Combat stress with maca!
Today’s superfoods spotlight is on maca powder. My raw vegan Raspberry Chocolate Tart has maca powder from @organiculesuperfoods.
1. WHY ORGANICULE MACA?
Organicule’s Maca is 100% certified organic, which is grown in the Junin Plateau, 12,000 feet above the mainland where it is untouched by pollution. It is dried at low temperatures to maintain its vital nutrients. Organicule’s Maca has a unique nutty caramel flavour.
2. WHEN TO TAKE ORGANICULE MACA?
To make things easy most people prefer to take their full dosage of Maca first thing in the morning. Others prefer to spread it out throughout the day. And some people swear by taking it around 2 pm because that is when hormone levels are usually at their lowest. Many men and women also consume Maca as a pre and post workout.
3. 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 purple. Peruvian Maca root has the distinction of being the highest growing food plant anywhere in the world.
4. WHAT IS MACA USED FOR?
Maca was discovered over 2000 years ago when Incan farmers first grazed their flocks in the high mountains. They noticed that when their animals grazed on Maca they would become much healthier, hardier, and stronger, and also they would tend to copulate more and have a much higher fertility rate. After this discovery, people began using Maca themselves. Maca is now used in humans to promote fertility, build muscle, increase stamina, relieve menopause symptoms, boost energy, support prostate health, increase bone density, alleviate depression, boost libido, balance hormones in both sexes and more.
5. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MACA?
Continued, and persistent use of high quality Maca promotes improvement in the hormonal, physical and emotional states of regular people every day. Here are the most commonly reported benefits:
- Increased energy and endurance
- Increased stamina
- Improved sexual function and libido in both men and women
- Enhanced fertility in people.
- Reduced hormonal dysfunction during menopause
- Balanced hormonal irregularities
- Alleviated depression
- Reduced anxiety and stress
- Improved and more youthful skin appearance
- Is an alternative to anabolic steroids, helps to build muscle