume Maca by cooking it with food and experience similar benefits.
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"Maca is amazing. I used to feel imbalanced from lack of sleep and lack of proper nutrition, which led to lack of energy, lack of exercise, and whacked food cravings. After taking a tsp of maca regularly, I experienced deep sleep and woke up feeling refreshed way before my alarm clock. My energy increased as a result of maca's nourishment (not by drinking coffee or other stimulants). I no longer feel tired or sleepy throughout the day. I feel great! I also no longer crave for sweets or carbs. And for the females, my dysmenorrhea (which used to make me crawl in pain) has completely disappeared. Awesome superfood this is."
"I wake up feeling alert and have better, more productive mornings since I started taking maca. It generally makes me feel more energized throughout the day. Definitely keeping the habit of taking just a tiny bit everyday."
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"Ever since I started taking Maca, I feel more energized during the day and sleep better at night. I mix it with my protein shake after training. Next day, I feel that I'm good to go. No sore muscles!"
Nino de Jesus
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Eros Baluyot, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion
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Just want to share with you. I'm taking my green smoothie everyday (except for 3 days when i was out of town) for a month now. I really saw the improvement in the quality of my sleep. I was inspired by your healthy vegan lifestyle and the book "eat to live". So now, i'm on my 8th day of my "almost vegetarian" diet. This is a big step for me since i do not like the taste of raw green leafy vegetables. But now i'm starting to like it. I hope i can continue this and adopt this as a lifestyle. Thank you for introducing this to me. More power to superfoods!
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Just wanted to let ya know that maca powder is f'in amazing. Had 1/2 tsp last night, slept like a baby and woke up voluntarily at 6:30am. It's close to 8am, twiddling my thumbs til class starts at 10."
Marie Gonzalez, Kitchen Revolution, Vegan Chef
i was skeptical about the "better sleep" from maca, but it does work!Ü my 2yo love the smoothie too Ü thank you!