MACA powder is the Superfood of the Incas where it was revered for its hormone balancing qualities. It’s a root veggie that’s also used to improve stamina and libido. It is grown at 4,000m above sea level in the Andes. Look for ‘raw, organic, maca powder’.
It doesn’t mind being heated so add a tablespoon or so to your baking, or to keep it raw – add it to your smoothies, Bliss Balls, ice cream and raw chocolate.
Not a lot of research has been done on its safety during breastfeeding and lactation but yes it looks to be safe.
For other conditions with an associated hormone imbalance – like PCOD and Endometriosis – try it for yourself to see the effects. Some people swear by it to alleviate symptoms and I’ve heard a few people say it exacerbates them. Many menopausal women have make it a welcome daily routine however.