Introducing Maca Root
Maca is a turnip like vegetable that grows at altitudes at and above 13,000 ft (3200 m) in the Andes. As the world’s highest growing crop, Maca is incredibly hardy, thriving in an inhospitable environment of rocky soil, extreme temperatures, high winds and intense sunlight. The plant produces a small root that has been treasured by natives of the high Andes for 1000s of years.
Traditionally, Maca root is ground into a powder and eaten as a staple food to help improve fertility, to boost stamina and to provide a nutritional boost. Read more about Maca’s history
Maca’s Broad Ranging Benefits
Since the late 1980s Maca’s fame as a “superfood” has spread beyond the Andes. Today people all over the world enjoy many benefits from taking Maca powder. Both scientific research
and anecdotal evidence suggest that Maca can work to balance hormones, increase fertility, boost energy, enhance libido, build muscle, improve mood and more. Read more about Maca’s benefits
How Maca Powder Works
Maca is one of the world’s most nutritionally dense foods. It contains nearly all essential amino acids and free fatty acids, significant levels of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and C, and minerals iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium, a high concentration of bio-available protein and several glucosinolates. This alone makes Maca a nutritional powerhouse. But Maca powder also contains unique acids called macaenes and macamides, which are thought to play a key role in balancing hormones in both men and women. Finally Maca is also considered to be an “adaptogen,” or one of the rare species of plants that raise the overall life force energy of those who consume it. Read Maca’s full nutritional profile
Choosing The Right Maca
Maca roots grow in 3 color ranges. Off white roots (Cream Maca) account for about 60% of the annual Maca harvest. Reddish colored roots (Red Maca
) account for another 25% and gray colored roots (Black Maca
) the final 15%. Research has shown that each of these roots have unique properties and work better for certain purposes. Beyond root color, Maca powder is either Raw
(pre-cooked). There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Finally, Maca powder can be mixed into foods or taken in capsule
form. Find out which Maca we recommend for you here...
Where To Buy Maca?
We at The Maca Team are true Maca specialists. That allows us to source the finest quality, organic, fair trade, gmo-free Maca products anywhere. We are proud to stock the best selection of Maca in the world and we strive to offer the most complete information on Maca available. If you have any questions, please let us know
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