Maca was once consumed by the Incan warriors before entering battle to make them fiercely strong and to give them endurance to carry them through battle. Maca has been used by the indigenous people of Pure for centuries.
It is prized for its benefits to increase strength and endurance, as well has heightening libido.
Maca is a member of the cruciferous family and is rich is many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Among the many qualities of maca you will find: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and sulfur. Its trace minerals include: bismuth, copper, iodine, manganese, selenium, silicon, tin and zinc. It contains catechins, the same antioxidants found in green tea.
Maca is renowned for its ability to enhance strength and stamina, but what is truly remarkable about this root is that it is a powerful adaptogen. It has the ability to balance several systems including the muscular, nervous, cardiovascular and glandular-hormonal systems.
An adaptogen, as defined by Dr. Nikolia Zazarev, is a nutritive substance that raises the body’s ability to counter adverse physical, chemical and/or biological sources of stress by raising resistance and allowing the organism to adapt to stressful circumstances. It is this adaptogenic property of maca that helps to increase energy, endurance, enhance mental clarity, oxygen in the blood, physical strength and neurotransmitter production.
According to Gloria Chacon de Popovici, PhD, maca is able to increase energy and vitality by acting on the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands. We know that our immune system is directly tied to our endocrine system (our hormones). If the endocrine system is not functioning properly (example: thyroid issues from strenuous prolonged physical activity) than the body will not be able to cope well when it is under an immune attack.
11 Amazing Uses for Maca
- Boost energy
- Adrenal gland support
- Bio-Available vitamins and minerals
- Mental and physical vitality
- Hormone balancer
- Increase libido in men and women
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