Maca Powder, Organic
Maca, or Peruvian Ginseng, is a secondary adaptogen. A tonic, an aphrodisiac, and an antioxidant, is can help to balance blood sugar and is it is reputed to balance hormones, increase and support stamina and energy levels. It’s a powerhouse of micronutrients, trace vitamins and minerals. It has also been reputed as an immuno-stimulant.
Benefits: What is known as a 'complete' food, maca houses a rich store of essential vitamins and minerals including fibre, proteins, amino acids, complex carbohydrates, vitamin C, A and B, and is a source of iron, potassium, manganese, copper and zinc.
Maca powder can be used as a source of strength and stamina for either athletic training or a busy active lifestyle, replenishing nutrients within the body in-between food sources it can improve physical energy and the ability to keep going for long periods of time. Peruvian Ginseng has also been shown to promote fertility and libido in both men and women and balance hormone production during menopause and menstruation by having a positive effect on the endocrine system. It is also rich in amino acids which are vital for the production of proteins and hormones in the body.
Organic maca powder is also restorative, improving energy and strength in those feeling depleted either physically or emotionally, it enhances physical and mental performance and helps to balance the body's response to stress, boosting the mood. It can also have positive effects balancing blood pressure.
How to use: Organic maca powder can be added to smoothies and juices – having a sweet caramel flavour means it pairs well with cacao and nut butter based smoothies. Sprinkled on porridge or muesli, added to hot drinks such as dandelion coffee or healthy lattes, although do not add boiling liquid as this depreciates the medicinal benefits. Maca makes a good addition to your diet if you are trying to give up refined sugars too.
PLEASE NOTE As with all natural remedies please do check the contraindications of any over the counter medicines you may be taking. Maca may not be a positive addition alongside hormone sensitive conditions such as endometriosis or fibroids.