We’ve all been told from a young age to eat our vegetables. Carrots help your vision, broccoli is full of vitamin K, and they each have their own, unique characteristics that help support our health. But did you know about the lesser known maca plant? This root vegetable might not be readily accessible to add to your stir fry for dinner, but in its powdered form, it can be a great addition to your diet. It’s an easy way to take advantage of all the potential benefits of this power plant.
What is Maca Powder?
Maca is a unique root vegetable from the radish family. Maca grows exclusively in the Central Andes and only at an altitude between 4000 and 4500 meters. It has been used for over 2,000 years for a variety of potential benefits. There are four major varieties including red, purple, black, and cream; however, there is evidence of 13 different varieties existing in the Peruvian Highlands ranging in color. Though natives of Peru historically ate maca baked, dried, etc., maca in its powder form is the popular way to eat it present day.
Potential Maca Benefits
Maca has a variety of potential benefits, but its most common is its support of a healthy libido and reproductive health for both men and women. It is thought to help support hormone levels and sperm function. It also supports healthy energy levels while promoting a healthy stress response. Native Peruvians also thought maca could help with learning and stamina so they used maca for a positive school performance. In addition, maca is full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein making it a great choice for anyone looking to support their healthy lifestyle.
Maca Powder Dosage
Maca powder dosage is recommended to be about 5,000mg a day. Once maca is harvested, the root is typically dried and can last for years. When it’s ready to eat, the dried maca is boiled, which increases the metabolites. Even though it’s a root vegetable, it is very rarely eaten in dishes outside of its native Central Andes. It’s often encapsulated or ground in a powder to add to other foods.
Maca Powder Products
Our store carries a range of maca brands and varieties. You’re sure to find a version that best suits your healthy lifestyle. To start, we have powder, capsule or extract forms of maca available. We also have another version — gelatinized powder — available to accommodate your needs. The recommended maca powder dosage for powder is one teaspoon daily, making it an easy addition to your supplement routine. If you enjoy sweets, our store also has maca chocolate bars available. What better way to take advantage of a sweet tooth? From eating chocolate, to taking capsules, to adding your maca powder dosage to your favorite smoothie, there’s so many options available for taking this vitamin-rich vegetable root.
Try Maca Today
Maca, no matter the version, is a great addition to your diet if you’re looking to support your stamina or reproduction system. Not to mention, it’s full of vitamins and minerals. With just a small maca powder dosage a day to add to your favorite beverage, it’s an easy supplement to incorporate into your lifestyle. (And if you don’t like the powder, give the capsules, extract or chocolate a shot.) Try our different products today and you’ll be on your way to a happy, healthier you!
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