Maca

Yellow maca vs red maca vs black maca NZ - maca colours explained

Yellow maca vs red maca vs black maca NZ - maca colours explained

For centuries the people of Peru have used the different colours of maca root for different healing benefits. New scientific studies have shown that the different coloured roots contain different bioactive profiles and exhibit unique biological properties. Using ancient wisdom and modern science we make sense of these observations and provide you answers on which maca is best for you. Seeds of maca produce all 3 main colours of the root in the ratio of 60-70% yellow maca, 20-25% red maca, and 10-15% black maca, you cannot selectively cultivate just one colour. Yellow being the most abundant and cheapest is...

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benefits of maca root

What are the benefits of maca root for your health and wellbeing

There are many health benefits of maca, it is known to increase energy, vitality and prevent adrenal fatigue, it balances hormones, improves thyroid function and metabolism, and is a natural antidepressant that can assist with anxiety and mental health. It can improve fertility in men and women. Maca can increase libido and sexual function in men and women, increase bone density and strength, improve prostate function in men, and improve mental focus, memory, cognition, and boost athletic performance.
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How does maca work?

How does maca work?

Maca is a sacred medicinal root that has been part of shamanic and health practices in Peru for centuries. Most of maca's activity in our body occurs in our endocannabinoid system (ECS) and has been attributed to bio-active molecules, which are unique to maca, called macamides and macaenes. So what are these molecules, how are they formed and how do they work?  What are macamides and how are they made? Macamides are unique molecules derived from free-fatty acids produced only by maca and they possess structures almost identical to our natural cannabinoids in our brain like Anandamide (our bliss molecule)....

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Is maca safe? Myths and truths about maca

Is maca safe? Myths and truths about maca

Maca is a sacred Incan root vegetable that has been used for centuries in Peru due to its therapeutic properties. Maca root grows in extreme conditions (4000m above sea level), is prepared through hand-harvesting, sun drying and boiling into teas, soups, broths and elixirs. People in Peru believe that such strength and resilience of this sacred plant, should be cultivated and consume with respect, as maca root offers several health benefits such as improving energy, vitality, stamina, immunity, endurance, hormonal balance, mental health and mood. Maca is also known for its aphrodisiac properties and has been used for centuries. Maca...

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raw maca

Never eat raw maca

Eating raw maca is very risky for you and your gut biome and can cause long-term health problems. People who live in Junin, Peru, have been taking advantage of maca’s medicinal purposes to prevent and treat health conditions for over 2000 years. They also would tell you that the way you should consume maca is cooked or boiled, that way you extract the medicine from it and protect your gut. So why is it that some people are not taking advantage of this knowledge? Why aren’t we all consuming pre-cooked or 'activated' maca powder? And what are the risks of...

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The Entourage Effect – Combining Maca, Terpenes, Cacao and Cannabis

The Entourage Effect – Combining Maca, Terpenes, Cacao and Cannabis

New studies are showing that synergy occurs between molecules with full-plant forms or extracts compared to isolating out single compounds. This 'entourage' approach is now commonly accepted as the ideal way to regulate our own cannabinoids. For thousands of years, plants have been used to activate the natural cannabinoid responses of the body and nervous system by native and indigenous healers. In all cases, these so-called “master plants” have been taken in a full or whole plant form. The more recent Western approach with master plants like cannabis Sativa has focused on isolating and consuming pure extracts of single components...

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