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Maca acts as an adaptagen, regulating optimal hormonal function.
Known as the most potent Maca for men and women to enhance libido and sexual function
Black Maca has been shown to be effective at improving learning and cognition
Black Maca has been shown to increase athletic performance and energy.
Black Maca has been shown to have some benefit at reducing fatigue.
There is some evidence that Black Maca may be effective at reducing stress
Some studies found Black Maca to improve memory and recall.
Black Maca has been shown to improve sperm count and uterine health.
WHY BLACK MACA?
The ‘standard’ Maca is known as yellow Maca but there is growing scientific evidence that each variety (yellow, black and red) has different strengths in terms of its health benefits. Whilst the outside of this special root is either yellow, red or black – the inside is more or less the same colour.
Black Maca is the Maca of the brain. Used to boost your mood, combat fatigue and stress and strengthening your memory.
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IMPROVES MEMORY & LEARNING
There have been a number of scientific studies that looked at the effects of Black Maca on memory and learning. One such study published in 2007 looked at the effects of Black Maca on learning and memory in mice. The researchers concluded that Black Maca “signfiicantly” improved memory impairment (read full article).
Another study published in 2011 looked at how Black Maca affected Mice that had had their memory impaired. For 35 days Mice were given either distilled water or Black Maca, they were then put through a series of tests to evaluate memory and learning. The researchers concluded that “these results demonstrated that black maca can enhance learning and memory” (read full article).
Another study found that out of all three Maca types, Black Maca had the most promising effect on latent learning (read full article). Latent learning refers to learning which is not immediately evident but rather demonstrated once a reinforcement is given.
BLACK MACA FOR ENERGY
Research published in 2009 measured cycling improvements in athletes over a 14 day period of taking Maca. The researchers concluded that Maca “supplementation improved 40 km cycling time trial performance” (Stone, Ibarra, et al. 2009 – full journal article).
BLACK MACA FOR SPERM COUNT
A study published in 2006 looked at how Maca affects sperm count. The study found that “Black maca affects sperm count as early as 1 day after beginning of treatment.” (read full article)
Another scientific study published in 2008 looked at what it is in Black Maca that increases sperm count. The researchers concluded that it may be the antioxidant component.
BLACK MACA FOR SPERM COUNT
A study published in 2012 looked at the effects of Black Maca on a range of different aspects of the female reproductive system of mice. The researchers found that Black Maca had a positive impact on embryo implantation and uterine weight and it also helped to regulated the reproductive cycle (read full article.
WHAT MAKES OUR MACA SO SPECIAL?
Our Maca is grown at 4200m above sea level in Junin, Peru. We purchase direct from the indigenous farmers who have been growing Maca in that region since before recorded time. The farmers sun dry the Maca and then ground into a fine powder, at no point are any fillers or additives used. It is guaranteed premium quality and comes to you certified organic so you know it is free of pesticides, herbicides and radiation.
MACA HAS BEEN USED IN TRADITIONAL EASTERN MEDICINE FOR MILLENNIA
The ancient Incans used maca root as far back as two thousand years ago, when it was revered not only as a staple crop, but as a potent medicinal herb. Folktales about this high nutrient food describe how Incan warriors consumed large quantities of the product before going into battle to increase energy and strength.
In 2015 1,300 tons of Maca was exported around the world. Recent scientific research demonstrates Maca’s ability to impart energy, to balance and assist the hormone system and to act as a natural aphrodisiac (particularly for men). It also contains a huge amount of nutrients, minerals and all essential amino acids.
AN INCREDIBLE WAY TO BALANCE HORMONES & IMPROVE MOOD
Rather than providing hormones to the body, Maca acts an an adaptogen, meaning it responds to each body differently. If a particular hormone is being produced too much, maca will regulate the body to produce less. And if the body is producing not enough, it bumps up production.
In 2005 researchers performed a 9 month study of Maca’s effect on female hormones. The conclusion was that Maca acts as a toner of hormonal processes and that it is a serious potential alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy (Meissner, Kapcynszki et al. 2005 – read full article).
Maca stimulates and nurtures the hypothalamus and pituitary glands (named the master glands) of the body, which in turn regulate the adrenal, thyroid, pancreas, ovarian and testicular glands. Sexual development, tissue function, mood & growth are all dependent on a healthy hormonal balance, and Maca is incredible in it’s ability to do achieve just that.
Maca has been traditionally used by herbalists to treat PMS problems, menopause, hot flushes, increasing energy & endurance and for the treatment of depression rather than using hormone replacement therapy.
In a double-blind study published in The Journal Of The North American Menopause Society, Maca was found to reduce depression and anxiety in post-menopausal women and to also improve sexual dysfunction (full journal article).
A NUTRIENT & MINERAL DENSE FOOD.
This organic super food delivers a beneficial amount of plant-based protein and around 8% of maca is dietary fiber. A number of important fatty acids and essential amino acids (of which 18 out of 20 are present) are also present. Maca also contains energy boosting and immune revatalising Vitamins B1, 2, and 3, along with small quantities of C, E, and B6.
MACA AS A SEXUAL STIMULANT & NATURAL ALTERNATIVE TO ERECTILE MEDICINE
Known as a great tool for men to enhance sperm count and improve sexual function, Maca has began to be known as nature’s alternative to erectile medicine. Several studies have shown Maca to have a positive effect on sexual dysfunction.
A double-blind study found that people with diagnosed erectile dysfunction showed significant improvements when taking just 3g a day of Maca. Libido also markably improved (Dording, Fisher, et al. 2008 – full journal article).
MACA FOR SEXUAL HEALTH
Maca has also been used traditionally to help improve male sexual health. As far back as 1653 a writer by the name of Father Cobo noted that he had seen first hand how this incredible super food could improve sexual health.
A study published by the University of Peru found that Maca improved the sperm count and testicular weight of rats when given daily doses over 14 days (Gonzales, Ruiz, et al. 2001 – full journal article).
WHAT COLOUR MACA?
Maca is a root vegetable similar in appearance to sweet potato. Like Sweet Potato, it comes in a few different colour varieties (but once it is grounded they all look more or less the same).
Maca root is available in Yellow, Red and Black and each colour appears to have slightly different strengths in terms of the benefits it provides:
Yellow Maca: The ‘standard’ Maca taken for overall health benefits, hormone balancing (women), etc.
Black Maca: Research has shown that this Maca is the best for improving sexual health in men and women and for combating fatigue.
Red Maca: This Maca has been demonstrated to be the most effective at improving prostate health and protecting the skin against sun damage.
HOW TO CONSUME
Start with one teaspoon and work up to two teaspoons (4 grams) gradually. Add to your favourite smoothie, juice or a glass of water.
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