Maca, a root that belongs to the radish family, is most commonly available in powder form.
Grown in the mountains of Peru, it has been called “Peruvian ginseng.”
Maca’s benefits have been long valued
and has recently been popularized as a supplement and food ingredient.
There are no serious known side effects of maca, but like any other supplement
it should not be taken in large amounts. When you first start using maca, it’s best to begin by taking smaller amounts and building up.
Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron,
magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.
Maca is widely used to promote sexual function of both men and women.
It serves as a boost to your libido and increases endurance. At the same time it balances your hormones and increases fertility.
Women’s health and mood
Maca relieves menstrual issues and menopause.
It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression.
If you are pregnant or lactating you should avoid taking maca.
Within days of using maca your energy level may increase.
It is also known for increasing stamina.
Many athletes take maca for peak performance.
If you find yourself tired most of the time, experiment with maca to see if it helps.
Just a small amount could be exactly what you need for a boost!
Maca helps your overall health in a number of ways.
It supplies iron and helps restore red blood cells,
which aids anemia and cardiovascular diseases.
Maca keeps your bones and teeth healthy and allows you to heal from wounds more quickly.
When used in conjunction with a good workout regime you will notice
an increase in muscle mass.
Many people take maca for skin issues, as for some people it helps to clear acne and blemishes.
Another benefit for your skin is that is decreases sensitivity.
In hot or cold weather, maca may help your skin withstand extreme temperatures.
If you find yourself overcome with anxiety, stress, depression or mood swings,
maca may help alleviate these symptoms, though of the evidence is anecdotal.
Some have reported an increase in mental energy and focus.
Maca’s contribution to sexual performance comes about by gently and gradually
reversing the underlying circulatory problem.
The result is measurable improvement over time, without the health risks
associated with prescription drugs.
Maca has been scientifically researched for the use of increasing fertility since 1961
and has been shown to contain specific compounds called glucosinolates
which directly can affect fertility for both men and women.
These alkaloids are responsible for Maca’s ability to support hormonal balance.
Here are just some of the other benefits of organic Maca root powder.
Reducing prostate size significantly.
Maca provides relief from the common symptoms of the monthly menstrual cycle.
Fertility enhancement for men and women.
Rebuilding bone and cartilage.
Helping promote hormonal balance and well being for men and women of all ages.
Fortifying the liver.
Helping nourish, regulate, and feed the entire endocrine system.
Increasing physical strength, stamina and energy.
Increasing testosterone levels and sperm count.
Helping regulate blood sugar.
Improving emotional and physical well being.
Reducing chronic fatigue conditions.
Decreasing thyroid and fibromyalgia issues.
Increasing focus and mental clarity.
Helping improve sexual function and boost libido in men and women.
Eliminating hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms for women.
Also Black Maca the lesser known type of Maca Root has a particularly unique benefit to it:
the ability to increase sperm counts in men, as well as sperm mobility.
QUICK GUIDE TO WHICH MACA?
Our Black Maca is made from 100% black coloured Maca roots.
These roots are the rarest of all Maca colours, making up around 15% of the annual harvest.
Studies have shown Black Maca to be the most effective Maca colour for muscle building,
endurance, mental focus and male libido and fertility.
Our Red Maca comes from 100% red coloured Maca roots.
Studies have shown it to have the highest phytonutrient levels of all Maca colours.
It is the most effective type for general hormone balancing, for female fertility and for bone and prostate health.
Red Maca comprises about 25% of the annual harvest. It is also the sweetest tasting of all Maca powders.
Combo Maca Blend
Our Combo Maca powder is a proprietary blend of approximately 50% Yellow, 25% Red and 25% Black Maca roots
Gelatinized Premium Maca
Our Gelatinized Premium Maca contains approximately 40% Yellow, 30% Red and 30% Black Maca root powder.
It is different from our other Macas in that it is processed fresh rather than being sun-dried first.
This special handling results in higher glucosinolate content. 4kgs of Raw Maca are used to make 1 kg of Gelatinized Maca.
It is heated to remove most starch content, making it easier to digest and more concentrated than Raw Maca
but enzymes are lost and some of the other nutrients are also lost in this process.
Female Fertility – Our Red Maca Or Our Combo Of All 3 Maca Types Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
Female Libido – Our Red Maca Or Our Combo Of All 3 Maca Types Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
Menopause – Our Red Maca Or Our Combo Of All 3 Maca Types Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
Osteoporosis – Our Red Maca Or Our Black Maca.
Male Fertility – Our Black Maca Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
ED – Our Black Maca Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
Male Libido – Our Black Maca Or Our Combo Of All 3 Maca Types Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
Prostate – Our Red Maca Only.
BOTH MEN & WOMEN
Muscle Building – Our Black Maca Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
Stamina / Endurance – Our Black Maca Or Our Combo Of All 3 Maca Types Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
Energy – Our Red Maca Or Our Combo Of All 3 Maca Types Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
Mental Focus – Our Black Maca Or Our Red Maca.
Depression – Our Red Maca Or Our Combo Of All 3 Maca Types Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
Chronic Fatigue – Our Red Maca Or Our Combo Of All 3 Maca Types Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
Anxiety / Stress – Our Black Maca Or Our Red Maca Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
Circulation – Our Red Maca Or Our Combo Of All 3 Maca Types Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
Bone Density – Our Black Maca Or Our Red Maca.
Hair Growth – Our Red Maca Or Our Combo Of All 3 Maca Types Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
Acne – Our Red Maca Or Our Combo Of All 3 Maca Types Or Our Gelatinized Premium Maca.
MACA NUTRITIONAL VALUES
In general Maca is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, fatty acids, vitamin and minerals. According to nutritional research published on NutritionData.com Maca contains:
59% carbohydrates – Maca is rich in quality carbs, which, combined with its alkaloids and other nutrients make it a great choice for sustained energy
10.2% protein – Maca is loaded with bio-available plant protein that is easy for the body to assimilate
8.5% fibre – Maca contains relatively high levels of cellulose and lignan, both of which stimulate intestinal function. Fibre is a key component to a healthy digestive and elimination system.
Essential Amino Acids: Maca contains nearly all of them. These drive many cellular functions in the body including sexual and fertility functions.
Aspartic Acid – 97 mg/1 g protein
Glutamic acid – 156 mg/1 g protein
Serine – 50 mg/1 g protein
Histidine – 22 mg/1 g protein
Glycine – 68 mg/1 g protein
Threonine – 33 mg/1 g protein
Alanine – 63 mg/1 g protein
Tyrosine – 31 mg/1 g protein
Phenylalanine – 55 mg/1 g protein
Valine – 79 mg/1 g protein
Methionine- 28 mg/1 g protein
Isoleucine – 47 mg/1 g protein
Leucine – 91 mg/1 g protein
Lysine – 55 mg/1 g protein
HO- Proline- 26 mg/1 g protein
Proline – .5mg/1 g protein
Sarcosine – .7mg/1 g protein
Free Fatty Acids: 20 have been found in Maca. These also work to support cellular function.
Saturated acids account for 40% and non-saturated about 55%. The most abundant fatty acids
adding to Maca’s nutritional value are linolenic acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid and steric acid.
C12-0 -lauric – 0.8%
C13-1-7 trideconoic – 0.3%
C13-0 tridecoanoic – 0.1%
C14-0 myrstic – 1.4%
C15-1-7 pentadecanoic – 0.5%
C16-1-9 palmtoleic – 2.7%
C16-0 palmitic – 23.8%
C17-1-9 heptadecenoic – 1.5%
C17-0 heptadecanoic – 1.8%
C18-2-9-12 linoleic – 32.6%
C18-1-9 oleic – 11.1%
C18-0 steric – 6.7%
C19-1-11 nonadecenoic – 1.3%
C19-0 – nonadecanoic – 0.4%
C20-1-15 eisosenoic – 2.3%
C22-0 behanic 2.0
C24-1-15 nervonic – 0.4%
C-24-0 lignocenic – 0.4%
Thamin (B1) – 1mg/100g – helps the body convert carbohydrates into energy. Essential for good heart, muscle and nervous system function
Riboflavin (B2) – .76mg/100g – important for body growth and red blood cell production
Ascorbic Acid (C) – – 3mg/100g – supports anti-oxidant activity
Niacin 35mg/100g – supports healthy circulation
Calcium – 450mg/100g – Maca contains a higher level of calcium than does milk. Calcium is crucial in bone development as well as for nerve and circulatory system health.
Phosphorus – 220mg/100g – Phosphorus is important for the hemostasis of calcium as well as for transmitting electrical stimuli for brain and muscle action.
Magnesium – 104mg/100g – Magnesium is essential for the synthesis of protein and for muscle and nerve activity. Crucial for heart health.
Potassium – 1500mg/100g – Potassium works within the cells to help maintain healthy osmosis.
Sodium 25mg/100g – Along with potassium can support positive circulation
Copper – 5mg/100g – Supports enzyme health.
Zinc – 12mg/100g – Helps in clarity of thought and mental function
Manganese – 8mg/100g – Supports healthy growth
Iron – 25mg/100g – Vital component of hemoglobin. Supports health muscle growth.
Selenium – 20mg/100g – Protects cells against free radicals.
Boron – 5mg/100g – Supports proper metabolism.
Sterols – With regular use sterols may have a positive impact on lowering blood cholesterol.
One recent study showed that consuming 1.8 to 2.8 grams of plant sterols and plant stanols per day,
over a period of 4 weeks to 3 months significantly lowered total cholesterol in participants by
Brassicasterol – 9.1%
Ergosterol – 13.6%
Campesterol – 27.3%
Ergostadienol – 4.5%
Sitoserol – 46.5%
Glucosinolates: Aromatic glucosinolates including: benzyl glucosinolate, p-methoxybenzyl glucosinolate, fructose, glucose, benzyl isothiocyanate. In food-bearing plants, glucosinolates act as natural pesticides and are stored in the plant’s cells, ready to be released upon tissue damage. Similarly, when consumed by humans, the action of chewing releases the glucosinolates into the body.
Macaenes and macamides: (Macaina 1, 2, 3, 4) These are polyunsaturated acids and their amides which are absolutely unique to Maca
Iodine is a vitally important nutrient for our bodies.
It is essential in helping the thyroid gland to produce hormones.
Beyond that, iodine supports healthy metabolism, balanced moods, healthy blood pressure.
A lack of iodine in your diet can lead to goiters, hypothyroidism, low metabolism,
problems in pregnancy, depression, mood disorders,
fatigue and other conditions resulting from hormonal imbalance.
We recommend 3 to 6 caps daily.