Some companies refer to their maca as "premium" despite the fact that it is regular maca. Our Raw Premium Organic Maca Root Powder (black maca, red maca, yellow maca, white maca) is processed in a different way than other maca powders. Most maca is harvested, then low temperature dried, and then milled into a powder. Our Premium Maca Blend is harvested and immediately ground into a pulp while still fresh.
Premium organic raw non-GMO maca root powder may possess adaptogenic properties that supports your body's ability to cope with external influences. It may also encourage healthy energy, endurance and performance levels. A staple in the diet of the indigenous Andeans for centuries, maca is a relative of the turnip and grows at very high altitudes.
Our organic raw maca root premium powder is a blend of the yellow, red, black and white, giving it the combined benefits from all four varieties. This powerhouse root naturally contains calcium, fatty acids and vitamins B1, B2, B12 and phosphorus. It also contains a variety of minerals and alkaloids. All these put together give the body its required share of nutrients. Maca can be used in everyday cooking, like a regular spice, to obtain maximum benefits.
Athletes have traditionally 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 possibly nourish the endocrine system, benefiting both women and men.
Peruvian folklore suggests that maca, also traditionally known as 'peruvian ginseng' is helpful for supporting men’s health; and clinical animal studies have supported this. The evidence suggests that maca's contribution to performance comes about by gently and gradually supporting circulation. Studies show that oral supplementation with maca may repair the biochemical cascade of events that causes decreased blood flow, especially in the male reproductive system. The result is measurable improvement over time, without the health risks associated with prescription drugs.
Maca root is a great way of supporting women's health. Maca may provide some relief from the common symptoms of a woman's monthly cycle. A recent study using human cartilage found that maca may possibly almost triple cartilage's anabolic activity. When combined with the action of another Peruvian herb, cat's claw, the anabolic stimulation in the cartilage almost quadruples.
When Maca Root is harvested it contains a natural occurring blend of different colors. The blend is not sorted for color prior to processing.
Approximate Naturally Occurring Maca Color Diversification:
60% - White & Yellow
20% - Red
15% - Black
5% - In between or multiple colors
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Premium Maca Root Powder Blend may include:
● A combination of benefits from yellow, black, white & red maca
● May support good mental health and mental focus
● Possibly increases physical stamina, energy & strength
● May support healthy blood sugar levels
● May aid adrenal health
● Supports men's overall health
● May help balance healthy hormone levels & well being
● May help feed & nourish the endocrine system
● May support a healthy liver
● May help support stamina levels in men and women
● Possibly possesses adaptogenic actions
● May support osteo health
● Contains high levels of alkaloids, steroids, saponins, glucosinolates, cardiotonic glycosides and tannins
Constituents of Maca include:
● Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Boron
● Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B-6, Beta carotene, Vitamin D3
● Amino Acids: Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Serine
● Sterols: Brassicasterol, Ergosterol, Campesterol, Ergostadienol, Sitosterol
● Fatty Acids: Unsaturated, C12-0- Dodecanoic (lauric), C13-1-7- Tridecenoic
● Secondary Metabolites: Macaridine, Macaene, Macamides
● Benzylated Alkamides: Phenyl Acetonitrile and Macamides
● Essential oils:Phenyl acetonitrile, Benzaldehyde, Methoxyphenylacetonitrile
● Other Phytochemicals: Glucosinates , Sapponins and tannins
For additional constituent information, visit: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3184420/
Mix 1 tablespoon with juice, yogurt or in your favorite smoothie.
This method can take 15 to 30 days. You will need 3 items (mason jar with cover, the herb/herbs of your choice, liquid for extracting). The extracting liquid can be alcohol, alcohol/ water combo, vinegar or vegetable glycerin. Take the product and fill the jar ¾ full, add the liquid of your choice and close the jar. Then shake the jar so everything is well mixed. Give the jar a good 5 minute shake, several times a day. After 15 to 30 days strain and bottle in glass tincture jars.
To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic banana flakes, extra rich cacao and sundried goji berries in a smoothie.
Lepidium meyenii (Walp.).
Peruvian Ginseng, Maca-maca, maino, ayak chichira, and ayak willku.
Whole, Maca Root.
Organic Premium Maca Root.
Grown and dried in Peru. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
USDA 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 Premium 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 Premium Organic Maca Root Powder Mix is 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 Premium Maca Root Powder Blend in a cool, dark, dry place.
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