Maca is root that grows in severely high altitudes in the Andes Mountains, and is part of the cruciferous family. Maca goes through intense temperature changes throughout the day, very similar to the Goji Berry, which is why they are Super Adaptogens!! Maca is a powerful strength and stamina builder and is also known to enhance the libido quite a bit!
So what is an adaptogen? An adaptogen is a non toxic substance that increases your ability to resist stressors physically, mentally, and biologically. When you start adding in adaptogens to your diet, you will notice a difference within a few weeks. I sure did. I eat a TON of adaptogens, and i noticed that it takes a lot to stress me out, when before i would get stressed out fairly easily. This is great for those of us with high stress jobs.
Not only does maca serve as a great adaptogen, it is also known to:
- Increases Energy
- Increases endurance
- Increases oxygen in the blood
- increases physical strength
- Increases libido
- Increases neurotransmitter production
- Supports endocrine system
- Supports Adrenals
- Supports Thyroid
- Improves mood
- Balances and improves hormones
- Improves Anemia
- Helps chronic fatigue
- Helps Depression
- Increases nutrition
- Helps menopausal and menstrual discomfort
- Improves memory
- Has been used to help treat Stomach Cancer and TB
- Relieves stress
- Supports Cellular function in the body
It is also rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, sulfur, iodine, zinc, potassium, iron, selenium, manganese, tin, silicon, vitamins B1, B2, C and E, and has over 31 trace minerals! Maca is also very high in sterols, which is great for immune system enhancement!
Maca is super powerful, and should be slowly introduced into the body. I would say start with a teaspoon and work your way up. I would never recommend going over a heaping tablespoon. When maca goes into the body it can work wonders, just by balancing hormones! Being such a powerful adaptogen you will notices so many great things start to happen when you take it. I immediately noticed good mood increase and stress decrease! Peruvians even feed maca to their animals! I have clients who like to take maca right before a work out because of the increased energy, stamina, and strength they feel! Try it out for yourself and see how you like it!
Being that Maca is NOT tonic, it should not be used everyday, as your body will become used to it. The best way to injest it is in a random order, so your shocking your body every time. For example, maybe you use it one day, skip the next, then use it the next three days, and then take two days off. This way when your body gets it, its like “Yes! Its maca time!” and uses it up!
I just got a fresh bag in last night and it was an incredibly fresh batch! The smell and texture was amazing! If you would like to order some and give it a try check it out here! There is a great sale price right now so if you have ever been considering to try it out it would be a great time to do it!