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Maca, 16 oz. (raw, organic) - Upaya Naturals
UPA-0073


 
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Ancient Peruvian Superfood! Maca has a reputation as a powerful strength and stamina enhancer, as well as a libido-enhancing food-herb, that stretches back into prehistory. Like goji berries and ginseng, maca is a powerful adaptogen, which means it has the ability to balance and stabilize the body's systems (cardiovascular system, nervous system, endocrine system, musculature, lymphatic system, etc.). As an adaptogen, maca can provide more energy if it is needed, but will not overstimulate the body. Adaptogens also boost immunity and increase the body's overall vitality by 10-15% according to most studies. Rather than addressing a specific symptom, adaptogens are used to improve the overall adaptability of the whole body to diverse and challenging situations and stress. Today, maca’s legendary traditional properties are gradually being confirmed by modern scientific studies. · Acts as an adaptogen by restoring the body’s homeostasis when undergoing stress · Acts as an immuno-stimulant, supporting the immune system · In men, maca may increase sexual desire · In women and men, maca assists in creating hormonal balance while not having a direct affect on serum hormone levels

The nutritional value of dried yellow (regular) maca root is high, similar to cereal grains such as rice and wheat. The average composition is 60-75% carbohydrates, 10-14% protein, 8.5% dietary fiber, and 2.2% fats. Maca is rich in the dietary minerals calcium and potassium (with low content of sodium), and contains the essential trace elements iron, iodine, copper, manganese, and zinc, as well as fatty acids including linolenic acid, palmitic acid, and oleic acids, and 19 amino acids.

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