Debunking maca myths

When I wrote the article about Maca root for bigger booty and hips, I had no idea how popular the article would turn out to be, and I had no idea how much response and inquiries I would receive regarding the supplement. Everyday I receive emails after emails from readers who want to learn more about maca.

As you can see, the article has received over 100,000 views since it was written almost a year ago plus 100’s of comments. While as a blogger, I am pleased to see my writing garner so many interest, it did raise some concerns for me. Based on emails I’d received and comments on the article, there seems to be a general belief that maca is a sure proof way to grow a bigger butt or wider hips.

Based on the number of questions I receive, I decided to write a follow up on article to answer common questions and address concerns. My goal with writing these articles are simply to inform and educate and not to mislead.

Maca, I believe overall is a great herbal supplement because it offers a wide variety of great benefits. It has been used for ages by women in South America for male and female hormonal and reproductive health. I have taken maca on and off for years in conjunction with other supplements and have experienced the benefits first hand.

My purpose for taking maca in the first place was to help with hormonal regulation. I have struggled with irregularities of my periods, issues with mood swings, acne, hair loss and excessive hair growth. I can honestly say that I have benefitted a lot from herbal supplements such as maca and vitex.

However, in addition to taking these supplements I have made significant lifestyle changes. I strive to eat healthy and I wake up early to get my exercise in every day. These factors combined are what helped me see an improvement in my overall health and shape, and not the supplement alone.

In terms of maca and my body shape. Honestly, I have always been a curvy girl, it runs in my family. My grandmother was known for her well endowed hips and backside and she happily passed it on. I posted a picture showing myself several years ago showing my shape throughout the years.

Not that I am proud of this, I have gained weight throughout the years, around 30 pounds which I am working hard to lose, and it has affected my silhouette as well. So I don’t know if I can credit maca solely for the change but I am sure it has had some impact.

Does maca really work for bigger butt and hips?

If you’re taking maca for the purpose of getting bigger hips and booty, there needs to be realistic expectations.  Your body shape is determined by a variety of factors including genetics, bone structure, diet and health. You cannot change your shape by merely taking maca supplements or any other bigger booty supplements for that matter. There are no magic pills sad to say.

You can change your shape through a combination of strength training exercise, proper nutrition and dietary supplements. Maca will help with hormonal balance which in certain women can mean increased fat deposits to hips, butt and thighs. In addition, an exercise regimen that includes some cardio and exercises that focus on the glutes such as squats and butt kicks can help to lift, tone and pump up the buttocks, thighs and hips.

Our BodyCon Workout Plan includes a nutrition guide and workout plan to build lean curves, shrink waistline, build curves and booty with resistance exercises.

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For diet, reduce refined carbs and opt for whole grains. For women with hormonal irregularities, refined carbs are the enemy. Eating excess and refined carbs only adds to the problem and can lead to the overproduction of androgen, which are male hormones, in women.

If you are looking to attain balance, lose weight and improve shape, there needs to be a reduction of refined carbs that lead to the unsightly belly fat.

How to take maca, dosage and frequency

The dosage of supplement you purchase will determine how much you take. Generally you can take 1-3 supplements daily of a 500 mg tablet. The maximum recommended dosage i 1500mg daily. Maca is known to be a stimulant, therefore going above 1500mg a day should be done with caution as not over stimulate endocrine functions.

Some people have reported rapid heart beats, sweating and other issues while taking maca. I believe this is an indication of a dosage that is too high. If you start feeling this way, reduce the dosage and if it persists, discontinue the supplement all together.

Which brand of maca should I buy?

There are a wide variety of maca manufacturers and retailers on the market. Not all of them are created equal. The quality and purity of the product will determine how well and quickly the product works. There are many products out there that are stuffed with fillers, binders and other agents that make it inexpensive to produce. Oftentimes these products are cheaper and users won’t realize the effects they desire or it might take longer to get results because there’s actually less product. Due to the popularity of maca, there are other regions that have gotten into the business of growing maca and frankly in my opinion, the quality is not comparable to the original source, maca grown in Peru.

By popular demand, we’ve formulated our very maca blend, Asana Maca to enhance curves naturally while strengthening and toning the muscles, boosting metabolism to burn fat in unwanted areas and boosting energy levels. The potent blend contains 1000mg of red, black and yellow maca root and has no fillers, no binders, no flow agents or artificial ingredients or flow agents, what you get is pure food extracts and botanicals.

The science behind the blend is based on the studies, clinical trials and user testimonials of maca and the effects it has on the body. Our body shape is determined by a variety of factors, health, genetics, nutrition and fitness habits, bone structure and most importantly hormones. During puberty, hormones are what tells our body what shape to form. For women, estrogen is the hormone that leads to wider hips, fuller butt and breasts.

Maca root is well known for its abilities to promote healthy hormone levels in both women and men. It works by communicating with the pitutary gland which is responsible for producing hormones that control many functions of other endocrine glands. 
to burn fat in the right places. The goal is to promote a healthy, toned feminine physique. When combined with the right eating habits and fitness regimen, Asana Maca can be helpful in achieving your body shaping goals.

Other brands of maca. There are numerous other maca products on the market, but not all maca is made the same. Due to the popularity of maca, the superfoods are being grown in other parts of the world to cash in on the lucrative demand. The reality is that Peruvian maca is still the top of the line and best maca because that is where the superfood comes from. 

If you’re looking for high quality maca, stick to Peruvian sources. How the maca is harvested also affects the quality. Maca root that has been cultivated from the root typically offers more potency because that’s where the beneficial nutrients are concentrated.

Asana Maca is the best maca for women because it is pure Peruvian maca, root harvested and a blend of re, black and yellow maca root in proportions that support women’s health and body goals.

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My dosing was 1000mg of maca, so 2 capsules a day of maca and 1 capsule a day of the Vitex.

I have been taking maca regularly, exercising and eating right, why is it not working for me?

I often receive message from readers stating that they’ve done everything from changing up their diet to regular exercise and religious intake of maca supplements and they have yet to see any results.  Remember, your body shape is determined by a variety of factors. So you need to be realistic with your expectations and if you do not see the results you are aiming for, then know that it is how you were created. Regardless, your body is beautiful the way it is. Love it the way it is because it is YOUR body.

Other benefits and uses of maca

If taken appropriately, it will help promote increased energy. As a I stated earlier, maca is typically used for both male and female reproductive health, therefore some women report an increase in stamina. A little icing on the cake if you ask me.

Where can I find maca in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana?

I get emails from ladies in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana asking where to purchase maca. With the popularity of the supplement, it is now available in certain local drugstores based on some of the messages I have received from my readers.

Hope this helps!

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Belle

Spearheads the editorial team LadiesBalance.com, holistic health coach focused on women's health, certified fitness trainer (CPT), nutritionist and licensed esthetician. She is the founder of CHIOMA Nutrition, a leading supplement company focused on clean formulations.

66 Comments
  1. I tried the pill 525g for 3 weeks with no results im thinking about goin with powder since alot of comments says it works better and faster ..i ask the ppl at the health store about maca he said when taking somethin like this it usually takes up to 1 to 2 months for results

  2. Your blog post has great information about maca and the combinations necessary to try to attain a certain look. My only concern, and reason for writing, is your section about diet. You stated that cutting carbs is part of a healthy diet. I have a masters in exercise science and would like to steer women away from believing that carbs are bad and make you fat. EXCESS carbs in your diet turns into fat. Carbohydrates are the ONLY source of fuel that your brain uses. Luckily, your body can create carbs from other macromolecules (fats, proteins etc) through a process called gluconeogensis. Restircting carbs has severe long term effects such as heart disease. You should restrict refined carbs and stick to whole grains. Carbs are good for you and you need at least 6 servings (1 serving= 1 slice of bread) if you exercise and pursue a healthy lifestyle. Please consider an edit as carbohydrate restriction is not a healthy way to achieve your fitness goals.

    1. Hi Josh, thank you for your feedback. To your point there needs to be clarity in the diet section about restricting refined carbs. Refined and excess carbs are the enemy is the point I was trying to drive home. I am glad you brought it to my attention and I have made some edits 🙂

  3. I want to start taking maca hip and butt enlargement pills and I really want that curvy shape cos it has always be my dream.please tell me what to eat and not eat. Thanks

    1. Hi Rebecca we are working on putting together health/fitness/body challenges that will help you accomplish your goals. I strongly believe that with the right diet, supplements and exercise regimen you should be able to accomplish your goals. I suggest subscribing to our newsletter updates HERE as we will be sending out emails once the plan is ready. Thanks!

  4. Thank you for this post! It’s full of helpful information. Are you still planning on releasing your custom formula? I ended up here as I was looking for natural treatments for acne and hair growth as I’m currently taking co-cyprindiol prescribed to me by my doctor (I’m being tested for PCOS) but I would rather not have to take any medication if possible so I’m trying to find alternatives. I live on a vegan diet, exercise regularly and rarely drink/don’t smoke or take other substances. I’m rarely unwell and this is the only health issue I struggle with. Any advice on dealing with it would be much appreciated. I’ll try the maca/vitex and I have signed up to the e-mails. Thank you again for this post.

  5. Maca has worked for me… Along with squats. I actually have seen results and it’s only been two weeks. I’m not sure if it’s the maca or squats but hey, somethings working lol

  6. Hi my name is nakia in I have a pancake booty lol in I weight 275 in I’m working out trying to loose weight but I also want a Nicki minja booty please give me comments or any product that can help me with the booty I want in please no insults . …

    1. Hi Nakia, you can build a bigger butt naturally but it takes work and dedication. Weight training, diet along with the right dietary supplements can help. There are tons of reviews on the effectiveness of maca.

  7. Hi belle, i have just begun taking macs powder a few days ago to get a bigger bum, however i drink a lot of green tea (5-7 cups a day) would this in anyway have an effect on the effectiveness of macs? i drink the green tea to maintain my weight (and i swear it works wonders) but i would also like to have a bigger bum as my bum is currently flaaaat!!

  8. Good day.pls which maca should i use for a bigger hip and butt because am kinda very slim.hw much is it pls n hw cn i get it in benin

  9. Good day.pls which maca should i use for a bigger hip and butt because am kinda very slim.hw much is it pls n hw cn i get it in benin.i nid it asap

    1. you can check online stores in nigeria, I’m pretty sure they would deliver to benin.. also walk into your local pharmacy, most stock maca

    2. Hi Cynthia, I believe you can purchase maca online or at local Nigerian drugstores, you just have to be careful to know which is a legitimate product. I once had a reader there tell me that she bought a maca capsule with no nutritional fact label and no expiration date. This is not right. So please be careful and make sure what you are purchasing is safe for consumption.

      1. I 125 and I’ve been taken maca for about 3 weeks and my hips got fuller and but got bigger it works you just have to keep taking it I started with one a day second week 3 and my hubby notices

  10. Hi I’m planning to take pueraria mirifica supplements do you think is it okay to also take maca to properly balance my hormones?

  11. Hello Belle i just purchase maca pills the one with orange colour bottle and i also bought sliming tea. i what to know if i can take both at the same time also to know if ihave bought the right maca for butt and hips .

    1. Hi Dola, either one is fine. Capsules are more convenient, quicker and easier to take. I personally prefer powders because they’re closer to real food so its better absorbed by the body.

  12. Hey Belle, I’m in Ghana and I would like to know where exactly could I purchase the Asana maca powder? I really need a bigger butt and hips. Please do help out.

  13. Please um sherry, which Maca is use to enlarge hips and buut, I really need to use some and if it works for me, will order more to sell on Ghana

  14. Hi , I’m a very skinny women ( 36 kilos for 1m58 in french ) and I just can’t gain weight because of my small stomac and appetite. I really really want to gain weight. I know I never gonna be a thic girl like I wish in my dream because of my small bones but even if I gain 1 kilos I’m gonna feel so so so so happy about that.
    I just want to know if it’s supposed to work for me ? I’ve already try things like appetamin it’s work on me but it’s make me feel sleepy all the time so I stop take this…. i really need to gain appetite and weight… For my health….

    1. hello sarah… u can add or gain weight. try good weight gainers that are natural with no side effects. Thank me later

  15. Can you please let me know one local pharmacy in Ghana that I can get Asana maca from. Because I’m finding it difficult to get one in Ghana. Please just specify one local pharmacy.

  16. Pls I use nature’s field maca500mg 60capsules over 3weeks now I haven’t seen any results on my hip and boobs what wrong pls tell me

    1. What a coincidence. I got the same from Health Plus and i haven’t seen changes in 3 weeks. Thinking of getting a new brand. Can someone help with a brand?

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