Organically Grown in the Peruvian Andes

Also known as Peruvian Ginseng, Maca is a root grown in the Peruvian Andes’ mountains, where it withstands the harsh climates and growing conditions of the high 4000m plateaus. Cultivation of this hardy crop goes back at least 2000 years, where the root was considered by the Incas to be a godly gift.


Superfood Ingredients’ Organic Raw Maca Powder is made from yellow, red and black maca roots. The growing and processing stages are complex and labour intensive to ensure a quality end product. After 6-9 growing months, the roots are harvested, cut and dehydrated at temperatures below 45°C. Once fully dried, the roots are then milled and pulverised to produce the more commonly recognised maca powder.


Historically Maca has been considered very highly by those who lived in the Andes, thanks to its wealth of benefits. In fact, it is reported that Incan warriors would consume Maca before battle for maintaining strength and stamina. Maca became such a valuable commodity that it was actually used as a currency for trade deals.


A Nutrient Boosting Powerhouse

Maca Powder has been making an appearance in a wide range of health products launched in the international market, and is increasingly becoming a pantry staple for the smoothie aficionado. Touted for its energy boosting properties, its good protein content as well as a range of vitamin and minerals, Maca Powder has become a widely popular superfood.


Our Organic Raw Maca Powder (in black, red and yellow varieties) is ideal for use in smoothies, baking, snacks, desserts and protein boosters. Organic, Gluten-Free and RAW. Also ideal for inclusion in a Paleo diet.


The benefits of

MACA


The range of minerals and vitamins contained within Maca contribute to the amazing benefits it offers. Many studies have been carried out to test the ancient claims made about this Peruvian root - proving its efficacy at increasing energy, enhancing mood and restoring hormonal balance. Its estrogen boosting and adrenal regulating effects have miraculous result on study subjects.



Natural Stress Reliever

Studies have shown consistent consumption of Maca helps to enhance mood - and ultimately, helping to relieve stress. It does this by increasing the brain’s levels of noradrenaline (also known as norepinephrine) and dopamine. The former is responsible for the ‘fight or flight’ response and the latter plays an important role in mood regulation.


Both of these neurotransmitters are used in antidepressant drugs. However, Maca is believed to be able to offer the same benefits through naturally increasing these levels in the brain. Maca is also a known adaptogen, helping to improve the overall health of the adrenal system - which in turn can reduce the stress that emerges as a result of adrenal fatigue.


All Round Energiser

Maca is completely free of caffeine - the energising effects it imparts are said to be easily sustained and balanced, as opposed to other adrenal-stressing energisers. Hence, Maca is an ideal supplement to fight fatigue and to naturally improve athletic performance.


A 2009 study showed that cyclists, who were given Maca powder for a fortnight, significantly improved upon previous bests of other cyclists who had completed the course previously. A placebo control group, however, did not. This research has highlighted the potential efficacy of Maca as an energy boost.


A Natural Osteoporosis Treatment

Regular use of Maca has been reported to potentially prevent the reduction of bone density. The minerals found in the powdered Peruvian root are said to improve and replenish bone mineral density - leading to a decreased likelihood of developing osteoporosis.


In women, the estrogen boosting effects of Maca have been shown to prevent osteoporosis which occurs as a menopausal side-effect. The aging process causes women to become depleted in estrogen, however, studies have shown regular maca consumption to be effective in raising estrogen levels and treating this bone disorder as a result.


Restores Hormonal Balance

Hormonal imbalances can arise due to problems with the adrenal glands. The adrenal system regulates hormonal activity and adrenal fatigue disrupts this. This can lead to a whole host of problems, including hair loss, muscle aches and low blood pressure.


As an adaptogen, Maca can help restore hormonal imbalances only where needed - lowering and raising levels where necessary. This superfood is also believed to help combat some of the side effects of menopause, by naturally, and safely, increasing the body’s production of estrogen. Studies have shown menopausal women to benefit from weight loss, increased iron levels and reduced blood pressure. 


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Our wholesale Organic Raw Maca Powder (black, red or yellow) is available in bulk format which we ship by the pallet directly from Peru to all parts of the globe.




Please feel free to contact us at ask@sfisuperfoods.com for more information.


If your business is located in Australia or New Zealand and you are interested in wholesale bulk supply of our Organic Raw Maca Powder (black, red or yellow), please contact us at australasia@sfisuperfoods.com


If your business in located in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore or Japan and you are interested in wholesale bulk supply of our Organic Raw Maca Powder (black, red or yellow), please contact us at asia@sfisuperfoods.com


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For customers interested in buying our Organic Raw Maca Powder as a retail product please click on the link below to go to the Superfoodies website in New Zealand.






 

WHOLESALE SUPERFOOD INGREDIENTS in the spotlight

Maca Powder has taken the international market by storm since it joined the ranks as one of the leading Peruvian Superfoods. Known as an adaptogen, it is believed to be a natural mood enhancer and stress reliever - helping the body to restore hormonal balance. Maca boasts a wide profile of vitamins and minerals which are said to promote healthy fertility, as well as making this superfood a great energiser.
 

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