Maca is a root vegetable native to the ancient Maya Inca lands of South America. It is known as the `Peruvian Ginseng’ for its sexual and energy boosting benefits! Maca has been cultivated in the Andes Mountains of Peru for at least 3000 years! Maca is a superfood great for balancing the adrenal, hormonal and thyroid functioning. Maca is a nutrient rich dense food and should be taken in gradual increases, this help the body adjust to its power. Start with 1/2 a teaspoon for about a week first. 1 tablespoon is usually a normal dose. You can also alternate one day on maca and one day off. Maca root powder can be easily ingested by adding to smoothies and salad dressings. It has a nutty flavor; I like to make raw superfood desserts with it. Maca is rich in B vitamins, calcium, iron and zinc! It is great for raising the sexual libido in both men and women! And can help in relieving PMS symptoms, hot flashes, anxiety and depression associated with hormonal imbalances. It also increases fertility.
Maca is perfect for athletes too and should be a great addition to any workout performance. This root is great for any form of fatigue and is a natural mood enhancer. Maca also works to enhance the memory and mental focus. Use maca if you are prone to becoming anemic or suffering from osteoporosis. It won’t let you down. Yellow maca powder is the most common variety sold in health food stores today. It also comes in red and black form, black being the most rare and potent. Maca is a staple food similar to a radish or potato in Peru. It is enjoyed by children, men, women of all ages and even lactating mothers, proving its usefulness, diversity and safety across the board. I take maca pretty much every day in my tea and smoothies and I love it! You can find all three varieties of Maca root powder at:
*Yellow Maca Root Powder
*Red Maca Root Powder
*Black Maca Root Powder