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Learn about maca

To get the best results with maca it is important to fully understand and connect with ‘her’. The shamans and farmers held incredible knowledge of how to cultivate her and how she works best. We share some of their secrets below in the hope that you too can become a maca expert. What is maca? How does maca work? Call To Action Call To Action How does maca grow? Why maca must be dried before before you consume it Call To Action Call To Action What are the different colours of maca? What is the best maca powder to buy?...

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10 Amazing 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. It is an all-around body balancer and builds resilience to stress. A sacred medicinal root vegetable that grows only in the remote...

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Why you shouldn’t eat raw maca

For the people of Junin in Peru, maca has been used as a medicinal remedy to prevent and treat health conditions for over 2000 years. Traditionally it is used for its ability to balance hormones, mental health, reduce stress and adrenal fatigue as well as promoting vitality, focus, concentration, fertility, and sexual function. If you ask any of the Incan descendants how to prepare maca they all answer the same way “It must be cooked or boiled to extract the medicine”. So why in our western culture are we suddenly changing 2000 years of tradition and deciding to consume raw...

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¿What are the different colors of maca?

Maca comes in three main colors, with each color having different unique properties. All three colors arise from the same seed crop, so in essence, you cannot independently cultivate a single color. It is just the skin that is colored so once sun-dried and processed all powders look similar but are used for different conditions. Maca root color differences Phenotype genetics provide a harvest with ratios of approximately 60-70% yellow maca, 20-25% red maca, and 10-15% black maca. The shamans claim this is not by chance, but more about how ‘she’ (la maca) wants you to consume her. As such,...

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¿What is the best maca powder to buy?

Making therapeutic grade Maca is a blend of tradition, art and science. There are so many variables that can influence the quality during production and in turn alter the taste, texture and therapeutic properties of the final powder. Couple this with the ethics and sustainability of how it is sourced and finding a quality powder that isn’t hurting a community or the environment can be like finding a needle in a haystack. How do we know whether or not the powder we buy is worth the cost we pay? What is the best maca to buy? And how do we...

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