Maca Powder And How To Use It
At Seleno Health, we combine ancient plant wisdom with modern science to bring you natural health and wellbeing. We have found people increasingly interested in maca and, more specifically, maca powder. As maca powder experts, we are here to share all there is to know about maca, what it can do for you and how you can take it.
What Is Maca Powder?
Maca powder comes from the maca root, a sacred plant found in the high mountains of Peru. Traditionally, it is used as a natural remedy to boost energy, fight stress and fatigue and bring balance. Maca roots come in different colours (red, black and yellow), each with different properties that can be used in varying ratios to treat specific conditions.
Red Maca: Used to treat adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalances like PMS and menopause, anxiety, bone weakness, circulatory problems, inflammation and more.
Yellow Maca: Used to treat stress, burnout, thyroid dysfunction, hormone imbalances, build general resilience and immunity for good health and wellbeing and more.
Black Maca: The rarest maca and thought to be the most sacred, black maca is used to treat chronic health conditions as well as boost cognitive capacity, brain function, mental focus and mental health, physical performance, male fertility, libido and sexual function and more.
How Should Maca Powder Be Used?
Maca typically comes as a powder or in crunchy chunks (maca nibs). Typically, these have a malt-caramel, sweet flavour that combines well with spices, fruits, cacao and more. Maca in its powdered form is often mixed with water to drink or added to cereal, porridge, smoothies, yoghurt or juice. Maca nibs can be added to oats, cereal, granola, smoothies or even used in cooking and baking. It’s important to note that maca in its raw form must always be cooked before consumption. Raw maca can make you very ill and upset your gut biome.
At Seleno Health, we take pride in offering our customers farm-to-table products that have been ethically and sustainably sourced and backed by scientific research. By combining ancient plant knowledge with practical, scientific facts, we aim to spread knowledge and easy access to good health and wellbeing as far and wide as possible.