Maca Root Powder is grown in harsh conditions and at very high altitudes –above 13000 feet in the Andes in central Peru.
The Maca plant, known scientifically as Lepidium meyenii is traditionally used to enhance fertility and vitality in men and women. The root is generally dried and consumed in powder form.
It also improves energy and stamina and is a natural adaptogen that helps the body naturally adapt to stressors like a busy schedule, demanding job, or illness since it is boosted with antioxidants like glutathione and superoxide dismutase in the body.
Quick facts about Maca root powder
Increases libido in men and women: Reduced sexual desire is a common problem among adults. A review in 2010 from the PubMed database from the National Institute of Health includes four clinical studies with a total of 131 participants which found evidence that maca root powder does increase sex desire.
Improves fertility in men: According to the National Institute of Health [PUBMED], Maca can increase sperm production and improve sperm quality, thereby enhancing fertility in men.
It may help Relieve Symptoms of Menopause: Maca can improve symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and disrupted sleep at night.
Can improve your mood: Maca root can reduce anxiety and symptoms of depression, particularly in menopausal women.
Boost sports performance and energy: Maca root powder is a popular supplement among bodybuilders and athletes.
Learning and Memory: It may improve brain function and improve retention of information.
Nutritional Facts About Maca Powder
One ounce (28 grams) of maca root powder contains:
Carbs: 20 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Fat: 1 gram
Vitamin C: 133% of the RDI
Copper: 85% of the RDI
Iron: 23% of the RDI
Potassium: 16% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 15% of the RDI
Manganese: 10% of the RDI
How to Use Organic Maca Root Powder
You may mix Maca root powder in liquids such as smoothies, juices, lattes, shakes, etc or you can simply mix in boiling water and have in a tea form with a little bit of honey.
It is a unique and powerful herb. When taken in monitored doses for therapeutic use, it is regarded as safe for human consumption.
The dosage of maca powder generally ranges from 1.5–5 grams per day.
Maca is considered safe for most people, although those with thyroid issues need to be careful. Also pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult a medical practitioner before using Maca root powder.