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 :
Red Maca powder comes from pink or light red colored maca roots. Among the rarest of all coors of Maca roots, Red Maca has been prized for over 2000 years. Most people find the taste of Red Maca to be sweeter, more gentle and more mild. A study on Red Maca published in the Journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005; 3.5. indicated 8 medical research reported that over the course of 42 days ; ' Red Maca but nerither Yellow/Cream nor Black Maca reduced significantly ventral prostate size in rats." In 2010 researchers from the Universidad Peruana, Lima published a study on the effects of Maca on bone structure in rats that had their ovaries removed. The study concluded that both Red and Black maca supported bone strength and density among the test subjects. Red Maca Powder has been shown, under phytonutrient analysis, to be higher in certain compounds that support the body in antioxidant and anti-tumoral activity. Undeniably, it's ALL GOOD!
Product Features :
- Contains only 100% powder from Red Maca root
- USDA Certified Organic
- GMO Free
- FAir Trade
- 100% raw - never heated above 40C
- Grown traditionally with respect for the land near Junin, Peru
- Sun dried, bio-cleansed, micro-powdered, packaged immediately
Based on this research Red Maca is recommended :
- For everyone just starting with maca ( especially kids ) due to the sweeter, more pleasant taste
- For men looking to use Maca for prostate support
- For bone density - most important for women and children
- For everyone wanting to experience the highest antioxidant and nutrient levels of all Maca powders