One of the world’s natural “super foods”
Composition of Maca
Maca is very rich in nutrients (has a higher calcium level than milk) and is very nutrient dense. Maca root powder is comprised of approximately 18% protein, 76.5% carbohydrates, 5% fat, and 8.5% fiber (indigestible carbohydrates). Maca provides a powerful source of nutrition, including: Over 20 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids, 20 free-form fatty acids (such as lauric, linolenic, palmitic acid, oleic , and steric acid) Vitamins B-1, B-2, C and , Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Zinc, Manganese
Phosphorus, Selenium, Sulphur, Sodium and Iron. Maca is also a rich source of phytonutrients.
Health benefits of Maca
The maca root benefits include a positive effect on hormone balance, energy levels, and a health booster. Maca Root benefits include increased fertility in both men and women, hormone balance, booster for the immune system, and increased energy, stamina, improved sexual function, memory, and focus.
Another unique fact about maca root is that historically it has been considered a very potent aphrodisiac and a traditional fertility secret of populations living in the Andes.
Consuming maca often makes people feel more “alive”, energetic, and leaves them with a sense of well-being, all of which are thought to be due to its ability to restore proper hormone balance and elevate “feel good” endorphins. Another benefit of maca is its relatively high amount of absorbable plant-based nutrients, including protein, fiber, calcium and magnesium, among others.
History of Maca
Maca is grown high in the mountains of South America, mainly in high altitude regions of Peru. Not only is it a natural source of healing nutrition, but it also has a long history of being a safe superfood that has been consumed for its medicinal benefits for thousands of years in regions of the Andes Mountains.