Have you heard of maca?
It’s this root veggie from the Andes that is said to be a superfood, packed full of vitamins and minerals and all kinds of wondrous nutrients and benefits.
The big jazz in maca is supposed to come from the fact that it helps to balance your hormones.
It’s what they call an “adaptogen”. It doesn’t increase or decrease one specific hormone, but it gives your body what it needs in order to “regulate” its own hormones.
It does this by stimulating your pituitary and hypothalamus to balance the entire endocrine system.
Sounds magical and perfect right?
Because, of course, as adult women with relentless hormonal acne, we know that anything that balances the hormones is going to lead to better skin and less acne.
And yes – maca is indeed purported to help a lot of women with acne!
But Is Maca Really All Magic When it Comes to Acne?
Now, since the beginning of The Love Vitamin (which was early 2011!! woot! Happy 6 years TLV!), I have been asked periodically what I think about maca for acne.
And here we are… six years later. And I’m finally going to talk about it!
To be honest, I never got into it or paid it much attention because back in the early days of TLV, I had read around about it and got the impression that: [Read more…]