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The Super Powers of Maca

July 17, 2013

maca-10x-extract-lepidium-meyeniiMaca, also known as Peruvian ginseng, is a superfood that has some people raving about it like raw evangelists because it actually delivers “super” results. If you are cultivating your raw vegan super powers or need a boost, using powder from this root plant can boost your energy, endurance, and um…(***clears throat and winks***) libido. There must be something to it because maca has also gotten the nickname “nature’s viagra” because of its ability to enhance sexual function. This superfood isn’t new school at all; it actually is an ancient superfood that was used by Incan warriors to increase stamina and combat fatigue. It has a balancing effect on hormones that makes it great for postmenopausal women who suffer from anxiety and depression. If in general you find yourself lethargic, using maca will help you remain alert and focused throughout the day. Maca’s nutritional profile includes calcium, iron, potassium, iron, manganese, B1, B2,  and unsaturated fatty acids. The great news for committed veggie lovers is that this root is also an excellent plant source of B12, which is needed especially on a vegan diet. For my acne-free for life peeps, maca is a great supplement that can help to enhance and clear your skin. This superfood is also a great ingredient for a post-workout smoothie if you are a die-hard fitness junkie who wants to boost performance and energy. Raw powdered maca root can be added to smoothies or juices, or you can take it in pill form. -XoXo Raw Girl 

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