Maca is an adaptogenic root traditionally used to reduce stress, balance hormones and increase energy, stamina and libido. Maca powder contains an amazing abundance of amino acids, vitamins and minerals, making it a healing food for both body and mind.
Maca powder has a mild flavor, making it a low-profile addition to smoothies, hot drinks and baked goods.
Maca is a nutritionally dense adaptogenic plant known for helping you adapt to stressors, whether they be mental, emotional, physical, or environmental. It is historically used for relieving stress, as well as balancing hormones, boosting stamina, and improving libido.
Maca contains a complex array of micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals that work together to nourish the body’s delicate endocrine system, which ultimately regulates hormonal health. Hormones are responsible for everything from metabolism to stress response to growth and development to reproduction, and more.
Maca is a micronutrient powerhouse. It contains Vitamin C as well as B2, B6 and Niacin. This Peruvian root is also packed with minerals, including iron, zinc, iodine, calcium, copper, magnesium and potassium. It also contains beneficial enzymes and natural compounds like glucosinolates.
Maca contains Glucosinolates, which are considered a key bioactive constituents responsible for the therapeutic functions of Maca. Glucosinolates work by breaking down into compounds called metabolites, which affect the pace of metabolism and trigger specific enzymatic reactions. Research has shown that Glucosinolates have beneficial health benefits including regulatory functions in inflammation, stress response, metabolism, and antioxidant activities.
Maca is touted for balancing hormones and easing hormonal symptoms. The superfood does not contain any hormones, but instead offers a variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that fortify the body’s endocrine system. The endocrine system is responsible for producing hormones that carry out different functions in the body: from energy levels to sex drive to fertility to mood regulation to brain focus, and more.
The Maca root is a superfood that played a central role in ancient indigenous civilization. Legend has it that Incan warriors would eat Maca before battle, and Incan couriers would consume it to give them strength and endurance before running hundreds of miles between high Andean cities!
For thousands of years, Maca root has been traditionally used to improve stamina and libido, balance hormones, and reduce stress.
Imlak’esh Organics Maca Powder is sourced from the highest growing regions in Peru, where the plants are open pollinated and hand-harvested by indigenous Peruvian families who have been cultivating Maca for thousands of years. Our direct relationship with the farmers ensures we can maintain the integrity and tradition behind this potent root.
Maca powder has a mild flavor, making it a wonderful low-profile (but highly healthy) addition to smoothies, hot beverages raw desserts, and baked goods. This subtly sweet, earthy powder is great mixed in with coffee. Its adaptogenic properties help to balance caffeine’s cortisol-releasing effects, bringing your hormones back to a balance. Maca is also naturally energizing, so you can try making a morning Maca beverage to replace caffeine altogether.
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