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Macafem & Weight Loss

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author image Dorian Facey
Dorian Facey began writing in 2008. She worked as a ghostwriter on the piece "I Believe in My Dream." Her previous work in a scientific research laboratory left Facey preferring topics involving the cause, prevention and treatment of diseases. She has a certificate in journalism and short story writing from ICS Canada, and a Bachelor of Science from McMaster University.
Macafem & Weight Loss
Taking Macafem for menopausal symptoms could help with weight loss. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images

Weight loss is sometimes a welcome side benefit when you take certain supplements. Although used primarily to treat menopausal symptoms, there is indication that Macafem has the potential to affect your body weight. This supplement comes from the maca plant, which is also known as maino, Peruvian ginseng and Lepidium Meyenii. Maca is indigenous to the Andes mountains and has been used as food and medicine for centuries.

What is Macafem?

Macafem is made from a small root that is a member of the radish family. It flourishes at up to 14,500 feet above sea level in Peru’s Andean mountains. Producers of the Macafem supplement attest that this product will stimulate your glands and promote more efficient production of hormones, thereby balancing the level of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

Uses of Macafem

This product is used in the treatment of a number of hormone-related conditions. These include infertility, hormone imbalance, fatigue and menopausal symptoms. Some people have problems maintaining acceptable body weight because of hormonal problems, and balancing their hormones would begin to resolve this issue.

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Hormones and Your Weight

Your endocrine system is made up of the glands that produce your hormones. These hormones regulate different body functions, including your metabolism. Your metabolism will determine how efficiently you burn fat, and conditions that adversely affect your metabolism can cause you to gain weight. Trouble with your thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands can contribute to your weight problems. The “Herb for Menopause” website states that Macafem can regulate and support the endocrine system, thereby helping with weight control.

How Macafem Affects Weight

Macafem’s main role is hormone regulation, and by stimulating the production of hormones that increase your metabolism, it improves your weight loss potential. It will also promote the conversion of glucose into energy, making it unavailable to be processed and stored as fat.

Taking Macafem

Most people who take Macafem use it to treat menopausal symptoms. The dosage is three tablets daily with meals, which can be increased to six for better results. As a natural product, the manufacturers claim that it has no side effects and should not interact with any other medication or supplements. Weight loss may be a side benefit of taking this product, but there are no studies of its effect on body weight. If you are taking or considering taking Macafem or any other supplement, be sure your doctor is aware of your decision.

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