454g Organic Pure Maca Root Powder - Sam's Teas and Spices
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454g Organic Pure Maca Root Powder - Sam's Teas and Spices
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Organic Maca Root Powder

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Maca root

Common Name: Maca
Botanical Name: Lepidium meyenii
Other Names: Peruvian ginseng
Growing Area: Peru

 

Maca (Lepidium meyeneii) is a plant native to the Peruvian highland, and resembles a small brown turnip. Maca thrives in the harshest, most difficult to cultivate farmlands of the world. It grows at elevations between 10,000 and 15,000 feet, on the barren high plateaus of the central Ande Mountains, where it has evolved to withstand intense sunlight, fierce winds, and sub-zero temperatures. Today, the Maca root is obtained from the pollution free Andean Highlands of Peru.

It is believed to boost libido and energy levels, as well as increasing physical stamina, and performance. Maca root possesses the unusual ability to adapt to your body's metabolism, while simultaneously working to increase your energy, and overall vitality.

Maca is a natural energy booster that reduces fatigue and promotes energy and stamina for everyday activities. It is also a powerful anti-aging agent that increases and intensifies vitality.

Historical Use

Maca has been cultivated and used by the native people of Peru for over 2000 years, as a method of promoting endurance, stamina, strength, and improve vitality, energy and fertility.

Shamans and sorcerers used the Maca root during the performance of many traditional rituals. During the Spanish occupation of the Inca Empire, its use was forbidden due to the Spanish belief that the maca root was linked to pagan practices that were inconsistent with the ongoing religious domination of the Incan population.
Maca continued to be used by the Andean populations, particularly within regions where gold was mined.

Health Benefits

Maca root is a natural herb that has been traditionally used by those seeking to increase energy levels and sexuality. Ingesting maca root has been known to increase libido, sperm count, in addition to fertility in both sexes.

Providing stamina and endurance, maca root promotes mental clarity while providing relief from symptoms of fatigue, hot flashes and anxiety (all commonly associated with menopause.)

Maca root re-establishes the physical harmony of the body while also rebuilding strength, reducing stress and creating a hormonal balance. The key to maca's stamina effects appears to be two groups of novel compounds called macamides and macaenes. Because of its regulating effects on the endocrine system, maca also helps to build a strong immune system.

Maca has also traditionally been used to lubricate stiff arthritic joints, and ease respiratory illness.

Nutritional Value

Maca root contains substantial amounts of amino acids and complex carbohydrates, as well as vitamins B1, B2, B12, C, and E. It is also rich in minerals, notably calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium, and phosphorous, and also contains fatty acids such as linolenic acid, palmitic acid and oleic acids.

Dosage/Onset of Action

The daily dosage of maca may range between 500mg to 2,000mg, however, in regards to long term use, the suggested dosage is not to exceed 500mg/day. Enhancements in libido have been reported within the first few days of usage, although it is important to allow several days for the root to take effect. Maca is not a potent aphrodisiac.

  • Maca root - use approximately 1/2 teaspoon per day
  • Maca root extract 4:1 - use approximately 1/4 teaspoon per day

Warnings

There have been no significant side effects found to be caused by ingesting maca root, however, as with most supplements, extended use on a daily basis is not always advised. Maca is not recommended for women on birth control pills or women who are pregnant or lactating. Anyone who has, or has had a hormone-dependent cancer should consult their physician before use. Maca is not recommended for use by persons under the age of 18, and should be kept out of the reach of children. Anyone with illness, kidney problems, blood in their urine, or taking any form of medication should always consult their doctor before use.