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Place of Origin: Peru
Scientific Name: Lepidium Meyenii
Maca is the powder from the Maca root, which is a flavourful ancient Superfood from Peru. It resembles a radish and is actually a close relative. It has been cultivated for at least 2000 years and was consumed by Inca warriors to increase strength and endurance.
Maca is a highly nutritious food, known to strengthen your adrenals which often get overused due to our fast past lifestyles through everyday stresses, such as exercise and lack of sleep. It has gained a reputation for helping to balance hormones and is a powerful adaptogen, which means it has the ability to balance and stabilise the body’s glandular-hormonal system, nervous system and cardiovascular system.
Maca is naturally high in minerals (calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc), sterols, up to 20 essential fatty acids, lipids, fiber, carbohydrates, protein, and amino acids. It is also rich in Vitamin B1, B2, C & E. Peruvian biologist Gloria Ghacon de Popovici, PhD, suggested that Maca acts on the hypothalamus and pituitary gland as well as the adrenals and that by activating these endocrine glands Maca is able to increase energy, vitality and libido.
In a nutshell: Any hormonal issues then this the product for you.
Tips: Maca can be added to smoothies, juices or raw cooking and gives chocolate and deserts a great flavouring.
Storage: dry cool place