Single Plantation, Certified Organic, Sun-dried
Super Maca is the most highly prized, organic, raw, pure strain Maca in its native Peru. It is 100% Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon (maca), an unsurpassable variety of it's genus that is regarded amongst locals as the "Crown of the Andes." It is a deeper, richer golden color and has a more mild nutty or malty flavor that is a fine superfood ingredient in your smoothies and desserts.
Super Maca is hand cultivated, harvested and produced on a single farm in the Pampas de Junin, high in the Peruvian Andes, above 14,000 ft. - closest to the sun. "Single Plantation" production insures purity, consistency, quality control and freshness. Each root is hand selected for its vitality then sun-dried and ground into an easy-to-use powder in the certified organic facility on the farm. Not all maca is created equal. There is much maca offered on the world market that is harvested at much lower altitude, in inferior soil, non-pure-strain, and non-organically and non-ethically produced. We are pleased to offer you the excellent nutrient density and purity of Super Maca.
An ancient superfood staple, Maca is so rich with nutrition, energy and life giving ingredients, some claim that it could be the most beneficial supplement. It is adored for optimizing vitality, stamina, energy, hormone regulation & sexual functioning. Also as an adaptogen, it and helps the body resist the effects of stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue.*
Super Maca Sustainibility: The production of Super Maca combines environmental sustainability and cultural preservation through traditional, organic farming techniques - no monster machines that pollute. A premium price is paid to the Junin people for a premium product. This creates livable wages for all involved. Super Maca is also produced organically. This honors the traditional farming practices of the people who plant and harvest maca with great respect for the Earth which provides an abundance of maca at an elevation where no other crops are cultivatable.
History of Maca: Maca was domesticated about 2,000 years ago by the Pumpush de Junn, a pre-Incan culture, who lived in the high-elevation creeks of the Chinchaycocha Lake. The remains found in the caves of Pachamachay indicate that maca was their main food source. There is no evidence of "maca culture" practiced outside this central Andean region.
During the Incan Empire, Maca was a considered a sacred food destined specially for the Inca royalty. In addition, it was fed to the troops of the Inca because it offered vitality and physical force to the soldiers. During this period the Maca was cultivated on the plateau of Junn, to be sent to Cusco as a tribute to the Pumpush of the Inca.
Later, with the Spanish conquest, it was the favorite food of the Spanish crown. Sent to Spain from Peru, it became a form of tax payments in Spain and was regarded as a very valuable commodity and source of nutrition.
Healing Power of Maca:* Maca is also called "Peruvian Ginseng" as it has such a rejuvenating effect on the hormonal system. Scientific research has also found that maca is amazingly rich in amino acids, phytonutrients, fatty acids, and vitamins and minerals. It has an abundance of trace minerals, some of which have not even been classified by scientists yet.
Hormone Balancing:* Helps regulate, support, and balance the hormonal systems of both men and women of all ages Promotes greater energy and stamina Improves ability to handle stress Enhances sexual and reproductive health and wellness Feeds and nourishes the glandular system. It in no way imposes or acts as an aggressor in the body. Works with the vital life force by giving it the proper tools to ensure optimum health and balance. Allows the innate wisdom of the body to control the hormonal system from within. Its action focuses on the hypothalamus/pituitary axis Benefits for Women:* Increases vitality, hormone regularity, regulation of menstrual symptoms, and increased sexual libido. Maca is a tonic (strengthener) and rejuvenator for the entire endocrine system Excellent treatment for menopause Encourages the body to manufacture it's own natural hormones - and in the correct proportion to each other. (Unlike soy products, black cohosh, licorice root, wild yam, and others containing hormone-like substances, Maca contains no plant hormones.) Relief from symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, fatigue, insomnia, vaginal dryness, and loss of libido. Benefits for Men:* Benefits can include an increase in libido, sexual potency, fertility, energy and stamina. Beneficial for younger men who want to continue to cultivate strength, endurance and sexual potency and libido. Benefits for Andropause, also referred to as male menopause - a decline in, or an inability to utilize testosterone. Maca can restore the aging hormonal system back to that of its younger years by strengthening and toning the entire endocrine system. Even More Health Benefits:* Amino acids, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fiber, etc.: considered a superior, healthful, powerful, tonic, vigorous and stimulating food. Vitamins C and E and minerals, zinc, manganese, and copper: considered an antioxidant, because it avoids the precocious cellular aging and also anti-stressing. Protein-rich Activates the neurons revitalizing the functions of the brain. Alkaloids, glucosinolates, flavonoides and fitohormones: Stimulating natural of the hypothalamus and hypfisis as well as the glands endocrines like thyroid, pancreas, suprarenal, ovaries and testicles, to produce hormones necessary to maintain the homeostasis of the human body. regulates cholesterol, reducing the ldl or "bad" cholesterol. High calcium content: improving the calcification and development of the bones in children, healing fractures, and treating osteomalacy Iron and magnesium: Stimulating the hematopoyes (formation and maturation of the red globule). Helping in the Treatment of the anemia. Zinc: Increasing the capacity of the system of defense of the organism. How much Maca should I take?*
Maca is an adaptogen. Adaptogens work gradually and not instantly. They need to be continually used to receive the full benefits they offer. In addition, Maca will assist the body in utilizing other supplements to their optimum capacity as it helps to further digest and assimilate the nutrients. A common misconception about herbs is that there is a standard dosage. In actuality, the proper measure is in relation to size, sensitivity, age, and gender.
In general though, a typical daily-suggested intake could be anywhere from 1,500-10,000mg daily, split into two or three doses. Remember that Maca is a food; less than 1500mg will likely not deliver desired results. It can be recommend to start at 1,500mg per day and regulating your own dosage to achieve your personal goals.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
- 4 oz