- Our Maca Root Powder is a blend of primarily yellow, red, and black maca roots
- This combination provides the benefits of all three varieties
- Just like a regular spice, Maca can be used in regular cooking
- Maca is a relative of the turnip and grows at very high altitudes and has been a dietary staple of the indigenous Andeans for centuries
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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 the body its required share of nutrients. Maca can be used in everyday cooking to obtain maximum benefits as a regular spice.
Athletes have traditionally found Maca to possibly 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,' helps support men's health, and clinical animal studies have supported this. The evidence indicates that Maca's contribution to performance gently and gradually supports 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 a measurable improvement over time, without the health risks associated with prescription drugs.
Maca root is an excellent way of supporting women's health. Maca may provide some relief from the common symptoms of a woman's monthly cycle. A recent human cartilage study found that Maca may 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.
Approximate Naturally Occurring Maca Color Diversification:
- 60% - White & Yellow
- 20% - Red
- 15% - Black
- 5% - In between or multiple colors
Some possible traditional uses and possible health benefits of Raw Organic Maca Root Powder Blend may include:
- A combination of benefits from yellow, black & red Maca
- May support good mental health and mental focus
- May 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 health
- Contains nourishing 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 B6, 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- Tridecanoic
- Secondary Metabolites: Macaridine, Macamides
- Benzylated Alkamides: Phenyl Acetonitrile and Macamides
- Essential oils: Phenyl acetonitrile, Benzaldehyde, Methoxyphenylacetonitrile
- Other Phytochemicals: Glucosinates, Saponins, and tannins
How to use your Maca Root powder
Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with juice, yogurt, or in your favorite smoothie.
Miscellaneous Facts about our raw Organic Maca Root Powder
Certifications: Certified USDA Organic.
Ingredients: Organic Maca Root.
Parts Used: Whole Raw Maca Root (multiple colors mixed in natural proportions).
Botanical Name: Lepidium meyenii (Walp.).
Other Names: Peruvian Ginseng, Maca-maca.
Origin: Grown and dried in Peru. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
• Our Organic Raw Maca Root Powder 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 this product in a cool, dark, dry place.
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed:
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