The Superfood Grocer Organic Maca Powder
Maca is a root that grows in the mineral rich volcanic soil of Bolivia and Peru. It grows in intense climates where no other plant survives, absorbing the nutrients of the rich soil all to itself.
Known as a stress adaptogen, Maca curtails the effects of stress, whether physical or mental, by regenerating the adrenal glands and lowering cortisol levels (Cortisol is a hormone released by the body when it is stressed). When cortisol is low, people are able to sleep deeply (resulting with less hours of sleep needed) and function more efficiently. Maca is also rich in sterols which promote regeneration of fatigued muscles, leading to quicker recovery from physical stress.
Other benefits of Maca include curbing sugar and carbohydrate cravings, as well as balancing hormones in men and in women through its alkaloids that nourish the endocrine system (Maca balances testosterone levels in men; it also regulates reproductive hormones in women, lessening the impact of dysmenorrhea and alleviating menopausal imbalance).
How to use: Take 1/2 to 1 tsp daily. Mix with a smoothie or with water or juice, if need be. We recommend starting out with 1/4-1/2 teaspoon per day (can also be split into 2 servings throughout the day, 1/4 tsp each), then building up to 1/2-1 tsp per day.