Organic Gourmet Maca Root Powder - 4 oz.
Enjoy the healing benefits of nature with this maca root powder. Maca comes from a root belonging to the radish family and is grown in the mountains of Peru. It has often been called "Peruvian ginseng" or the superfood of the Andes, and its benefits have long been valued by the people there.
What is maca root good for? To put it simply, your health in just about any way you could think of. Here are just a few ways it can benefit you:
Vitamin Content - Maca is rich in vitamins B, C and E. It is also full of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.
Stress Relief - Many have reported an increase in mental energy, clarity and focus when taking maca root.
Sexual Improvement - Maca is widely used to promote sexual function of both men and women. It serves as a boost to your libido and can increase endurance. At the same time it balances your hormones, and increases fertility.
Women's health - Maca relieves menstrual discomfort in many and issues related to menopause. It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression related to hormonal changes. If you are pregnant or lactating you should avoid taking maca root.
Increased Energy - Maca root is known to increase energy and stamina. Many athletes take maca root for increased performance and endurance. If you find yourself tired most of the time, try some maca. It may be exactly what you need!
General Health - Maca root improves your health in a number of ways as you can see by now. It also supplies iron and helps restore red blood cells, which aids in anemia and cardiovascular diseases. Maca improves the health of your bone and teeth and when used in conjunction with a good workout regime can increase muscle mass.
Healthy Skin - Many people take maca for skin issues, as for some people it helps to clear acne and blemishes. Another benefit for your skin is that is decreases sensitivity. In hot or cold weather, maca may help your skin withstand extreme temperatures.
Be very cautious if you have a cancer related to hormones like testicular and ovarian, among others. If you have liver issues or high blood pressure you should ask your doctor before taking maca.
There are no serious known side effects of maca, but like any other supplement it should not be taken in large amounts. When you first start using maca, it’s best to begin by taking smaller amounts and building up; even 1/2 teaspoon is a good place to start. And at the other end, 1 tablespoons (of the powder) is an average daily dose. Rotating a few days on and a few days off is often recommended. Taking too much can lead to adverse effects and throw your hormones out of whack. If you experience this, you should take less or wean yourself off completely.
Maca is good in smoothies, salads, drinks, cooked foods, and juices. Don’t add it to anything that’s very hot because it will lose all its benefits. The taste can be a bit odd at first but it gets more tolerable and it depends on what you mix it with. Its flavor has been described as “malted” or like toasted oats. Smoothies, puddings, raw sweets, and juices seem to be the best ways to use maca powder. Capsules are best to get past the taste. 4 oz.