Maca root is considered one of the world’s natural super foods with its high density of amino acids and phytonutrients. Native to the mountains of Peru it is often referred to as ‘Peruvian ginseng’.
Maca root is a rich source of vitamins B, C and E and provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and over twenty amino acids including eight essential ones. All of these combined have been proved in studies to help increase stamina, mental energy, focus and deliver restful sleep. Historically maca has been considered a potent aphrodisiac and a traditional fertility secret of populations living in the Andes.
Studies have shown that maca can have a positive effect on our hormone balance. It supports the endocrine system, which is the collection of glands that produce hormones to regulate metabolism and increase energy levels, as well as improving ones mood and sense of well being. Considered an adaptogen it will help your body’s ability to naturally adapt to everyday stresses, meaning it may provide support in times of physical, emotional or environmental stress - making it ideal for hectic lifestyles.
Because maca can help increase energy and stamina it is brilliant both pre and post exercise and we have added it to our high protein berry blend UPBEET. It is also perfect as an afternoon pick me up in our indulgent rich chocolate HIMALAYAN SALTED CACAO.
Maca is an adaptogen meaning it supports us in times of physical, emotional or environmental stress.