Every morning for the past six weeks, I have been glugging back a large glass of quite possibly, the vilest tasting stuff I have ever had the displeasure of tasting. If you imagine silage with a very strong smell, you wouldn't be far wrong. It sometimes makes me gag, but without fail, I am back for more the next day.
Why on *earth* is she doing that I hear you ask??
The answer is because I have discovered the Exlir of Life.
I have found something that is really making a difference to my energy levels, stamina, and food cravings. I have discovered Maca.
Maca root has been used in Peru for energy and endurance for over 2,000 years. It has high levels of manganese, phosphorus and iron which all aid energy, metabolism and reduce tiredness. I suffer from all sorts of metabolic issues as I have an underactive thyroid and PCOS which are both hormone disorders - my endocrinologist has said that my metabolism is that of a 70 year old (at 37 no less) and one of the key reasons why I struggle to lose weight despite being active and eating relatively well.
I have been hearing rumblings about Maca for a while now and duly ordered some from Organic Burst as it is imperative that no chemicals have gone near the Maca (which looks like a turnip!) in order for it to do its thing.
You're advised to start of on a low dosage (3/4 to 1 teaspoon) and then to increase over a two week period. They tell you to mix it into your cereal or have with a smoothie. I am going to be frank here, it is better to just stick it in a large glass of water and glug it down, otherwise it ruins the taste of your smoothies or cereal. Here's one I made earlier......
It is vile, it is disgusting, but it is also over and done with in less than 60 seconds.
The results however, are worth the vileness as I am quite literally, a different person. Within a few days, I noticed a difference, I was more alert, more balanced and less tired. I felt like the old me BK (before Kids). I had a zest and a spring in my step.
My skin however, had a massive outbreak which totally threw me as I have never had problem skin before, I tweeted Organic Burst and they said that this is a common reaction and that it should clear up in a few weeks. It did and my skin is now glowing. I look really, *really* healthy.
Another side effect is that I am not getting hungry, again when I tweeted Organic Burst, they said this could be to do with my metabolism speeding up. I don't know the scientific behind this, but I have lost weight. Remember, I have a metabolism of a 70 year old, so this is NOT easy.
I am seeing my endocrinologist at the end of April so will love to hear what he thinks.
All I know, is that I am feeling, looking and being much better.
It may not be the true elixir of life, but it is definitely making me embrace it with a renewed energy!
Peace and Love