Organic Raw Maca Powder (Premium 4 Root, Peruvian Superood)
Maca is a super food that is found in the Andes of Peru. It has been a popular food for the natives for centuries and is considered a part of the Andean diet. The maca which is scientifically known as Lepidium meyenii is popular with the natives due to its nutritional benefits. It is a root vegetable as well as a medicinal herb. The maca or maca-maca as the natives call it is a unique kind of plant since its properties have different effects on both women and men. After harvesting it is dried and grounded to make the famous maca powder. The maca can also be available in other forms such as capsules and liquid extract.
The maca is popular with both men and women for its health and nutritional benefits. Some of these benefits include
- Highly nutritious
It is considered a super food due to its combinations of many nutrients all in one plant. The maca is a source of calories, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin, fiber, fat, potassium, manganese, copper, iron and others in small amounts. Proteins are important for muscle building and gaining body mass. Carbohydrates are a source of energy for the body while fiber is very important for bowel health and normalizing of bowel movements.
- Helps in fertility and sexual health
Maca helps in balancing of hormones in both women and men. The natives have used it for ages to improve their sexual health. It also boosts libido and increases endurance. It also increases sexual desire and energy in both men and women who have had issues due to age, lifestyle and drug use. It helps with men who have issues with erectile dysfunction and also improves semen quality. It also helps with men and women who are suffering from fertility issues. In women it provides sexual satisfaction.
- Helps in mood balance
Maca helps in relieving stress, anxiety and elevating mood. It contains flavonoids which play a vital role in keeping the mind in a calm mood. It also contains fatty acids which helps with the brains function such as stabilizing analytical skills, rational thinking and cognitive function. It is a natural cognitive enhancement drug. Maca is good for people with depression, anxiety, stress, chronic drug users and menopausal women.
- It acts as an energy enhancer
Maca is an important energy enhancer especially for athletes and those who engage in physical activity. Bodybuilders and sportsmen take maca as a supplement since it increases energy and endurance. Even for non-athletes, taking maca at least once a day will help in the improvement of athletic abilities. Maca gives one stamina and helps them to reach the peak of their performance.
- Improves skin health
Maca has a very high nutrient concentration which helps in hormone balancing thus helping in making the skin smooth. Maca is also an antioxidant which helps to protect the skin from harmful effects of the sun and chronic drug use. Taking maca can help to clear acne and blemishes. It also helps the skin to with sensitivity to high or low temperatures and even effects that come with extreme weather conditions.
- Increases bone density.
Maca is good for the bones and teeth. It contains calcium levels four times that of milk. Calcium is a key component in the formation of bones and healthy teeth. By increasing bone density it makes one even stronger and energetic. Strong bones contribute to improved general health.
How to use
We suggest taking 1 to 3 teaspoons a day mixed with water, juice, smoothies or mixed into foods or take as directed by your healthcare practitioner.Also check out this amazing Camu Camu and Maca flapjack recipe!