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Maca Premium 8-oz. (raw, organic) - ELF
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Essential Living Foods presents Maca Premium! Maca is a Peruvian superfood which has traditionally been used for enhancing strength, fertility, sensuality, and helping the body adapt to stress. Maca Premium is a unique form of maca that is more powerful and more bio-available than regular maca root powder. This form of maca elevates us to a higher level, to help our bodies address the challenges and stresses of our world while providing the resources to excel in all of our health goals.
More Powerful – Maca Premium contains all the active constituents of the maca root, preserved at their highest potency.
More Bio-Available – Maca Premium is a raw, superfood that appears as an extremely fine powder, with all enzymes intact.
Native Wisdom… Elevated – Ancient support that helps us adapt to multiple types of stress (physical, mental, emotional).
Traditional Preparation Inspires a Modern Advancement
The traditional method of preparing maca relied upon drying the harvested roots in the dry, freezing air of the high Andes, day and night, for weeks at a time. In this way the harvested maca root would be freeze-dried without a significant loss of nutrients and potency. These dried maca roots were often cut-up and pulverized into a powder, ready to lend their unique benefits to any recipe.
The benefits of maca have been used to overcome the natural stressors present in a cold, dry, high-altitude environment (this is essentially a winter environment for most of us in the Northern hemisphere). Western society has introduced many forms of stress that our bodies and genetics have never previously encountered.
What if the power and potential of the superfood maca could be elevated, to help counter even higher amounts of stress, so common in today’s world? Modern technologies have allowed us to focus on this to create Maca Premium.
Improving an Ancient Strategy to Relieve Modern-Day Stress
Many essential nutrients are lost in the traditional months-long freeze-drying process. Peruvians have benefited from the unique stress-relieving effects of maca for thousands of years, and yet it has always been consumed with a reduced proportion of all its beneficial components. What if there was a way to preserve all the factors present in maca, at their most biologically active levels, while maintaining a product of the highest purity and quality?
Maca Premium provides the answer. This is a whole-food maca supplement produced in a way that preserves all of the essential characteristics of maca at their greatest potency. Maca Premium is produced from maca roots that have been carefully selected according to weight and quality, and then immediately processed and dried using a proprietary low-temperature process. Throughout the entire procedure, the temperature of processing never exceeds 117° F.
All of the beneficial elements of maca are preserved at their highest levels. All the active constituents of maca, including the individual plant sterols, isothiocyanates, macamides, and glucosinolates, remain intact and ready to provide maximum support to anyone seeking greater strength, stamina, and find relief from present-day sources of stress. This is a truly raw, enzyme-rich, whole-food maca supplement.
Potential Benefits of Maca Premium
Maca has traditionally been used to enhance strength, increase vigor, support sexual stamina, and relieve stress. Maca Premium elevates all the benefits of maca for modern-day activities and tastes.
Maca Premium acts as an adaptogen (like goji berries, reishi mushroom, ginseng, and several other superfoods and superherbs). It has the ability to balance and stabilize energy flow within the body with even higher efficiency than regular maca root. As an adaptogen, Maca Premium may provide more energy if it is needed, but it will not overstimulate the body if energy reserves are sufficient. Rather than addressing a specific symptom, adaptogens improve the overall adaptability of the whole body, and help it respond to diverse and challenging situations. Along these lines, most studies show that adaptogens also boost immunity and increase the body's overall vitality by 10-15%.
Many of the benefits of Maca Premium center on its ability to improve oxygen utilization, crucial in a high-altitude environment. In addition to this, Peruvian research points to maca’s ability to help improve memory, improve the function of neurotransmitters, and increase the libido. Indeed, research carried out by biologist Gloria Chacon de Popivici, Ph.D. suggests that it is the maca alkaloids that act on the hypothalamus-pituitary glands and the adrenals. She has theorized that by activating these endocrine glands maca is able to increase energy, vitality, as well as healthy sexual desire. Maca Premium is a more potent, more bio-available form of maca alkaloids, and it takes all maca’s benefits to an even higher level. Maca Premium may help the body perform at optimum levels, even under the high levels of stress found in adventure sports, long working hours, and all the more intense moments of everyday life.
How to Use Maca Premium
As stated, Maca Premium is a more powerful form of maca. If you are familiar with maca and have been using it regularly, we recommend starting with 1 – 2 teaspoons of Maca Premium every day. If you are new to maca, please begin more slowly with ½ - 1 teaspoon daily, and build up from there.
Cacao nibs and beans (raw chocolate) from the Amazon basin were traditionally traded for maca from the heights of the Andes by native peoples. These two foods (maca and cacao) have a unique affinity and history that is evident when one eats them together. While maca and cacao have an incredible synergy, Maca Premium turns up the intensity on this awesome combination. Maca Premium may be used in place of or in combination with regular maca root powder in all recipes with raw cacao, providing an even more powerful boost to your raw superfood creations.
Maca Premium combines especially well with Sun Warrior Protein, an extremely bio-avilable protein source with a perfectly balanced amino acid profile. Sun Warrior Protein also helps the body abosrb the nutrients in other foods more easily, thus it has the potential to increase the unique properties of Maca Premium to even higher levels. When we gain full use of all the nutrients in the foods we eat, it becomes easier for us to attain our optimal weight. As Maca Premium helps to raise our energy levels and improve our endurance during workouts and physical activity, combining it with Sun Warrior Protein in a shake or smoothie is an excellent strategy for achieving our weight loss goals.
Maca is a cruciferous vegetable (it is in the same family as common radish, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard greens, arugula, etc.). Like all cruciferous vegetables, maca possesses a slightly spicy taste due to the sulfur oils present. Maca Premium has an even milder taste than regular maca powder, and so it makes for a perfect addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Try mixing Maca Premium into raw salad dressings, or try blending it into nut butters, smoothies, elixirs, teas, dips, or spreads.
Notice: Since this product contains no preservatives, anti-caking agents or fillers, natural clumping of the powder may occur over time. This does not affect the quality of the product. Once opened, this product should be refrigerated. Otherwise, keep the bottle capped and store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat. If you are pregnant, it is recommended that you consult with your healthcare practitioner/physician before using Maca Premium.
Summary of Maca Premium
The character and properties of maca have been developed by the extreme conditions under which it grows, and have now been enhanced in Maca Premium. The potency of Maca Premium, combined with its mild taste and increased bio-availability, make it the perfect superfood choice for those individuals who lead extreme lifestyles, and anyone who is seeking to enhance their well-being and improve their performance in all areas of life.
Maca Premium is a fine powder that arrives in an 8 oz light protective, resealable bag.
Each jar of Maca Premium contains 24 servings of 2 teaspoons each.
*The statements in this description have not been reviewed by the FDA. Maca Premium or any other Essential Living Foods products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
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