Maca Root: Peruvian Super Food

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Maca Root  is comprised of approximately 18% protein, 76.5% carbohydrates, 5% fat, and 8.5% fiber.

 

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For several hundreds of years, the Maca Root has been used by the people of Peru. Many consider Maca Root a very potent aphrodisiac and a traditional fertility secret of populations living in the Andes of Peru. Maca Root is one of the world’s most nutritionally dense foods making Maca a nutritional powerhouse. Maca provides a powerful source of nutrition, allowing for a healthier sex life.

Benefits of Maca Root:

  • contains nearly all essential amino acids and free fatty acids, significant levels of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and C, and minerals iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium, a high concentration of bio-available protein and several glucosinolates
  • contains unique acids called macaenes and macamides, which are thought to play a key role in balancing hormones in both men and women
  • considered to be an “adaptogen,” or one of the rare species of plants that raise the overall life force energy of those who consume it
  • increases sex drive in both men and women
  • may improve your mental well-being and mood by reducing depression and anxiety, especially in menopausal women

 

For More Information on the Benefits of Maca Root:

“Maca, also known as “Peruvian Ginseng,” is a hardy perennial plant cultivated at high altitudes in the Andean Mountains [4], traditionally used for both nutritional and medicinal purposes.” A Double‐Blind, Randomized, Pilot Dose‐Finding Study of Maca Root (L. Meyenii) for the Management of SSRI‐Induced Sexual Dysfunction

“This review details the major (i.e., starch, dietary fiber, and protein) and minor constituents (i.e., minerals, non-starch polysaccharides, polyphenols (flavonolignans), macaenes, macamides, glucosinolates, and alkaloids) of maca (root and aerial parts). Diverse health effects of maca are also summarized. Various bioactivities of maca include enhanced reproductive health, antifatigue, antioxidation, neuroprotection, antimicrobial activity, anticancer, hepatoprotection, immunomodulation, and improving skin health and digestive system’s function.” Chemical composition and health effects of maca (Lepidium meyenii)

“Maca enhanced fertility in both men and women. Improvement of sexual desire is not related to changes in pituitary or gonadal hormones.”  A Review on Plants Used for Improvement of Sexual Performance and Virility

“People take maca by mouth for “tired blood” (anemia); chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); and enhancing energy, stamina, athletic performance, and memory. People also take maca by mouth for female hormone imbalance, menstrual problems, symptoms of menopause, improving fertility, and sexual dysfunction caused by antidepressants, weak bones (osteoporosis), depression, stomach cancer, leukemia, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, erectile dysfunction (ED), to arouse sexual desire, and to boost the immune system.” MACA

 

Preparation Steps

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1 tsp per 8 oz
8 oz
212F
3-4 minutes

Related Resource:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S096399690700035X

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH5ND0DRIvw

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4411442/

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