What is Maca Powder
Maca is a small root vegetable that only grows at altitudes over 3500 metres, due to this it’s very efficient at absorbing nutrients from the soil. Our Maca comes from the Peruvian hills, where it’s handpicked, washed in natural water then ground to produce a fine powder.
As a complete protein it has a rich malty flavour and is an impressive source of vitamins, amino acids, alkaloids and calcium. Our maca powder is produced using a mix of 4 different roots split equally 25% yellow, red, black and purple roots creating a unique nutritional profile.
Some of our favourite properties include:
- High in B vitamins, Amino acids and minerals
- 100% natural, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
- Certified Organic by the Soil Association
BOOST OF ENERGY
Get that kick of energy without the need for caffeine or sugar with Maca powder, perfect for those times you need to feel awake.
BALANCE THOSE HORMONES
Several studies have shown that Maca can help balance hormones, meaning you’ll feel and be in a better place.
Our Maca powder can help you feel more energised for longer, you’ll feel your stamina and endurance get a boost.
When & How To Take Maca Powder
Our Maca is milled into a fine powder, we recommend that you take 1 heaped teaspoon once or twice a day. For the best results simply mix 1 heaped teaspoon with water, juice or add to your favourite smoothie.
With a nutty, earthy yet sweet taste many have said it reminds them of butterscotch, this distinct taste means you can enjoy our Maca as addition to food when cooking or baking, we’ve got a fantastic range of recipes which you’ll find below including our tasty Maca Banana Bread.
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Health Benefits of Maca
Just one teaspoon in your smoothie once or twice a day can do amazing things. Here are just a few of the things you can expect maca in your smoothie to help with:
Energy: Most people feel their mood and energy level lift almost instantly. Users report their energy, stamina and endurance.
Sex Drive: Maca has been shown to increase not only the male sex drive, but the production of sperm as well.
Fertility: Maca increases fertility in both men and women.
Migraines: If you suffer from migraine headaches you might want to try maca. Because most migraines are related to an imbalance in hormone levels, or fluctuating hormone levels, maca works by leveling out those levels. Maca doesn’t create any hormones in the body – it just helps the body produce them more consistently and effectively. It helps balance the body’s production of estrogen and progesterone. Maca also helps restore balance to the hypothalamus and pituitary glands – the body’s master gland system.
Memory: Maca enhances memory as well as our ability to learn and process mentally. It makes us more alert and aware.
Wounds: Maca speeds wound healing and benefits the circulatory system as well.
Vitamin packed: Maca includes 55 phyto-chemicals, including vitamins B1, B2, B12, and Vitamin C, zinc. It has amino acids, calcium and phosphorus as well.
Immune Booster: Maca’s 22 fatty acids function both as a fungicide and as a local antiseptic. These actions, along with the natural Vitamin C and zinc are believed to help aid in overall immunity enhancement.
Stress: For people with adrenal stress from work, disease, exercise or PTSD, maca can reduce the effects of cortisol on the adrenal glands and other organs so impacted by a “Type A”, high pressure lifestyle or job. Athletes, executives and anyone with an active life will appreciate how maca helps address the destructive actions of mental, emotional and physical stress on the body. Maca can help lower high blood pressure and how the body burns and utilizes food.
Thyroid: The Thyroid gland controls the rate at which the body produces energy from nutrients. Maca contains an alkaloid extract which activates the body’s natural calcitonine hormones, which regulate the metabolism of calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) in the blood. The hormone is secreted by the thyroid and the parathyroid. It acts in the intestines, bones, and kidneys to increase the (Ca2+) in the plasma. It also aids in wound healing through blood clotting. (Dr. Chacon — Peru)
Pancreas: Maca also boosts the work your pancreas does in keeping your blood sugar levels even. The pancreas is a vital part of the digestive process. If the duct from the pancreas become blocked for some reason the digestive fluids of the pancreas may digest the pancreas itself, or lead to pancreatitis, or pancreatic cancer.
Thymus: Your thymus is the organ responsible for the health of your immune system. It produces the T-cells that fight off infection and disease, especially important if you are getting treatment for HIV, AIDS or cancer. Maca contains vitamin C as well as trace elements of zinc. Researchers found out years ago that C and zinc, when taken together, help boost the immune system function of the thymus gland. Part of maca’s adaptogenic value may be its ability to enhance the thymus’ cell mediated immunity.