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)
BioBalance Certified Organic Maca Powder 200gmNZ$27.90
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SaleRadiance Maca Powder 100gm
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Maca Gold Maca Gold 550mg capsules 220 capsulesNZ$52.40
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Thompson's Maca 1000 60 capsulesNZ$24.80
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Natava SuperFoods Certified Organic Maca Powder 250gm, 500gm
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Vita-Fit Maca Root 500mg 80 capsulesNZ$22.30
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Good Health Maca Power 90 CapsulesNZ$33.90
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Natava SuperFoods Certified Organic Primal Awakening 200gmNZ$27.30
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SaleRadiance Energy Plus 100gm
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Natava SuperFoods Certified Organic Superfood Smoothie 250gm, 500gm
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Morlife Maca Root Powder 300gmNZ$32.90
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Nature's Way Maca standardised 60 capsulesNZ$45.50
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Good Health Maca Powder 150gmNZ$21.90
Maca Gold Maca Gold Powder 300gm, 150gm
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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.
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.
Good for energy
Maca is wonderful stuff. I take 1 teaspoon a day and notice a big difference in physical energy levels. I'm not sure how this brand compares with others, but I chose a gelatinised maca because I've had thyroid issues and read that raw maca can affect thyroid functioning.
Bio Balance Maca powder
I love this product - gelatinised and ready to use. I mix it with some coconut cream then add hot water - yummy malty drink and so healthy
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