is an almost magical adaptogenic root vegetable cultivated for
thousands of years in the Peruvian Andes – it can be grown at higher
altitudes than any other crop in the world. Peruvian Indians usually
roast Maca or sun-dry it to preserve it and eat it both for its
nutritional and medicinal values.
Real Raw Wild Crafted Maca Powder
Our maca is grown on a plantation at the genetic origin of true lepidium peruvianum.
It is sourced in Peru's Junin plateau at 14,000 feet elevation, high in the Andes
Mountains. Our maca growers in Peru have come to know and rely upon the regions
specific highland Andean valleys, to offer them the most desirable growing conditions.
Here, the growers were the first to develop and master the art of producing powerful
strains of Maca root centuries ago, and these same families carry on and teach the
traditions of highland farming to their ancestors in the modern day to produce the
finest strain of them all. It is here that the world's first Maca was grown. At
elevations above 14,000 feet (higher than any other cultivated crop in the world),
the intense sunlight, rarified air, and organic soil of these highland valleys join
together to produce the most potent and pure strain of Maca root on earth.
Through scientific analysis and chemical breakdown documents maca root to be a nutritional
storehouse of vitamins, minerals, and building blocks that fuel brain function,
ease hormone irregularities, and nourish the body. The phytochemicals of the root
combined with Maca's full array of vitamins makes the Maca plant one of the most
powerful medicinal plants on earth.
Chemical analyses of this brain-powering root reveal an astonishing profile of amino
acids, vitamins, minerals, sterols, fatty acids, and glucosinates.
Vitamins: B1, B2, and C.
Vitamin B1 help the body's cells convert carbohydrates into energy. It is also essential
for the functioning of the heart, muscles, and nervous system.
B2 works with the other B vitamins. It is important for body growth and red cell
production, and helps in releasing energy from carbohydrates.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is involved in oxidation-reduction reactions.
Alkaloids: 4 novel alkaloids: macaina 1, 2, 3, and 4. These are responsible for
activating hormone regulators located in the brain that in turn regulate the metabolism
of calcium and phosphorus in the blood.
Macronutrients: Essential vitamins and minerals, nutritive properties help
convalescent people or patients who are diagnosed with anemia.
Proteins: Rich in bio-available maca proteins with an average of 11gr % in
the dry root.
Micronutrients: Minerals which help with the production of antibodies.
Fiber: Loaded with cellulose and lignin which stimulate intestinal function.
Investigators claim fibers such as these diminishes the risk of cancer of the large
intestine by helping the organism eliminate waste and toxins produced within the
Carbohydrates: Rich in quality carbohydrates; combined with the alkaloids
and other nutrients is the source for sustainable energy.
Tannins: Useful in treatment of diarrhea.
Calcium: Higher concentrations of calcium than in milk; indispensable for
the nerves and circulatory system and the formation for bones, teeth, and vital
Bismuth: Known to participate in the processing against gastritis caused
Potassium: Participates in the regulation of osmotic pressure; its activity
is carried out inside the cells.
Copper: The probable participant in the formation of hemoglobin. Lack of
copper can greatly decrease the amount of essential enzymes for the organism.
Zinc: Serves as a cofactor of dehydrogenises and carbonic anhydrite; its
lack can cause skin rashes, taste disturbances, and mental lethargy.
Fructose: A sugar used by the seminal plasma for the production of semen/
Phosphorus: Regulates the transmission of neuromuscular chemicals and electrical
stimuli. Important for the homeostasis of calcium and the reactions of lipids, carbohydrates,
and proteins. The body's chemical energy is stored in phosphate compounds.
Iron: Vital component of hemoglobin and certain respiratory enzymes. Increased
iron intake is important during excessive menses and other instances of blood loss.
Deficiency results in anemia, poor growth or difficult pregnancies.
Manganese: In an experimental diet of this element, results demonstrated
that it induced growth in animals.
Starch: Calcium and iron, forming chemical compounds that influence the nutrition
and health of the consumer.
Fatty Acids: Contains over 20 fatty acids.
Sodium: Along with potassium, it was discovered that an increase in the daily
diet of the sodium-potassium relation helps reduce arterial pressure/ hypertension.
Nevertheless, an excessive increase of this relation could give rise to a diminution
of the susceptibility to the bascule-cerebral accidents that do not depend on arterial
Silicon: Helps the connective tissues, including the aorta, trachea, tendons,
bones, and skin.
Magnesium: Essential for protein synthesis, and activities of muscles and
nerves. Deficiency of quality magnesium can cause changes in heart and skeletal
Uses: Blend in smoothies, dessert recipes, cereals, soups, oatmeal, sprinkle
on salads or anywhere you want to add the potent properties of this powerful member
of the radish family.
Dosage: Amount to use varies based on body type, size, and constitution.
An adequate dose to begin use of Maca Powder is 1-2 teaspoons. If you desire a more
powerful effect 1-2 tablespoons is recommended.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 25 September, 2009.