Grown in the Peruvian mountains, maca's history is long & distinguished, as it was used even earlier than the Incans for both food & traditional medicine. Its most notable use was to proliferate fertility in both men and women, serendipitously, to increase sexual desire. That may be why another name for it is Peruvian ginseng.
Despite being revered for its medicinal properties for thousands of years, maca root is one of the newest remedies to take CENTER stage in the natural health community, its newfound superfood status is well-deserved.
- Ancient Peruvians used maca root in both food & medicinal capacities, perhaps most notably to increase fertility, heighten sexual function & boost mood.
- The antioxidants, vitamins, 20 amino acids & many fatty acids in maca help balance hormones, boost memory & focus, relieve's menopausal symptoms & ease's stress. Known as an Adaptogen.
- Maca root acts as a natural antioxidant, boosting levels of antioxidants like glutathione & superoxide dismutase in the body. Antioxidants help neutralise harmful free radicals, fighting off chronic disease & preventing damage to cells.
- Those who regularly use maca powder report that it makes them feel more awake, energised & driven, often relatively quickly after beginning it.
- Maca has been shown to preserve bone mineral density, increase strength & endurance, possibly reduce men’s prostate cancer risk.
Take 1 tablespoons of maca daily, may be increased up to 3 tablespoons, can be sprinkled into smoothies or yoghurt and porridge but after cooking. Wonderful in raw treats like bliss-balls & raw chocolate.
My fav recipe is 1 heaped tsp of Maca, 1 Tlbs Carob or Cacao, 1 tsp honey or maple syrup & a cup of warmed plant Mylk.
This listing is for 1 x 200gms of organic Maca.
Safety, please read all the ingredient list carefully to avoid any known allergens. The information above is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent disease. Individual results may vary.