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Maca Root Benefits | Raw Organic Maca (Lepidium megenii)
Maca (also known as Lepidium megenii) is a root vegetable that grows at a higher altitude that any other plant in the world, in the Andes Mountains of Peru. In ancient times, it was only available to the elite class of the Incas and given as a reward to warriors.
Maca is an adaptogenic superfood root. An adaptogen is simply a substance in our body that plays an important role in increasing the resistance of our body, energy support, boosting the immune system and reducing stress.
Benefits of maca powder:
- Reducing chronic fatigue
- Improving physical endurance
- Supporting healthy hormones
- Promoting healthy teeth and bones
- Relieving menstrual cramps and PMS
- Increasing energy levels and stamina
- Reducing anxiety and stress
- Increasing libido (in both men and women)
- Increasing fertility
Maca root is rich in major minerals: calcium, magnesium, sulfur, phosphorous, sodium, and potassium. It is a good source of trace minerals: iron, zinc, iodine, copper, selenium, bismuth, manganese, tin, silicon and boron. It also contains: B-Vitamins(1,2 and 12), Vitamin C and E, over 20 fatty acids, four types of alkaloids, and 20 amino acids.
Maca powder has a slightly sweet and bitter flavor, and is actually quite delicious. It mixes well with any creamy smoothie, yogurt, cereal, muesli, and fresh fruit juices. It's a great ingredient for raw ice creams and superfood shakes. It mixes well with water and any other liquid and is easy to consume. If you find that you dislike the taste of maca, it can easily be disguised in a creamy nut butter, or chocolate smoothie.
We carry raw organic maca root powder and maca root capsules - available here: http://www.natureshappiness.com/maca-root-powders/