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Maca Powder comes from the Maca plant which is native to Peru. It is a cruciferous vegetable from the carrot, radish and parsnip family. It has been cultivated and used by the Peruvians for several thousand years, both as a foodstuff and also for its medicinal properties. Maca contains high amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and all the essential amino acids. Maca is an adaptogen so it "adapts" to your body's metabolism and can help you achieve your optimal level of health and energy.
Small-scale clinical trials performed in men have shown that maca extracts can heighten libido and improve semen quality.
It has been presumed that maca's hormone-normalizing effects may be due to the root's unique nutritional profile, which provides optimum levels of nutrients utilized by the body's endocrine system.
This Maca is of the highest quality, grown in Peru without the use of any pesticides or herbicides. The highest quality maca root tubers are carefully selected and using a careful drying and grinding process, the fine flour/powder is obtained. This ensures the maca retains all its potency and is easy to use. Maca flour doesn't contain any type of preservative, colouring or flavouring. It is 100% natural.
Gelatinized maca is maca that has had the starch removed. Maca without starch present is more assimiable making it easier for the body to digest and absorb and is easier, therefore, on the stomach and digestion. The term gelatinized simply refers to the special process whereby the starch is removed and does not mean the maca contains gelatin. Gelatinized maca powder can be used in exactly the same way as non-gelatinized maca powder. It is a slightly darker creamy brown colour and not quite as finely powdered as ordinary maca as it is more concentrated (so you get more from less). As it is more concentrated and pure it is faster acting and dissolves more quickly than other maca. The taste is not quite as strong as ordinary maca as it is less bitter and therefore mixes well into many recipes. The special gelatinization process makes it the most assimiable and nutritiously dense type of maca. Furthermore, as it is a purer and more concentrated form of maca, you get more from less offering great value.
Maca is considered a food and therefore has no set dosages. As a guide, 2 capsules twice a day is recommended. Maca can also be taken in higher doses as required. For those new to Maca, it is recommended to start with smaller doses and increase gradually.
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