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Gaia Herbs Maca Powder -- 8 oz


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Gaia Herbs Maca Powder -- 8 oz

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Gaia Herbs Maca Powder Description

  • Gelatinized Maca Powder
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Gluten-Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Supports Healthy Energy & Stamina

Power your life with pure plant energy!

Since the days of the Inca Empire, Maca has been used as a caffeine-free, plant-based performance enhancer. It has traditionally been used to promote energy and vitality, and support a healthy libido for men and women. The Maca is steam and pressure extracted using a process known as gelatinization, which removes the starch and provides Maca which is concentrated and easily digested.


Directions

Suggested Use: Adults take 1 teaspoon daily. Dissolves easily in liquid. Add to a post-workout smoothie, juice, or sprinkle on a chai latte!
Free Of
Animal ingredients, gluten and GMO.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 5 g (1 Tsp.)
Servings per Container: About 45
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories15
Organic Maca root (Lepidium meyenii)5 g*
*Daily value not established.
Warnings

Not to be used during pregnancy or lactation. If you have a medical condition or take medications, please consult with your doctor before using this product. Use only as directed on label. Store in a cool dry place, keep away from heat and direct sunlight.

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3 Benefits of Maca Root (Plus, 10 Delicious Maca Recipes to Try)

Maca, a pungent, turnip-like vegetable with an illustrious history that pre-dates the time of the Inca empire, is getting a second wind. At the height of the Incan empire, warriors consumed maca root before battle for a jolt of extra strength. These days, it’s heralded as a health-supporting, stress-reducing, nutrient-packed superfood.

Scoop of Maca Root Powder in Large Spoon on Wooden Table | Vitacost.com/blog

What is maca root?

An adaptogenic herb — a plant that helps modulate its response to stress— maca contains a wealth of nutrients, including protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, amino acids and a number of vitamins and minerals. Often referred to as Peruvian ginseng, traditionally maca root has been used to address concerns with energy and reproductive health.

Maca benefits

While the research has yet to catch up with maca’s impressive reputation, some initial studies have shown promising results. Here are three of the potentially most beneficial ways you can put it to use:

1. To increase antioxidant intake

Experts speculate that maca’s potentially protective effects are due to its concentration of polyphenolic compounds, which are also known as antioxidants. Antioxidants work to combat the harmful effects of free radicals, or unstable molecules that can damage cells throughout the body.

2. To energize

Maca contains many of the nutrients essential for vitality such as fatty acids, minerals and protein. Although the research is still scant, maca’s dense nutritional profile may support its claim as a superfood. It has also been shown to support energy and endurance in athletes.

3. To support libido & hormones

Hormonal health plays a big role in fertility, libido, menstruation and menopause. One study showed that post-menopausal women who took maca had a significant reduction in menopausal discomforts compared to a placebo group. The researchers suggested that maca had the potential to support well-being during menopause. A 2008 study showed that maca helped to support healthy mood and sexual health in postmenopausal women.

Since there are no adverse effects associated with eating maca or taking it in supplement form, it may be worth exploring for yourself to see if it consuming maca gives you a boost.

How to enjoy it: 

Look for maca mainly in a gelatinized or powdered form. Many people blend maca root powder, which has a bitter, earthy taste, into smoothies to mask its flavor. Try mixing it with hemp milk, peanut butter and flax seeds to compliment the root’s nutty flavor. You can also add maca powder to soups, granola or baked goods.

Need more inspiration? Here are 10 maca recipes to try:

Strawberry-Maca Super Shake

Overnight Chia & Maca Pudding

Mocha-Maca Protein Shake

Citrus Maca Mousse Trifle

Maca-Matcha Latte

Creamy Carob-Maca Hot “Chocolate”

Maca-Dandelion Smoothie

Cacao-Maca Balls

Morning Fuel: Maca-Carob Smoothie

Creamy Citrus Mango-Maca Smoothie

These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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