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Maca: An Adaptogenic Superfood

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Honoring the Autumn Equinox

falling leaves

As we celebrate the Autumn Equinox, we honor the nature of change and transformation — both in externally and internally. As the green leaves fade to warm hues of gold, orange, and red, our plant friends shed what no longer serves them. They focus their energy, not on new growth and blossoms, but on their roots that nourish the foundation of their beings.

Likewise, Autumn is a time for us to cast off old habits and stories that burden us. It is a time to nourish our core and strengthen our foundation. Cheers to change!

Embrace Change with this Adaptogenic Superfood!

Welcome the changing seasons with Maca, an amazing adaptogenic superfood. An adaptogen is a natural substance that increases your resilience in the face of mental, physical, emotional, and environmental stressors. They work by supporting adrenal system and restoring the balance of endocrine hormones, fortifying the immune system, and maintaining optimal homeostasis.

With Autumn’s shorter days, cooling temperatures, and shifting energy, there’s a lot to adapt to — physically and mentally. That’s why it’s a perfect time to incorporate Maca into your smoothie, coffee, or even … pumpkin spice latte.

Maca is an adaptogenic superfood that increases your resilience in the face of mental, physical, emotional, and environmental stressors.

Maca has also traditionally been used to increase energy, stamina, and libido. It contains an abundance of amino acids, vitamins and minerals, making it a healing food for both body and mind.

What Makes Imlak’esh Maca Different

Organic Maca PowderAt the Imlak’esh Headquarters, Maca is one of our favorite superfoods. Our Maca powder is cultivated in a way that give it a unique potency and delicious flavor! We source raw maca roots from the highest reaches of the Andes Mountains where work directly with indigenous tribes who have been practicing traditional harvesting methods for hundreds of years. At 14,000 feet in altitude, this open-pollinated, sun-dried Maca is as natural as it gets.

We ensure our Maca is raw to preserve the potent nutrients that give it its status as a superfood. While many companies gelatinize their Maca because they claim it helps with digestion, it actually destroys many beneficial nutrients because it is roasted at high temperatures. While some nutrients like protein, can tolerate high heat, the fragile nutrients that regulate hormones cannot.

Tucker Holding Maca in Peru

Instead of putting Imlak’esh Maca through this high heat processing, we grind it into a super fine micro powder that helps you absorb its nutrients very easily. Plus, raw Maca has a sweeter, creamier flavor that works well in any warm Autumn beverage.

September 20th, 2016|Superfoods|
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