Ask Dr. Mona - Does Maca Help With Acne?
In this video I answer an Instagram question about Maca root and Maca capsules. Here's a quick video recap:
Maca naturally exists as a root, but is available in many forms. Most commonly as a superfood powder or capsules. Maca is categorized as an "adaptogen." Adaptogens are wonderful! They basically help your body react to stressors, whatever they may be. It's interesting to note that they're not taking care of symptoms of stress (headache, increased heart rate, fatigue), they target your response to stress. For this reason, they can be used for a wide range of conditions.
Of all adaptogens, Maca can be specifically useful in treating hormonal imbalances, including hormonal acne. So, if you are experiencing hormonal acne, Maca may help.
*Generally speaking, hormonal acne presents as breakouts around the chin and jawline.
*Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Maca, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have thyroid or hormonal imbalances.