Maca, an ancient Peruvian superfood in the cruciferous family, is organically & cooperatively grown supporting native families living in the Peruvian Andes. Maca root has been used by indigenous Andean societies as a source of nourishment, healing and sustenance for thousands of years, dating back to 3800 BC. It has a long history as an immune enhancer, hormone balancer, and adaptogen. Adaptogens thrive in extremely harsh conditions and as a result, they contain chemical properties which help the body to handle stress.
Maca is a nutrient dense whole food, containing proteins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, alkaloids, tannins, saponins, polysaccharides and complex carbohydrates processed at low temperatures to preserve the delicate nutrient profile. Maca is perhaps most well known for it’s profound effect on increasing libido and has earned the name “nature’s viagra”. Maca is still one of the most vital and valuable of all commodities of the Andes Region.
[sws_red_box box_size=”430″]“An adaptogen is a botanical that greatly improves your body’s ability to adapt to stress, whether it’s a hectic schedule, heat or cold, noise, high altitudes or any number of other stressors. This elite class of herbs impart strength, energy, stamina, endurance, and improve mental clarity.” – Chris Kilham, Oprah & Friend[/sws_red_box]
Add maca powder to your favorite smoothie for added energy and immune support. Add to ice creams and raw chocolate for an extra “pick up!”
Start with 1/2 teaspoon and build up slowly. Add to your favorite “love elixirs” for a mood lifting and aphrodisiac beverage, rich in flavor and nutrients. Make a Rainbow Superfood Smoothie and get your daily maca on the go.