WHAT IS BLACK MACA?
As a cruciferous vegetable, Maca is in the same family as broccoli and kale, but it’s the root of this plant (Lepidium meyenii) that holds the most desirable benefits.
Maca comes from the northern plateau of Puna, belonging to Peru and Bolivia, which is located mainly at an altitude of 3.3-4.2 kilometers above sea level, which is slightly above the forest line, but below the snow line. Maca is the highest-growing food plant in the world. And even without taking into account the altitude, Pune is a very harsh terrain for plants. At any time of the year, temperatures can fluctuate from freezing to 15°C. Even when there is a real drought in terms of rainfall, the humidity is still quite high. Because of this, frost often appears, including during the growing season. It can be summarized that the unique chemical composition of the Peruvian maca owes its existence to all these natural irritating factors.
It is this root that has been valued for thousands of years for its ability to increase energy levels, stamina and fertility. Black maca is the rarest of all maca flowers, accounting for approximately 15% of the annual crop. Studies have shown that black maca is most effective for men, especially in terms of muscle building, stamina, libido, and the ability to concentrate. Incan warriors are said to have consumed Black Maca Root to increase energy and strength.
Components included in the formula of BLACK MACA PREMIUM contribute to increase:
• male potency and libido
• ability to concentrate
• muscle building
NUTRITIONAL VALUE AND PHYTOCHEMISTRY OF MACA
Dry maca powder has a high nutritional value, especially in terms of the content of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium. It also contains approximately 13-16% protein, rich in essential amino acids. It is also rich in dietary fiber (8.5%), carbohydrates (59%) and free fatty acids (2.2%). Even aside from maca’s superior nutritional value, its phytochemical composition is even more interesting. It contains many unique components, but first of all, it is worth paying attention to the fact that all representatives of the cruciferous family contain the so-called glucosinolates. It is these substances that are responsible for the valuable anti-cancer properties of broccoli, curly and ordinary cabbage, etc. – and, moreover, have a versatile positive effect on hormone metabolism. Maca glucosinolates stand out from the rest; particularly important active ingredients among them are benzylglucosinolates and glucotropaeolin.
Maca also contains several unique alkaloids collectively known as substances that usually have a fast-acting effect. These maca alkaloids act on the central control mechanisms of the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, adrenal glands and other organs of the endocrine system. Much of Maca’s adaptogenic effect is most likely due to these valuable substances.
Anthocyanidins and other flavonoids, which are most commonly found in berries, are responsible for the color of black maca. These pigments also contribute to its positive effects on human health, especially as antioxidants.
Finally, maca contains significant amounts of sterols, including brassicasterol, beta-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol.
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Maca and sexual function
One of Maca’s best-known health benefits is its effect on sex drive and sexual function in both men and women. Clinical trials have confirmed these properties, including Maca’s positive effect on erection. Maca does not directly affect testosterone levels in men, but it affects the entire endocrine system as a whole, mitigating the damage from stress and increasing mood, energy levels and stamina. Maca works well for women too. For example, one small, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study of postmenopausal women found that maca reduced levels of anxiety and depression and improved symptoms of sexual dysfunction.
As for sexual dysfunction, it is extremely common in today’s society, affecting 20-30% of men and 40-45% of women. In most cases, sexual dysfunction is associated with a decrease in sexual desire in both women and men, as well as erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. Since maca has a positive effect on both major causes of sexual dysfunction, it is not surprising that its use for this purpose is perhaps the reason most men and women alike consider incorporating maca into their diets.
Maca as an adaptogen
Maca meets all the requirements for the so-called “adaptogens”. This is most likely why some marketers mistakenly refer to it as Peruvian ginseng. Maca does not belong to the same family as ginseng, but it does have adaptogenic effects similar to those of ginseng. Historically, adaptogens have been used to:
• restore the vitality of weakened people;
• increase perceived energy levels;
• increase mental and physical performance;
• prevent the negative effects of stress and improve the body’s response to stress.
One consistent finding from clinical studies in human patients is the observation that Maca improves mood, reduces feelings of stress and anxiety, and increases perceived energy levels.
Maca and blood pressure
One of the effects of maca found in the Peruvian Andean study described above was a reduction in blood pressure when taken. In one double-blind study conducted on healthy men, gelatinized maca was shown to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure after 12 weeks of use. Another study done on postmenopausal women also showed a blood pressure lowering effect when consuming regular maca powder.
The best result can be achieved quickly and easily as long as you follow the simple instructions for use: take 1 capsule daily
The standard dosage for dried powder or gelatinized maca is usually 1500-3000 mg once or twice a day. Higher dosages may be required if more therapeutic effects are needed, but a daily dosage of 1.5-6 g is sufficient to improve overall health.
It should be borne in mind that some people may experience an individual intolerance to Maca, as happens with any food. If you are smaller than the average person, then you should start with the smallest possible dosages; if more than average – from the largest of them.
Maca is generally very well tolerated.
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