Maca is the ancient superfood from Peru long revered for its energy giving properties and as a source of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Referred to as the Peruvian Ginseng it has long been used throughout Peru and is known to have been used by Incan warriors before going in to battle.
Assuming you aren’t going in to battle tomorrow, what else can we use Maca for and what are some of its key benefits?
Cognitive Function & Memory
Maca has been shown in clinical trials to boost energy levels and improve mood. Although how Maca achieves this is yet unknown, it is believed that it helps in assisting adrenal health, which assists in boosting energy and mood as well stabilising blood sugar levels. With stable blood sugar energy spikes are decreased meaning that the effects we can feel from increasing and decreasing energy levels are negated, therefore improving mood and allowing better concentration and cognitive function.
Maca is high in antioxidants and has been shown to prevent diseases related to cholesterol and the production of free radicals. Maca increases the amount of glutathione in the body meaning it is great for high cholesterol as well as a great protector of the immune system.
Great Source of Vitamins
Maca is extremely high in antioxidants, amino acids, vitamin B, C and E as well as calcium phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and iron. It is great for maintaining overall health and may also be used as an excellent workout supplement.
Maca is known as an energy booster and is great for increasing stamina. Used by athletes to improve their performance there is plenty of evidence to suggest that Maca may just be the thing you need if you are feeling tired and lethargic. It is also said that Maca increases sexual function and fertility.
Decreases Menopausal Symptoms
The high vitamin and phyto-nutrient content of Maca has been shown to work as a hormone balancer. A study conducted on Maca used in weight loss for women actually showed that in menopausal women it reduced the amount of menopausal symptoms experienced.
You can buy Maca online at the la Kult store. Check out our Australian Certified Organic Maca, available in both 150g and 250g resealable packages: https://www.la-kult.com.au/products/organic-maca-powder?variant=22784519809.