Nicknamed the "Peruvian Ginseng", although not related to the ginseng family, this natural extract from South America is prized for the same powers to influence stamina, energy, and sexual function.* Produced from the root of the Lepidium meyenii plant, history tells of imperial Incan warriors eating maca before going into battle.
This powerful root has its origins in use with the tribes of South America who consumed the raw tubers for their mythic properties of sexual potency and power.* The men of these societies have handed the secrets of maca down through the ages.
According to archeological evidence, maca has been cultivated and grown high in the Peruvian Andes of South America for approximately 2,600 years. Some of the earliest written Spanish records from the Andes are treatises on maca. Today, the Quechua people, descendants of the Inca, continue to grow this superfood at its natural altitude of 9,000-10,000 feet above sea level and as high as 14,000 feet, making maca the highest-altitude crop on Earth.
Maca is a member of the cruciferous family of plants which includes such superstars as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, turnips, and radishes. It's grown for its root, which resembles that of the radish. The character and properties of maca have been developed by the extreme conditions under which it grows, which makes maca an excellent superfood choice for individuals living in cold climates, at high altitudes, and/or with extreme adventure lifestyles.
Maca, like the goji berry, reishi mushroom, asparagus root, rhodiola, ginseng, AFA algae, and others, is a powerful adaptogen. Adaptogens promote healthy adaptation to stress, both physical and emotional, and modulate many of the body's systems.
Maca has been used medicinally for centuries in South America. It contains biologically active aromatic isothiocyanates, especially p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate. It has a higher lipid (fatty) content than other root crops, of which linolenic acid, palmitic acid, and oleic acid are the primary omega fatty acids present. Maca is a rich source of sterols including sitosterol, campesterol, ergosterol, brassicasterol, and ergostadienol.
Maca is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, sodium, and iron. It contains trace minerals including zinc, iodine, copper, selenium, bismuth, manganese, tin, and silicon. It is also high in vitamins B1, B2, C, and E.
BENEFITS OF MACA
Maca is widely recognized as supportive to hormone balance and fertility.* It promotes virility, libido, and even has bene shown to enhance sperm mobility.* In the same vein, it is also known as a powerful aphrodisiac for both men and women. Maca provides sustained energy, vitality, and elevated mood.* It is particularly helpful for women to promote healthy menstruation and to support the process of menopause.*
Maca is a powerful source of antioxidant activity, stimulating glutathione and SOD production. This powerful antioxidant action provides tremendous support to a healthy immune system, promoting overall health and longevity.* Maca is also delicious, with a sweet butterscotch flavor, and it is powerpacked with nutrients essential to healthy human function.*
Container Size: 1 lb
Please note: Maca is a powerful superfood and should be consumed with respect. Start very small and work your way up in dosage to 5 gm. It is recommended that you take a week off from consuming it during every month of consistent Maca use to enhance its efficiency.
Suggested Usage: With an earthy taste that is slightly nutty with a hint of butterscotch, a little maca goes a long way. This powdered maca concentrate can be blended into superfood smoothies, various milks, chocolates, or mixed into flour for dessert recipes. Maca powder is a great emulsifier. It can be used to draw fats/oils together with starches/sugars in any recipe.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Raw Maca Powder
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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