Maca has been a buzz word in the health scene for many years now. Just in case you’re not familiar with this superfood, let’s shine the spotlight on maca root! Here are some of maca’s impressive health benefits.
- Sustainable, Long Lasting Energy
- Builds Resilience to Stress
- Optimises Athletic Performance
- Restores Adrenals
- Boosts Immunity
- Improves Memory and Retention
- Optimises Blood Flow
Maca is often considered to be one of the lost crops of the Andes. It is a root vegetable from the mustard family that resembles a radish or turnip, but grows in very high altitudes. Maca has been used as plant medicine for more than 2,000 years. Legend has it that indigenous people initially fed it to their livestock. However, they saw the positive effect it had on their animals, and incorporated it into their diet.
It played an intrinsic part in Incan culture. It was considered such a valuable herb, that it was restricted to the imperial family and their court. There are also records of Incan soldiers taking maca with them into battle to optimise their strength and endurance. After the Spanish arrived in South America, they sent maca back to Spain for the royals to use. Eventually it’s use died out until more recently, when knowledge of it has become more widespread.
Why Black Maca?
In the many studies of black, red, and yellow maca, black maca has generally given the most powerful results. Black maca’s very dark pigments are associated with recharging jing, the primal life-force that determines your youth and longevity.
As you’ve seen above, maca provides a number of health benefits, but let’s examine three of its most exciting health benefits.
Maca is called a superfood for a reason! It is packed with nutrients, and is an adaptogenic herb, which means it has a multitude of benefits, without any side effects. By choosing maca, you’ll be ingesting a healthy dose of iron, which increases the amount of oxygen carried by the blood. It’s high vitamin C count then fights off disease causing germs. Maca balances your body with replenishing minerals, so that when stressed, you are more resilient.
Build Resilience to Stress and Improve Adrenal Fatigue
These days, it’s very common to be under a lot of pressure, and we are exposed to a plethora of toxins on a daily basis. All of which can throw our body’s regulating hormones out of whack. Our adrenal glands are often the main casualty of this, which is where maca can work as a restorative aide. When maca is used on a consistent basis, it, nourishes and stimulates the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, which in turn brings balance to the adrenal glands.
Long Lasting Energy
The key to why maca provides fantastic energy is in how therapeutic it is to the body. It restores your body’s energetic systems and is also a nutritional powerhouse containing 10.5% protein, 8.5% fiber. It also contains 19 essential amino acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and D, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, sodium, potassium, calcium, several glucosinolates, 20 free fatty acids, and more!
Why Longevity Power?
We chose to partner with Longevity Power because of the superior quality of their Black maca. Their maca is grown 12,000 feet above sea level in the Peruvian Andes. They harvest, sun-dry and and use their 10x hot water and alcohol dual extraction method to concentrate black maca’s full nutritional spectrum. Unlike most maca ‘extracts’, which are just boiled down maca roots, they actually remove the fibres and starches leaving just the purest active compounds in an instantly water soluble powder.
How To Take Maca Bliss?
Maca is a fantastic addition to your breakfast, as it has a delicious nutty, slightly butterscotch taste. It is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin c, copper, iron and protein. We recommend using the following dosages.
1 teaspoon (2000 mg). Take 1/4 – 2 teaspoons 1 – 3 times a day. Start with less and slowly build up your dosage. Take consistently and take a week off every 3 months.
1 serving (1 teaspoon) of Maca Bliss is equivalent to 3 tablespoons of raw black maca powder!
How to use: Mix in pure water, shakes, elixirs, juices, milks, soups, healthy desserts and chocolate. Maca Bliss combines together perfectly with other Longevity Power products. Have fun and live long!