Gelatinized Maca For Hair Growth

Last Updated: September 23, 2023

Maca Root, an ancient crop grown in the Andes Mountains that has become popular among women searching for supplements for hair growth. Gelatinized maca root has been clinically shown to improve healthy hormonal balance in our bodies in a way that can help reverse female hair loss.

Stress Leads to Hormonal Imbalance and Hair Loss

Do you spend long hours at work or school? Do you worry about friends, family, and social situations? Stress isn’t inherently bad, but chronic stress contributes to hormonal imbalance and hair loss.

Adaptogens like gelatinized maca root have been clinically proven to improve the health of our body’s endocrine system (the system responsible for hormone production). By improving the function of our endocrine system, maca root balances our hormones and supports healthy hair growth.

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1) When you feel stressed, your body responds by creating stress hormones- cortisol and adrenaline. Great for surviving, but chronically elevated cortisol creates all sorts of health issues.

2) Stress hormones cause the rest of your hormones to fall out of balance and allow testosterone to play a bigger role.

3) Gelatinized maca root supports the overworked glands of our endocrine system so that our bodies can naturally restore hormonal balance.

4) Natural hair growth thrives with hormone balance!

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Raw Maca Root vs. Gelatinized Maca Root

The indigenous peoples of the Andes Mountains have known the healing power of maca for centuries. Maca is traditionally cooked in a gelatinization process before being eaten. It’s important to note that only gelatinized maca has been clinically shown to improve hormonal balance. While raw maca is more popular in health food stores – it has never been clinically shown to improve hormonal balance. Be sure to purchase the gelatinized maca if you want to see the benefits to your endocrine system and hair growth.

Hair Growth Smoothie

Maca has a sweet, malty taste that complements chocolate, fruit, and dairy. It is a delicious addition to smoothies, granola, or baked goods!

Check out this hair growth smoothie recipe designed to balance hormones and prevent nutritional deficiencies known to cause hair loss.

>> What’s your favorite way to use gelatinized maca root? What changes have you noticed since starting maca? Let me know what you’re up to in the comment section below!

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4 thoughts on “Gelatinized Maca for Hair Growth”

    • Hi Barbara,
      Thank you for your comment! I haven’t found anything published on variations in different colored maca. Black maca might be trending, but not necessarily better than yellow or red maca.
      Maca is an adaptogen and can help our endocrine system recover from the chronic stress of our modern lives, but remember that your daily habits have a much larger impact on stress recovery than any supplement ever could! Cultivating a practice of daily stress release will support your nervous system and endocrine balance. I suggest using supplements to support daily stress release activities like exercise (as simple as walking), yoga, tai chi, or mindful breathing.

      Work with an herbalist, dietitian, or doctor to establish supplement dosing based on your unique needs.


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