Nature’s Superfoods’ Organic Gelatinised Maca Root Powder is a proprietary blend of yellow, red and black Maca roots, and hails from the high elevations of the Peruvian Andes. Known as Peruvian Ginseng, the certified organic Maca roots are sun-dried (not oven-dried), before going through the process of gelatinisation (under controlled temperature conditions) to break down the starch chains for easier digestion and absorption. Many consume this superfood to improve energy, vitality, libido and fertility.
MACA: High in protein and complex carbs and is abundant in amino acids, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, vitamins (B1, B2, C & E) and minerals (Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, sodium & iron). It is also rich in many bioactive plant compounds, which have effect on not only sex hormones, but also on adrenals, giving a feeling of greater energy and vitality, and on the pancreas and thyroid as well.
Gelatinised Maca powder does not refer to a mixture of Maca powder and gelatin, as some would think. Gelatinisation refers to the process of breaking down starch chains in the Maca root (by pre-cooking the roots under controlled temperature conditions), thus making the root powder more easily digested. Gelatinised Maca’s active ingredients are more concentrated and more quickly absorbed by the body. Gelatinised Maca Powder is great for sensitive stomachs as well as for those who are looking for a faster-acting and more concentrated /potent effect of Maca.
Maca root nourishes and rejuvenates the endocrine (hormonal) system, thus balancing naturally the production of hormones in the body. Maca does not contain hormones. Maca root has also been shown to be beneficial for all sorts of hormonal problems including PMS and menopause.
Botanical name: Lepidium meyenii, Walp