If you believe that experiencing more energy, stamina and vitality is a good and desirable thing, then you’re in the right place. Take some time to read through this page and find out how one simple, unprocessed superfood can improve the quality of your life.
What is Maca
Maca is a root that grows high in the Peruvian Andes at altitudes of 14,000 feet (3500 m) above sea level. It has been cultivated for 1000s of years and used by indigenous people to boost their energy while living at such extreme elevations where oxygen is in short supply. It looks similar to a radish or turnip and comes in a variety of colors ranging from white to dark gray.
Peruvian Maca root has the distinction of being the highest growing food plant anywhere in the world. The extreme climate and conditions where it grows includes freezing cold, intense sunlight and strong winds. The soil is probably some of the worst anywhere for growing food. And yet Maca root is a survivor and thrives in these inhospitable conditions. Perhaps it is this tenacity to live that is imparted to those who it eat, giving them increased energy and ability to survive in intense conditions. No doubt it has made a productive life possible in the very high mountains for generations of indigenous people.
The History of Maca Root
The story goes that when farmers first grazed their flocks in the high mountains they noticed that when they let their animals graze where there was lots of Maca root growing the animals would become much healthier, hardier, and stronger, and also they would tend to copulate a lot more and have a much higher fertility rate.
After a while the farmers tried the Peruvian Maca root on themselves and found that it made them much more energetic, and strong, and better able to withstand the high altitude, and harsh climate, and also that it made them more sexually active, and fertile as well. Since then, there has been widespread knowledge and facts about the reputed ability of Maca root to be a true aphrodisiac, and a fertility enhancer as well as a very effective energizer, strengthener, and giver of overall well being.
How Maca Works
Nutritionally, Maca root is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, fatty acids, vitamin and minerals. According to nutritional researchers published in the Journal “Food Chemistry” in 1994 and 2001 maca contains the following:
- Composition: 59% carbohydrates, 10.2% protein, 8.5% fiber, 2.2% lipids
- Essential Amino Acids: nearly all including Aspartic Acid, Glutamic acid, Serine, Histidine, Glycine, Threonine, Alanine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Valine, Methionine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, HO- Proline, Proline, Sarcosine
- Free Fatty Acids: 20 have been found of which the most abundant are linolenic acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid
- Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, C, D
- Minerals: iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, potassium, calcium
- Macaenes and macamides: novel polyunsaturated acids and their amides
- Sterols: campesterol, stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol
- Alkaloids: Aromatic glucosinolates including: benzyl glucosinolate, p-methoxybenzyl glucosinolate
- Isothyocyanates: benzyl isothiocyanate, p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate
That alone makes Maca a true nutritional powerhouse and amazing daily supplement.
But Maca root, like ginseng, is also an adaptogen. Adaptogens are substances that raise the physical body’s state of resistance to diseases through physiological and emotional health improvements. This makes Maca a broad based healer with many benefits able to support and rejuvenate overwhelmed, tired adrenal glands eventually resulting in much greater energy, stamina, clarity of mind and spirit, and the ability to handle stress.
One other important note is that scientists have also discovered that Maca root has the ability to regulate, support, and balance the hormonal systems of both men and women for optimal function. One of the very great things about Peruvian Maca root is that it is not “gender specific” and works equally well for both men and women.
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Enjoy the day!