Maca Root Powder
- Lepidium meyenii
± 60g - 70g
½ teaspoon once a day
up to 3 teaspoons for cronic ailments
Maca Root Powder
Maca Root, often refered to as peruvian ginseng is a nutritionally rich superfood and medicinal plant. It grows at high altitude of 7,000 to 11,000 feet in the Andes Mountains of Peru, making this little medicinal root the highest altitude growing vegetable in the world
Maca root has been used by native Indians in Peru as a vital ingredient for a healthly life. Records date macas use back to around 3800 B.C., when Peruvian Indians cultivated and ate it for both its nutritional and medicinal value. Centuries later in 1549 A.D., the Spanish explorer Captain de Soto received maca from the Indians as a gift in return for his help in improving methods of animal husbandry in the Peruvian Castille region.
Maca was so prized that many would often trade the root in exchange for goods and some Incan legends even state that maca was consumed by warriors before going into battle to increase their strength and endurance, this root gave them the power they needed to conquer their foes, thus growing the largest empire on earth at the time.
Maca's has historically been used to treat stress, increase energy and endurance, assist with depression, relieve symptoms of menopause, protect bones against osteoporosis and invigorate libido and sexual drive. This root is also very nutritious, and is a great source of several important vitamins and minerals.
Maca root is an excellent source of protein, fiber and several vitamins and minerals, including
vitamin C, copper and iron. It also contains over 20 amino acids — including all eight essential amino acids — and plenty of health-promoting phytonutrients. It holds many beneficial plant compounds, including glucosinolates and polyphenols
Maca root has been seen to boost levels of antioxidants like glutathione and superoxide dismutase in the body. Antioxidants help neutralize harmful free radicals, fighting off chronic disease and preventing damage to cells.
But perhaps maca roots most notable and discussed benefits lie in its ability to harmonize the endocrine system. This has an almost immediate improvement in male and female sexual health, libido, fertility, hormonal imbalances and menopausal relief.
We source our maca root from peru where it is grown high in the mountains, this ensures a powerful, highly nutritious supplement that we then supply in powder form. Maca can also be found in our adaptogenic tincture