Organic Maca Root Powder

Organic Maca Root Powder

An earthy and nutty tasting powder that can be added to smoothies, oatmeal and sweet treats. Is high in carbs and rich in several nutrients
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Last updated 17 Nov 2022

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It is known to improve your mental well-being and mood by reducing depression and anxiety, especially in menopausal women. Improves exercise performance, particularly during endurance events. can improve learning and memory. Increases the sex drive in both men and women, enhancing fertility in men. improve symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and disrupted sleep at night. And can reduce prostate size

What Is Maca?

A cruciferous vegetable, that's related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. Known scientifically as Lepidium meyenii and sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng, mainly grows in the Andes of central Peru, in harsh conditions and at very high altitudes with a long history of culinary and medicinal use in Peru. It exists in several colours, ranging from white to black and the main edible part of the plant is the root

Maca root is generally dried and consumed in powder form, but it’s also available in capsules and as a liquid extract.

How to Use Maca

  • Maca is easy to incorporate into your diet. It can be taken as a supplement or added to smoothies, oatmeal, baked goods, energy bars and more.
  • The optimal dose for medicinal use has not been established. However, the dosage of maca root powder used in studies generally ranges from 1.5–5 grams per day.
  • While yellow maca is the most readily available type, darker types like red and black may possess different biological properties.

Benefits Of Meca

  • Maca root is a good source of carbohydrates, is low in fat and contains a fair amount of fibre, high in some essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, copper and iron, and contains various bioactive plant compounds, including glucosinolates and polyphenols
  • Supplementing with maca may improve exercise performance, particularly during endurance events. However, its effects on muscle mass and strength have yet to be studied.
  • Some evidence indicates that maca, in particular the black variety, can improve learning and memory.
  • It Increases Libido in Men and Women
  • Is capable of increasing sperm production and improve sperm quality, thereby enhancing fertility in men.
  • Helps relieve symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and disrupted sleep at night.
  • Can improve your mental well-being and mood by reducing depression and anxiety, especially in menopausal women.
  • Animal studies suggest that red maca can reduce prostate size.

Safety and Side Effects

  • Maca is generally considered safe. However, Peruvian natives believe that consuming fresh maca root may have adverse health effects and recommend boiling it first.
  • Additionally, 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.
  • Lastly, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult with their doctors before taking maca.
Product TitleOrganic Maca Root Powder
Ingredients (per 10g)Energy (135 Kj), Protein(1.1 g), Carbohydrates (6.0 g), --of which total sugar (2.8 g, )Total Fat (0.1 g), --of which saturated fat (0.0 g,). Dietary Fibre (2.6 g), Sodium (1.0 mg)

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