Organic maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a biennial herbaceous plant of the Brassicaceae family, which is native to the high Andes in Peru. It grows at a high altitude of 2,400 – 4.000m. Its root has been a source of strength and fertility for the natives for thousands of years. According to legend, the Incas gave their warriors maca root powder to increase their strength and endurance during while conquering territories. After the conquest, they were prohibited from consuming these plants in order to protect women from the increased libido to which maca leads.
The Spaniards brought maca seeds onto their soil, thereby introducing this plant to all of Europe. During the sixties, Peruvian, German and American researchers have again introduced this plant to the world. Maca roots contain vitamins B1, B2, B12 and C, alkaloids, micro and macro nutrients, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, fatty acids, fructose, starch, tannin, sodium, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, iron, manganese, silicon and magnesium. Today we know that maca contains fatty acids, alkaloids, tannin, sterol and glucosinolate, which are specifically responsible for the impact on fertility and libido. Scientists classify maca among adaptogens – the means for better adaptation of the organism. As an adaptogen, maca increases physical endurance and resistance to stress, anxiety, trauma and exhaustion.
Regular consumption suits the immune system and increases resistance to physical and mental difficulties. Its ability to recognize the needs of each individual organism earned it the nickname “smart plant”. For example, if your body produces too little of a certain hormone, maca will raise its production.
Conversely, if there is too much of a certain hormone, maca will slow its creation. It is a little known fact that the maca is richer in calcium than milk, and is therefore a strong support in the fight against osteoporosis. Calcium, phosphorus, vitamins B1 and B12 and fatty acids beneficially affect the nervous system, stimulate appetite and positively impact digestion.Sterol, calcium and vitamin C from maca help build muscle mass and increase physical endurance. This is why maca is one of the dietary supplements used by many top athletes.
Usage: The recommended daily intake is 1 to 2 teaspoons (2-5g). Used as a supplement to many dishes, healthy desserts, and shakes, etc. It is recommended to use at temperatures below 42°C to preserve all the nutrients.
Composition: 100% organic golden poppy powder