Earthy Nourishment’s Organic Maca Powder is delicious when added to cookies and brownies, sprinkled over porridge and more!
I even make a monthly batch of super healthy dog treats with Maca powder, dogs are crazy for Maca Powder, there isn’t much research as to why, but all we know is that it is great for bone and joint health and 100% safe for your pooch. (horses and cats also)
Although Maca itself is not really sweet, it is best paired in sweet goods, such as baking and desserts.
You can also get the Maca powder in the awesome Ultimate dessert box! – a bundle of products needed to get you on your way to healthy and delicious dessert making!
The Maca root benefits include a positive effect on hormone balance, energy levels, and a health booster.
Rich in fibre, and boasting over 20 amino acids (including 8 essential amino acids) – this is pretty impressive!
PMS, Menopause, and Women with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – Maca Root is well known to help with hormone balance that often contributes to improving the symptoms of PMS and Menopause. In females with PCOS, maca is believed to help by controlling estrogen levels in the body.
Estrogen levels that are either too high or too low can make it difficult for a women to ovulate and become pregnant. Therefore balancing the amount of estrogen that a women produces, and in turn the amount of related progesterone produced, is very important for increasing reproductive health, fertility, and decreasing symptoms related to PCOS – like irregular menstrual cycles, excess hair growth, and more.
Just one teaspoon in your smoothie once or twice a day can do amazing things. Here are just a few of the things you can expect maca in your smoothie to help with:
Energy: Most people feel their mood and energy level lift almost instantly. Users report their energy, stamina and endurance.
Sex Drive: Maca has been shown to increase not only the male sex drive, but the production of sperm as well.
Migraines: If you suffer from migraine headaches you might want to try maca. Because most migraines are related to an imbalance in hormone levels, or fluctuating hormone levels, maca works by leveling out those levels. Maca doesn’t create any hormones in the body – it just helps the body produce them more consistently and effectively. It helps balance the body’s production of estrogen and progesterone. Maca also helps restore balance to the hypothalamus and pituitary glands – the body’s master gland system.
Memory: Maca enhances memory as well as our ability to learn and process mentally. It makes us more alert and aware.
Wounds: Maca speeds wound healing and benefits the circulatory system as well.
Vitamin packed: Maca includes 55 phyto-chemicals, including vitamins B1, B2, B12, and Vitamin C, zinc. It has amino acids, calcium and phosphorus as well.
Immune Booster: Maca’s 22 fatty acids function both as a fungicide and as a local antiseptic. These actions, along with the natural Vitamin C and zinc are believed to help aid in overall immunity enhancement.
Stress: For people with adrenal stress from work, disease, exercise or PTSD, maca can reduce the effects of cortisol on the adrenal glands and other organs so impacted by a “Type A”, high pressure lifestyle or job. Athletes, executives and anyone with an active life will appreciate how maca helps address the destructive actions of mental, emotional and physical stress on the body. Maca can help lower high blood pressure and how the body burns and utilizes food.
Thyroid: The Thyroid gland controls the rate at which the body produces energy from nutrients. Maca contains an alkaloid extract which activates the body’s natural calcitonine hormones, which regulate the metabolism of calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) in the blood. The hormone is secreted by the thyroid and the parathyroid. It acts in the intestines, bones, and kidneys to increase the (Ca2+) in the plasma. It also aids in wound healing through blood clotting. (Dr. Chacon — Peru)
Pancreas: Maca also boosts the work your pancreas does in keeping your blood sugar levels even. The pancreas is a vital part of the digestive process. If the duct from the pancreas become blocked for some reason the digestive fluids of the pancreas may digest the pancreas itself, or lead to pancreatitis, or pancreatic cancer.
Thymus: Your thymus is the organ responsible for the health of your immune system. It produces the T-cells that fight off infection and disease, especially important if you are getting treatment for HIV, AIDS or cancer. Maca contains vitamin C as well as trace elements of zinc. Researchers found out years ago that C and zinc, when taken together, help boost the immune system function of the thymus gland. Part of maca’s adaptogenic value may be its ability to enhance the thymus’ cell mediated immunity.
What do I taste like
Maca root powder has a distinct flavor that’s been described as malty, or like caramel or toffee. It has also been called nutty, and some even find it has hints of butterscotch.
Though maca in an of itself isn’t sweet, it lends itself best to preparations that are on the sweet side, like beverages, unbaked cookies and bars, smoothies, and cereals.
What is Maca root exactly?
Maca is a root vegetable (alternatively referred to as a tuber) that’s a distant cousin of the radish family. A member of the species Lepidium meyenii, it’s grown in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia. Maca’s benefits have long been valued by indigenous cultures. More recently, its use as a superfood has spread worldwide, and its popularity is growing exponentially.
How much should I use ?
When first starting to use maca root powder, it’s best to begin by taking smaller amounts and building up; as little as 1/2 teaspoon is a good place to start. One tablespoon of the powdered root is an average daily dose, Using up to two tablespoons a day is fine too, depending on body weight.
Maca is a powerful superfood and should be used in moderation. It’s also recommended that if you take it on a daily basis, to take a couple of days off each week, or to take it for 3 weeks, then take a break for a week.
Isn’t fresh fruit and veg better?
Often, even organic Fruit and Veg that you find in your supermarket has been in transit for up to one week, and each day that goes by, fruit and veg lose their nutritional values, all of our powders are made into powder as soon as the Fruit or Veg is picked, meaning you get all of the fresh nutrients.
How many tablespoons comes in each size?
100g – 15 tbsp 250g- 27 tbsp 500g – 68 tbsp
Why is Maca known to be better than viagra?
The impotence and infertility problems affect both men and women. While Viagra™ has been touted as the answer to male impotence, there are many side effects associated with its use. Moreover, for the most part, Viagra™ has been ineffective in treating sexual dysfunction in women. In the other hand maca has proven (scientifically and by experience) to be a completely natural way to achieve proper sexual functioning without any side effects or hazards to your health.
Is your Maca Powder free from any nasties?
Yes, all of our products at Earthy nourishment are absolutely GMO FREE, Organic, Natural, Naturally Gluten free and in some cases, Raw. ♥