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Maca Root Powder
Organic Maca Root Powder
Our Raw Maca Root Powder may be the most powerful superfood in your health arsenal, delivering benefits like increased stamina and energy, an enhanced immune system, reduction of chronic fatigue, and complete endocrine system support. We source our Raw Maca Root Powder from the mountainous plateaus of the Peruvian Andes, where natives have used the root medicinally and in food preparation for more than 500 years.
What is Maca Root Powder?
Our maca (ma-kuh) root powder is often called the perfect adaptogen (a natural substance that normalizes and regulates the systems of the body). This sweet and spicy nutrient packed root is one of the best natural stress relievers on the planet, allowing the body to adapt more easily to life’s challenges. A more effective adaptogen than goji berries and ginseng, maca root powder may stabilize all of the body’s systems, rather than focusing on one particular system. Our maca root powder may provide overall well-being for cardio, lymphatic, nervous, and endocrine systems. It gently energizes, yet does not overstimulate. Maca root powder, also called Peruvian ginseng, has been used for centuries to increase libido and is used to treat fertility and men and women. It can be taken daily in smoothies or added as an ingredient to a variety of foods.
Maca Root Powder Benefits
Our Raw Maca Root Powder is one of the best defenses against stress, naturally bringing the body back to a state of optimal performance. Scientists have identified four alkaloids in maca root powder, which nourish the endocrine system and stabilize the body’s hormones.
This nutrient dense superfood contains a powerhouse of vitamins, plant sterols, minerals, and heart-healthy fats that help to keep the body functioning at its prime. Our Raw Maca Root Powder includes seven of the nine essential amino acids and is a favorite supplement of athletes who depend on sustained strength and endurance throughout the day.
And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll find high levels of healthy carbohydrates, protein, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, B vitamins, and linoleic and oleic fatty acids in our Raw Maca Root Powder.
The History of the Peruvian Super Root
Since the times before the Incas, natives of the Peruvian and Bolivian highlands have known the secrets of the sacred maca root. Warriors consumed maca root before battle to give themselves increased energy and stamina, and to sustain themselves on long journeys. Maca root has been used as a powerful treatment for low libido and infertility in the Andean culture for more than 500 years. The Spaniards valued the medicinal qualities of maca root so much that they used it as currency.
Maca root powder is still a treasured food and medicinal staple in the harsh climate of the Andes, where it grows at elevations of 11,000 to 14,000 feet. This unassuming root is a member of the cruciferous family, resembling a radish with low-growing leaves that produce off-white flowers.
But it is the root that packs the punch in our Raw Maca Root Powder. Maca root is the highest altitude food crop in the world, and takes on its characteristics as a powerful adaptogen because of the extreme climates in which it grows. This makes maca root powder a wonderful supplement for those living a lifestyle where endurance and the ability to adapt to stress are necessary.
How to Use Our Raw Maca Root Powder
Today, athletes, raw foodists, vegans and vegetarians, outdoor adventurers, and culinary professionals enjoy our maca root powder. It has a flavor that is both spicy and sweet, and is considered a delicacy when added to desserts like puddings and chocolate, or to teas. When roasted, maca root is sweeter than cacao and has hints of butterscotch. Our maca root powder comes from roots that are dried at low temperatures to preserve vital nutrients. The root is then gently ground into a powder for use in a variety of foods. Boil in water for use in pastries or spoon into smoothies and yogurt to turn any meal into a “supermeal.”
If cared for properly, our Raw Maca Root Powder has a shelf life of two to three years. To preserve the freshness of this product:
- Avoid exposure to heat. The powder will remain fresh if stored at room temperature or below.
- Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
- Squeeze all of the air out of the bag before sealing.
- Seal the bag tightly after each use.
- Store the powder in a dry place, and avoid all contact with moisture.
We package all of our superfood powders in all-natural brown kraft bags, each with a resealable zipper across the top. Each bag has a thin metal lining, which serves as a very effective barrier to light, oxygen, odors, flavors, moisture, and bacteria.
While printed plastic bags with clear windows may look beautiful, studies have shown that the toxins contained in the plastic are absorbed by food that is in direct contact with the plastic. Foods that are raw and all-natural, like superfood powders, are even more susceptible to this type of contamination than processed foods.
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Possible Health Benefits of Maca Root Powder
While much research is still being conducted, some of the possible health benefits of our Raw Maca Root Powder may include:
- May be effective in increasing energy, stamina, and endurance
- High in phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids
- May help to support and strengthen the immune system
- May be beneficial in promoting overall well-being
- May help to increase mental clarity
- May be helpful in reducing chronic fatigue
- May help to support adrenal function
- Studies have shown that it may be effective in regulating the endocrine system
- May be effective in balancing hormones
- Studies have shown that contains compounds that may have anti-aging effects
- Used for centuries to stimulate fertility in men and woman
- May be effective in increasing bone strength
- May be helpful in reducing inflammation
- May be beneficial for regulating blood sugar
- May help to increase oxygen in the blood
- May be effective for increasing libido
Maca Powder Suggested Usage
The recommended daily usage is 1-2 teaspoons. As with all superfood powders, listen to your body, as you may find that either a smaller or higher intake is more suitable to your body. We recommend that you start with the recommended daily amount, and, if desired, gradually increase or decrease your daily consumption.
This powder blends well with juice, rice or soy milk, and yogurt, or can be added to your favorite smoothie. It can also be mixed into your homemade energy bars. While you can add this powder to a variety of recipes, raw food enthusiasts avoid cooking or heating in order to preserve the food's nutritional value.
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