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Rejuvenating organic maca combined with energizing organic cacao for a one-two punch to your day!
Reinvigorate your body and mind with Organika’s Organic Maca+Cacao Powder! Supports healthy hormone balance for stress management, increased energy levels and a healthy sexual function.
Excited to learn about why Organika’s Maca + Cacao Powder could become your favourite treat of the day? Read more below in “The Science”!
200g, 5g x 15 sachets
The root vegetable Lepidium meyenii (maca) is a member of the cruciferous family that also includes broccoli, cauliflower and kale. In the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains where our maca root is grown, the harsh environment has shaped this superfood to be tough enough to withstand any environmental challenge. It passes its strength on to you. The roots are carefully selected then washed before they are cut, cooked, dried and made ready for milling.
It is widely recognized that maca can help to support the emotional aspects of sexual health and libido, which are vital for fertility and a healthy sex life. It lowers inflammation while efficiently invigorating, boosting and elevating a healthy lifestyle.
In women, maca supplementation has been studied to help normalize the symptoms of premenstrual/menstrual symptoms as well as the symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, night sweats, cramps, fatigue and lethargy. Stress levels and emotional states are also balanced. Maca supports healthy bone structure, which can decrease with age and lowering estrogen levels.
In men, maca is used to promote healthy testosterone levels, which helps improve strength, vitality, hair health, higher bone mass density and sexual drive.
Cacao is a bean grown on a tree native to Central America. The addition of cacao to Organika’s Maca Powder contributes high levels of beneficial flavonoids, including catechin, epicatechin, and procyanidins, which are powerful antioxidants. Cacao has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea and blueberries combined! These antioxidants are known for their ability to decrease free radical damage that can contribute to cardiovascular disease and symptoms. Cacao is naturally high in magnesium, manganese and copper, helping to keep your systems and enzymes functioning optimally.
The maca in Organika’s Organic Maca + Cacao Powder undergoes a specialized procedure called gelatinization.This splits large starch chains into smaller molecules, allowing it to be more soluble than other maca powders on the market. This leads to a much smoother, less gritty experience for you. The additional slow cooking in our gelatinization methods may enhance the availability of some nutrients and minerals. Even the natives of Peru cook or heat process their maca in some manner for better digestibility and increased benefits.
Organic gelatinized maca powder, Organic cacao powder
Mix 1 tsp (5 g) or 1 sachet (5 g) in 12 oz of cold water or use it in other applications like shakes, baking, and smoothies.
Q: Has maca been used in traditional medicine for a long time?
A: Yes! In the Peruvian Andes, where maca naturally grows at high altitudes, maca was used as a valuable commodity. It was prized by warriors to rejuvenate energy levels and strength. It’s also known as Pervian Ginseng. Cacao has also been used for over 4000 years by Mexican and Central American cultures, and not just for its deliciousness! The caffeine in cacao was used to combat fatigue.
Q: Does your maca contain gelatin?
A: Gelatinization does not mean there is “gelatin” in it. It is the name of the process used to remove the starches to make the maca root more digestible. It is still vegan and vegetarian diet friendly
Q: Is your maca powder a raw food?
A: Our maca is not considered to be “raw” because it goes through the gelatinization process, which includes a slow cooking process.
Q: I’ve had problems with other maca powders giving me gas and bloating. Will I get that with your product?
A: No. The gelatinization process can make it easier for those with sensitive digestive systems to handle due to the removal of the starches and the pre-digestion of cooking.
Q: Am I adding a lot of calories to my diet when I add Organika’s Maca + Cacao powder to my smoothie?
A: Maca is a great source of copper and manganese, and a good source of B1 and iron and the phytonutrient macaridine. Cacao provides magnesium, manganese and copper, and high levels of phenolic antioxidants. Besides all the fantastic vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, for every one teaspoon (5g) serving, you get 20 calories, one gram of fibre, and one gram of protein.