What is it:
Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes mountains. It has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in Peru for at least 3000 years. Maca is a relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch. Its root is used to make medicine.
Maca is used for “tired blood” (anemia); chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS); and enhancing energy, stamina, athletic performance, memory, and fertility. Women use maca for female hormone imbalance, menstrual problems, and symptoms of menopause. Maca is also used for weak bones (osteoporosis), depression,stomachcancer, leukemia, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, erectile dysfunction (ED), to arouse sexual desire, and to boost the immune system.
In foods, maca is eaten baked or roasted, prepared as a soup, and used for making a fermented drink called maca chicha.
In agriculture, it is used to increase fertility in livestock.
How does it work ?
Maca root contains many chemicals, including fatty acids and amino acids. However, there isn't enough information to know how maca might work.
Product Description :
Black Maca powder is made form light to dark gray Maca roots. These roots are the rarest of all Maca colors, accounting for less than 20% of the anuual harvest. Their distinctive color is a result of the soil conditions and climatic conditons in which they are grown. It is now one of the most popular Maca product on tne market. Several research studies have shown that Black Maca has unique properties. A Swiss study from 2010 showed Black Maca to excel at protecting bone structure and preventiong osteoporosis. 2 studies from china in 2006 and 2011 found Black Maca to be superior for incerasing memory, concentration and learning skills. A UK study from 2011 found that Black Maca supported the most rapid muscle growth and endurance of all varieties of Maca. Evidently, it's ALL GOOD!
Product Features :
- Contains only 1005 powder from Black Maca root
- USDA Certified Organic
- GMO Free
- Fair Trade
- 1005 raw - never heated above 40C
- Grown taditionally with respect for the land near Junin, Peru
- Sun dried, blo-cleansed, micro-powdered, packaged immediately
Based on this research, Black Maca is recommended for:
- Athletes, both men and women, looking for extra stamina and strength
- Anyone looking to improve memory, concentration and focus skills with Maca
- All people taking Maca to improve their bone strength and density