This powder is made of 100% pure Maca root, which has been air-dried out of contact with sunlight. It is entirely wholesome and has no added ingredients.
Native to the Andes mountain range, Maca is believed to have been domesticated as early as 1600 BC by Andean people. It has long been used by the indigenous peoples of this region to promote sexual function and fertility. The Incans used Maca in many of their natural remedies, specifically to enhance energy, increase stamina, endurance and strength. It is also known as Peruvian Ginseng due to its stimulating qualities.
Maca is organically cultivated in the Andes Mountains in Peru, at altitudes of approximately 3500 – 4500 m (11,500 – 15,000 ft).
Maca is a low glycaemic index (GI) carbohydrate source, meaning it is digested slowly in the body therefore giving you a continuous release of energy throughout the day. It is also a complete protein, containing all of the essential amino acids whilst also being a good source of vitamins and minerals. Maca has a rich, slightly sweet, nutty taste which is very popular for use in smoothies, juices or in your favourite protein shake.