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Maca has been used medicinally for centuries in South America and is known as an adaptogen. What is an adaptogen? In simplistic terms an adaptogen is a biological substance found in rare plants & herbs that help the body adapt to changes & stress. Some of the many benefits of Maca include:
overall stress protection; aids in sleep; quicker injury recovery; increases metabolism, which may help with weight loss; improve sex drive; improve workout performance, endurance, stamina, strength; may help with hormonal imbalance problems in women and men.
There are 3 varieties of Maca that are commonly referred to: Red, Black and Yellow Maca.
Each variety is purported to have a different specific health benefit when compared to the others. Red Maca taken daily is linked to a reduction in the size of the prostate. Black Maca is considered the strongest for energy promoting properties. Yellow Maca is the most commonly used of all varieties and the most widely available. It is linked most closely to regulation of hormones in women and men, support for emotional aspects of sexual health and as an antioxidant.
Maca root powder is comprised of approximately 18% protein, 76.5% carbohydrates, 5% fat, and 8.5% fiber (indigestible carbohydrates). Maca provides a powerful source of nutrition, including:
Over 20 amino acids, 8 essential amino acids, 20 free-form fatty acids (such as lauric, linolenic, palmitic acid, oleic , and steric acid), Vitamins B-1, B-2, C and E, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper, Zinc, Manganese, Selenium, and Iron.
Raw Maca contains a great deal of carbohydrates which need to be broken down before it can be absorbed into the body. To improve the digestibility and absorption, Maca root undergoes a gelatinization process. Gelatinization uses heat to concentrate the active micronutrients, and improve absorption by breaking down starches in the root, making it easier for your body to digest and assimilate. Easier to absorb = better results.
Our Nova Scotia Organics Maca Tablet contains pre-gelatinized Yellow Maca, which in our opinion is the best all-around fit for everyday life. It is an amazing ingredient that can help with so many things. Give it a try; we think it’s worth it. You never know, it might be just what you need!
It's your body. Run it well. TM
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