Pure Organic Maca Powder derived from the perennial that grows between 13,000 and 14,500 feet above sea level in the high Andean plateaus of Peru. Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and iron, and contains trace minerals, including zinc, iodine, copper, selenium, bismuth, manganese and silica, as well as B vitamins. Organic Maca also contains four alkaloids proven in scientific investigation to nourish the endocrine glands, including the reproductive system of men and women. Traditionally, native medicine practitioners and herbalists have recommended Organic Maca for thousands of years to treat:
- Menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and depression, as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy
- Stimulating and regulating the endocrine system
- Regulating and normalizing menstrual cycles
- Stimulating fertility in both men and women
- Supporting the immune system
- Increasing energy, stamina and endurance, reducing chronic fatigue
- Enhancing libido, treating impotence
- Revitalizing seniors, mentally and physically
Scientific studies are gradually confirming the effects attributed to this prodigious plant since the days of the Ancient Incas. Organic Maca activates the calcitonin hormone that regulates the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the blood, secreted by the thyroid gland and the parahormone of the parathyroid gland. Alkaloids of Maca act as stimulants of the red globules formation and human and animal reproduction.
Taste & Aroma: light nutty aroma, slightly sweet, fine milled powder.
Nutritional Value: Maca has an amazing nutritional value. Its high protein content excels those from other plants. For example it has 5 times more proteins and 4 times more fibre than the potato, having less fat. It has an excellent 0.76 ratio of saturated to unsaturated fat (40.1% saturated fats, 52.7% unsaturated fat). Maca contains two of three essential fatty acids (oleic and linoleic). It also has a surprising amino acids profile, a total of 18 amino acids, including 7 of the 9 essential amino acids. Vitamin and mineral levels are considerable and in some cases they represent 100% of the recommended daily value. Rainbow trout fed Maca diets have exhibited significantly higher growth rate than the other groups not fed Maca. Survival was significantly higher in groups fed Maca meal diets than in the control. The findings indicated that Maca meal increased fish appetite, enhanced growth rate, feed utilization and survival. Maca is also an ideal supplement for sportsmen because of the natural sterols’ presence.
Fertilizing Effect and Impact on the Reproductive System: The clinical study carried out by Gonzales from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (2001) demonstrates an 85% increase in the men’s total sperm count, as well as an increase in sperm motility and motile sperms quantity (over 100%) in men treated with Maca. This study has also proved that Maca treatment does not alter hormonal levels!!! Numerous studies confirm Maca effects in mammals reproductive system. Some of the effects reported are: An increase of the number of Graaf follicles and ovules, increase of new-borns quantity, new-borns with higher weight, generating more robust and vigorous animals, decrease of breeding mortality at birth, among others.
Effect on Sexual Activity: The study performed by Zheng at Shenyang Medical College et al (2000) demonstrated an improvement of mice sexual function measured by the increase in number of complete intromissions of normal mice (4 times higher than the control group), increase in number of sperm-positive females (2.5 times higher than the control group) and the decrease of the latent period of erection (LPE) in rats with erectile dysfunction. The study conducted by Cicero et al from the University of Modena (2001) confirmed similar effects. Other studies also confirmed Macas’ effects with respect to the sexual activity, such as the increase of the rut occurrence in ovine livestock.
Anti-Stress Effects: The study performed by Tapia at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (1998) demonstrates a greater resistance against stress development induced by electric discharges in mice as well as better ability reducing stress in animals fed with portions of Maca
Cytostatic Effect: The study performed by Retuerto et al at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (1996) evidenced a decrease of the mitotic index in onion cells and a cytostatic effect in the roots treated with Maca.
Primary Metabolites: Maca is a highly protein rich food. It also has a large content of amino acids (18), carbohydrates (60- 75%) and some vitamins (A, B1- thiamine, B2- riboflavin, B3, niacin, B6, B12, C, E, carotene), minerals and oligoelements including calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, sodium, potassium, selenium, boron, manganese and aluminum.
Secondary Metabolites / Alkaloids: Several alkaloids such as Macaina, Macaridina and Macamides as well as Chacon alkaloids 1, 2, 3 and 4 have been identified
Fatty Acids: lauric, mystic, plamitic, palmitoleic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, linolenic, arachidic, behenic, nervonic, lignoceric, tridecanoic, 7-tridecanoic, pentadecanoic, 7-pentadecanoic, heptadecanoic, 9-heptadecanoic, nonadecanoic, 11-nonadecanoic, 15-eicosenoic
Sterols: campesterol, stigmasterol, sitosterol, brassicasterol, ergosterol, ergostadienol
Glucosinolates: benzyl Isothiocyanat, p- methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate.
Steroid triterpenes and steroid type saponins
Phenolic Compounds: Tannins
Flavonoids: Coumarins, Anthocyanins ß-ecdysone
*As with other dietary supplements consult a physician before using this product if you are being treated for any medical condition. If you observe adverse reactions interrupt its use and refer to your doctor. Keep out of the reach of children. Store in a cool and dry place and avoid excessive exposure to heat, moisture and direct sunlight.
Recommended Daily Usage: One Teaspoon.