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Maca Magic Organic 100% Pure Maca Root Powder -- 2.2 lbs


Maca Magic Organic 100% Pure Maca Root Powder
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Maca Magic Organic 100% Pure Maca Root Powder -- 2.2 lbs

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Maca Magic Organic 100% Pure Maca Root Powder Description

  • Peruvian Grown at 14,000 Feet Elevation
  • Superfood of the Inca
  • Naturally Malty To Taste
  • Direct From the Source
  • USDA Organic
  • Gluten-Free
  • Kosher

Used by the Inca and earlier Peruvian cultures for more than 1,500 years.  Today, Maca Magic is used up to three times a day by modern Peruvian people from professional atheletes to the elderly. Maca Magic is organically grown at the genetic origin of true lepidium meyenii, Peru's magic valley, located on the Jumin plateau at 14,000 feet elevation, high in the Andes mountains.

 

In 1994, we were fortunate to lead a botanical expedition through the Peruvian Andes to search for maca. It soon became apparent that maca was incredibly elusive and rare. It was estimated at the time, there was only enough maca in Peru to feed a few small villages.

To ancient Peruvians, maca root was a precious commodity. For almost two centuries it was commonly traded for gold and exported to feed the kings of Spain. In the late 20th century, maca slipped into obscurity and remained hidden away at 14,000 feet elevation, teetering on the brink of extinction.

With the help of the Peruvian government, we visited universities and seed germplasm collections throughout Peru. Using USDA permits, we were the first to export maca plants and seeds to botanical gardens, universities and researchers in North America and around the world.

Since then, researchers have proven what the Inca had been saying for centuries, maca works, because it is loaded with natural precursors, amino acids, minerals and newly discovered Macamides and Macaenes, found in no other plant. Research data has finally shed light on the amazing properties of this once forgotten, incredible crop.


Directions

Mix 1/4 teaspoon of Maca Magic™ with 8-16 oz water, your choice of milk or preferred juice. Can also be used in Smoothies, baked foods or soups.
Free Of
Gluten.

*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.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 teaspoon (Approx. 0.75 g)
Servings per Container: 1333
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories5
Total Carbohydrate1 g<1%
Maca powder (whole root)0.75 g*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: 100% organic maca root (lepidium meyenii).
Warnings

Nursing and pregnant mothers should consult their health care professionals before using this or any other product. 

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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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