An Incan superfood with a multitude of health benefits, maca is still cultivated by the indigenous peoples of the Andes Mountains for their own consumption and as a cash crop. Loving Earth’s maca is grown at elevations over 4,000 meters and purchased from a grower’s association in Junin, Peru, on a fair trade basis.
Maca contains gluten-free carbohydrates, significant amounts of protein and dietary fibre, every essential amino acid, and a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. One of its most important properties is due to the presence of unique alkaloids which support proper function of the hypothalamus and pituitary glands and thereby the endocrine system, adrenal glands, thyroid and pancreas. This regulates and balances the body’s levels of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone, making maca a natural option for treating irregular menstrual cycle and the symptoms of menopause. The high protein and carbohydrate content makes it an effective bodybuilding supplement, and it’s also reputed to be a libido-enhancing aphrodisiac.
- Contains all essential amino acids
- Regulates oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels
- Increases libido
- Builds muscle
- Can improve function of endocrine system and associated glands
- Low glycaemic index
- Gluten free
- Fair trade
- Certified organic