Organic raw Maca Root powder possesses adaptogenic properties that enhances your ability to deal with stress while boosting energy, endurance and performance. A staple in the diet of the indigenous Andeans for centuries, Maca a relative of the turnip and grows at very high altitudes.
Our Organic Raw Maca Root powder is a blend of the yellow, red, and black maca root, giving it the combined benefits from all three varieties. Maca root contains, calcium, fatty acids and vitamins B1, B2, B12 and phosphorous. It also contains a variety of minerals and alkaloid. All these put together, give the body required share of nutrients. Maca can be used every day cooking, like a regular spice, to obtain maximum benefits.
Athletes have found Maca to be a natural endurance builder, due to its sterol and saponin content. Recent studies have identified four alkaloids present in Maca known to nourish the endocrine system, benefiting reproduction in both women and men.
Peruvian folklore suggests that maca, also known as 'Viagra of the Herbal Kingdom' is helpful for men with erectile dysfunction (ED), and animal studies in the laboratory have supported this. The evidence suggests that maca’s contribution to sexual performance comes about by gently and gradually reversing the underlying circulatory problem. Studies show that oral supplementation with maca repairs the bio-chemical cascade of events that makes penile arteries misbehave. The result is measurable improvement over time, without the health risks associated with prescription ED drugs.
The agonizing pain of monthly menstrual cycle, is something, that women can never get used to. Maca root is a natural remedy for menstrual cramps. Maca provides great relief from the common symptoms of monthly menstrual cycle, like, nausea, fatigue, headache, backache and the painful cramping.
A recent study using human cartilage found that maca almost triples cartilage's anabolic activity, even if there's current inflammation. When combined with the anti-inflammatory action of another Peruvian herb, cat's claw, the anabolic stimulation in the cartilage almost quadruples.
Some possible benefits of our Raw Organic Maca Root powder blend may include:
● A combination of benefits from yellow, black, & red maca
● Helping to reduce depression
● Increasing physical stamina, energy, & strength
● Helping regulate blood sugar
● Improving chronic fatigue conditions
● Combating erectile dysfunction
● Helping promote hormonal balance & well being for men & women of all ages
● Raising IGF (insulin-like growth factor) levels
● Decreasing menopause symptoms including thyroid & fibromyalgia issues
● Helping feed, nourish, & regulate the entire endocrine system of the body
● Increasing mental clarity & focus with continued use
● Strengthening the liver
● Helping boost libido & improve sexual function in men & women
● Adaptogenic actions
● Improving physical & emotional well being
● Enhancement fertility for men & women
● Regenerating cartilage & bones
● Increasing sperm count & testosterone levels
● High levels of alkaloids, steroids, saponins, glucosinolates, cardiotonic glycosides, tannins
Suggested Use: Mix 1 - 2 teaspoons with juice, yogurt or in your favorite smoothie.
Botanical Name: Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon
Other Names: Peruvian Ginseng, Maca-maca, maino, ayak chichira, and ayak willku
Origin: Peru - Certified Organic
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our raw Maca Root powder blend is certified organic and passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers raw Organic Maca Root powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic raw Maca Root powder blend in a cool, dark, dry place.
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