Maca Powder

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Maca is a divine, delicious raw powdered organic food that is a top choice for any woman or man! It has a kind of malty taste and comes usually in a powered organic raw state. It benefits Energy levels and gives an abundant dose of protein and calcium to assist and support the endocrine system, breastfeeding, pregnancy and the immune system. Maca is well known for its energising and libido enhancing powers. This amazing superfood Maca is a root vegetable that grows in peru in the Andes. It is special as it can grow at such a high altitude, up to 14,000 feet above sea level.

Maca is an adaptogen which means that it supports the body wherever it is most needed and it does this without harmful side effects. The Peruvians eat it as a main part of their diet it is known to increase libido naturally and really helps with fertility issues and egg health.

Maca can increase athletic performance and benefits anyone looking for optimum natural health and is also very beneficial for depression & chronic fatigue syndromes. It is a top nutritious food containing high amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and all the essential amino acids (so often hard to obtain from a single non-flesh food – hence the greatness of this one!).

The amino acid content of this plant gives it an average bio available protein content of around 14% of the entire weight of the plant – that is impressive.

Maca contains loads of minerals with very high levels of bio available calcium (especially lovely hey!). Maca also contains trace amounts of the hard to find vitamin B12 (however its not all you need!).

Please note that Maca MUST be eaten with care! Start with a tiny amount and GRADUALLY increase your levels over weeks and months. Take maca as a drink or in a smoothie, and it goes very well with mesquite and cacao too. It could be that symptoms worsen before getting better when taking maca, which is why starting with small amounts is advised first and then gradually increased. Try and buy raw and organic maca if you can! It is totally worth it. This is a superfood that can totally change your menstrual problems when taken with care and under guidance!

If you are receiving treatment for any hormonal issues or you are pregnant or breastfeeding, there are certain contraindications for Maca. Maca affects the hormonal system so we recommend you consult me or a practitioner before use.

The extraordinary health benefits of Maca are due to the way it promotes optimal functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary master glands. Maca contains unique alkaloids that stimulate the master glands, which in turn improves the overall functioning of the endocrine system, also balances and optimizes the functioning of the adrenal glands, the thyroid and the pancreas.

Traditionally, native medicine practitioners and herbalists have recommended maca for:

  • Treating menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and depression, as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy [HRT]
  • Stimulating and regulating the endocrine system
  • Regulating and normalising menstrual cycles
  • Stimulating fertility in both men and women
  • Supporting the immune system
  • Increasing energy, stamina and endurance, reducing chronic fatigue
  • Enhancing libido, treating impotence
  • Revitalising seniors, mentally and physically.

Serving Size 5g

  Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 70.5kj 1411kj
Protein 0.7g 14g
Fat, total <1g <1.02g
– saturated <1g <1g
Carbohydrate-total 3.47g 69.4g
– sugars 1.56g 31.3g
Sodium 1.95mg 39mg

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