Raw Maca Powder
Like all the best supplements, maca is not concocted in a laboratory
somewhere, but is a root vegetable that grows in the Andes mountains
of Peru. No other food plant in the world survives at such high altitudes
– up to 14,000 feet above sea level! In Peru it is considered a staple part
of the diet: the potato-like tuber can be baked, or the ground-up powder
is added to meals, and the Peruvians have been using it as an energy
enhancer for over 2,000 years. Like Aloe vera, maca is an adaptogen,
meaning that it works to support the body wherever it is needed, with-
out any harmful side effects. So like Aloe, maca is used by people for
many different ailments, or simply just as an immune system booster.
Maca is wonderful for increasing energy, strength and stamina.
It is full of minerals, vitamins, and protein, containing many
of the essential amino acids, and particularly rich in calcium
and magnesium, so it can help to deal with any deficiencies in
the diet. It is also very popular among both men and women
for its ability to balance hormones. It is often taken by women
suffering during the menopause, or with PMT, and it increases
libido (it’s sometimes known as Peruvian Viagra!), and helps
with fertility issues. It contains plant sterols, the natural form of
steroids, and is used by athletes to help improve performance.
Because it gives you such a boost, it is particularly helpful for
people who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome or are de-
Recommended dosage: Maca can have a very powerful effect
on you as it balances out your body, so beware! It is better to
start out with small amounts. Once your system has adjusted,
you can eat as much as you like!