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An energising and revitalising superfood of the Incas. Jam packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and all the essential amino acids. Grown at 4,000m above sea level in the Andean district of Junin by the Pumpush people who have been cultivating and consuming Maca as a staple food for thousands of years. Contains unique alkaloids, which help stimulate the master glands that in turn may help optimise and balance the entire endocrine system.
We are often asked why our Maca costs so much less than other brands. We buy our 100% certified organic Maca powder directly from a grower association in Junin, Peru. We pay them a premium price for it and then we put the same markup on the maca as all of the other products we sell and that is how we arrive at the price.
As you can see Australian certified organic have audited the whole production and packaging process assuring you the consumer that our Maca is 100% pure, organic and of the highest quality.
If you are receiving treatment for any hormonal issues or you are pregnant or breastfeeding, there are certain contraindications for Maca. Maca affects the hormonal system so we recommend you consult your naturopath or medical practitioner before taking.
How to use
Add 1 to 5 heaped teaspoons of maca to your favourite juice, smoothie or cereal 1 or 2 times a day.
For the ancient Incans and modern day Peruvians, especially in the Junin district of the Andes, Maca is a staple food. The locals believe that the more you eat, the more energy and overall vigour you will experience. Maca is non-toxic, has no dangerous side affects and no withdrawal symptoms. So the quantity you can take really depends on what you want to achieve. This is why we make it available at an affordable price so that people can consume it in appropriate quantities and experience the full benefit.
Since Maca is a very potent and nutrient dense food, it is best to build up a dosage slowly to ensure your body can adjust to it. Some people find that Raw Maca Powder can be difficult to digest initially. Start with half a teaspoon and build up to one teaspoon over the first week or so. Once your body has adjusted, you can increase your portions according to your needs.
If you find that Raw Maca powder is not comfortable for your stomach even after a few weeks, you may want to try Gelatinised Maca (not raw), which may be easier for your body to absorb.
Maca contains high amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, all the essential amino acids and it contains nearly 60 phytochemicals. The extraordinary health benefits of Maca are due to the way it promotes optimal functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary master glands. Maca contains unique alkaloids that stimulate the master glands, which in turn improves the overall functioning of the endocrine system.
Traditionally, native medicine practitioners and herbalists have recommended maca for :
Treating menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and depression, as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy [HRT] Stimulating and regulating the endocrine system Regulating and normalizing menstrual cycles Stimulating fertility in both men and women Supporting the immune system Increasing energy, stamina and endurance, reducing chronic fatigue Enhancing libido, treating impotence Revitalizing seniors, mentally and physically.
Maca is essentially an adaptogen and therefore adapts to your bodies metabolism and particular needs to achieve an overall sense of wellbeing and optimal functioning. Through balancing and optimizing the functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary master glands it also balances and optimizes the functioning of the adrenal glands, the thyroid and the pancreas. Because the levels of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone are optimized this in turn helps regulate ovarian function and enables the adrenals to produce enough hormones to avoid symptoms during menopause.
Due to this overall affect of maca on the hormonal system and high level of protein it also acts as an effective whole food mucsle building agent.
Maca also remineralizes the body, due to its high mineral content, making up for the lack of minerals in modern diets and conventionally grown fruit and vegetables. Maca has such a high mineral content due to the soils and environment in which it is grown. The cooperative of indigenous maca growers who grow our maca leave the soil fallow for 5 years after each maca crop so that the soils regenerate completely with minerals.
The Association of ecological maca growers of Junin consists of approximately 84 families and provides employment for in excess of 150 people during the annual sowing and harvesting of the Maca.
|Dimensions||14 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm|