Maca Powder - 500 g

R245.58

Maca, also known as Peruvian Ginseng, has several health benefits and has been used by the Incas for centuries.

It is considered an Adaptogen.

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  • Said to balance hormones
  • Seen as an Adaptogen
  • It is claimed to help building muscle, increasing strength, boosting energy, enhancing endurance and improving exercise performance.

The Maca plant is sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng. It mainly grows in the Andes of central Peru, in harsh conditions and at very high altitudes — above 13,000 feet (4,000 meters).

Maca is a cruciferous vegetable and therefore related to broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and kale. It has a long history of culinary and medicinal use in Peru.

Maca may improve brain function.

In general, Maca is rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, fatty acids, vitamin and minerals.

As Maca Root is said to help to balance hormones, it may be useful in relieving symptoms of menopause and promote a healthier prostrate.

Parents in Peru give Maca to children to assist in their concentration in school.

Maca root powder is a popular supplement among bodybuilders and athletes due to it’s protein content and anti-inflammatory properties.

It may help to gain muscle, increase strength, boost energy, enhance endurance and improve exercise performance.

Maca is recognized as an “adaptogen”, a name provided to particular herbs, plants, as well as natural substances which help the body naturally adapt to stressors.

How to Use Maca

Maca can be taken as a supplement or added to smoothies, oatmeal, baked goods, energy bars and more.

The optimal dose for medicinal use has not been established. However, the dosage of Maca root powder used in studies generally ranges from 1.5–5 grams per day.

Safety and Side Effects

Maca is generally considered safe.

However, if you have thyroid problems, you may want to be careful with Maca.

That’s because it contains goitrogens, substances that may interfere with the normal function of the thyroid gland. These compounds are more likely to affect you if you already have impaired thyroid function.

Lastly, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult with their doctors before taking Maca.

Additional information

Weight .6 kg
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 10 cm

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