Maca is an adaptogen, a plant that provides non-specific benefits without inducing negative side effects. Adaptogens enable the body to increase resistance and adapt to external conditions. They assist the body’s natural rhythms to re-build weak immune systems, re-mineralize undernourished bodies, increase energy and endurance and promote homeostasis. Maca is believed to have a balancing and normalizing effect, especially on the endocrine glands and hormone production. Maca is capable of restoring balance irrespective of the direction of change from the physiological norms caused by a stressor. As an example, it is reported to be equally effective at restoring Thyroid balance in under or over-reactive thyroid conditions. Maca can lift your mood and your labido!
Maca is a highly nutritious food; a single root may contain up to 60 phyto nutrients. It contains 60% carbohydrates, at least 10% protein, 8.5 % dietary fiber, and 2.2% fats. Maca is rich in essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and selenium and contains linoleic fatty acid, which the body is unable to produce on it’s own and which is essential for cell growth and maintenance.
Medicinal benefits of Maca include: enhancement of energy and nutrition, improvement of memory, correction of hormonal imbalances, alleviation of menopausal symptoms, improvement of libido, increased oxygenation of blood, and increased neurotransmitter production. Maca also has a balancing and nourishing effect on the adrenals and other endocrine glands and is believed to increase fertility in humans and animals.
Taste and feel the benefits of Maca in our STRENGTH Flavor of Life Power
Here's a very delicious way to enjoy Maca! You will definitely FEEL Maca's calming, yet energizing effects when you drink this:
Hot Cacao/Maca Recipe
Better than hot chocolate and definitely magical!
Makes 1-2 servings
Put all of the following ingredients straight into your blender:
- 20 oz of hot water - hot enough but not boiling.
- 1/4 cup raw Cashews (nut substitutes: 10 Hazelnuts, or 4 Brazil nuts)
- 4 T raw Cacao Powder
- 2 T Maca powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
- a pinch Cayenne pepper
- a pinch sea salt
- 3-5 small pitted dates depending on how sweet you want it
Blend on high for one minute.
It will be frothy, warm and slightly spicy.
**Note: Please ensure you are well hydrated before, during & post raw cacao consumption. Cacao IS a diuretic, meaning if you were dehydrated before consumption, headache may be experienced.