Raw Organic Maca Powder Information
Archaeological evidence shows that maca has been cultivated and grown high in the Peruvian Andes of South America for approximately 2600 years. Today the Quechus people, descendants of the Incans, continue to grow this superfood at its natural altitude of 9000-10,000 feet above sea level and as high as 14,000 feet, making maca the highest altitude crop on Earth.
Maca has a reputation that stretches back into history as a powerful strength and stamina enhancer as well as having libido-enhancing properties. Like the goji berry, asparagus root, ginseng, AFA algae, and other superfoods and superherbs, maca powder is a powerful adaoptogen, giving the ability to balance and stabilise the body’s glandular-hormonal system, nervous system, cardiovascular system, and musculature. As an adaptogen, maca boosts energy, increases endurance, oxygen in the blood, physical strength, neurotransmitter production, and libido. It also supports the endochrine system, the adrenals and the thyroid, and typically improves one’s mood, to help support healthy hormone production.
Maca powder has a high nutritional value providing macro and micro nutrients, supplying the body with approximately 59 percent carbohydrate and 12-14 percent bioavailable protein (although it is not a complete protein, maca is such a great source of hormone precursors and amino acids – it contains twenty amino acids and seven essential amino acids – that it provides many of the same effects created by a high protein diet.), an 8.5 percent fibre rich superfood that is rich in vitamins B1, B2, C and E, the minerals calcium (10 percent bioavailable), magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, sodium, and iron, iodine, copper, selenium, bismuth, manganese, tin, silicon, and zinc, along with nearly 60 phytochemicals (plant chemicals).
Maca is one of the greatest superfoods not only because of its calibre of nutrients, amino acids, and fatty acids, but also because it helps to increase fertility, and has been used for centuries in South America to enhance fertility in humans and animals. So if you’re having trouble conceiving a child, maca is a great superfood to add to your diet – used by men to increase erectile tissue response (as maca works on the master gland of the brain, the hypothalamus, and also helps stimulate the pituitary balancing hormonal production), whilst after pregnancy, maca is also a galactagogue and helps women to produce more breast milk.
“ Women with menstrual irregularities using maca have experienced greater consisitency, while women with hot flashes, mood swings, and most associated peri-menopause and menopause symptoms have diminished dramatically using maca. “
Beth M. Ley, PhD
And for men wishing to regain prostate health and sexual vigour, mixing or taking maca with diindolylmethane (DIM) could be the answer. DIM is a compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts, and helps regulate hormone balance and cell behaviour. DIM is also one of the most effective phytonutrients (plant chemicals) in the prevention and treatment of breast, prostate, colon, and pancreatic cancers.
“ We all hear about various products like maca. But using this Peruvian root myself, I personally experienced a significant improvement in erectile tissue response. I call it nature’s answer to Viagra. What I see in maca is a means of normalising our steroid hormones like testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen. Therefore it has the facility to forestall the hormonal changes of ageing. It acts on men to restore them to a healthy functional status in which they experience a more active libido. ”
Gary F. Cordon, former president of the American College for Advancement in Medicine
Use maca powder in smoothies, teas, nut milks, or just about any beverage you like.