Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A new me - Where I discover the exlir of life.....

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

S.A.M xoxo


  1. I think you've sold me on this. I have a severely underactive thyroid brought on from my last pregnancy. That was two years ago and my level (not sure of specific medical terminology) is currently 18, where a normal level would be 3-5. I struggle so much day-to-day. In fact, I wouldn't even know what it's like to NOT feel tired, or wake up feeling like I haven't slept. Oh, and did I mention the 5 stone weight gain?! So, anyway, I won't go on, you know how it feels yourself. But thank you for this!

  2. Thanks Ekaterina for commenting! I think the support/advise you have given me and explained after I tweeted you invaluable - real customer service!!! Will read all this info you have linked to properly tonight...thanks for stopping by!!

  3. Hi, Sophie! Thank you so much for the post! The endocrine-system and hormone regulatory benefits of maca have been known for centuries, this was one of its traditional usages (energy, strengthening the body being the other). The Incas used it for relief with PMS and pre-menopausal symptoms, for fertility and to enhance sexual desire. There's been a lof of research recently confirming this. This article provides good explanation on maca's hormone regulatory mechanism

    Maca does not provide hormones to the body, but instead it acts as an adaptogen which means that it responds to different bodies' needs individually. "If you're producing too much of a particular hormone, maca will regulate the production downward."

    I know you're not too keen on the taste, many people are not, but you'll be surprised that many of our customers also do like it. It's a bit like Marmite I guess, you either love it or hate it. My partner and I seriously love it in my cereal, yoghurt and even miss its malty sweetness when I don't have it! Nowadays you even find cereal with maca sold in health food shops:) Thank you so much again and I am glad it is making a difference.

    Best Wishes

    Ekaterina from Organic Burst


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