Maca Root Powder & Capsules
Maca is a root vegetable that only grows at very high altitudes – between 4100 and 4500 metres – high in the Andean mountains of Peru and Bolivia. Check out the Maca article in the HealthPost Library, our The Top 10 Superfoods for Exceptional Health infographic and the Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy blog post about the use of Maca supplements as a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
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BioBalance Certified Organic Maca Powder 200gmNZ$27.90
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Radiance Maca Powder 100gmNZ$9.70
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Maca Gold Maca Gold 550mg capsules 220 capsulesNZ$52.40
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Maca Root Info
What is Maca Root?
Maca is a root vegetable that only grows at very high altitudes – between 4100 and 4500 metres – high in the Andean mountains of Peru and Bolivia. It’s tradition as a celebrated food and medicinal plant for the peoples of this region, including the Inca, goes back over several millennia. Oral histories attribute the Inca’s reputed clear thinking, longevity (over 150 years of age), and reproductive ability at 100 years old or more to their regular dietary consumption of cooked maca root.
Also known as Peruvian ginseng, maca is a brassica belonging to the same plant family as turnips, radishes, broccoli and watercress and is closely related to the latter.
Maca Root Benefits
Maca root’s popularity throughout Peruvian history as a nutrient-rich endurance food is probably due in large part to its aphrodisiac properties. It is celebrated for enhancing energy and strength, providing stamina and mental clarity, and improving libido, sexual function and fertility in both sexes.
As an energy booster it is a safe and reliable substitute for your morning caffeine hit. As a whole food rich in amino acids, complex carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, fibre, vitamins and minerals, maca’s tonic properties support and nourish every system of the body in both men and women.
Maca root is effective in restoring adrenal function, normalising thyroid and pancreas activity, treating hypoglycaemia, enhancing immunity and optimising reproductive hormone activity.
Maca Root Side Effects and Contraindications
- Maca root produces no negative effects on the body when consumed within the normal dosage range.
- Although many maca supplements are marketed as raw, the traditional way of taking maca root is cooked. Enzymes contained in foods from the brassica family produce goitrogens that interfere with thyroid function if they are consumed raw. Cooking destroys these enzymes.
This brand of Maca is the best I have tried. I started taking 5 capsules for the first day and found it too strong for me as it was making me quite agitated (couldn't relax). I cut back to only 2 per day (first thing in the morning) and have found this so much better. I work quite a physical job so was looking for something to give me more energy and this definitely works. I also find I have more clarity and no longer rely on caffeine to keep me going and alert. I really notice this difference in my energy levels when I miss a day. Going to get my hubby onto this now!!
Insomnia got worse
Was feeling very hopefully but after a week I had to give up as I already had sleep problems and these were making it worse it seems they were giving me energy but maybe too much to sleep....also was very farty...lol...wish I hadn't bought extra bottles now..
absolutely worth a try for hormonal health
i learnt the hard way with this superfood, it's vitally important to not exceed the recommended amount because you will inevitably "burn out". used sensibly at recommended doseage it noticeably enhances my mood. if you have issues with vaginal dryness maca may possibly help you! taking biobalance maca alongside 2T of chia seed soaked in water has definitely helped me in that department... maca also happens to taste MALTY AMAZING. i've successfully used a teaspoon of this in raw fudge in place of sugar.
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