Maca root has been used by native Indians in Peru as a vital ingredient for a healthly life. Records date macas use back to around 3800 B.C., when Peruvian Indians cultivated and ate it for both its nutritional and medicinal value. Centuries later in 1549 A.D., the Spanish explorer Captain de Soto received maca from the Indians as a gift in return for his help in improving methods of animal husbandry in the Peruvian Castille region.
Maca was so prized that many would often trade the root in exchange for goods and some Incan legends even state that maca was consumed by warriors before going into battle to increase their strength and endurance, this root gave them the power they needed to conquer their foes, thus growing the largest empire on earth at the time.
Maca's has historically been used to treat stress, increase energy and endurance, assist with depression, relieve symptoms of menopause, protect bones against osteoporosis and invigorate libido and sexual drive. This root is also very nutritious, and is a great source of several important vitamins and minerals.
Maca root is an excellent source of protein, fiber and several vitamins and minerals, including
vitamin C, copper and iron. It also contains over 20 amino acids — including all eight essential amino acids — and plenty of health-promoting phytonutrients. It holds many beneficial plant compounds, including glucosinolates and polyphenols
Maca root has been seen to boost levels of antioxidants like glutathione and superoxide dismutase in the body. Antioxidants help neutralize harmful free radicals, fighting off chronic disease and preventing damage to cells.
But perhaps maca roots most notable and discussed benefits lie in its ability to harmonize the endocrine system. This has an almost immediate improvement in male and female sexual health, libido, fertility, hormonal imbalances and menopausal relief.
We source our maca root from peru where it is grown high in the mountains, this ensures a powerful, highly nutritious supplement that we then supply in powder form. Maca can also be found in our adaptogenic tincture
INGREDIENTS AND DOSAGE
Maca Root Powder
± 60g - 70g
Take ½ teaspoon once a day
up to 3 teaspoons for chronic ailments
Maca is generally considered safe
However, if you have thyroid problems, you may want to be careful with maca.That's because it contains goitrogens, substances that may interfere with the normal function of the thyroid gland. These compounds are more likely to affect you if you already have impaired thyroid function.
If you are uncertain about herbal interactions consult your health care provider before use