Today, the Quechua people continue to grow this superfood at its natural altitude as high as 14,000 feet, making maca the highest-altitude crop on Earth.
Maca is a member of the cruciferous family of plants that includes broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and turnips. It’s grown for its root, which resembles that of the radish. The character and properties of maca have been developed by the extreme conditions under which it grows (thriving in the intense sunlight and thin atmospheric conditions), which makes maca a powerful adaptogen. This means it may have the ability to balance and stabilize the body’s glandular-hormonal system, nervous system, cardiovascular system, and musculature. Adaptogens produce an adaptive response in the body to stress that improves homeostasis. According to most studies, adaptogens improve the body’s overall vitality by 10-15%. Rather than addressing a specific symptom, adaptogens improve the overall adaptability of the whole body to challenging situations and stress.
Maca as an adaptogenic superfood may increase energy, endurance, oxygen in the blood, physical strength, neurotransmitter production, fertility and libido. It may contain biologically active aromatic isothiocyanates, especially p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate, which have reputed aphrodisiac properties.
Maca may support the endocrine system, the adrenals, and the thyroid. It typically improves one’s mood and also helps to support healthy hormone production. It can provide more energy if it is needed, but if not maca will not over stimulate you. It has a longstanding reputation as a powerful strength and stamina enhancer. Maca may be a rich source of immune-enhancing sterols, including sitosterol, campesterol, ergosterol, brassicasterol, and ergostadienol.
Maca may be rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur, sodium, and iron and may also contain trace minerals including zinc, iodine, copper, selenium, bismuth, manganese, tin, and silicon. It may be high in vitamins B1, B2, C, and E.
- Adaptogenic herb used for centuries around the world.
- Natural aphrodisiac, energy enhancer & libido booster and may also help balance hormone levels in both men and women.
- Don’t be fooled by all the marketing gimmicks such as ‘red’, ‘black’ or ‘purple’ maca is best – raw, organic GY MACA is best.
Start with 1-2 tsp. in water, juice, milks, smoothies and creative chocolate concoctions or mixed into flour for dessert recipes, workingyour way up to 1-2 TBS daily. With an earthy taste that is slightly nutty with a hint of butterscotch, a little maca goes a long way. GY MACA Powder is a great emulsifier. It can be used to draw fats/oils together with starches/sugars in any recipe.
It is recommended that you take a week off during every month of consistent Giddy Yoyo MACA use to enhance its efficiency.
Recipe Idea: Chocolate Giddy Yoyo MACA Mojo Smoothie
- 3 cups water
- 2 tsp. - 2 TBS GY MACA
- 3 TBS Giddy Yoyo CACAO POWDER (or more if you prefer)
- 2 TBS Chia seeds
- 1-2 TBS Coconut oil
- 1-2 Giddy Yoyo BANANA SPEARS
- Giddy Yoyo CANE CRYSTALS and/or Giddy Yoyo BANANA FLAKES to taste
- Add ice and blend on high.
- Sprinkle 1-2 TBS freshly frozen Giddy Yoyo BEE POLLEN
Ingredients: 100% Organic Raw MACA Powder.