Welcome to our little corner of the web, where we’ve put together the most complete selection of Maca information and products anywhere. Maca is our passion and sharing its powerful benefits with all who are interested is our mission. We know that there are a lot of lofty claims in the natural health world. For that reason we aim to provide balanced, accurate and, whenever possible, scientifically researched information so that you can make the best decision possible when you decide to buy maca and use it to improve your life.
What is Maca
Maca is a plant that grows in the Peruvian Andes at altitudes of 14,000 feet (3500 m) and above, making it the highest growing food crop in the world. The Maca plant grows in rocky soils that are inhospitable to most other vegetation. And it thrives in extreme climactic conditions that include freezing cold, intense sunlight and strong winds. The Maca plant produces leaves as well as a small root, about the size of a radish. It is the root that has been treasured for thousands of years due to its ability to provide increased energy, stamina and fertility for all people and animals who eat it. No doubt Maca root has made a productive life possible in the very high mountains for generations of indigenous people.
The History of Maca Root as a Food
We’ve learned from historical texts that Maca was first noticed 3000 years or more ago by farmers who grazed their flocks in areas where the plant grew in abundance. They observed that this livestock would become much healthier, hardier, and stronger, and also tend to copulate more and have a much higher fertility rate. At some point the farmers tried Maca root for themselves with similar results. Since that time Maca has been continually cultivated and used as a food staple and even at times as a currency for trade.
Until the 1980s the use of Maca was primarily confined to Peru, Bolivia and some other parts of Latin America. Since then, thanks to the efforts of some pioneering natural health experts, millions of people worldwide have been able to buy Maca and experience the health and healing benefits for themselves. Today it’s popularity as a life enhancing food continues to grow, making Maca Peru’s number 2 export crop.
How Maca Works
Maca is truly a unique plant in how it works within the body. First, it is a nutritional powerhouse, containing 19 essential amino acids, all free fatty acids, several crucial bio-available minerals and significant amounts of vitamins. Second, Maca contains several unique alkaloids called glucosinolates, that are greatly responsible for Maca’s hormone balancing ability. Third, Maca contains unique nutrients called macaenes and macamides, which work to boost energy and life force. Finally, Maca is an adaptogenic food, working differently, but effectively in males and females. Here is Maca’s full nutritional profile.
What Maca is Good for
Its unique nutritional composition makes Maca a broad based healing food with many benefits. as we’ve verified in both scientific research and in customer testimonials. In general terms Maca supports and rejuvenates overwhelmed, tired adrenal glands, resulting in much greater energy, stamina, clarity of mind and spirit, and the ability to handle stress. Some of the most popular specific uses of Maca among our customers are:
- Increasing strength and stamina
- Increasing libido and sexual potency
- Increasing fertility for both men and women
- Building muscle
- Increasing overall energy levels
- Improving mood and overall emotional health
- Balancing hormones
- Improved circulation
- Hair growth
Consider this Before You Buy Maca
Maca roots grow in a variety of colors that are grouped into the following categories: Cream/Yellow, Red and Black. Each of these colors have been found, in addition to Maca’s general properties, to have specific strengths. To get the most out of the Maca you take, we recommend that you purchase the Maca most appropriate for the use you have in mind. You can compare all of our Maca powders here.
All of our Maca powders come from an organic farming co-op in Peru. Since we are a small company we order from the farm in small quantities, meaning we are able to provide you with exceptionally fresh Maca. Our products are always: Certified Organic, fairly traded, fresh and offered at low prices. We also take pride in fast shipping and friendly customer service.
We hope that we’ve inspired you to take a closer look at buying Maca and using it in your daily life. We’ve tried to anticipate all your major questions, but please do contact us if we can help in any other way.
Enjoy the day!