Super general stimulant Especially for the Libido
Maca root increases energy on a daily basis
Maca is a source of lipids (fatty acids), protein, carbohydrate fiber, vitamins B 1 B 2 C, D, and E, and minerals such as iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, and calcium. Also a good number of phytonutrients like glucosinolates, flavonoids, alkaloids (macaenes), and steroids.
Maca can be added to Yogurt, Tea, Milk, Coffee, Smoothies, and Juices.
As an Extra ingredient to Desserts and Cakes Can be mixed in hot and cold liquids with Cocoa or other Superfoods as well.
Gut-Fit OrganicMaca in details
Maca is recommended as a nutritional supplement; the reason for this is because Maca favors the process of calcification in the bones, stimulates the formation and maturation of the red globules and fortifies the immune system. Maca stimulates the reproductive system of men and women and can be used as an ally to fight AIDS, osteoporosis, malnutrition, stress, and tuberculosis. Due to scientific studies of more than forty-one years, Dr. Chacón fully recommends the use of the Maca root for its high nutritional value. Contrary to the industrialization of Maca, Dr. Chacón recommends the natural use of Maca, as it was utilized by the ancient Peruvians.
It contains the highest calcium concentration than any other plant of its sort. For this reason it is a good nutritional supplement for those who are anemic, and convalescent people who are diagnosed with infirmities requiring the formation of red globules; also very effective for menopause.
Maca contains more proteins than any other tubercles. It is also abundant in phosphorus, iron, iodine, and calcium. Iodine is a great re-constituent of the endocrine glands, especially the thyroid. Calcium and phosphorus help with the bone formation of the body, and also contain carbohydrates that the body uses to maintain and replace energy.
Proteins:Maca contains an average of12 gr % in the dry root.
Fiber:The Maca root contains cellulose and lignin, that is to say, an ample amount of fibers. A big interest in fibers has risen from investigations, which confirm that a great amount of fiber diminishes the risk of cancer of the large intestine, stimulating the intestinal operation helping the organism eliminate the nutritional remainders that the body does not take advantage of.
Carbohydrates:These are the principal source for human energy.
Starch:Maca contains calcium and iron, forming chemical compounds that influence the nutrition and health of the consumer.
Fructose:A sugar used by the seminal plasma for the production of spermatozoa.
Tannins:Tannins are used internally helping in the treatment of diarrhea. Combined with other medicines, it has the utility of treating inflammatory processes of little chronic extension like ulcers, sores, etc.
Fatty acids:Maca contains fatty acids that work like antiseptics, fungicides, and preservatives of foods.
Alkaloids:Maca contains 4 alkaloids, Macaine 1, 2, 3 and 4. The alkaloids exert physiological action on the human organism; they act in very small quantities, causing remarkable effects. Alkaloids contain their own characteristics and are very different from proteins; they form salts by being soluble with acids and also dissolve in organic solvents. The alkaloid abstract of Maca is an innocuous chemical substance present in very small amounts, which stimulates the hormone regulators of the reproductive system located in the brain. The alkaloid extract found in Maca also help growth hormones, and can also activate hormones that regulate the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the blood.
Macro nutrients:The Maca root presents/displays essential vitamins and minerals for life, therefore its nutritive properties help patients who are diagnosed with tuberculosis, HIV, leukemia, anemia and convalescent people.
Calcium:The calcium found in Maca is an element of vital importance for the development of the body. Higher concentrations of calcium are found in the Maca root than in milk; it is indispensable for the formation of the bones, teeth, skeleton, the operation of the heart, the nerves and the sanguineous system.
Phosphorus:The phosphorus contained in Maca helps the structural functions that affect the skeleton, and regulates functions like the transmission of neuromuscular chemicals and electrical stimuli. It also plays an important role in the hemostasis of calcium and in the reactions involving carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. The body's chemical energy is stored in phosphate compounds.
Micronutrients:This part of the plant contains many minerals found in small quantities, which together help with the production of antibodies.
Magnesium:Magnesium is essential for the activities of muscles and nerves, protein synthesis, and many other reactions. Prolonged deficiency can cause changes in heart and skeletal muscles.
Potassium:Potassium participates in the regulation of osmotic pressure; its activity is carried out inside the cells.
Iron:Iron is a vital component of hemoglobin and also of certain respiratory enzymes. Increased Iron needs occur during the growth period and pregnancy, and with excessive menses and other instances of blood loss. Iron deficiency results in anemia.
Silicon:Helps the connective tissues, including the aorta, trachea, tendons, bones, and skin, which contain almost all of the body’s silicon.
Sodium:Along with potassium, sodium reduces arterial pressure. It was discovered that an increase in the daily diet of the sodium-potassium relation helps people with hypertension; nevertheless, an excessive increase of this relation could give rise to a diminution of the susceptibility to the cerebral-vascular accidents that do not depend on the arterial pressure.
Manganese:In an experimental diet of this element, results demonstrated that it induced growth in mice and altered the reproduction in rats. They are still pending results for manganese in the people.
Copper:Copper is a probable participant in the formation of hemoglobin. A lack of copper can greatly decrease the amount of essential enzymes for the organism.
Tin and Aluminum:These elements are generally associated with calcium and silica, forming carbonates and silicates that take part in the formation of the bones.
Zinc: Zinc serves as a cofactor of dehydrogenase and carbonic anhydrase; its lack can cause skin rashes, taste disturbances, and mental lethargy. A diet based on zinc, magnesium and vitamins A, E, and K, helps reduce the damage that arises as a result parasitism.
Bismuth:There are not many references about bismuth, but it is known to participate in the processing against gastritis caused by bacteria.
Vitamins:The Maca root also contains vitamins B1, B2, and C. Vitamin B1 helps the body cells convert carbohydrates into energy. It is also essential for the functioning of the heart, muscles, and nervous system. B2 works with the other B vitamins. It is important for body growth and red cell production, and helps in releasing energy from carbohydrates. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is involved in oxidation-reduction reactions. A deficiency of this vitamin results in scurvy.
Maca root contains a good variety of Essential and Non-essential amino acides in good amount. They vary according to the area where Maca is Cultivated.
The table below showsGut-Fit Organic Maca powder's amino acids composition:
Amino Acid Composition (mg/g protein) in Maca Samples Cultivated in Peru
Amino acid composition (mg/g protein)
Essential amino acids
Non-Essential amino acids
Total Essential amino acids ( EAA )
Total Non-Essential amino acids ( NEAA )
Total amino acids. (TAA)
The ratio of EAA to TAA