New in our NLNaturals productline: Black Maca! It’s one of our best new products in the range of extracts. Maca is an amazing superfood with a lot of benefits in many ways! You certainly don’t want to miss out on this superfood in your superfood collection.
What is Maca?
This amazing plant grows in the Peruvian Andes en grows high up in the mountains. The altitude isn’t a challenge for the Maca plant. It can grow high up in the mountains at 3500 meters and even higher. This makes maca one of the highest growing food crops in the world. It’s a strong plant that will makes it way through rocky soil, freezing temperatures, intense sunlight and extreme wind. The willpower of the plant to grow certainly shows it ways in the benefits that the plant has. The roots of the plant have been used for such a long time with a lot of love because of all of the good properties that the plants has. It is said that the maca root help to boost up your energy, stamina and fertility. Maca was and still is a product that makes productive life possible in the very high mountains for generations of indigenous people.
Maca is loved by humans and in the animal kingdom. Maca contains a lot of good nutritions. Research has shown that Maca contains a mountain of nutritions. Dried maca root contains 13-16% protein, 8,5% fiber, 19 essential amino acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and D, minerals iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, potassium, calcium, several glucosinolates, 20 free fatty acids and unique compounds called macaenes and macamides.
Next to all of this, Maca is also a adaptogen just like ginseng. Adaptogens are substances that raise the physical body’s state of resitance to diseases through physiological health and emotional health improvements.This makes maca a broad based product with a lot of properties. Research has shown that maca is considered tob e very beneficial for hormone balancing, endocrine and thyroid function enhancement and even immune system enhancement. These results are reated to its hight content of amino acids. It is said that when maca is used often it a couple of benefits: boost energy, stamina, clarity of mind and spirit and to deal with stress.
Benefits of Maca
As said before, Maca has a lot of benefits. Beneath a list the results that the use of maca can have on your body. All this information is obtained out of several researches done on Maca. Maca can be used for/to:
- Increase energy
- Increase stamina and endurance
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Libido and improved sexual function
- Regulating hormone balance
- Reducing depression
- Reducing anxiety and stress
- Mental clarity and focus
- Enhanced memory and learning
- Improbed circulation
- Hair growth
Use 1-1,5 teaspoon of maca per day. You can just take it like this and flush it away with a bit of water or you can add it to smoothies.