Maca for enhanced curves, bigger butt and bust size
Take 1-1.5 tsp per day of Seleno Health Maca for Women with breakfast or lunch. Minimum suggested treatment time is 6-12 weeks. Beyond this you may continue to consume maca daily and do not require taking a break from treatment if you are receiving positive benefits. For recipe ideas of how to include maca in your daily routine download our recipe booklet here or watch our recipe channel here. Also download and follow our food and lifestyle guide to start your journey towards an enhanced athletic shape.
3-5 Capsules Daily
1-1.5 tsp Daily
Does Maca Give You A Bigger Butt or Grow Your Breast Size?
Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a medicinal root vegetable belonging to the Brassicaceae family of plants and is native to the central Andes of Peru. Maca root has a vast range of health benefits and has recently gained interest as a supplement to potentially “improve your curves or enhance your buttocks or boobs.” While there is currently no evidence to suggest that taking maca can directly change your body composition or physique, maca can be used to support a healthy diet and exercise routine with this goal in mind.
The Maca Experts co-director Sally uses maca for her wellbeing and hormonal balance.
Maca root has been used for centuries by young adolescents and women in Peru to balance hormones and regulate the female hormonal cycle. Scientific studies have shown that taking maca can regulate hormones,1-6 which are important for determining how body fat is stored and used7-9 and how skeletal muscle is maintained.10 Supplementing with maca can improve hormonal balance and positively affect how both fat and muscle are utilised and distributed in the body and potentially alter curves and body shape.
Furthermore, maca powder has been shown in several studies to enhance athletic performance and physical endurance during exercise in several ways.11-18 Maca can reduce fatigue,11-13 prevent skeletal muscle damage,16 and promote muscle antioxidant activity.13-15 A unique class of plant-based hormones called brassinosteroids found in maca19 and other plants in the Brassicaceae family20 have also been shown to promote anabolic activity. These hormones can improve physical fitness,20 support the growth, repair and maintenance of skeletal muscle,21 and accelerate wound healing.22 These studies indicate that maca can be used to optimise athletic performance and muscle development during exercise. For those seeking to build bigger buttocks, maca could potentially assist to enhance muscle growth in that area with the right exercise and weight training regime.
While maca alone is unlikely to cause specific muscle growth or changes in physique, supplementing with maca can benefit those seeking to improve their body shape in combination with exercise and targeted muscle building. Taken alongside a well-balanced diet and suitable exercise routine, maca can improve hormonal balance, enhance athletic performance, and support the development and growth of skeletal muscle. Following a healthy eating and exercise plan and hitting the gym, focusing on building your gluteal muscles (booty) whilst regularly consuming maca may result in long-term improvement of your curves and body shape.
Note: There is no upper limit with maca and everybody is different, so it is important to find your ideal dose that is right for your body, for some this may be less than the recommended for others it may be more. If you experience positive health benefits then we suggest you continue treatment at that ideal dosage. The material provided on this website is for information purposes only. It is not intended to replace medical advice or be a treatment for any medical condition. Users should consult a health professional if you have any concerns about your health, are starting any health or nutritional related treatment, or for any questions you may have regarding your own or any other party’s medical condition. Information and statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- Oshima, M.; Gu, Y.; Tsukada, S. Effects of Lepidium Meyenii Walp and Jatropha macrantha on Blood Levels of Estradiol-17 β, Progesterone, Testosterone and the Rate of Embryo Implantation in Mice. J. Vet. Med. Sci. 2003, 65 (10), 1145–1146. https://doi.org/10.1292/jvms.65.1145.
- Uchiyama, F.; Jikyo, T.; Takeda, R.; Ogata, M. Lepidium Meyenii (Maca) Enhances the Serum Levels of Luteinising Hormone in Female Rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2014, 151 (2), 897–902. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2013.11.058.
- Meissner, H. O.; Mrozikiewicz, P.; Bobkiewicz-Kozlowska, T.; Mscisz, A.; Kedzia, B.; Lowicka, A.; Reich-Bilinska, H.; Kapczynski, W.; Barchia, I. Hormone-Balancing Effect of Pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon): (I) Biochemical and Pharmacodynamic Study on Maca Using Clinical Laboratory Model on Ovariectomized Rats. Int J Biomed Sci 2006, 2 (3), 260–272.
- Meissner, H. O.; Mscisz, A.; Reich-Bilinska, H.; Kapczynski, W.; Mrozikiewicz, P.; Bobkiewicz-Kozlowska, T.; Kedzia, B.; Lowicka, A.; Barchia, I. Hormone-Balancing Effect of Pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon): (II) Physiological and Symptomatic Responses of Early-Postmenopausal Women to Standardized Doses of Maca in Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Centre Clinical Study. Int J Biomed Sci 2006, 2 (4), 360–374.
- Meissner, H. O.; Mscisz, A.; Reich-Bilinska, H.; Mrozikiewicz, P.; Bobkiewicz-Kozlowska, T.; Kedzia, B.; Lowicka, A.; Barchia, I. Hormone-Balancing Effect of Pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon): (III) Clinical Responses of Early-Postmenopausal Women to Maca in Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Configuration, Outpatient Study. 2006, 2 (4), 21.
- Meissner, H. O.; Kedzia, B.; Mrozikiewicz, P. M.; Mscisz, A. Short and Long-Term Physiological Responses of Male and Female Rats to Two Dietary Levels of Pre-Gelatinized Maca (Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon). Int J Biomed Sci 2006, 2 (1), 13–28.
- Gambacciani, M.; Ciaponi, M.; Cappagli, B.; Piaggesi, L.; De Simone, L.; Orlandi, R.; Genazzani, A. R. Body Weight, Body Fat Distribution, and Hormonal Replacement Therapy in Early Postmenopausal Women. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 1997, 82 (2), 414–417. https://doi.org/10.1210/jcem.82.2.3735.
- Armellini, F.; Zamboni, M.; Bosello, O. Hormones and Body Composition in Humans: Clinical Studies. Int J Obes 2000, 24 (S2), S18–S21. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0801270.
- Björntorp, P. Hormonal Control of Regional Fat Distribution. Hum Reprod 1997, 12 Suppl 1, 21–25. https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/12.suppl_1.21.
- Hansen, M. Female Hormones: Do They Influence Muscle and Tendon Protein Metabolism? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 2018, 77 (1), 32–41. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665117001951.
- Tang, W.; Jin, L.; Xie, L.; Huang, J.; Wang, N.; Chu, B.; Dai, X.; Liu, Y.; Wang, R.; Zhang, Y. Structural Characterization and Antifatigue Effect In Vivo of Maca (Lepidium Meyenii Walp) Polysaccharide: Structural Characteristics and Antifatigue Effect of MP…. Journal of Food Science 2017, 82 (3), 757–764. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.13619.
- Guo, S.-S.; Gao, X.-F.; Gu, Y.-R.; Wan, Z.-X.; Lu, A.-M.; Qin, Z.-H.; Luo, L. Preservation of Cognitive Function by Lepidium Meyenii (Maca) Is Associated with Improvement of Mitochondrial Activity and Upregulation of Autophagy-Related Proteins in Middle-Aged Mouse Cortex. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016, 2016, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/4394261.
- Yang, Q.; Jin, W.; Lv, X.; Dai, P.; Ao, Y.; Wu, M.; Deng, W.; Yu, L. Effects of Macamides on Endurance Capacity and Anti-Fatigue Property in Prolonged Swimming Mice. Pharmaceutical Biology 2016, 54 (5), 827–834. https://doi.org/10.3109/13880209.2015.1087036.
- Yu, F.-R.; Yang, B.; Li, Z.-P.; Lian, X.-Z.; Xie, M.-R.; Li, D.-L.; Zhang, S.-S. [Effects of the maca extract on the ultrastructures of mitochondria in the spinal nerve cell and exercise endurance]. Zhongguo Ying Yong Sheng Li Xue Za Zhi 2017, 33 (6), 535–538. https://doi.org/10.12047/j.cjap.5601.2017.127.
- Choi, E. H.; Kang, J. I.; Cho, J. Y.; Lee, S. H.; Kim, T. S.; Yeo, I. H.; Chun, H. S. Supplementation of Standardized Lipid-Soluble Extract from Maca (Lepidium Meyenii) Increases Swimming Endurance Capacity in Rats. Journal of Functional Foods 2012, 4 (2), 568–573. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2012.03.002.
- Zheng, Y.; Zhang, W.-C.; Wu, Z.-Y.; Fu, C.-X.; Hui, A.-L.; Gao, H.; Chen, P.-P.; Du, B.; Zhang, H.-W. Two Macamide Extracts Relieve Physical Fatigue by Attenuating Muscle Damage in Mice: Anti-Fatigue Activity of Two Macamide Extracts. J. Sci. Food Agric. 2019, 99 (3), 1405–1412. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.9318.
- Stone, M.; Ibarra, A.; Roller, M.; Zangara, A.; Stevenson, E. A Pilot Investigation into the Effect of Maca Supplementation on Physical Activity and Sexual Desire in Sportsmen. J Ethnopharmacol 2009, 126 (3), 574–576. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2009.09.012.
- Fractions from Lepidium Meyenii Walp. (Maca). Int J Biol Macromol 2017, 95, 1305–1311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2016.11.031.
- Zhang, J.; Tian, Y.; Yan, L.; Zhang, G.; Wang, X.; Zeng, Y.; Zhang, J.; Ma, X.; Tan, Y.; Long, N.; Wang, Y.; Ma, Y.; He, Y.; Xue, Y.; Hao, S.; Yang, S.; Wang, W.; Zhang, L.; Dong, Y.; Chen, W.; Sheng, J. Genome of Plant Maca (Lepidium Meyenii) Illuminates Genomic Basis for High-Altitude Adaptation in the Central Andes. Molecular Plant 2016, 9 (7), 1066–1077. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2016.04.016.
- Esposito, D.; Komarnytsky, S.; Shapses, S.; Raskin, I. Anabolic Effect of Plant Brassinosteroid. FASEB J 2011, 25 (10), 3708–3719. https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.11-181271.
- Esposito, D.; Rathinasabapathy, T.; Poulev, A.; Komarnytsky, S.; Raskin, I. Akt-Dependent Anabolic Activity of Natural and Synthetic Brassinosteroids in Rat Skeletal Muscle Cells. J Med Chem 2011, 54 (12), 4057–4066. https://doi.org/10.1021/jm200028h.
- Esposito, D.; Rathinasabapathy, T.; Schmidt, B.; Shakarjian, M. P.; Komarnytsky, S.; Raskin, I. Acceleration of Cutaneous Wound Healing by Brassinosteroids. Wound Repair Regen 2013, 21 (5), 688–696. https://doi.org/10.1111/wrr.12075.
Treating With Maca
Treating menopause with maca
Maca contains many nutrients and bioactive compounds that can reduce uncomfortable menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, and depression.Learn more >
Treating hormonal imbalance in women with maca
Peruvian Maca root has been used for centuries to help balance female hormonal cycles and to treat and prevent conditions relating to hormonal imbalances.Learn more >
Treating fertility in women and men with maca
Amongst the many means of addressing infertility, those wishing to conceive may benefit from taking maca.Learn more >
Treating male sexual function and libido with maca
Sexual dysfunction is an increasingly common medical concern that affects many men (and women), psychologically, emotionally, socially, and physically.Learn more >
Treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with maca
The three most common forms of prostate disease are prostatitis, prostate cancer, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).Learn more >
Treating chronic fatigue and autoimmunity with maca
Clinically, maca has demonstrated properties that could treat both some of the symptoms that impact individuals with CFS and more importantly, some of the underlying defects that lead to the symptoms.Learn more >
Treating thyroid dysfunction with maca
Maca contains many compounds that can treat the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, for example, iron and selenium.Learn more >
Treating mental health with maca
Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, and impulse control disorders affect a large portion of people across the globe and are a major concern in public health.Learn more >
Treating metabolic syndrome with maca
Maca is a traditional medicinal root and natural supplement that has several properties to counter metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and diabetes. It also is a natural supplement for weight loss and energy.Learn more >
Treating neurological disorders with maca
Neurological disorders are diseases impacting the brain, the spinal cord and the nerves that connect them all.Learn more >
Treating osteoporosis with maca
Osteoporosis is a disease where the bone becomes weak and fragile. Bones are living tissue, meaning that bone is continuously growing and reshaping.Learn more >
How to improve athletic performance with maca
Whether your goal is to complete your first 5km race, run a marathon, or improve your finish time, runners strive to boost their athletic performance.Learn more >
How to treat fatigue and stress with maca
Fatigue, or extreme tiredness, is estimated to cost employers over a hundred billion US dollars a year in health-related costs.Learn more >
Treating acne with maca
Recent data demonstrate that maca may treat acne in a multi-faceted approach, through both hormonal regulation and antibacterial activity.Learn more >
Maca during pregnancy and while breastfeeding
Can I take maca while pregnant? Is maca safe while breast feeding? Is maca safe for children?Learn more >