Nutra Organics Maca Powder 150g
‘the inca superfood’
Nutra Organics Certified Organic MACA (botanical name Lepidium meyenii, Walpers or L.Peruvianum, Chacon) is a cruciferous root vegetable grown at high altitudes in the Andean Plateau of Peru. Maca was a major part of the diet and commerce of the high Andes region and its cultivation dates back thousands of years. MACA is a nutritionally packed super food rich in amino acids, vitamins minerals & EFA’s. Our MACA is hand selected by local farmers, which also means rural community and grower cooperative are empowered through FAIR TRADE PRICING, and is always sourced from the same valley over 14,000 ft altitude in Peru. The Maca root is cultivated in the harshest of environments, where there can be suffocating midday heat and extreme night-time cold, and has adapted to the low levels of oxygen at high altitude, which is why it is able to store high levels of plant nutrients called plant sterols.
The Endocrine System
Simply stated, the endocrine system is responsible for regulating energy levels growth, puberty and metabolism. Hormones and glands are the foundation of the endocrine system. As the body’s chemical messengers, hormones transfer information and instructions from one set of cells to another; they are crucial for normal functions of the body. Many different hormones move through the bloodstream, but each type of hormone is designed to affect only certain cells. Researchers have recently discovered that the use of maca is one of the best ways to regulate and support these hormones and overall, maintain the endocrine system. Unlike unnatural remedies, maca is not composed of any hormones itself, but rather, the root contains a distinctive assemblage of nutrients that aid the endocrine glands in producing naturally occurring hormones.
Hypothalamus and Adrenal Gland
Maca works on the hypothalamus pituitary axis an essential bond connecting the brain and the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland produces hormones which are then distributed in the blood to many different tissues in the body, such as the adrenal gland. The adrenal gland, as you may know, controls heart rate and blood pressure—vital functions of the body.
Thyroid & Parathyroid Glands
The rate at which the body produces energy from nutrients is controlled by the thyroid gland. Maca contains an alkaloid extract, which stimulates specific hormones whose function it is to regulate the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the blood. Maca also serves to aid blood clotting important to healing wounds.
Maca contains both zinc and vitamin C, which aid the immune system - a function of the thymus gland.
The alkaloids within maca have direct affect on the hypothalamus-pituitary axis responsible for gender fitting response in regard to gonadal functions.
Maca has been proven to increase male libido and sperm production in the testes.
Nutra Organics MACA is an ideal super food powder giving you an instant readily absorbable comprehensive formulation of nutrients, to help maintain optimum nutritional intake and is particularly beneficial for middle-aged women living an active lifestyle.
Certified Organic Maca Powder
To maintain good levels of vitamins and minerals, mix ½ to 1 heaped teaspoon of MACA into you favourite smoothie, on top of your favourite yoghurt, cereal, or fruit juice daily. Take twice a day if feeling vitamin and mineral deficient.